Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Living in the moment....

The following passage from Shantaram (sorry, one day I will get over it and move on to another book) really stood out to me:

"There's a kind of luck that's not much more than being in the right place at the right time, a kind of inspiration that's not much more than doing the right thing in the right way, and both only really happen to you when you empty your heart of ambition, purpose, and plan; when you give yourself, completely, to the golden, fate filled moment".

This notion is soooo true. Ever since I decided to let go of all my pre-conceived ideas of what my life HAD to be, and WHO I had to be and just focused on living in each moment and getting the most out of each moment, my life improved dramatically. As soon as I just let myself be open to wherever life was going to take me and embraced whatever came, I found that suddenly I attracted wonderful people and experiences to my life. I also feel as though a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I am excited for each new day to arrive so I can see where it will take me and what it will bring. Initially I feared that bearing my soul and being honest about my life experiences may make others uncomfortable or negatively affect their opinion of me. But what I have found is that in being true to myself, discovering who I really am and letting others see the real me, I am finally living. The feedback and support I have been receiving from people makes my heart want to burst and I am so grateful to be in the place that I am right now in my life. 

By the way, I started my "Unravelling" course this week. There are 126 of us altogether and it is so much fun to get to know everyone and to be making connections with people from all over the world. Thank you so much to the unravellers who have visited my blog and left me wonderful comments - it means so much to me and encourages me to keep going on my journey.


  1. Hey Bel. This is a wonderful encouraging post. Looks like we'll be unravelling together

  2. oops i just left a comment using my husband's google acct