As I sit here this morning in Costa Rica, writing this to you, I hear the birds chirping, the waves crashing and have the view of a beautiful lush jungle.
Every year I come back to this magical place and it gets me into a quiet little lull. It is a time to give to all the wonderful people who are attending this retreat and it is also a time to receive from Mother Nature’s bounty.
It’s uncanny what happens when you slow down and listen. When you quiet the noise in your head and start to listen to your heart. When you are unencumbered by to-do lists or comparisons or all the ‘shoulds’ life has you thinking are important. There is a sense of being alive that only stillness can encompass and it is absolutely wonderful.
Depending on where you are at on your personal growth journey - stillness can leave you feeling uncomfortable, anxious or even burdensome. That’s okay too. It just means that you are in a season of processing and you have some work to do.
Wherever you are at in your heart, know that if the results you are seeking are not the results you are getting, you can always choose again. If it is love you are seeking, be as lovable as you can to everyone you meet. If it is abundance you are seeking, help those around you find abundance. The more you embody what you want, the more it will flow to you naturally.
Oh and the hardest part? TRUST THE PROCESS. Years ago when I started on my wellness journey, I dreamed of hosting retreats for people wanting to make an impact on the world, better themselves and those around them and for it to feel fun and easy. Today, after many years of trying and I can say I have achieved this.
So, with that, I am sending you love from my porch with encouragement to keep trying, keep trusting and never give up.
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.