Hello SOTGC community,
I sit here tonight in gratitude for all that surrounds me in this beautiful universe. This gratitude expands my heart allowing me to appreciate exactly where I am and the ways in which I have come to be here. My journey thus far has been filled with an array of experiences that have affected me in various ways at different times. Each moment though has been a stepping-stone toward the top peak of the mountain known as my life journey.
I have walked, at times crawled, through some very dark moments. At times, these spaces of darkness seemed impossible obstacles to overcome. In a previous post I wrote about using my strength to find my way through. For a while that worked until I realized that I simply needed to allow the universe to exist within me. I needed to stop being so strong and simply let go. From that moment on I have been able to sit with gratitude toward each life experience I encounter. I have gained momentum and ease in my journey up the mountain.
This is a very new experience for me. In the past, I feared change and the unknown, attempting to control the outcome of any given situation. My head would fill with “what if” statements and I would feel my body constrict and resist upcoming changes. I would even remain in situations that I knew in my heart to not be serving me out of this fear of transitioning into the unknown. I hadn’t yet come to fully open myself up to finding gratitude in every aspect of my life, no matter how it presented itself or seemed.
As a result of obtaining a sense of gratitude I have noticed that I look toward the uncertainty of the future with ease and excitement. I am about to embark on a new phase of my life. I have no idea what to expect and no idea where this road is going to take me, yet I find myself filled with faith and trust in the universe and me. Knowing that I am headed exactly where I am intended to be. I know that challenges will arise and I will make mistakes along the way yet I am thankful for my willingness to take risks and continue my journey into the unknown.