Sunday, November 10, 2013

Your Way is THE Way

I have just spent the past seven or so hours re-centering.  Sometimes we need a "reset" button for our lives.  I'm not entirely "there," where I want to be, but I'm making progress. 

Today I watched a "Super Soul Sunday" episode where Oprah interviewed India Arie. 

I don't know much about India, but I am thoroughly impressed now.  She shared how she went through a period in her life where she was living everyone else's expectations for her, rather than her own expectations and desires. 

I think we've all been there.  In fact, I feel like it's a sort of "rite of passage" to figure out and claim your life as yours

And just like everyone else, I'm still trying to figure out and claim mine. 

But what I'd like to share today is something that came to me during meditation, just a couple hours ago in fact. 

"Do what's in your heart.  There's no 'right way,' or 'wrong way.'  Just your way.  Be you.  Be brave enough to be you.  Because really, that is all you need to do."

In life, no matter what your path, it's easy to get caught up in the voices of everyone else.  It's also easy to get lost in what you believe you "should" be doing, or not doing. 

I was at a major copywriter's convention a couple weeks ago.  I learned tons, and also was filled with inspiration and encouragement.  Everyone there had something motivating, inspiring, and/or encouraging to share. 

Everyone has stories of how they "made it."  And now, since they had success that way, they believe others can too.  And maybe others can... or maybe not. 

The key is to find your way.  Granted, your way may be similar to others, or it may not.  But don't automatically assume you can't have success a different way. 

Your life, your path, is unique.  What works for someone else, may, or may not, work for you.  It's not an exact science.  Life isn't a formula, where you just plug in the numbers, and out pops the correct answer. 

No.  Life, for each of us, is an entirely new and different experience. 

So how do we navigate our way?  Listen to your instincts.  Your gut.  Your intuition.  Your heart. 

And just make your way along the path of life one step at a time. 



  1. I can definitely resonate with this. Today though, I felt impatient about not being where I want to be. Luckily, these thoughts are fleeting now and I am able to step out of these feelings with the practice of self-awareness. I know that we are all on our own paths, and this is comforting to me, since it means that I don't need to compare my life to someone else's. Thanks for the reminder! :)

    1. Marielle,
      I'm glad you resonated with this post! I feel that you and I are in much the same place in our professional lives. I still get those impatient moments of not being where I want to be. It's nearly a daily struggle if I'm being honest. In fact, I was about to write a new post about that, then I saw you had a comment, so I came here first to respond. :)