Sunday, 7 December 2014

Thank you for touching my life....

By now I know that when something  happens in my life, it is for a good reason. I've learnt that even if I do not understand why something is happening, I should not ask too many questions, as  sooner or later I may understand the "design" and intent of the event. And more importantly, I've learnt that the best and perhaps the only thing I can do is to learn so that I can grow.

These life changing events can come in different flavours. They can be a life changing incident, or a life changing encounter with a person.

Today, I wish to say thank two extraordinary people who over the course of the last twelve months were my travel mates on a journey of self-discovery and introspection.....

The first person  is a total stranger by the name of Luiga. Luiga came to my life when I most needed someone who could help me verbalize my feelings and state of mind. With  beautiful eyes and a disarming emotional intelligence and empathy she managed to dig  deep into my emotions and thoughts, she held me by hand, listened to the words that came out from my heart  without passing judgement and said a prayer for me.

I feel blessed, fortunate and privileged to have  learnt the art of  selflessness and giving from this wonderful person. Thank you Luiga.

The second person is my coach who taught to see opportunity in vulnerability and showed me how to transform fragility to strength. She helped me understand that all events of life are a gift. She made sure I remained engaged and motivated; helped me explore the uncharted waters of  mindfulness; taught me the importance of pausing and setting aside time to reflect, breath and showed me how to ask powerful questions; and reminded me of the power and potential of being curious.

I will eternally be grateful to her for helping me get back my life in my hands. I hope she is proud of me for putting to practice the power of pause - something that I am really looking forward to as I enter the final countdown to a new chapter in my life .....

I'll be for ever indebted to both of you. I hope I can give back some of the wonderful things I learnt from you both and to make a difference in someone's life, the way you made a difference in my life.

THANK YOU for touching my heart, for lighting the extinct flame in me, for shining light and holding my hand as I found my way through a bumpy and dark trail. I am very lucky to have had both of you as guides, coaches and mentors. As Marcel Proust said, you are the gardeners who made my soul blossom. THANK YOU.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

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