Good day, people! Here I am, writing another blog.
The other day, I was relaxing and talking with one of my best friends. We had really good conversations about boys, work, but also spirituality and life. At some point, she mentioned that she wanted to raise her kids with a lot of celebrations. Celebrating small things, in addition to the "usual" birthday or graduation parties. She told me how much she liked it that in some environments, there was a small and simple celebration for the smallest accomplishments.
It made me think of a podcast by Sahara Rose (check her out here, if you're interested in spirituality/Ayurveda/self-development), that I was listening to on the road in Georgia. In this podcast ("Awaken Your Powers Masterclass with Shaman Durek"), she and Shaman Durek talk about how we should throw more parties for ourselves. Sahara says that we should realise more often, how we've gone through so many things and we're still here and we've managed to be okay after. And that we should celebrate that more.
For me personally, it was very touching to hear these words at that very moment. During my holiday in Georgia, I dealt with anxiety, which I will explain a bit in another post. Even though that was hard at times, it brought me a lot on a personal level and it made the holiday one of the most beautiful and special experiences in my life.
While I was listening to the podcast, we were sitting in a 4WD car, driving on a pretty dangerous road in the mountains, back to Tbilisi. On the way to the village that we had spent three (and some of the most memorable) days in, the same road, I had been so scared. For four hours straight. After arriving in the village, I was already thinking about having to go back. There was so much fear in my system. And the moment I stepped into the car again, I could relax. For four hours straight. I surrendered to the road and the driver, listening to Sahara Rose and taking in the beautiful views.
Her words made so much sense at that moment. Yes, I had been scared and yes, that had affected my time in the mountains. But I stepped into the car anyways. I did it. And there I sat, enjoying everything about the drive.
This is just one example. I'm sure that if you read this, you can think of a similar situation in your life. You probably also had times when you thought you would never make it, times when you thought you'd never feel different again. And then, looking back, you were able to see that you actually went though it and there you were, okay.
I know that most of us have a house to sleep in, enough food and money, and therefore, we're so lucky already. But I also know everybody is fighting their own battles. We can have all these things, and still be really unhappy. The fact that you're going through that, perhaps for a couple of hours, perhaps for years, and you're still doing that, is worth a celebration.
Of course, it doesn't have to have a difficult background story. How great would it be to throw a little party, just because it's Wednesday? Just because you love your parents so much, or just because you gave compliments to seven different people today and they liked it. Why not? How big of a change would that be to our daily lives?
My friend was more than right, and we already decided to apply this to our lives. All there is, is now. We don't have to wait for an official occasion to celebrate things.
Lots of love,