In April 2015 I began a new chapter in my life, Motherhood. It is such a unique role. Its exciting, challenging, diverse. It pushes me to new ways of thinking, I have to constantly evolve and rely only on the fact that everything changes. It has made me realise just how much I grasp to consistency and routine. Its made me appreciate all the small moments that make up my day (and Nights). Bringing a new sense of awareness and drive.
It has made me think of the many roles that we play in our lives - Mother, Father, Daughter, Friend, acquaintance. All offering a different insight into ourselves. Whenever we interact with others we are given an opportunity to look deeper into our ownself. How? You ask. Each relationship we have can reveal a different part of ourself. Things that irritate, anger, annoy, frustrate or scare us in others, are a mirror to that likeness in ourselves. So every encounter we have is in opportunity to better understand our own insecurities and to face them and ultimately heal them. The more aware that we become in our interactions with others the more we are able to respond rather than react. It helps to build compassion and understanding for our self and others. So when you have a relationship that is difficult really focus on yourself - your emotion, thoughts, how your body reacts. Do this as if you are looking at yourself from your best friends perspective - from a place of love and compassion. What is the real reason behind your fear, frustration, anger... Does it conger up memories from a past relationship that ended badly or a childhood fear or a limitation you have placed on yourself? Be patient with yourself but also be fearless. The key to your happiness in life is you. It takes time and practice to teach yourself to respond rather than react but the better you understand and love all parts of yourself, the better you can love and understand others. Ultimately you are practicing peace. And inner peace one person at a time eventually becomes world peace.