There’s a lot that lead up to it but around 2009 I realised that if I continued to live my life the way I was then any chance of contentedness would slip through my fingers. In that year I decided to really look into what it is that made me happy, what it was that allowed me to move through life from the heart, with authenticity.
First that meant looking inside myself and for the first time facing those aspects of me which I had distracted myself from for so long. The good, the bad and the indifferent.
No matter what occurs, life has lessons to learn and to grow from. This can sound cliche I know but it’s just a matter of perspective. Facilitated by my travels over the last few years, the use of sacred plant medicines to release trauma and negative energy, along with embarking on a double degree in Landscape Architecture and Anthropology in 2012, it’s been a path to not only remember who it is I truly am but also what I’m capable of.
This path in life isn’t always pleasant, it can be uncomfortable peeling back the layers. But what I’ve found is clarity and joy. Life is there to be experienced to its fullest extent and I believe there is no final destination to this journey, it has no end. We are all on a continual motion through Saṃsāra. The best we can do is the best we can do… and that’s where I believe happiness lays.