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The Roads Are Many February 28, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.

In general, our happiness increases when we find our unique place in life, and find people who accept us as we are to share that space. 

To do that, we must try on different roles and personas to see how we feel in different settings and with different people.  We must evaluate our own interests, and free up time and space for our priorities. 

When we take time to consider who we are, and what we want out of life, we become more fully who we were always meant to be.

Some steps on the journey:

* Evaluate who you are and what you have to offer to the world. 

* Find people who love and value you, as you are, so you are appreciated just for being yourself. 

* Make room in your life for interests and pursuits that feel rewarding.

* Make everyday tasks fun by remaining true to yourself, instead of struggling to meet the expectations of others.

* Realize that others view the world differently. 

* Take time to pause and reflect whenever it feels like something is missing in your life.

Each of us has our own life path to follow.  

Let your spirit be your guide.

The roads are many, the goal is one ~ becoming who we were always intended to be. 

No rules.  Just write!


1. The Roads are Many « Uphill Writing - February 28, 2010

[…] her blog, Spirit Lights the Way, I found a post entitled “The Roads Are Many“, which, while not specifically about creativity (our theme for the day), reflects very well […]

2. Mandy Ward - March 1, 2010

How many times have I thank’d you for being an Inspiration to me? Not enough obviously!

“The Roads are Many.” really struck a chord with me today. I am currently trying to update my textiles skills (as they are very poor) and I am teaching myself to knit. I’m finding it difficult to do – you try learning knitting from a book – but it is immensely satisfying.

A while back, you told me that you thought my kids would prefer a Crafty Mum to a Tidy one and I am discovering that is what I am.

Thank you Nancy. Thank you a thousand times to infinity and beyond.

M ♥

nrhatch - March 1, 2010

Some of this advice literally “saved my life.”

The life I had been living was not my own ~ other author’s words resonated with me and taught me that we can walk through life a bit more boldly . . . that we don’t have to pretend to be someone we are not in order to meet the expectations of others.

I started to reclaim my life, be more authentic, and follow my own path. It’s very liberating (although some people got annoyed that I was no longer willing to be who THEY wanted me to be). So be it.

As Dr. Seuss said, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

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