“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it, it just blooms”
Yesterday I was feeling completely discouraged. I had an interaction with a close friend that made me question everything I’ve ever believed to be true about this person, and more importantly – the work I wanted to do. I let that conversation, and all the feelings that came with it, deter me from my plans for my path and my future. I allowed myself to buy in to what they were trying to tell me. That I was being inauthentic and not “curating my own experience”. I stayed home in bed all day hurting, crying, and cancelling all my plans. I made phone calls, I deleted posts from social media and my website, and I closed myself off to the world. I felt the opposite of the support I want to offer to my community…especially to other women. I felt like every intention I had, when I decided to actually move forward with a dream I’ve been considering since I completed YTT, was disregarded and presented to me in the opposite way I’d like to receive it.
In my last post, I talked about the power of community. I was feeling the love so fully and openly. I felt inspired and encouraged by my tribe. Today, after having conversations with my soul sisters and my mom, I still feel the love. I see the difference in walking the walk vs talking the talk. I see the difference of support vs competition. I see the difference between community and comparison. I feel misunderstood, surprised, and frustrated by those who do not truly see me, but I also feel embraced, loved, and supported by those who do. What a treasure it is to see and be seen fully, and to be able to be excited to move forward in love and unity.
Life is not a competition. Life is a beautiful dance filled with inspiration, motivation, and creation. We encounter people and experiences that change our lives as we know it, and allow us to carry with us that piece of themselves. Inspiration is abundant, and no two ideas from separate individuals will ever be exactly the same. Just like no snowflake is the same, no flower is the same, no grain of sand is the same, but they all share similarities that contribute to the whole. Each of us have our own special gifts and skillset, and even though several of us even share many similarities – we are as individual as can be. Let us rejoice in similarities, as well as differences. At the end of the day, we are not only creating our own life experiences, but affecting those all round us.
Life isn’t about just me, or just you, life is about US.
Stay tuned for a re-release of my original retreat page. The show must go on! ❤