Hello, I took a must needed break from social media through the summer. I am back and want to share why I took the break and what I learned. It was around my birthday in May. My life was stressful and I was not intentional in my actions. I just reacted to everything. Mindfulness wasn’t in my actions. I was reacting day to day to people, events, and news from my head not my heart. So, I had to stop.
During the summer I took time to reevaluate my life. I started therapy and began writing in my journal again. I learned that I was such a people pleaser and codependent that my life was absorbed with others needs. My needs were not even known to me.
So, I began looking at what my heart needed and wanted. I found that I needed to be by the ocean and I hadn’t been lately.
I also became aware that I wasn’t stopping and noticing the beauty around me.
I spent time with family and friends.
I also began writing again and hope one day to have a biographical fiction to publish.
I learned from this hiatus from social media and my unintentional life that I miss a great deal when I react instead of being present and let my heart lead me. When I do that I can appreciate so much in my life every day.
I will be writing here more but I will make sure it is all from my heart not my head. As Gary Zukav said, “The longest journey we will make is from our head to our heart.”
I feel very blessed that I have been able to travel to three special countries so far in my life. Each place has given me an awareness and appreciation of the human soul.
In every place I have been I have seen extreme poverty yet happiness, and a strong commitment to family and friends. Eleuthera is one of my favorite places I visited.
I met my eldest daughter when she was 8 months old in the capital of Honduras. She is one of the best things that has happened to me. The people in Honduras that I met put their family’s needs first. I became lifelong friends with several of them.
The difference between what is important to many of us in the US and in these countries is very obvious. We are so focused on time, money, and things to own. The people I met in these countries showed genuine interest in the day, their family, and connection to others.
New Delhi, India
My trip to India introduced me to my middle daughter. She has been a blessing to me since the day I saw her beautiful face. The people of India showed me a deep sense of faith and spirit. My lawyer lit incense and said a prayer before each of our meetings. There seemed to be a substantial gap between the wealthy and the poor. Yet, they all seemed the honor and respect their position in this society for this time.
New Delhi, India
If I had remained in my little world in the US I don’t think I would be as accepting and understanding of others. My respect for other’s beliefs and customs is a direct result of my travels.
I hope I can continue to travel and expand my love and awareness of humanity.