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True North

“True north”, to live authentically and in line with your higher self and all relationships involved. The dictionary touches on a geographic standpoint, the magnetic force, following a map and the North Pole. “True north” would guide you from one point to the other, from south to north depending on where you want to go.

When it comes to life and the circumstances around us, we often struggle with forces out of our control that pull and tug on us. As a result we often do things not in line with the “true north” that consists of our values and our authentic self. If I’m honest, I have to say that I have grown a bit rebellious against the things that control me and disturb the balance of allowing me to be my authentic self. I feel as if I have been controlled for too long and that I have conformed for even longer, sacrificing my “True North” in some regards. Even though I have always been true to myself, there are restrictions that bind me from fully being who I am, most of the times. Therefore, I seek a life with less shackles and the freedom to run, wild, careless and happy. I don’t want to waste precious time with the mundane and I want every moment to count. I would imagine it to be different for everybody, but for me “True North” embodies everything that inspires and motivates me. The things that make me happy and make me smile. The moments my creativity unleashes and soothes my soul.

So what, anybody can be motivated and inspired right? Anybody can make time to follow up and indulge in their hobbies. What I’m talking about is a step beyond, it’s a lifestyle change, a certain freedom that comes with pursuing what sets your soul on fire. It often means skipping the conventional life and the rat-race, the common and the accepted, the expected and what is demanded. It often means standing alone when few can relate and perhaps think that you have fallen off of your rocker. Is it that far fetched though? Have you ever wondered and got tired of the daily rut and routine? Felt stuck? Have you ever asked the burning question of “There has to be more to my life and this can’t be it? I know I have, over and over to the point of things needing to change.

The subject about “True North” was inspired from another blog post and it reminds me about my own pursuit. I have chased my “True North” for years, carefully fitting all the pieces, listening to the signs, being patient and understanding the complexity of making it all work together. My decisions could be very expensive, so I am cautious, although it’s not all based on that. Over the years in my pursuit, the intensity level certainly has stepped up and my hunger has grown to feel alive and inspired by all that I’m doing. I accept less BS these days and I want more, I’m not always silent anymore and I have learned to stand up for myself while my strive for “True North” has taken on new dimensions.

I came across a little video a few weeks ago that infused new motivation and reminds me of how powerful the human spirit truly is. I am starting late in life, but I believe that nothing is impossible. I’m not saying that I will bike to Patagonia as I would probably choose the van life over that and hike or bike whenever I want to, but it doesn’t really matter what it is that you do as long as you find the courage to do it. To be scared but to feel alive, I know that I’m on the brink of escaping the routine and the moment I do, will be the beginning of the remainder that will embody the rest of my thousand years.

 

Author:

Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

10 thoughts on “True North

  1. So beautifully written. I walked away from from my career 3 years ago for these very reasons. I needed to follow my dreams and be able to be ME 100% of the time. It took a year to peel off the layers of stress and retrain my thinking. I can honestly say, I have never been happier and more at peace!💚

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    1. Thank you Roda, I know that it will be the same for me once I do take that final step. Days off are not merely enough anymore, even though my true north will include more then that. I can’t wait to feel that peace and serenity permanently 💙

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