YOU SEE, I USED TO JOKE THAT WORRY WAS MY DEFAULT SETTING.
JUST A FEW YEARS AGO
you would have found me outwardly happy, ambitious and optimistic (and I really was ... I've always felt blessed and grateful for my life). But despite so much goodness in my life, the quiet of my mind was anything but quiet - distracted by worry or struggling with analysis paralysis over big goals.
Overall life was good, namely because of those beautiful souls you see in this picture ♥︎
But this deep calm, this ultimate self assurance, that no matter what came, I could manage my thoughts and therefore ALWAYS create the results I wanted .... well it just wasn't there.
Until one fateful day. Four months postpartum after having baby Willa, feeling isolated and out of place in a super small town we had just moved to for my husband's work - I woke UP.
I decided then and there, that this new season with all its new 'reasons' wasn't going to be ANOTHER chapter where I struggled with the same old thoughts. The same worry. The same perfectionism. The same failure to progress in certain aspects of my life.
The thing is, these struggles I was experiencing, most everyone else does too, on some level. Old ingrained thoughts we kept thinking over and over until they become deeply seeded beliefs. Somewhere along the way, we accept that life has to be the way it always has been.
IT IS THE SONG OF MY HEART, TO SHARE THIS GOOD NEWS WITH AS MANY MAMA'S WHO WILL LISTEN.
You can cultivate calm within your life, regardless of the circumstances that surround you. Empowered thinking is available to you in every. single. moment.
For thousands of years, people have been studying and practicing what I write about here. Hence why I believe so wholeheartedly in the abiding truth and freeing power of it all.
But I know now, the future is ours to write. Truly, madly, deeply I know this. And for someone who used to feel stressed far too often, I now attest, CALM CAN BE CULTIVATED.
But here's the kicker, for thousands of years,
the vast majority of people would rather complain about why they struggle or fall short and blame outward circumstances versus looking within and asking better of their minds.
SO HERE IS AN AGE OLD INVITATION
on our daily adventures.