| November 2, 2015 |
I’m EXACTLY where I’m supposed to be. In fact, so are you. We all are. Where we are right now, in this moment, is exactly where we are meant to be.
Sometimes, we can feel this truth. Recently, I’ve become more aware of the fact that I am exactlywhere I am supposed to be. This does not mean I’ve reached my full potential, nor do I entirely have all I want. Yet, the accumulation of everything up to this point has manifested in the form of joy and love. I can no longer contain the ball of energy building inside of me, and I am bursting with gratitude and love. I’d love to put my joy in a little wicker basket and sprinkle it on everyone that passes me.
Trust me, this has not been an entirely smooth, nor simple, transition. We’ve talked briefly about myjourney to life in a new state, but I have grown in a myriad of ways. Through the process of adjusting to a new location and lifestyle (one in line with my core desired feelings and values), I have reconnected deeply with myself. I have been meandering through this beautiful life solo for some time, and appreciate my ability to grow independently. As mentioned in this entry, happiness is created from within, and we cannot depend on others. I’ve learned to pave a path of bliss, freedom, and love. I have a true love for myself, am comfortable with who I am, and feel entirely myself in all situations. With this self-love, I feel room in my heart for others. I am ready to expand.
I bet you’re wondering: How can we be sure we are where we’re supposed to be? I think…
1. We’ve overcome some obstacles.
The journey is never easy–that’s a guarantee. This is especially true when we are reaching for something we deeply desire. There are little tests to our strength in the pursuit of our dreams the universe gives us. These struggles teach us more about ourselves and help us grow. They make us more grateful for our end product because we worked to get here. We earned it. And we’re proud.
2. We stop craving something more.
There’s always going to be something better… ALWAYS. Though I am incredibly happy with my current job and life in South Florida, I still think about traveling for work in some extent. Yet, because I genuinely love my current position, I cannot imagine leaving my present life for something “greater.” In contrast, when I was offered a position in NYC, I thought to myself–If it’s not this, it’s something better. I felt as if I was settling if I took the job, even though I didn’t know what else was available. Yet, something in my heart told me to stay open. I figured I should probably apply to other places just in case there was a better option. Lo and behold, a few days later, I received a fateful call offering me a position in South Florida. This is the epitome of dreams and manifestation coming to fruition. Right now, I want nothing more. I want to be here, now. When we stop thinking about all the other ways to improve our current situation, we are at peace with what we have. We feel abundant, and our once insatiable appetite has simmered down. We are and have all we need.
3. Other options are a turn off.
Actually, other options stop exciting us entirely when we are deeply satisfied with the now. This is true in many areas of my life. I know I’m at peace and accepting of my position when I don’tconsider other options. Though I can sometimes (often?) be indecisive, decisions requiring more heart are simpler with trust in my intuition. In the last year (maybe more!), I’ve met an army of incredible humans. I’ve been blown away with the types of people who exist and caught off-guard by others who share similar passions and interests. Are there really people who actually seek adventure and travel, while also connecting with themselves through yoga, meditation, writing, reading, and/or the arts? Wow! How fun! It’s been mind-blowing to connect with an array of like-minded individuals. Yet, it’s also been slightly disappointing. Some connections fizzle away, and some are never established. Some people don’t recognize these sparks, so I can’t blame them. Wrong time, wrong place. However, suddenly, things have come together. Right when I realized I was ready and open, I was gifted another human being who could change my world. Why would I seek something else, when I have something so good? That’s how it feels to know I’m in the right place. Other options seem silly.
4. We let go of fear.
We just KNOW it’s going to work. We don’t worry about the future, and we don’t limit ourselves because of fear. An obstacle or barrier seems minute and insignificant because of our faith and expectation of success. Rather than obsessing over the outcome of a certain situation (a relationship, perhaps), I’ve been at peace with the current flow. I trust everything will work out as it’s meant to. Fear is obsolete.
5. More passion is ignited.
With the belief we are in the right place, we can input more love, passion, and enthusiasm in what we do. I’ve been delivered the most incredible nightly dreams in exchange for my gratitude. Almost every night, I go on epic adventures across the globe, pursuing my passions. I am combining everything I love into ONE life (yes, I am a multipotentialite
). I feel the people who have walked into my life are igniting my deepest dreams, desires, and passions. While living in the present moment and embracing it fully, I am faithful my future will hold even more.
The individuals who continue to play critical roles in my daily life could never understand how they affect me. I am connected profoundly with many souls, and am acutely aware of my passions. Per Julia Child, “Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” I’d like to add: Then, find even MORE you’re passionate about. Why limit yourself?
So, whether we are going through a life transition, entering a new relationship, overcoming an obstacle, or feeling clarity – lost – love – confusion – freedom – inner peace, we are precisely where we need to be right now. We can learn from the downs, and be hopeful for a future without holding onto the fact that it will produce our happiness. We create it NOW. When we find peace in the current moment and flow of our life, we reduce our anxieties and let go of fear.