Rediscover and Reconnect So You Can Thrive

What I have learned through my journey of self-awareness is that we all have a story and should share our stories.
09/28/2015 03:12 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

There are many articles and books focused on health and well-being.

But what have you learned and how are you implementing the practices, tips and knowledge to live a more meaningful life so you can BeOne (connected mind, body and spirit) and Thrive?

I'm not one who watches much television, but I did watch the festivities and listen to Pope Francis during his visit to the U.S. As I was flipping channels on Sunday, I saw that Oprah was interviewing Arianna Huffington on Super Soul Sunday, a segment that previously aired on Mother's Day in May 2014.

Oprah and Arianna were discussing the book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-being, Wisdom, Wonder, and Giving. It's one of my favorite books and one which became the catalyst to create my new startup, BeOne.

As I listened, I thought about my own journey and the steps I took to rediscover my spirit and reconnect with myself that brought me to writing this article.

What I have learned through my journey of self-awareness is that we all have a story and should share our stories.

When you can stand in the truth of your own story and share it, you not only continue to heal yourself, but you help heal others. This is a gift and a blessing in itself.

There are so many people worldwide who are seeking personal and spiritual fulfillment and want to live a more meaningful life.

But how do you start?

You can start by looking beyond your social mask and ego.

Many of us have defined the meaning of success by our job title, social status, money in the bank, and material things. I once defined success that way.

It is when you start taking each of those things away that you are able to look within and rediscover who you really are and even find your purpose in life.

Look in the mirror and ask yourself:

Who am I?
Why am I here?
What is the meaning of my life?

This may be hard to do because you may not have the answers or like what you see. When I did this 4 years ago, I saw a woman who was overworked, exhausted, depressed and disconnected. This is when I had my "final straw moment."

Do you know what the most beautiful thing about standing there even when you don't have the answers or like what you see?

You have the power to do something about it and redefine your own meaning of success so you can live a more meaningful and purpose-driven life:

  • A life where you are no longer living behind your social mask or through your ego.
  • A life where you are standing in your truth.
  • A life where your health and well-being come first.
  • A life where you have a positive impact on your family, friends and community.
  • A life lived through love and love for oneself.
  • Some of the most powerful things I've learned on my journey are:
    • Live in a state of openness.
    • Have forgiveness.
    • Let go of what no longer serves your highest good.
    • Be fearless.
    • Surrender and trust in God with all your heart.
    • Know that a power greater is in charge of your destiny.

    May your journey bring you peace, self-knowledge, healing, blessings, oneness, and finding your purpose in life.

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