On the pictured morning last year, as the sun crested over the edge of the earth, the chill of the air seemed to blunt itself in the glow.
I looked out at that morning across a lake so still, so perfectly reflecting an inverted skyline, that the birds seemed to flitting between the expanse of two skies, darting from one to the other and breaking the illusion only as they gently glance across the water. In the moments before the first one touched the surface of it’s second sky, I felt dizzy with the notion that I might be the one who was upside-down... Sometimes it feels like life is happening ‘to’ us; like we have no choice about the challenges that confront us. Maybe we don’t, but if we can embrace just one such morning, and through it, the notion of being upside-down, then we open up the possibility of inverting ourselves.
Leading up to that morning, and a fair bit since, I experienced challenges, and pain that tested me deeply as a person.
This evening has been one of reflection and I was hit by a resounding feeling like I had "passed". I quit my job, moved out of my home, sold almost everything I own and left for Europe with just a backpack and the idea that taking control of my life and dreams were always within my grasp.
Every day I keep going to live up to that.
When I ask people to follow me, be it on Instagram, Facebook, or even just to hang out I'm not just saying "pay attention to me!!" anymore. That's what it used to be... I want to share moments of true, and hopefully lasting connection.
My music, my writing and my life are and will always be works in progress. Nothing is perfect, everything changes, and challenges never cease to grace our doors. But if we show up with an open heart; with a spirit of gratitude and generosity, then those obstacles will shift under newly opened eyes... they, and we, will be 'inverted' 😊
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