For many years I was merely the shadow of myself. Well into my 30’s and even early 40’s, most of my decisions and actions were motivated by fear, until I lived a life changing experience that was going to shake my world, my ego. As I was dying to my false self, I was able […]
For many years I was merely the shadow of myself. Well into my 30’s and even early 40’s, most of my decisions and actions were motivated by fear, until I lived a life changing experience that was going to shake my world, my ego. As I was dying to my false self, I was able to make sense of what was really meaningful to me, which, along with my team, we are sharing through OnlineHealthMag for a more youthful, happier life.
Besides our final breath, we experience many deaths throughout our life: in fact every time we are consciously faced with our own mortality. I learnt to change beyond what I thought possible and I witnessed the same incredible and unbelievable same transformation happening in other people. Never under estimate, your ability to change. Some changes can be phenomenal and marked by all kinds of feelings and emotions, as expected, denial, anger, fear, and remorse until you find surrender and gratitude. These are briefly the 6 things that have led me throughout my journey for a happier life and inspire OHM on a daily basis.
Not the behavior or the life others expects of me. At the end of the day, we alone have to answer how we have been using life. Some around us may be encouraging, protecting or guide us, others will be critical of our actions. It really does not matter why people act as they do or say what they say because nobody can really read the bible of your heart. For so many, as they realise their life is coming to an end, they look back on how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Will you die knowing that you gave up on your childhood dreams because of the very choices you made, or did not? When I honoured the very dream I had since childhood, no matter how scary it was, it changed my life so utterly. When you honour at least some of your dreams along the way, you become more of yourself.
From the moment we lose our health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it. Health is to me the most precious possession of all (besides my daughter). Yes it can be regained and re-conquered. But do not let anybody rob your health away from you in the first place. Health is a treasure that needs to be nurtured and valued. Health is like a lover who has many ways to let you know that something is wrong and never take it for granted. Work at it and reap the reward.
As he is getting old my father, a successful Surgeon, wishes he had not worked so hard. He missed his children’s youth and my mother’s companionship. We can simplify our lifestyle and make conscious choices along the way. Create space and do not become the slave of so many things that can burden our life. By doing so, I certainly became happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to my new lifestyle.
Many people suppress their feelings to avoid confrontation with others or by fear of rejection. What if I am not liked or appreciated? The sheer terror of not being loved, of being abandoned, left alone or even hurting others, had too many times kept me from expressing myself. Expressing develops our creative sense of self. Without creation, no matter how small it seems, we would settle for a mediocre existence and never become who we are truly capable of becoming. Many of us develop illnesses rooted into the bitterness and resentment we carry as a result. This spreads as an infection as does open expression and creativity. We might as well choose the second disease. We are not responsible for the reactions of others or are able to control them. However, speaking your honest truth, in the end raises your relationships to a whole new and healthier level or it releases the unhealthy relationships from your life. Either way, you win.
Often I would not truly grasp the full benefits of friends until I realise that nothing is of value unless shared. Many become so caught up in their own lives that they let precious friendships slip away. I had many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they leave or even die.When you are faced with your real challenges, the physical details of life fall away. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end.
Happiness is a choice that sometimes requires you ditch old patterns and habits, the so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity that eventually comes at a great price. Fear of change has us lying to others, and even to ourselves, that we are content, when deep within, we longed to laugh properly and have silliness in our life. When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. We might as well enjoy.
Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. For a happier life, just choose happiness and be healthy.
“If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule, never lie to yourself” Paulo Coelho.
Aude is an ex corporate Lawyer with a passion for health, self development and independence which lead her to give up her former career to help others through health.
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