As Lindsey explores the land and culture of Sri Lanka she is learning the power in connection by being authentic and vulnerable. Many of us in the states complain about getting up to go to work in the morning we at times devalue the opportunities that we have and rarely appreciate what we consider to be the "small things" in life. This mother (pictured below) works daily in the fields to provide for her children and he does it with a smile. If only we all could value what we have and move through life with joy.
Remember when you were a baby you had no need to worry because you trusted that your needs would be met and when they weren't you figured out a way to communicate it. You didn't judge yourself or anyone else, you were in touch with your emotions, you were your authentic self. What would life be like now if you tapped back in to your child self? Would you force yourself to do something that you didn't want to do or would you communicate your discomfort until things shifted. Would you hold back your emotions or would you freely express your feelings? Would you live life carefree or would you doubt everything that comes your way?
My request of you is to explore! Explore yourself, look after yourself as if you were a loving mother protecting your child. Talk to yourself, Journal about what you believe you child self needs from you right now then do whatever it takes to give your child self what it needs.
“There are four obstacles. First: we are told from childhood onward that everything we want to do is impossible. The second obstacle: love. We know what we want to do, but are afraid of hurting those around us by abandoning everything in order to pursue our dream. The third obstacle: fear of the defeats we will meet on the path. The fourth obstacle: the fear of realizing the dream for which we fought all our lives.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist