Yep. I did it. I quit my job. I bought a ticket. To Bali. Enrolled to a Yoga Teacher Training. Taking off in a week. I'm following my heart, my intuition. Hard to believe it's actually happening. Seems like I'm telling someone else's story. After dreaming and talking about it for months, I'm finally on the road to my Sunshine path. It took me a while, but here I am, sitting in a cafe, music in my ears, writing this post, my heart beating, I can't help but smile. Oh Bliss! Oh Life!
I'm making the big jump into the unknown.
Excited? Oh yes!
Feeling an intense feeling of freedom running through my body, mind & soul? Hell yeah!
Oh Freedom, you are so precious, so wanted, so present, how good it is to be reunited in your presence. I dreamed and imagined this moment for quite some time now, but it wasn't an easy road to get there, specially for someone who's not great at decisions making.
All the big decisions I made in my life, I made them while connecting to my heart and following my intuition. To be honest, I often struggle for weeks or months if it is life-changing decisions. I don't work well on setting deadlines, I'd rather go through the different phases- desires, doubts, dreams, fears, confusion, excitement and all the thoughts and feelings in between until clarity appears. It always does. There's always signs that come along the way and confirm the "Yes" you so desperately want to shout. So many questions, so many doubts. I think the biggest barrier I put for myself is fear of my own capacity to rebound no matter what happens. To trust that when you follow your heart and intuition, your life unfolds perfectly and how it should be. I don't believe in failures. It's always a learning experience. Better to take risks to try and reach for your dream then stay in a place where you feel comfortable but far from happy.
Every time I took the leap- when I enrolled in my nutrition coaching courses at IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) and a few months ago when I decided to leave my job to make space for the next chapter- certainty arise and it feels like it's meant to be, I am not even sure how I could even doubt for a minute that I wouldn't go for it, this feeling of being aligned with your heart and your true purpose. That's when I know I'm on my sunshine path.
I hope it will inspire some of you to take that leap of faith, jump into the unknown and listen to your calling. It doesn't necessary have to be a big thing like changing career or moving to a new city. It could simply be taking the guitar lessons you always wanted to do, showing up to that dance class, putting your feet back on the ski slopes or start that creative project you always talk about. That thing that is calling you, that when you start thinking about it, your whole body goes into butterfly mode.
As Wayne Dyer said it, "Don't die with the music still in you". There are so many possibilities, so many dreams to realize and passions to find. Life is a beautiful gift. We should treasure it and make the most of it.
Follow your heart. Follow your intuition. Go do the things you always wanted to do. Don't wait for the perfect moment. Just take the first step and the rest will follow.
I leave you with Preston Smiles and his inspirational video that hopefully will shake you up and lead you to take action! :)