A little of my story…
When I finally quit my job, every cell in my body was screaming at me to leave. Why did it take me so long to listen?
I’d been surfing that verge of breakdown for years, on and off, thinking that the sacrifices to my health, relationships and time were a temporary and necessary part of the bargain for the success I longed for.
I spent years trying to find a way to keep my deeply satisfying, hard-worked for career. I tried hacking my productivity, mindset, diet, exercise routine. I meditated and journaled. Listened to others advice, others who seemed to have life more sussed than me, who seemed to cope so much better.
Turned out there was a much easier way. Retraining with a Zen Master taught me to listen to my body – really listen. And as I practised this, amazing things started happening. My energy returned, my body healed – unexplained niggles and pain started disappearing. I gained the clarity I needed to start to work out what was working for me and what wasn’t.
It’s so empowering and freeing to find your own path – to stop pushing all the time! To feel at home in your own life. I feel like Yoda when I say’ the answers you seek are inside of you’ but ‘doh!’ it turns out they are. Your body – those physical sensations of exhaustion, brain ache from pushing through overwhelm, sleeplessness and unease – they are helpful signals to find your path of ease.
The easier way feels easy – in your body – just tune-in and listen.