I have done something lately that I had forgotten I loved to do. It really was a sweet feeling of completeness, oneness with my purpose, a reminder of why I moved halfway across the world in the first place ... I traveled and I saw.
Yes, I traveled to Switzerland - for work - but in the process discovered a country I had not been to before and hence, like a huge sledgehammer to the noggin', I was reminded of my passion for traveling, my love to discover beauty in the big wide world we live in, to meet people from other cultures, to see humanity as it is. What can I say ... Switzerland is beautiful, the people are so lovely - though I did struggle with the change in dialects, one place people spoke a little more French, other places a little more German, and to be fair, my French is better than my German - but we all tried together to communicate and there is inherent beauty in that. The thing is it's bitten me with the travel bug again, I loved the feel of going out for the day, walking down to rivers and restaurants, returning the hotel and sleeping in a foreign country, hearing the birds as you wake up the next morning, the sun peaking through the cityscapes. It's pure excitement, and adventure, and discovery. Isn't that what life should be?
(Above is a photo I took from the train between Bern and Basel)
What have you forgotten about your truth lately?
Sometimes it happens, there is something that you love to do, but you never seem to have the time to do it, life leaps in and takes over ... until you randomly do it again and fall in love with the activity, things, events, people, all over again. So how do you get it back, how do you remember?
What I would like you to do is to take a moment today to think back over the past few years and write a list of some activities, places, people that you were involved with in some way, just write down whatever pops into your head.
(Here's an example of part of my list: Travel, Europe, Canada, Family, Drawing, Colouring, Swimming, Trying new foods, Cooking, Theatre, Music Festivals, Cousins here in the UK ....)
The list can be as long or as short as you wish, now grab a highlighter and highlight some of these you can get involved with again right now, if not today, then this week or month. AND go out and see these people, actually do these things, and see thee places. Make time in your diary and do.
Let me know how you get on either in the comments below, or on my Goal Journey Facebook page.
"Your Determination is Limitless"
- Elizabeth Wright