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Trusting in ourselves

Sometimes we can’t see that we already have everything we need inside of us. We wait for someone to rescue us, for the situation to change. Surely it will pass and eventually it does. How we feel when that happens is more in our control then we could ever imagine.

Did we skid by, by the skin of our teeth? Did we find ourselves left behind broken and hurt? Did we see our vulnerability as a sign of weakness, hating it all together? Did we believe in ourselves, by looking at the lessons meant to be learned because we are exactly where we needed to be? I know the later is not an easy thing to do, especially when those lessons are painful and we search for answers that are never given. I also know we each do our best when it happens, and our reaction and outlook depends on where we are on your journey called life.

What if I could propose a different view? What if we should try something so out of the ordinary that at first thought it seems impossible and ridiculous? What would happen if we tried to embrace those events, if we hugged our pain, if we trusted in ourselves, and understood that every lesson in our life is for our higher good? Here is what leads me to that conclusion and for myself this concept has worked. It’s a work in progress, a labor of self love and learning to trust in your abilities. But it’s worth it and I hope you remember this the next time when faced with adversity. 🙏🏼

“The real treasure of life, the one difficult to find and hard to attain, is never far from us. That’s an unwritten rule on this earth. What we desperately desire and need most is buried in the recesses of our innermost being all along. This is the open secret found in many traditions and told in many ways. Yet it remains a secret because trusting in oneself remains one of the hardest things to do in life.

~Michael Meade

Art: Tigray Tsitoghdsyan

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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 💙🦋

25 thoughts on “Trusting in ourselves

  1. Well written Rhapsody. And it is one thing, because of the pain we must go through, that we will appreciate so much more because of that pain…us. And that is the love and happiness we have looked for all our lives waiting for us to have the courage to look within 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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      1. I’ve looked at it from many directions and the most amazing thing, on going through it myself and seeing it in others, is the profound connection on so many levels. It matters not who is with you at that painful time, they too will gain from the journey. As will anyone even remotely connected with you, even in just hearing of your journey, will ‘see’ something even if it is just to nod their head sagely. That ‘nod’ is even then showing them something that they relate to, a confirmation within themselves.
        And as a reward? Loving ourselves is the most beautiful reward there is. It is in finally understanding love that we can then give it in truth…by understanding ‘our’ love. Everything down here points to it. It is in understanding all those emotions that finally show it to us, finally understanding that this journey has slowly shown our struggle to understand us by giving us all those experiences so that we can see, finally see, its truth. And like anything we do, it is only understood when we experience it.
        We all transform minute by minute, step by step. But unconditional love once found, no longer has time, nor distance. It encompasses it all and sets us free 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽

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  2. Inspiring post, Rhapsody.
    We need to learn to think out of the box to find new solutions and not be so scared to do so.
    By life I learned to trust myself, as I found out, not many others are worth trusting. We are all responsible for our own lives, why we also need to think different, when we have a situation demanding our attention.
    Much love and huge hugs for you ❤

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  3. It’s interesting reading thais, we have so little trust in ourselves let alone around us and how can we trust others if not ourselves. I know that pain is felt when we’re outside of our comfort zone, we maybe need to live there more.

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