As I wrote in a similar post, Life Isn’t Happening TO You, It’s Happening FOR you.
Can you take a breath and accept that as true … just for the time it takes for you to listen to this playlist?
I invite you to notice when you use this phrase and use it as a tool. Consider it a marker to step back and look at things from a new perspective. Can you trust that whatever is happening is actually enriching your life and enabling your future self to do great work?
Take this photo. This is me in 2008. I am smoking a cigarette, hiding an eating disorder, filled with anxiety, limiting beliefs + toxic thoughts, and definitely not sober. I didn’t see the divine in anything – especially myself. But I don’t regret any part of my life at this time or the painful things that happened before them that led me to be the girl I was in 2008. I can choose to feel shame for this photo and the state I was in, or I can look at that photo as one of joy and appreciation – a reminder of my own evolution (and wild spirit). And the girl to my left? She’s one of my greatest friends and our love for each other will last a lifetime.Clearly we are both filled with immense joy!
Take a moment and look at your own experiences. Appreciate all of the things in your life that are happening for you or the things that have happened in your past. Acknowledge and value the things that may feel uncomfortable or difficult, the things that make you question why you showed up in the first place or the things you may feel shame about. They are happening for you to evolve to what’s next.
Homeward Angel (Long) – Moby
Breakdown (Instrumental) – Handsome Boy Modeling School
Morning – Beck
Imidiwan Ahi Sigdim – Tinariwen
Wild Soul – The Law, Langhorne Slim
Who – David Byrne & St. Vincent
Fragments – Thievery Corporation
Imik Si Mik – Hindi Zahra
Beautiful Tango (Remastered) – Hindi Zahra
Going To California – Led Zeppelin
Better Than – Lake Street Dive
Distance – Emily King
Morse – Nightmares On Wax
Codex – Radiohead
Coast Off – Helios
Sileo – Rhian Sheehan
Woodsong C – R. Carlos Nakai