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What is your current mantra? @sarahradam
My current mantra is to invest in every single aspect of my life. But this week, I attended my yoga class with a reiki and sound bath healing element. For those that do not know, reiki is a type of energy healing. According to the practice of reiki, energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or even emotional pain. Energy medicine aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks and it is believed that improving the flow of energy around the body can enable relaxation, relieve pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness. As I was in this practice, I felt a total release of the emotions and negativity from the prior week. Last week, was rough for me due to the loss of a loved one and certain experiences on the job that left me questioning my place and value.
The mantra for this class was “enoughness”. The purpose was to recognize that we are enough, we are worthy, and we must believe in that and embody it. I think this is an excellent mantra to adopt. I truly feel we are in a perpetual state of wondering if we are enough. We are constantly comparing ourselves to other people, other careers, other relationships, other belongings, other physical attributes. The list goes on and on. If create a practice of reminding ourselves that who we are and what we do is enough then that mantra can combat those negative feelings that creep in to cause self-doubt. So let me be the first to tell you that “YOU ARE ENOUGH!” Now you have to go and tell that to yourself every single day.
How do I find my passion? I feel very lost in life right now @shopira
This is a hard question for me to answer because I cannot answer it for you. This is a journey of self-discovery that you have to experience on your own. But what I can tell you is that this feeling is normal, one that most go through if you self-reflect and ask yourself the right questions. I can also tell you that once you walk down this path, get to the crossroad and make the best decision for you, it will be one that you will not regret. The reason I know this is because you will make a choice that is for you and not influenced by any person or outside distraction. Since I cannot tell you how to find your passion, I can tell you what worked for me. I started to note that I was accomplishing everything I wanted in life but did not feel fulfilled. I was not sure if this was a fleeting feeling or a true epiphany of my current state in life. As I began to look inward instead of outward (also therapy), I noticed that I was doing what I thought I should do rather than what I wanted to do in life. The moment I recognized that, I immediately started to ask myself for the first time ever “what do you want?” Now, the answer did not come to me over night or in a dream but through time and reflection. And sometimes, that answer comes through trial and error. However, when you do come to the other side of it (and you will) it will be worth it as you discover your purpose and passion in this life.
Xoxo Honestly, Rach