This week, I’m excited to share with you my latest meditation. Many of us live in so much fear and scarcity. My own life used to be run by fear and insecurity. I didn’t trust the processes of life to take care of me and I was constantly feeling edgy and uncomfortable. Daily meditation and reconnection with my soul changed things enormously. Check out the meditation below and start releasing fear and everything that is no longer serving you and you are ready to let go of.
Couple of weeks ago, I found myself rushing around my local supermarket. It was a murky day outside and quite cold. I was a bit tired and agitated. I wanted to get my shopping done as quickly as possible and get home. On top of that, so it seemed, everybody decided to be in my way. When I was at the fruit section, it was crowded with people. When I went to pick up my tea, there was a woman, who was indecisive about her tea choice, taking over the entire section. It annoyed me. By then, I began feeling frustrated, exhausted and somehow trapped. Why is everybody in my way today? …I asked myself. Then, I suddenly realised, what I was actually doing. I was attacking innocent people in my mind and making myself feel bad at the same time. I acknowledged my own impatience. I had to take a different approach. I’ve decided to step aside for a couple of minutes and take a few, deep breaths. Deep breathing always centres me back in the moment and makes me realise what really matters. After couple of minutes, everything rearranged and I felt so much better. I reminded myself a beautiful quote by Saint Francis de Sales: ‘Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself. I was able to finish my shopping, get home and finally relax on the sofa with a cup of nice tea. Listed bellow, are some ideas I would like to share with you about patience. May they inspire you.
When I was stressing out in the supermarket, the breath was my saviour. It centred me back in the moment and made me realise what I was actually doing to myself. Whenever you find yourself being impatient, take a few deep breaths. It will centre you back in the moment and will certainly make you feel better.
Daily moments of stillness
Meditation or moments of stillness on a daily basis, can help us become more calm and patient with ourselves and others. Of course, we are all humans and we all detour into the places we often don’t want to go. My suggestion? Find some quiet moments for yourself every day. When you do, you will create a healthy habit, which will serve you in a great way.
Great things take time
We can often become impatient with ourselves while learning new things. We compare ourselves to others and don’t really acknowledge that everyone is on a different path, has a different learning style and speed. It does not matter, if someone does something quicker than you do. Remember that everything takes time. Be patient with your beautiful self. You are doing the best you can. Honour yourself, praise yourself and be patient. Great things do take time.
Patience with other people = Compassion
As I have mentioned at the beginning, I found myself selfish and impatient with all those people, who were probably (without realising) doing the same to myself. We all wanted to get our shopping done and get home. In the moments like these, take a step back and realise, what you are actually doing. You don’t know the other people, their problems or daily challenges. Let’s be more compassionate towards each other, and this will bring more light into our lives and the lives of others.
Patience is a great teacher
Patience is teaching you calmness, letting go and living in the present moment. Every time you find yourself in a situation when you are feeling impatient, ask yourself: What is this situation trying to teach me? Really listen for an answer. It may come to you instantly or a bit later.
Going with the flow
One of the best advises I have ever been given is to go with the flow. Nothing is in a complete control and everything takes time. Life is full of distractions, inconveniences and disturbances. But it is also full of beauty, amazing people, exciting adventures, love and kindness. Choose to go with the flow, and whatever you are facing right now, deal with it as it comes, in the best and most loving way as you possibly can. By going with the flow, you will release the control and become the best version of yourself possible.
‘Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time’
~ Jon Kabat Zinn
‘ Books are a uniquely portable magic’ ~ Stephen King
Are you an artist or a creative? Have you got many interests, talents and things in your life that excite you? I’m glad you have stopped by, because this blog is just for you. I, myself am a multi-passionate kind of girl. Having lots of interests always inspired me. I hardly get bored or uninspired, but there is also a price to pay for this. I must admit my passions used to overwhelm me and occasionally still do. That happens in the moments when I’m not sure what I should be focusing on. Shall I write music, record a new song, focus more on flying, do some literary work, get myself to a ballet studio or give a full attention to my coaching and teaching? As you can see being multi-passionate is not always easy, but after all it’s exciting and very rewarding.
People used to tell me and sometimes still do, I should just pick one thing and let that be my passion turned into a career. For me, it’s almost impossible. I used to be very hard on myself when it came to my passions and talents. When I looked at others I could see something very clearly. Some of them were just writers and that’s what they were doing, others just singers, actors, teachers or pilots and they were fully focused on that. Comparing myself to them put so much pressure on me. “Why do I have to deal with an overload of interests? It would be so much easier just to choose one thing which excites me the most and give it my full attention? But which one?” The more I thought about it, the more uneasy I felt.
Then, I came to this realisation: “I came here to the Earth, to be Jana, nobody else. I am excited about all these things, and if I choose to be good at all of them, I can be. I can focus on one thing at the time in a given moment, but I can be a multi-passionate artist and still do a good job. This doesn’t mean I need to do all of those things as my career. They can purely be my hobbies and let’s what happens later.” This realisation brought so much clarity into my life and put my busy mind at ease.
My inspiration of a multi-passionate person
One of my greatest inspirations of a multi-passionate person is Maya Angelou. This incredible lady was an American poet, memoirist and a civil rights activist. She wrote screen plays, directed films, she was a singer and have been involved in many successful television series and radio talk shows. She was also a lecturer and has done many other inspiring things that made a huge contribution to the world. She did all of those amazing things with so much passion and enthusiasm. She will always be a huge inspiration of mine.
Embrace your passions
So, if you are a multi-passionate person, relax and take a deep breath. Don’t be hard on yourself, instead, dwell in joy! Be grateful for being who you are. All of those amazing gifts you have came to you for a reason. You are an amazing artist. Shine your unique light and show it to the world. It doesn’t matter whether you share your gifts on a smaller scale or with a wider world. Live in your truth by embracing your talents. This always inspires others. Don’t leave your passions hidden in the dark. Bring them out of the closet and share them with others. Let your soul sing its own unique song, which can only be sang by you.
A quote to live by
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style,” ~ Maya Angelou
This exercise always served me well. If you are worried about something right now, write it down immediately. Let it flow on a page of your notebook or a diary. You will feel lighter and have a fresher perspective of the situation.
Take a step back from the situation you worry about and close your eyes. Take a slow, deep, cleansing breath and breathe out. Breathe in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth. When you breathe in, visualise, you are absorbing the positive energy this Universe has to offer. When you breathe out, visualise, you are letting go of anything that you currently worry about. Repeat this cycle for as long is comfortable for you.
Hand your worries to the care of a higher source:
We all have a belief or a faith of our own understanding. What do you believe in? Do you believe in Angels or Spirit Guides? Do you believe in God or any other higher power? When I worry, I hand over any of my worries to the care of my angels and spirit guides. They are always happy to help me and assist me with anything. You are always being helped, being guided and protected at all times. There is so much help available to us all. Hand your worries to the care of a higher source and trust and know, that they will be transformed to the positive energy.
A thought to keep
“Stop worrying what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right.”
A few weeks ago I’ve received a lovely message from a young woman, we will call her Jenny. Jenny, like many of us sometimes feels lost and scared in her life. She said in her email how much she appreciates my weekly newsletters, articles and inspiring posts. The reason I’m mentioning it, is because this example really reminded me of myself in my twenties, when I felt lost, confused and scared. During those times I was often waiting for emails, inspiring videos or just a random messages from all the wonderful people that were shining their light on my life. I am so grateful for all of them. Those people came to me in many shapes and forms: either personally or through the internet. I finally began to believe, that beside my loving family, they are some kind people around, who are always willing to help and assist when you need them most. So does this speak to you? Do you like inspiring others? I am very happy to share with you a few ways you can inspire someone today.
Do what you love
Have you been in a job you don’t like for a way too long now? Have you been spending time with people who don’t bring out the best in you? These examples often drain us of energy and leave us unhappy and unfulfilled. Ask yourself: What can you do today to make my life better? Is there a course you would be very excited to take, a new job venture or make new friends? I know it’s scary and I know it’s not always easy, but wait…This is your life and only you decide what you want to do with it. Do more things that excite you and make you happy. When you do what you love, you inspire others to do the same.
Share your light with the world
One of my favourite spiritual teachers Gabby Bernstein says to share our light with the world. I completely agree. When you are bringing your light with you wherever you go, you light other people’s paths. Here is an example: If you are in a bad mood at work and someone who is feeling great walks in, they will instantly shift the vibration of the place and that often lifts other people up too. It is almost impossible to stay feeling low, when you are around positive people. As we all live on a social media these days, you can also share your light with other through an inspirational posts. Post a positive tweet, rather than complaining about something. Take a beautiful photo that will inspire someone today.
It’s a choice
I believe everything we do in life is a choice. Do you want to feel joyful or do you want to stay unhappy? The choice is yours. I choose to live my life the best way I can and this way inspire others to do the same. Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring.
A thought to keep!
‘To be inspired is great, but to inspire is incredible!’