Perhaps this all seems like a bunch of mumbo jumbo and a bunch of spiritual crap. I can understand that view. I had a friend ask me for suggestions on making life less hectic and they also said I never explain what I personally do to feel the freedom and keep life peaceful. I chuckled because I also had a situation recently where I went above and beyond to “explain myself” thinking it would help But it did not go well. :) I spoke my truth and the other person was offended and took it personal. ( more learning lessons , not taking anything personal And not feeling like you need to explain yourself). Still learning people. :) Anywho, my friend who has a super hectic schedule every single day and lots of kids just can’t seem to catch a break. They often tell me about the To do list which is jam packed with many things to get done “or else”… things might fall apart? I paused before I answered because it is REALLY easy to get into a “lemme tell ya what to do” type of answer BUT I find time after time that leading by example wins hands down. Just another way to speak your Truth. It does not always have to involve words. In this case speaking my truth looks like I am saying nothing. But words are words and we all must go through our own process. Because I understand this and fall back on my “Tami quotes” to help me respond sometimes, I replied with “it’s a belief system and letting go of many things”. I am sure that is a frustrating answer because we all naturally seek that “magic pill”. However if I spit out a new to do list of meditation, wake up early and exercise, prep your healthy food for the week, be present in every situation, speak with love all the time, hang out with your kids and have fun, turn off your electronics, etc, etc etc then THIS now becomes a new “ to do “ list that seems unattainable. And the same cycle that does not feel good continues to perpetuate. Feel me?
Another example of truth, hot topic for sure, so don’t judge, Covid vaccine. To get or not to get, that is the question. Some pose the question why would you not? I am sure that answer seems like it would be obvious since we have all lived in the world the past year. We all made our own realities and tried our best to “abide by the rules” and still live our own truth. We all now have some type of education on Immune systems and the importance of wellness and most of us have desire to be healthy. So whatever your ideas and decisions are around covid, that is you speaking your truth and what feels best for you now. I have my own ideals and what feels best on how to take care of my Self. I can respect and work with truth. Remember that “speaking with love” quote from up above?… Gotta stick to it. When people have contrasting thoughts and beliefs it is ok. Everything is always working out for our higher good. Always. Even when our current reality doesn’t seem like it. There are many ways to live in health and happiness. I don’t have a magic answer so I stick to my "Tami quotes” once again. As we keep steering our boat we can speak and live our truth. Let each individual do themselves as they see fit, yes?
So why do I share the idea of “speaking our truth”? Which has now turned into LIVING our TRUTH. Because for some it can be a starting point as a pathway to get to our happy place permanently. It’s not about being self-righteous with our Truth. It’s a simple case of everyone is different with different tastes and desires and what might work for me might not work as well for you. To make a shift. To make a slight change. To empower yourself. To live freely. To change perspective. To believe in your self. To accept others as they are right now. To be compassionate. To be kind. To keep moving forward. These can be simple choices that start a whole new world of being. So as an advocate for living a Healthy Lifestyle, I continue to share pieces of my personal pie in my own journey as a means to simply show others what already exist within themselves. We are not broken. We don’t need to be fixed. There is nothing wrong with us. We are All right. We are all in this big chunk of the universe together right now so why not figure out how to live in it joyously. Is that not why we are here in the first place? Reaching and Awakening to our personal Truth can be a VERY good starting point.
Cheers my friends
Much Love in the air
XO - Tami
Tami Herbst xo