When I grow up (matured more and had even more life lessons and insights) I would like to heal the world. Or even those around me. In order to do so it's perhaps time to share some more of my healthy habits and my journey to healing - short version.
Break patterns and bad habits
Before going on a weeks surf and yoga trip in Morocco I stopped smoking. Don't tell my parents or daughter but I started at a very young age and smoked for about 20 years!
Before stopping the cigarettes I drank. Sometimes excessively. At one point I stopped going to places and events where I would drink out of habit. And yes, life was so much more fun at that time but you later realize it's self destructive.
Face your fears
The period before quitting the bad habits I surely faced my fears and fed my soul. Acupuncture, wall climbing, snowboarding, surfing and yoga gave me the courage to face my biggest fear, which was in the end my past. To release myself from this heavy burden I sat down and faced it. I talked, listened, cried and found the words to say. It was then and there where I released myself from the heavy luggage and armour to carry on without it - lighter, brighter and free!
Find your passion
I used to get frustrated when I would read "find your passion" because I didn't know what mine was! I was too busy with my patterns and habits, taking care of my daughter and working a full-time job. But as soon as I let go of my heavy luggage, the breaking of habits soon followed and I simply (re)discovered my passions and little joys - writing, cooking, yoga and going on road trips. Recently I discovered my newest passion, which is giving massages. This might be one of my baby steps to heal the world :-)
I would love to read about how and when you broke your patterns, so please comment below and also drop me a line if you need a gentle push in the right direction or need to stay on it.
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