As I look around this little love shack, I see such beauty. It's amazing that the furnishings and decor collected over the years fit in just perfectly, like puzzle pieces sliding into place. It's like my soul has been preparing... leading the way... even when I haven't been blatantly aware of it. This step, living in these beautiful, tranquil surroundings in this little trailer, is really about freedom. Freedom from the trappings of illusion, freedom from societal expectations, and freedom to create a life we love with our hearts. I feel lucky to be where I am... but I believe you make your own luck. We all get to choose the lens in which we see our lives and expand on that. This hasn't always been the way for me. I used to spend a lot of time dwelling in my head. My family used to call it "The Lauri Zone", lol. I would literally zone out, losing myself in a sea of worrisome, negative thoughts, creating anxiety and depression. Thank GOD I found a new way to live... to connect into the spirit within me and see with new eyes.
Here's another thing. We get to honor our lives and all that is unique to our journey. And what I mean by that is that we really can't compare our lives and paths to others. We can be influenced and inspired by others if what they have and what they are doing resonates with our core desires, but what's important is knowing who we truly are at a deep level and allowing our lives to take shape around that. When I say I am blessed (and I feel very blessed these days), it is because I choose to see the blessings as they resonate with my soul.
What do you see when you look around you... at your life? Is there resonance and warmth? Are you able to love and honor your path regardless of what others are doing? Are you willing to let things "fall away" (physical/mental/emotional) that might be keeping you small inside? Having a BIG life is an inside job. Always. :-)