I recently returned home from a 10 day Vipassana meditation course, which I currently am in progress of writing a post about now, but I realized that I hadn’t been blogging very much at all anymore, and its something that’s been on my mind for a while, so I wanted to give a short update as to what’s been going on in my life over the past few months.
The summer flew by, which is really not surprising as time certainly is going quickly these days. It was a summer of major transformation for myself and many others, and I am stepping more and more into my greatest version each day that passes.
My days were spent productively and each moment was a chance to grow. I live with the complete mindset of personal development and how I can be better then I was the day before. I spend ample time in reflection and meditation, and I try to spend as much time outside in nature as I can.
I spent two weeks in August at my families cabin, which was so nice to just get away from the city and have no agenda each day. I did a lot of journaling and reading as I had no cell phone service out there to distract me. It was a great period of time for growth and self-reflection.
I released many things that were no longer serving me and worked on some subconscious blocks that were holding me back. It was a very self-centered period of time, which has allowed me to be a better human and will allow me to help more beings.
Humanity is definitely evolving and we are becoming more light and love, I want to help humanity realize their full potential, as well as making more of an effort to speak up for the animals that experience so much pain and suffering in our world thanks to the actions of humans. It’s something I realized in the vipassana course, which was that I not only want to help people, but I also want to help the animals much more than I have been.
1 year ago in August 2017, I decided to go vegetarian, which was hands down the best decision of my life. It made me so much more positive and happy, and as well helped me drop 30 pounds bringing me down to the lowest weight of my life sitting right now at 114 pounds. This is 11 pounds more than I hoped to lose as my goal weight during my entire weight loss journey (another post I will write) was 125. I am incredibly proud of myself and have helped inspired others to start eating healthier and hopefully making them rethink their decision to eat meat.
It really is not necessary to eat the amount of meat that most people do, breakfast; lunch and dinner, but I don’t try to push people but rather allow them to make their own conscious decision to start reducing their meat intake and incorporating more and more fruits & vegetables into their meals. If I can even inspire one person to stop eating it, then who knows how many animals I helped save over the years.
One question I ask everyone is, “if you could only eat meat, or fruits and vegetables for the rest of your life, which would you prefer?” Most think meat originally, but then after they think about it they realize that would be awful and would much prefer fruits and vegetables.
Coming out of the vipassana course, I have decided to take veganism seriously, and more importantly animal activism, as that is my main concern. I just really care about the animals and all the unnecessary suffering they must experience just so we can have a snack.
I am not sure where this journey will lead me in life, all I know is that anything I plan never seems to work out the way I expect, so I have learned that it’s more important to just be in the moment and go with the flow.
Its something I have been learning to trust, the flow of life, knowing that each moment will unfold into the next moment, and I will be guided every step of the way. This was hard at first to stop planning out my life and just being in the moment, but I have found it to be truly a wonderful way to live.
I don’t worry about money either anymore, and I always find I have enough. It’s pointless to worry about pretty much everything in life, but I found I did worry incessantly about money.
I quit my job serving at a breakfast place called Egg Oasis in Calgary, back on August 9th after the owner was extremely rude to me because I was doing an extra job I didn’t need to do, and he wouldn’t listen to me when I tried to explain I was doing it to be nice for the next person so they wouldn’t have to do it. So I quit right on the spot after he told me to “get the fuck out” and have never looked back.
A month later I still have a surprising amount of money left, and I have no plans to get another job as I am so done with working for someone else.
I think its time that I finally spread my wings and fly, I have so many inspirations flowing in me, and my creativity has skyrocketed so that no matter what happens, I know I will be okay in each and every moment of now.
I don’t know what’s going to happen over the next few months, and like I already said I am simply going with the flow, but one idea I would like to finally follow through with is travel…
I haven’t been able to travel much this past year, and as many that read this blog know already it’s my biggest dream in life to travel the world. I was just full of fear for a long time, and money always seemed to concern me.
However, I am ready to do it, ready to finally book that plane ticket and go, there’s nothing holding me back anymore… Well, I still have about a month before I make any set plans, during which time I would like to sell all of my stuff, all of it. I don’t want it anymore, I don’t need it anymore, I want it gone.
So here we are, September 18th, 2018, and that’s just a little update as to what’s been going on with me for the last while. It was a great summer of inner work, self-observation, and reflection, and figuring out who I am deep within.
I wanted to keep this a short update, as I do want to start to work on my post about the experience I had during the vipassana course so I will end it here. I do intend to be posting more regularly now as I am ready to start sharing some of my posts that I have written in the past, and ones that I will be writing in the future.
Certainly, exciting times we live in!
With Love and Light,
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