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New thinking, new possibilities

New thinking, new possibilities - Willi Johnson

Once I stepped out of thegroup fitness training Mississauga I was happy to see that the sun had decided to gracefully show us his face. We had a few gloomy days and I missed to see some light. This winter has been incredibly long. I am longing for the warm rays of sun to warm up my face and body.

I miss going for long walks or hiking. I really missed the exercise. That’s why I decided to go to the gym. I needed to do something, to move a bit. Once you got into this routine, it’s hard to go on without it.

I remembered that before I started to meditate and exercise I used to be always grumpy and easily annoyed with everything. I never liked to socialize that much. Being an introvert did not really help me make new friends anywhere I went.

It took me more than twenty years to understand that I was the one who needed to change in order to enjoy life better. Until I learnt how to meditate I always expected others to do things for me. I used to get upset or mad when things did not go the way I had planned.

Yes, I guess wisdom does come with age. I wish I have discovered all this knowledge earlier, when I was much younger. It would have saved me the trouble of going through depression and having so many fights with my family.

Though on the other hand, if I would have not experienced all of these things, I would have not reached the point where I am today. I would have not become the person I am now. Today I am in peace with myself. I feel happy because I learnt not to look for it outside myself. Happiness comes from within.

Yes, maybe I would have not have so much white hair as I have now, maybe I would have saved some good gallons of tears I wasted on some jerks that I dated, but still I would have been me. Reaching rock bottom shaped me. It taught me some good lessons. It showed me what I am really capable of. It helped me gain my balance, find my strength and see where I was heading. It enabled me to focus my energy on reaching my goals and ignore what was irrelevant. In a nutshell, it made me be the happy person I am today.

 

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