Vulnerability is the magic ingredient in every relationship. It invites kindness, generosity, compassion, and love. Being vulnerable or “real” allows others to love us. When we pour less energy into appearing fine and more energy into being our true selves with one another, love blossoms.
Within the darkness of my grief I have begun to sense some light. I feel certain that this journey will be fruitful; that meaning and purpose will return to my life in entirely new ways. My certainty is anchored in my practice. Yoga draws me back (again and again) to my center where I connect with the light within. It is the glow of this light that softly illuminates this dark, uncharted path so that I can walk on into my life.
What if we each approached one another with the intention to connect? With the certainty that we could find a shared love if we looked closely enough? What if we reached out across fear and differences and even physical distance to meet one other with kindness and the wish to part ways each feeling better than when we met?
Sadly, it is common for people to spend their energy on fitting in. To heck with that! Be brave and determined to walk your own, authentic path through life. You will be amazed at how powerful authenticity feels.
Each of us has a “star” to follow. I believe that heeding this unique, special call opens up entire galaxies of promise and potential in life. There is no more surefire way for you to light this world a little brighter – for yourself and for those around you - than taking your own unique, individual journey in pursuit of your “star.” Just think - as you do, you could shine so brightly in your own quest that you might become the glimmer in the sky that inspires someone just beginning his or her own long walk through the desert toward meaning.