Today is such a perfect day for me to craft this post! For the past few years, I have been functioning in what I have affectionately dubbed the “Oz Zone.” I have been carefully treading foreign territory and have lost my daily rhythm. It’s a hybrid between feeling like I am living in the Land of Oz which has somehow made its way inside the Twilight Zone. Things just don’t seem to make a lot of sense and the more I try to control the chaos, the crazier it gets.
But the reality is that by submitting myself to the chaos and embracing it as part of life’s process, I have discovered a new sense of appreciation for who I am and what I have come through. It is strange how the things that have tested me the most (relationships, family, finances, health, business, etc.) are the very things that bring me the greatest fulfillment. Not because it all magically gets better with time, but because the chaos forces gives me the choice to either give in, or to make the changes necessary to restore order – which ultimately leads to a more happy and peaceful life.
I gift myself the freedom to not get everything right all the time. But I also embrace the opportunity to get better and do better, balancing small calculated steps with bold moves that will enable me to become closer to living my life with the peace that I desire. This in turns allows me to be more effective in helping others do the same.
So don’t worry if you feel like your life is out of control, that you no longer recognize where you are or how you got there. Embrace the chaos and use it as an opportunity to take inventory and to make the hard decisions, do the hard work, and reap the rewards of doing what a lot of people fail to – finding your true happiness.
That’s right, I said it, most people aren’t truly happy. But, who want’s to be like everyone else? BE HAPPY – it’s your destiny!