Over the past several months I have been trying to find my truth. Just as I'm sure a lot of you have been questioning why you are here and what your next move should be, I have been struggling through my own personal journey. Call it a shift, an enlightenment, or an awakening of sorts; it is happening to a lot of us. Maybe some things in your life have changed for the better or maybe you are going through the hardest time of your life. I am there with you. Both have happened to me too. However, one thing that has finally come to fruition after a lot of soul-searching and hours on the computer is that I finally finished my book manuscript (which has now gone to the editing stage!) Talk about a labor of love. I am very proud to have pushed through the hours to get to where it is now, but I know there is still a lot of work to do. This shift I am referring to has helped me realize that what I am doing is meant to be. At times I questioned whether my efforts would be worth it in the end. I often asked myself if the emotional struggle of revealing my vulnerabilities would help anyone. And I've had to do a lot of work to get to a point where I could say, "Yes I know it will make a difference."
Here Are 5 Keys To Finding Your Truth:
1. Don't dwell on the negatives. We all have struggles but we learn from them and move on.
2. Continue to follow your passion no matter what people say because it will change YOU.
3. Ask yourself "how" instead of "why" and appreciate the process. Be patient.
4. Recognize where you are and let your truth shine through your work. Results will come.
5. Focus on being aware. Know that your struggle will help and above all, stay true to you.
A lot has changed over the last 12 months for me and my family. With the loss of my mom and mother-in-law and moving to a new country, I've had to work through some pretty stressful times. It's pushed me to look deep inside and figure out who I am, how strong I can be, and what I'm meant to do next. Today I try to live in the moment and appreciate all that I have in my life. There are no guarantees, but I know I am where I am meant to be.
I've learned a lot. I know now that I'm being tested by something larger than anything I can ever describe. Until now I've chalked up our move to the Mile High City for my husband's job (which was the logistical reason obviously), but now I see that this move serves a larger purpose. Every day I learn more about my path, what my next steps are personally and professionally, and how I can contribute to my family and the community in ways that are new and raw. I'm sure a lot of women can relate to what I am saying.
We all go through change and challenge in our lifetime and we grow as a result. Even the hard times teach us something. Change and challenge may have torn me down but they have taught me valuable lessons. I've become stronger spiritually and emotionally; and I know my journey will continue to bring me answers about my life manifesto.
I invite you to think about where you are right now on your journey and how change has helped you become stronger. Journal about it and perhaps start your entry with something like "I have changed as a result of my journey because..." Often it's the tough times that enable us to make a difference in some way. Maybe the difference you're making isn't something tangible or a physical change, but perhaps it's in YOU to find out and reveal to others. xo
Kerrie Lee Brown is a sought-after health and lifestyle expert. She writes books, blogs and articles and is published all over the world. Kerrie Lee is also a heart-health survivor and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows sharing life-saving tips for women on how to listen to their bodies and slow down. Kerrie Lee is a mom and proud Canadian living in Denver, Colorado.