Calm and modest aren’t sexy words. In fact, you can barely hear them about “greatness”, “thrive”, “manifest”, “hustle”, “crush it”, etc.
If you’re around long enough, life has time for all of these. Certain periods require restlessness to jumpstart a new direction. Yet it can be easy to miss the sweet and fleeting moments of success in our constant craving.
For years, I was a wanderer and used the world as a giant therapist. I searched for the success that waited for me if only I found the perfect place or lover. My restlessness brought amazing experiences and heart-crushing disappointment. And still I searched…
When I finally had the courage to explore my inner world, this unfamiliar territory brought the gifts of insight and understanding. My success wasn’t overnight and I still have occasional bouts of restlessness. For a long time, I was afraid that if I let life be easy, it meant that I gave up trying to prove my worth through perpetual struggle. People would think I didn’t have drive or was getting lazy and complacent.
I’m happier than I’ve ever been and it isn’t because I found the perfect place/being. It is because I allow life to be easy, as much as I’m able.