People always say that you should learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. But sometimes, that single step into discomfort takes immense courage. It’s like having a bad habit that you know you should change, but the thought of changing it terrifies you. After living within comfortability for years, that is exactly what I had to face countless times over the past few months. It’s easy to stay within the lines and do what you’re told, even if you know you are capable of much more. I followed the rules, did what made people happy, but guess what? I wasn’t happy. I knew deep down inside that it wasn’t the life that I wanted. I knew that I could follow my dreams and do what I truly wanted if only I was brave enough.
But the Universe works in magical ways you see. It somehow guides you towards the right path one way or another. Sometimes you have to get knocked down in order to see the world from another point of view. I was ignoring the Universe’s signs for so long that it was forced to take everything away from me in order for me to wake up. It was during my most vulnerable time that I finally surrendered. I gave up controlling everything in my life. I gave up pretending I was someone who I’m not. I gave up pleasing everyone in the world except myself. That was when the magic happened and I decided to listen to my intuition instead of noises from the external world. I dropped everything and took a different path in life. I guess I realised I had nothing else to lose, so I went for it.
Yes, it is extremely scary to not know what the future may hold. Heck, I used to get anxious over what’s going to happen within the next second, never mind the rest of my life! But now I’m learning to live in the moment. To not worry about things that haven’t happened yet, because I know the Universe is always on my side. Instead of looking forward to the weekend or the next holiday, I’m living everyday as if it is my last. So I invite you to let go. To surrender. To put your trust in the Universe and let it lead the way. Follow your intuition. Watch out for signs. Slow down and notice the world happening around you. Everything will suddenly seem so beautiful.