A few years ago, I stumbled upon a page on instagram, Warrior Training Goddess. I believe the page found me or the universe was slightly directing me to this page. There was a lot of positive quotes and encouragement present in that instagram page that ultimately led me to purchasing the book, Warrior Goddess Training by Heatherash Amara. I’ve had the book for a while but I waited to read it. Now, while reading this book, I asked the question, What does it mean to be aligned with life?
To answer this for myself, I started with the quote below (that I gathered from the book itself):
“Aligning with life means committing to our intent, or goals, 100 percent as well as surrendering to the outcome, whatever it may be.”
In my own understanding,
Aligning with life means giving it your all, in whatever it may be: intent, goals, dreams. & then being able to accept whatever the outcome is, good or bad.
It’s not regretting the hard work you put into achieving your dreams.
It’s not regretting the time spent working on your goals.
It’s not regretting all the things you had to give up or sacrifice to focus on your dreams.
It’s not regretting all the struggles that you could have avoided if it wasn’t for that goal.
Even when the results of you giving it your all doesn’t meet your expectations.
Even when things don’t go as planned.
Even when things go wrong.
You accept whatever it is for what it is and live life with no regrets.
Aligning with life is finding ways to be happy with whatever the results are.
It’s finding the silver lining of things.
It’s finding the blessings from all of the shortcomings of life. (or not even thinking of the shortcomings)
It’s trusting that life is beautiful no matter what, where, who, how it may be.
In the book, Heatherash Amara also mentions that “Life is neither fair nor unfair. Life is a force that constantly moves and changes.” There is a struggle within myself upon reading this that I can’t quite completely comprehend. It’s as if I’ve been living life thinking I’m important that the world revolves around me but obviously it doesn’t. I believe many of us feel this way. We say things like “life is unfair” without realizing that life/world don’t single out things. It just happens that way. It just happened that you’re in this spot today. You’re in this space right now. There is no right or wrong life. Life is just that, it just is. It will keep on moving even if you stop, even when you’re gone, life will just keep on going.
The important thing you can do in life is to live life to the fullest. To enjoy each moment, moment by moment and to appreciate what it is that you have. It is to see the world for the beauty and magical thing that it is.
This kind of revelation, growth and development takes time. It is said in many books, not just this one, that it will take time and that the only thing that matters is that you keep on moving forward. One of the main things, I’ve read, heard and learned about creating a better life for yourself is that it takes time and dedication. So give yourself some time. Give yourself some credit and also give yourself a break when things are tough! Don’t put so much pressure on yourself.
I feel like I write these blogs to remind myself of what I’m learning each day. I’m writing and posting to give myself a break, to give myself some encouragement and to give myself something to look back to when things are tough!
I am a working progress and my goal is to live life to the fullest, however, it may come!
Thanks for reading my thoughts for the day!
Yours Truly Yours,
Heatherash Amara. Warrior Goddess Training: Become the Woman You Are Meant To Be. 2014