I remember researching “enlightenment” at 14 years old. I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking for, but I knew that something inside me sought answers. I wanted to learn about life and intention. Little did I know it would be the experiences throughout the next decade that would teach me the all-too-important lessons a book never could.
To say the last several years had their share of ups and downs would be a slight understatement. It hasn’t been an easy journey… yet I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My quest for greatness begins with what I strive for in life: authenticity, integrity and purpose.
Authenticity (def): the degree to which one is true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character, despite external pressures.
Perfect. How often do we hear that? Perfection was so important to me; it caused me to abandon my … Read More »
Inspiring. Joyous. Humble. Wise.
To say that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is an incredible man would be an understatement. I recently attended a lecture on the Dalai Lama’s Compassion Without Borders tour. With overwhelming wisdom and powerful messages, one stood out to me more than any other. Adversity. The Dalai Lama spoke of how to make sense of struggle and challenge in our lives. As if it were planned, a dear friend with whom I feel a strong connection sent me this quote just days before the lecture*:
“I asked for Strength…
And life gave me challenges to make strong.
I asked for Wisdom…
And life gave me problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity…
And life gave me brain and brawn to work.
I asked for Courage…
And life gave me danger to overcome.
I asked for Love…
And life gave me troubled people to help.
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If I told you that you could do something in the next 10 minutes that will change your life and open up a doorway into another world, would you believe me? If you’re up to the challenge… get ready…get set…
…and go start a conversation with a stranger.
“Each person you meet is a doorway into another world. With each new genuine connection you form comes a unique perspective, a unique set of experiences, as well as opportunity for learning and growth.” – Mike Sherbakov
How exciting is that? You’ll never be bored again! It’s crazy to think that no two people have lived the same life. Everyone walking this planet has an entirely unique story. Each story is filled with happiness, pain and love on very different levels. And the best part? There is something to be learned from every individual story.
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Wake up, rush to work, quick lunch, speedy workout and a hurried dinner later, we finally lay our head on a pillow preparing to do it all over again. Coupled with a book I recently read, an article entitled “Put Food Back in its Place” written by friend Cassandra Jella (rootedtransformation.org) elicited awareness to just how fast our lives pass us by. We as a society feel overwhelmed attempting to keep up with the daily demands of work, school and family obligations. With lives set on “fast forward”, we mindlessly go through the motions in such a way that we simply don’t take the time to stop and smell the roses. We miss the beauty that surrounds us on a daily basis. Life is amazing and it is meant to be experienced. When you feel like the world is spinning faster … Read More »