Often people think:
living in harmony,
chanting mantra’s several times a day,
burning candles and meditating all morning,
smiling and forgiving all,
all of the above can be part of your life
but are not the only things necessary to be okay
and where you are in life right now.
What is truly important is that
you know who you are,
you know what your capacities and your weaknesses are
and you are completely okay with them.
You accept yourself,
you respect yourself
and you love yourself.
Once you are in that place of:
believing you are a unique person,
knowing you are worthy,
taking care of, and respecting, the person you are,
then you are at peace.
That’s when you have arrived in your true haven,
your inner sanctuary.
From that place
you can handle everything life throws at you:
that’s what it means to be “zen’.
You act from a place of knowing,
from a place of belonging.
You feel you are part of something bigger than yourself,
you know you have a unique role.
You are you,
and nobody can be you or knows how to be you,
because only you can be you.
So, you can’t get it wrong.
That knowledge sets you free,
makes you feel at ease.
Being okay with yourself,
brings you on a frequency of possibilities:
everything is ok,
there is nothing I can’t handle,
everything will fall into place eventually.
Even in the biggest turmoil,
you can react from an inner calmness.
That is for me what it means to live a harmonious life.
And yes, meditation, quiet, introspection, forgiveness
are part of getting to your true self.
Those are tools to get to your inner sanctuary.
Once you live from that place,
nothing can bring you off balance anymore.
And even if it does for a moment,
you have the tools, the knowledge,
to go back to your place of knowing.
That is my invitation to you all this week:
Go and create your inner sanctuary.
Know who you are and
and love yourself.
Whenever life throws you a curveball,
you will find your way to deal with it.
You’ll act from a place of confidence that all will be okay and
this will make you capable of dealing with whatever it is that needs to be taken care of.
That is why:
The mind says: “Once everything falls into place, I’ll be happy.”
The heart says: “Be happy and everything will fall into place.”
Listen to your heart and you’ll be okay.