I remember when I started out on the self-discovery journey years back – I didn’t even know I had a passion or a dream. Honestly, I was so burnt-out and disillusioned with working myself into a ‘wall of success’ in Corporate America, that all I dreamed of doing was selling all my stuff, moving across the country, and running away from it ‘all’!
Fast forward many years later and I still (sometimes) have visions of running away from it all – and experiencing my own version of Eat, Pray, Love. Yet, those visions aren’t as frequent because I don’t feel so desperate for such a big change to happen.
What shifted is, I have a much, much stronger and deeper relationship with my Self.
I stopped trying to run away from what I didn’t like and made the commitment to face what was in front of me, right where I was.
I also realized that no matter how far away you run, or how many dreams you chase – in the end – you can’t run away from yourself and any discontent, anxiety and void that you feel on the inside. You need to face it- and there are major gifts within when you do!
I jokingly said to a friend the other day on the phone: “No matter where you go, there you are! You can’t even go to the bathroom without yourself ;)”
See, we can have a relationship with ourselves – our mini-me’s – who keep wanting, striving, and feeling as if there is a void – and that something is wrong – and that things shouldn’t be the way they are – and that life should be different – and that you should be so much further along, etc. etc. etc.