Give up the idea of following a step by step guide to show you how being present. We all have this power, to decide, to make this conscious choice to cut off Internet and social media to look around us. I am taking the train daily and I see everyone, practically everyone glued to their mobiles.
Why ? because someone smart had this idea to create so much possibility for these tiny or huge mobiles to hold everything : music, calls and an astronomical number of apps that we can do everything with them.
And this is the problem. Instead of connecting with people around us, we connect with this gem of technology and we cannot live without it. Is it really what you’ re going to become ? A slave of the modern technology ?
No, if consciously, you decide to take back your power and to make the choice to cut off social media when you want.
You have this power. Take it back, look around you, all the tiny details that you miss, all the opportunities you can have just by being more conscious, the lightbulb moments of creativity, the inspiring ideas popping in your mind when you do not expect it, discover something new, open your perspective, shift your mindset by challenging the status quo, dance to your heart content, there is so much more out there to live, to enjoy and to appreciate. Make the choice to see it.
This song is a celebration of love as well as happiness because happiness is within us, if we open to it, signs of happiness, light, joy are all around us, it’s just a question of choice : to focus on the good and beautiful or the contrary. Once you shift the focus of your mind to the things which make you happy, happiness start to emerge within you to blossom into your reality. Enjoy !
Doing your workout is not going through the motions, no it is a time where you give to your body the freedom it needs, this calling to move, wake up your muscles, feel them burn and change. Feeling your heart pumping, sweat dripping your forehead and a sense of exhilaration despite the effort, the pain and the pace you imposed on your body. Working out is a learning to push your physical and mental boundaries, it’s an effort to challenge yourself and ultimately change yourself daily. You have to be consistent to hear, listen to your body, recognise the signs of tiredness or excitement. If we wish owning our body, owning our life, we need to create our flow for our desires/goals become reality. And this is where the challenge lies : to create your own routine, keep at it, no matter what but with a flexibility to do it in different ways. It’s really a clever mix of perseverance and innovation. Why innovation ? Because you need to think an alternative to replace for instance your workout when your time, your precious time is focused on urgent matters. This is where you have to think differently, think outside of the box and find a solution.
It is similar when an issue arises at work and you have to resolve it, no matter what is your knowledge and expertise. Life is a journey of challenges, ups and downs and if we really want to succeed, you need to put aside our ego and laziness and work relentlessly to feel empowered and be the best version of ourselves.
I watched this movie yesterday and I loved every part of it. Even tough you are not living the same circumstances of Liz, each moment, when she takes another step to re-discover her appetite for food, life and love makes you wonder what could be different in your life. What is holding you back to move forward ? What’s trouble do you need to deal with ? Which emotions are you keeping inside you?
You are watching this movie and you really understand the turmoil that the character is living, you can relate to her, you feel connected to her and you understand her need for understanding, re-connect to her inner self, live everything behind and just live by herself.
She listened to her heart to live this journey of self-discovery, to enjoy, forgive herself and love again. This story resonated in me, to all women I think to be honest with themselves and live in harmony with the world around us. I believe this story is still a beautiful lesson for all women : reject the preconceptions, the society expectations and just listen to your heart, truly and attentively listen to it.
And ladies, Javier Bardem for me is awesome. He’s charming, kind and everything she needed. I love this ability for this movie to make us think, wonder what we can do to live differently, to empower ourselves and learn to grow. And the happy ending is present to show us, once again that love can win all battles.
You know what ? I am not looking forward to the New Year. Why? Because for one time, I am happy where I am, I want to pursue my goals for 2015. I want to indulge in the present, to remember about my achievements and be accountable for it. I want to see the time flying by and not running behind it, I simply want to enjoy the present time fully, completely, to feel truly alive and be happy. Is it to much too ask ? I don’t think so and you know what ? I’m not going to wait for the approval of someone, I will grab this opportunity to live passionately, enjoy this time between autumn and winter where I can eat with gourmandise spelt and quinoa scones with ricotta and rhubarb jam very yummy! I can’t wait to enter into this festive period which is Christmas, I am craving comfort food, mulled wine, chai tea latte but also Christmas decorations, Christmas markets and this atmosphere of goodwill around us. At any moment, live passionately, remember to be grateful for what you have and create your own happiness.