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Days have rhythms, seasons have rhythms and nature has rhythms. When we’re out of rhythm with our own nature, life can feel like a complicated struggle. When out of rhythm all choices, no matter how big or small can create a lot of stress in the body. The mind is unable to focus or make decisions and knowing what one wants is a sloppy mess.
Nothing and I mean nothing has unfolded how I ever imagined it would have when I first began this wild and crazy journey.
Discipline is not something we have or don’t have. It’s something we practice and develop over time. We must identify a ‘What’ and ‘Why’ that is big enough to last the challenges of time.
To be disciplined is to do the things we know we ‘should’ because they will make us better, even when we do not want to do them. It is funny how much we resist the things that make us whole, powerful and confident. Let us let go of that struggle and let the path to personal freedom and power be one of ease, fun and devotion.
It does not matter what our goal in life is, we will be tested. So let us rise to the occasion, overcome our false, insecure small self and create the life and world we want to experience.
I just got back from Geneva Switzerland, where I was blessed to participate in the Global Shapers Annual Curators meeting.
The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities and the world. To date there are Hubs based in more than 450 major cities and 169 countries around the world. I am the founding curator of the Victoria Global Shapers Hub.
I have come back from this experience feeling empowered on my mission, hopeful for the future of our planet and more inspired than ever to continue creating big, positive ripples through all the work I do in the world. Lets just say I shed a lot of happy, hopeful tears while I was away. There are so many brilliant, good-hearted young people doing great work to improve the state of the world right now.
About 450 young leaders from 169 countries gathered together to focus on Shaping a better future for our Planet. This is the first of several blogs I will be sharing because the experience was something so culturally diverse and unique, it just must be shared.
Rather than pointing out the obvious, can we not make a point to explore what life must be like in their body, circumstances and experience and if we were on point with this presence practice that invoked compassion perhaps we’d reach a point where we only pointed the finger back at our own hearts and minds when we feel effected by another person’s actions, thoughts, words or beliefs.
Stuff and things will never equal abundance in our body, mind and heart. Stuff and things will only create a desire for more stuff and things.
Don’t get me wrong, money can be a wonderful thing. It can buy us experiences that bring us closer to our human potential. It can change the lives of those we care about or those in need. It can even provide a bit of temporary comfort in an otherwise uncomfortable world. But the pursuit of money itself is a backwards approach because money is the last phase of wealth development.
Laziness meaning, “not willing to work or be energetic” was a pretty accurate description for how I was. I found it very difficult to get motivated when I was in school. In fact, in my second year of college I skipped the majority of my classes and instead went golfing. I was also a slacker at most of the jobs I worked, always doing the bare minimum and as a kid I would have done anything to get out of my chores.
Yup, I was pretty lazy (about stuff I didn’t care about)…
I have learned what it means to put my trust and faith into a vision that I whole-heartedly believe in and move towards it despite fear, self doubt or a lack of clarity or even having the necessary skills on “how to do it”. I have always figured out a way to make things work though and even when I couldn’t, it still worked out somehow! I feel like this is the reward that comes from the heartache of trusting and trying.
I have worked my ass off and stayed resilient and focused through many very challenging times, periods of hardship, ridiculous amounts of personal growth and transformation, as well as the heaviness that comes from the many huge letdowns and losses along the way. (note, being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart)
What happened you ask? I had huge epiphany in Peru late 2011 after leading a retreat. I was up in the mountains on a three week solo vision quest when the inspiration hit me hard and I decided to go from leading small meditation circles to putting all of my work online in the form of eCourses. Since that moment SO MUCH has changed. I have since launched FIVE of my own eCourses which have spread to people in more than 25 countries. That’s almost more countries than people in the little tiny town I grew up in!
Plus I have been helping about 50 other creators launch their first eCourses over the course of this last year.