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What’s Behind Us and What’s Ahead?

Sep 1, 2023 | Conscious Leadership, Daily Trek

What's Behind Us and What's Ahead? - Radical Trekking - Ayelet Baron

What’s Behind Us and What’s Ahead?

We stand at a crossroads between what’s behind us and what’s ahead, looking for a healthier way forward. This moment gives us a chance to finish what we’ve left undone, in all parts of life. Being flexible is key. Now is the time to wrap up old projects or let them go, clearing the path for new opportunities in every area of life.

Facing issues as they come up today is crucial. We no longer let past experiences color what’s happening now. Can we drop our expectations and attachments by being curious about new opportunities? Maybe pleasant surprises come to those of us open to what life offers.

Making choices based on our inner wisdom and true feelings can set the stage for a fulfilling life. It creates a cycle of joy and plenty in all we create later. On the flip side, when we make decisions out of fear or the urge to control, we’ll only end up with more fear and the feeling of being controlled.

Next, it’s crucial to tap into our inner core for wisdom, instead of just going along with what everyone else thinks. This isn’t about being a rebel just for the sake of it. Instead, it’s about figuring out what truly enhances our life and the lives of others without fighting or needing to win.

Portals of Opportunity

The spider keeps making her web over and over, fine-tuning it for her needs and what’s around her. She doesn’t quit if it doesn’t work and there is no limiting belief around wasting time. She keeps at it until it works for her in her environment.

A mirror shows only our outer self, shaped by what others think. But what’s inside us is ours. Our attitude affects everyone and everything we interact with.

Aging is also just a skin-deep change. When we pass, our essence blends into the world. Can we live each day as a new opportunity for joy, not suffering? What about fear? Can we release it by understanding ourselves on all levels and live with courage? And can we let go of what’s behind us to create at our own pace?

So, What’s Behind Us and What’s Ahead?

Sharing our truth doesn’t mean we impose it on others. It means holding our truth lightly, open to the idea that others have their truths too. In friendships, this looks like active listening. In family life, it means giving space for different opinions. By doing so, we build stronger, more resilient relationships and pave the way.

Many of us are learning to be kind to ourselves, embracing our quirks and unique traits. Can we take a moment to truly feel our life instead of getting lost in distractions?  So, when it comes to our health, what’s behind us and what’s ahead?

  • Rooting our actions in the core of who we are. It not only energizes us but also inspires those around us to question.
  • Becoming carefree. Learning to navigate difficulties, transforming the challenges to opportunities.
  • Practicing self-compassion. This kindness towards ourselves equips us to laugh more about our traps and seductions.
  • Instilling a solid sense of confidence that helps us ride the ups and downs of life, staying centered and grounded.
  • Discovering the power of “no” and “yes.” What doors do we close consciously? And what opens up when we no longer have to live someone else’s story?

It’s Always Possible

By integrating openness into our daily lives, we not only foster healthier relationships but also pave the way for a genuine existence.

Think about what happens if we all make honesty and openness part of our daily existence, not just something we do now and then. Doing this leads to stronger relationships and a better understanding of ourselves. It sets up a foundation for a life that’s truly ours, not one that’s been scripted by someone else. No longer trapped or seduced by beliefs that are not ours. And instead, grounded in reality.

Now, let’s talk about leadership. It’s not something external; it’s within us. All it takes is for us to take a moment to connect with ourselves. By doing that, we become the leaders of our own lives. We get to choose what we want to bring into our world, today and every day.

“For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

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