I have returned safely from my overseas travels to Dubai, London, Paris, Italy and Singapore. Before we left I continued to feel quite apprehensive about the trip and now we are home I cannot believe the lessons I have learnt while away. At yoga today my instructor said “learning is trying something new“. Well, my overseas travels taught me many lessons. I was constantly trying something new while being well and truly out of my comfort zone.
Not only did I see amazing sights and learn some fascinating history but also something seemed to happen when I was away. I was able to put away my fears and as the trip went on I became more myself and engaged in the present moment. I had previously allowed my mind to trick me into thinking that I won’t be happy until I got where I wanted to be or I couldn’t be happy without my husband or I have to struggle with having MS. Yet here I was in a foreign land – laughing, dancing and singing. I just appreciated what was in front of me and let go of the past and the future and just found joy in the present moment.
I learnt that I have spent the past years treading water in one spot. My life was on hold and I watched others living their lives. I was working hard but not really going anywhere. Sometimes I even felt amazed when people had babies and their lives kept moving forward while mine was in a constant holding pattern.
I have now made a wholehearted commitment to myself to really step up, to really live life to the fullest and as you can imagine I now aspire to live a very happy and content life no matter how many challenges life sends my way.