his week, we'll learn to embrace groundlessness.
You know that feeling when sudden changes upend life as you know it? Job shifts, personal crises, and unexpected twists can all leave you feeling adrift and uncertain.
Life can be unpredictable - from job changes to personal challenges.
The earthquakes in your life are your golden tickets to grow and transform. Think of them as the universe nudging you towards your true potential.
In this week's edition:
So, you're standing there, life's sands shifting under your feet. Job loss? Burnout? Relationship ends? Health crisis? Welcome to the club.
It's a club of change. And it's where the magic happens.
Being a sensitive and atypical person, I've been there several times. My quest for truth led me to face numerous work, relationships, and health challenges. Each time, my curiosity led me to uncharted territories.
Trying to fight 'what is' was just mindless. Each time, life sent me the same invitation: reconnect with yourself, others, and your world.
Maya's life was a straight line, a perfect plan. Tech wizard and routine lover until life took an unexpected turn. Job gone. Suddenly, no more routine, no more safety net. Welcome to groundlessness, Maya.
However, this is where the real journey began.
At first, Maya was lost, holding onto old dreams. She explored job listings and attended countless interviews, trying to fit into a mold that no longer existed.
The more you seek solid ground, the more it's shaky.
Here, the wisdom of Svadhyaya comes into play. On the yoga mat, as in life, every pose, every breath, is an opportunity for self-study.
Maya's journey was not about searching for another job but listening to her inner voice. Maya took a leap of faith into the unknown, which was daunting. But, it was also where she discovered her rhythm.
"The only thing that is constant is change." - Heraclitus.
You might find it scary to face yet another change, but that's life. You facing a change is a sign you are alive.
Losing her job was a life change filled with fear and uncertainty. Yet, seen through the lens of non-attachment - Aparigraha- this loss liberated her from what she thought was known to her. It was an opportunity to reassess her career and personal goals. Explore new fields, develop new skills, and find fulfillment in new ways.
Maya peeled back layers of conditioned thought, revealing her true aspirations. Together, we delved deep into her purpose, unearthing passions long buried under the weight of societal expectations. And there it was - a love for words, a talent for digital marketing she never knew she had.
"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." – Friedrich Nietzsche.
Life is inherent chaos and lack of control.
Life is a game, and the present moment is where it's at. Scaling your business, facing a health challenge, or just trying to find your footing – now is your stage.
Maya's new groove – blogging and freelancing – was unpredictable. But instead of blaming her for her lost life and nurturing her anxiety about her unpredictable future, she began by identifying what she could control: her daily rituals, the creation of content, her learning process, and, most importantly, her mindset.
"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." – Marcus Aurelius.
Maya started setting small, achievable goals, focusing on creating quality content rather than obsessing over metrics and numbers. She established a structured routine, carving out work, learning, and self-care time.
She began to feel empowered as she focused on controllable aspects, bringing order to chaos and turning her energy towards fulfilling activities.
In our search for stability, we often look outward. Stable income flows, reliable relationships, predictable routines, and external validation.
In the beginning, Maya's income was irregular, work hours were erratic, and the solitude of working alone weighed heavily on her.
Groundlessness invites us to look inward and find strength within.
Maya's shift toward inner strength was possible when she made space for her spirituality. She learned specific practices to find stability and understood that stability comes from within, not external circumstances. Her stress vanished, and she got back to full power.
You are never alone.
Solitude is not loneliness.
If you're working alone, it's tough to find the safety of a tribe.
Maya's blog connected her to fellow entrepreneurs, freelancers, and dreamers.
Working independently may initially feel isolating. But seeing the broader interconnectedness in your work and life presents an opportunity. It encourages you to reach out, build new networks, and find innovative ways to collaborate.
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." – Albert Einstein
So, as we wrap up this edition, remember that groundlessness isn't a pit.
It's a passage.
It's a chance to find your true dance, innovate, and grow.
In this dance of life, every step, steady or not, is part of your unique rhythm.
Keep dancing, keep growing, and let each step light up your path.
See you on the dance floor,
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