We all went into 2020 with so much hope. With a sense of entitlement and arrogance, we believed it had to be better than 2019, we went into 2020 thinking it would be the year our dreams came true. Little did we know that a slap in the face and a kick up the ass was what we were really going to get from the universe.
A coincidence, a quote or a conflict could be just the thing that awakens you to your calling. A situation, conversation, or a moment of frustration in the most unexpected location could be the perfect creation. And at that very moment, you will need no translation.
There’s no denying that humans are critical, judgmental and gossipy, whether it’s online or offline, but, at least pre-social media those kinds of conversations generally took take place over a cup of coffee with a friend, lunch with a co-worker, or the phone call you’d have with your mother every few days. Now they take place in our heads as soon as we wake up in the morning and in the evening before we sleep.
Have you ever been away from a toxic environment for a period of time and started to feel like yourself again? Started to recognize yourself again and your worth? You know that incredible feeling you get when you come back to your senses about who you are and what you want out of life and how inspired you feel just thinking about it?
Why do we travel to the past in our minds? Why do we get so caught up in what happened, when, where, how, with who and relive it as it were happening right now? Going back to the past is exhausting, it’s draining and it robs you. It robs you of your happiness, it robs you of your now and it even robs you of your future.
You’re just not where you want to be in life. You wake up to another day you don’t want to go through. Your job isn’t fulfilling, your relationship has run its course, you’re not happy with your body, your living arrangements are not ideal and your family is over 6,000 miles away. That’s a lot to be sad about isn’t it? Well that was exactly what I woke up to not so long ago.