December is almost done folks, christmas is around the corner and before you know it, it will be New Years’ Eve. Currently, I’m lying in bed, it’s almost 3 am. Before jumping into bed, my brain was racing million miles a minute between the future and all the things I need to do before I move out of my apartment. As we all know moving is a tedious job. Then add to that moving from one continent to another. However since I’m a super planner, things have been going as planned. But the universe decided to gift me something massive today, which I can’t quite talk out. But as it was not under my original plan, I put on my original worry wort hat on! No fun.
As I got under my comfy blanket, I realized one thing that was missing, during all my worrying and (mild) panicking aka over planning/organizing (read as need to control) today, GRATITUDE. Oh yes it was no where to be found. I just become a big worry wort when things don’t go as planned. Obviously the proven techniques of deep breathing, yoga, meditation help. But when you are in the thick of it, all the things you have learnt from gurus in Bali they disappear. Yes I spent two months in Bali, before I started my talk shows. By the way I spent too months out of the city it a little village at the Nirarta Centre for Living Awareness.Too bad I wasn’t in the habit of blogging much back then.
Okay back to gratitude. How does it shift our brain? When we are in a place of being grateful and thinking we have enough, the need for comparison, or to gossip or put anyone else’s success disappears. As they say, comparison is the thief of joy. Being in gratitude, a sense of belonging and comfort comes over us, and we feel as though the world is as exactly as it should be including us.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. Denis Waitley
Anyways, I want to go to bed tonight, thinking and really letting myself feel the feelings of gratitude come over me.
So i’ll share what i’m grateful for tonight
1- A warm bed and a very safe home that I love so much. This apartment has brought me so much joy, and filled up my heart. And I have been able to share amazing memories here with my wonderful mother, and dear friends.
2- I am grateful for my friends, as they do their own best to love, inspire and support me. I’m blessed to have inspiring friends who push me to dream bigger.
3- I am grateful to see this beautiful transition in my life as I leave Vancouver behind and spend one year in Paris. It sounds like a novel, or a (romantic) movie. What a dream! This has been a fantasy for many years, and now it’s becoming a reality.