"We are only as blind as we want to be."
- Maya Angelou
I am from a working class Cornish family.
I don’t let that define me as I was brought up by parents who nurtured my self belief and what lacked financially in the family was balanced with an abundance of ‘you can do anything you want to do’.
I am very fortunate to have that fearless upbringing. I didn’t know at the time that was happening – if I wanted something – I worked, I saved – I lived that experience.
Each and everyone of those experiences has guided me, taught me, expanded my consciousness and took me somewhere new.
Unconsciously I had been living that life of growth as my normal, so jumping from one experience to another felt right and I still found myself in destructive patterns, putting the brakes on my bliss.
It is so easy to latch yourself to a term, to define and box yourself in, do nothing and except your ‘lot’ and deep inside you ‘know’ you can be so much happier.
I was in my thirties before started to truly understand the riches of self investment.
I took the first step of responsibility for change.
I am know that changing habitual patterns is a lengthy process in a world where we expect immediate gratification.
Meditation speeds up the process and the concept of change becomes more charming and less daunting.