At the age of 4, I was told that I was adopted. I was told in a way that a 4 year old would understand. “You were chosen” or “We chose you” were the words that I remembered being told to me.
I thought that my parents went into a supermarket or some other place like that and in the midst of rows of babies they wandered down the aisle and CHOSE ME.
I didn’t ask why they chose me over someone else or any other question for that matter. I just accepted it and life went on.
When I became a teenager, I had more questions about my life before being adopted but they didn’t seem to know the answers or remember much so I decided to search for myself.
Who was I? Who am I? Why am I the way I am? There were so many questions.
With the blessing and support of my parents, I researched, investigated and travelled outside of myself and my province to find the answers to those questions that had captured my mind.
Only now do I realize that even though I thought I needed to go traveling all over the place to find the answers that I was searching for, I really just needed to do the complete opposite.
I needed to be still and go inward.
This realization came about a while back when negative circumstances were enveloping me and trying to take me to a place where I refused to go. Don’t you hate when that happens? I was playing a fierce game of tug of war and instead of pulling with all my might to try to conquer the negativity, I just let go of the rope and walked away from the battle.
I wasn’t getting the answers that I was looking for from the outside world so I decided to see what would happen if I stopped, took a breath and disconnected. I got rid of the many distractions that were allowing me to NOT search for the answers and just continue on with what I called the stupid circumstances of my present situation.
I decided to C Things DifFerEnTly™ so I disconnected my phone and cable, and locked my social media door. I then sat on the floor surrounded by piles of thoughts and my curiosity and chose to start meditating.
Going inward is the most important journey that I have taken so far. It was and still is the best place ever to visit!
What have I found from my journey inward? I have found an untouched time capsule with my name on it lying on the ocean floor just waiting for me to retrieve it. A waterproof note attached states that the contents residing inside belong to me but are best to be shared with others.
So, I guess it’s time to haul this huge capsule overflowing with my treasures up to the surface and unlock it for the world to see. I hope there’s also some of those gold foil covered chocolate coins intact because long journeys always make me hungry.
When prying open the capsule the word PURPOSE pops out followed by inspire, educate and motivate others. That’s good because those, along with helping others achieve their individual results are the main reasons that my Personal Training clients choose to spend their money and time with me.
In return, they teach me patience and increase my knowledge and problem solving skills which then allows my creativity to come into play so that I can try new ways of doing things to help them .It really is a give and take relationship. Just as importantly they make me laugh and that is worth everything.
I hope that I can take my skills and transfer them onto the journey that I am now taking with you. Your comments, ideas and feedback will let me know if I’m going in the right direction or if I have to take out the dreaded map. I’m looking forward to traveling with you. Are you ready?
We are now stepping onto the road of YOUR MIND CHANGE where I hope I can help you to
C Things DifFerEnTly™ so that you can find your treasures along the way.
Originally published at balanceformaximumwellness.com on May 17, 2016.
Originally published at medium.com