“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” – Patanjali
Year after year, day after day, this quote continues to inspire me. This blog has truly been a venue for me to break those bounds and give voice to my thoughts, so I’m glad to be back at it after a few years off. In truth, there are so many moments where I have felt that inspiration and have experience the universe conspiring to support me. I’ve heard it called flow. Have you felt it too? I sure hope so.
My Off White Living story used to go something like this: I have struggled with eating white flour and sugar for years (true) and I’ve found some ways to overcome that addiction (mostly) and I’m here to share them with you (which I did). Good story, a great start, but the story has changed.
Today my story is something like this: I recall hearing something from one of my favorite teachers that you know you are on the right track with your life path when it scares you to death. I also had a great boss tell me that if I’m not radically uncomfortable, I’m not pushing my boundaries and growing. Yes. Yes to all of that. I have been scared and uncomfortable many times- sometimes due to my own sabotaging behaviors and sometimes because I was brave enough to be on the bleeding edge of my own abilities and charting the path unknown. I have also worked with clients, chatted with friends, and read the stories of others regarding the path to health and wellness. Bottom line, I see the common denominator is that we all have to face our demons, reconcile our fears, humble ourselves to the false limitations we’ve imposed, and embrace the unknown if we want to heal and be well. For some, this is easy, for others like me (and maybe you) it is a process. I hope to share some of that process here with you. Because when I share, I grow. When I make a connection with others around the topic of wellbeing, I feel a spark. It’s wonderful and it’s essential for me to keep the fire going.