Sometimes it hurts to hear the truth. The one we so desperately need but can't quite come to face ourselves. The truth that lets us know that we are not perfect and reminds us of how much work we still need to do on ourselves...
I cannot serve anyone to the best of my ability without first taking care of me. Initially, I felt some guilt about doing things just for me. But I have gained so much peace and self-knowledge through this process that I now see it as essential.
The other day,it was in the headlines that someone got robbed in Paris. BBC had it as breaking news, Facebook and Twitter had it as trending, there was no getting away from it. Yet over 800 people DIE in Haiti and the world just pushes it to the side...
To measure your value or judge your journey by comparing it to the person next to you is detrimental for your self-worth. We are all in this life journey together, and being able to respect someone else's path without comparing it to your own is one of the biggest self-developments we can make.
I want to make it a point to spend more time appreciating the blessings I have. The wonderful people I am surrounded by and most of all, the life that runs through my body. I am going to start a gratitude exercise to ensure that I am consciously giving thanks daily.
I would like you to remember too, that whatever you are going through, no matter how painful or difficult, it's all working together for your good. Every single thing is teaching you something that will utilise you with the tools - mentally, emotionally, physically or spiritually that will enable you to achieve your destiny. Even as simple as one day helping someone going through a similar experience...
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