As this week draws to a close, I would like to share a quote with you, from the book
Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Pagán, Camille
“Yet I’ve come to understand that the way I will truly honor my mother’s memory is not with a big act, but through my daily choices: to be compassionate with myself, even when my will is weak and my body fails me; to give myself freely to those I love, even when it means my heart may be broken; and to live fully and completely while I have the chance—just as my mother did.“
It was almost 6 years ago when I read this book, shortly after losing my mum, and that sentence meant that much to me that I sent myself an email which I purposely left in my inbox ever since. The email subject was “reminder” and the body was the text I have just shared with you.
Today, I reflect on how many things happened since my mum passed away and I am so grateful for the realisations that have driven my choices since then. They didn’t all come at once and the discovery journey for me was heavily guided by the coaching that I received.
Over the last 6 years, I have realised that having children is exhausting, emotional, nerve wracking, stressful… but – above all -AMAZING! I have discovered that what I thought would bring me happiness actually prevented me from enjoying time with my own family – that was a tough one: the ego didn’t let go easily! I realised that at the game “let’s please everyone” there is never a winner and that saying no won’t stop people from loving me. I have realised that living fully and completely means that I have to be compassionate with myself, just like that author wrote in her book, and that I need to speak my truth and follow my heart.
And although I don’t have it all figured out myself, I know that I enjoy life today more than I did yesterday. I know that there is a synergy between what I love and where my time goes and I know that I want to help others find balance in their own life and figure out what truly matters to them – that’s my truth!
So, if you are reading this and you are wishing you could live fully and completely, give me a call: I would LOVE to help!