You are scrolling through one of your favourite blogs, and you come across a post by one of your wellness sisters. She just got back from an life-changing trip overseas. “I am changed. I am open. I am free.”, she writes.
“I need to book a trip just like that”, you say to yourself as you reach for your credit card.
Beautiful, what I want to ask you today is – are you chasing the experience or the feeling? What truly feels authentic for YOU?
Ultimately, we can never chase the same experience had by another person. Because they are them, and you are you. That is their journey, this is yours. And even if you did do the exact same thing – it still wouldn’t be the same.
Absolutely, there are going to be times when taking inspiration from another person’s journey is exactly the thing you need. The syncronicities will line up perfectly. You will feel your soul nodding in agreement. And you’ll know. But you will also be able to acknowledge that while you may be heading to the same place, you are on a very different path.
On the other hand, when you feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day/dollars in the bank, to do all the holidays/courses that you have on your giant list – gently ask yourself – is it possible that I am chasing this experience to deter from the fact that another area of my life may be a little out of balance?
Are you searching externally for something, when instead you should be turning inward?
We’ve all been there. Chasing a dream that doesn’t really belong to us – simply because, it sounded AMAZING! And it was amazing… for them.
The important thing to remember is, if you listen to your heart, you will always be guided in the right direction. I’m not saying don’t go to the same place as someone else you admire, I’m just asking you to before you book that next big trip, or max your credit card out on yet another course – bring yourself back to your heart space and ask yourself if this is truly something that is authentic for you.
Authenticity is YOU. Living your life, for you. You deserve to experience life at it’s absolute max. Expand your soul and invite experiences into your world that are going to nourish you in every way.
Above all, TRUST in your intuition and the path you are on. And know that those feelings you are chasing, are the right ones.
With so much love and gratitude,
**As mentioned in the video, you can read about Tara’s beautiful LA experience here. x