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Share your Story – Let your Vulnerability Heal the World!

You can’t get to courage without walking through vulnerability
-Brené Brown

I have got a real time experience living this quote! I believe it is our vulnerability that makes us stronger from inside and just shows how human we are!

I am a part of a tribe who are on their way to become ‘lightworkers’. Yes, I can see a few eyebrows raising and a few of you smirking. But this is my truth and I have come to accept it proudly.

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This is a wonderful tribe at the University of Wellness Holistic Life Coach Certification and some of their stories are truly heart breaking. A bunch of 25 some women who have gone through some real hardships in life and struggling with their truth today. And I love my tribe here – sharing our vulnerabilities, being there for each other and above all that one single thread that connects us all together – our intense inner drive to heal! Heal ourselves, heal each other and in the end heal the world!

These women decided to transform their adversity into a miracle minded life! They chose to look at their darkest times as a blessing and kept on asking what I have learnt from this phase of my life? They chose to rise up and shine and not let the low tide wilt them. They decided to look at the light instead of rotting in the dark.

And it is in the lowest of our times that we realize life’s true worth and what we are here for!

Till date I kept it under covers and was ashamed that I am on this spiritual path. I constantly worried about what will the world say and how will my loved ones react. But no more. We have not been sent to this earth to do a 9 to 5 job which we hate and pay our bills. All of us have a bigger life purpose in life and we need to attune to it. What is that thing which you will do for free for your entire life? Which is that intense calling in your life? What is your higher purpose in life? It does not have to be spiritual, but it will be something that will make the world a better place. Teaching, dancing, singing, cooking – it can be anything!

Also remember you don’t have to do this life purpose for ‘free’! I am not asking you to leave your job and start doing something for free. No. Your life purpose will give you abundance too so that you will be able to influence more people with better means.

I am telling my story today because it might show a ray of sunshine to someone. It was during the darkest of my times when I started on this path and I have never been so elated till date! It is my vulnerability that led me to this path and I am so glad today that I awakened to my real life’s purpose. I feel transformed and free only because I said yes to this call in my life.

I have a bigger story to tell on how I transformed my darkness into light and that I will share soon. But if you have a story of your vulnerability, share it with the world. You never know who will be healed with your story and how someone’s life may change by listening to your story.

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So what personal story are you sharing with the world today?

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Let’s Fight Depression TOGETHER

The other day I saw a post in one of the FB closed women groups where a woman said –

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I realised then that depression has become an everyday word and people are coming out and asking for help. Times are changing and the way we look and treat depression has also changed, but there are still many unspoken voices out there who are suffering inside!

If you ask me – My social media feed will misguide you mostly that I am having a time of my life! That I have all of it figured out with the best people around me. Which is true to some extent but not always. In a month of 30 days, I wake up feeling a rockstar for 28 days. I feel I am all pumped and ready to take on the day! I am all set to try something new and accept new challenges. I am dying to wake up and start my day. I try to infuse that positivity and enthusiasm in the people around me! Well this is my story for the 28 days!!

But the 2 days in a month, my eyes don’t open with no happiness in me that I am alive. I wake up perspiring and face all crooked. I wake up to nightmares of haunted resignations. I basically do not feel like waking up at all. I wonder what am I doing with my life? I ponder on why I left my beloved job and came to a country where I am not allowed to work? I think about my peers who have grown so much in their career ladder. I sink back in my cover of depression thinking I am wasting my life sitting at home doing nothing.

Now you might think, this is not such a big deal to feel depressed. But for a person who loved her job and have always wanted to excel in her career, it is a BIG thing! Now you might also say, “If it is troubling you so much, go back then”. But you will not understand my plight because you are not in my shoes. Coming to US was a conscious decision but I have my bad days when I question this decision every single minute of my day.

But I have learnt to deal with my depression. Initially it started with a span of 3 months and now I don’t let myself brood over 2 days. I feel the pain, I feel depressed, I feel confused, I feel dark BUT only for 2 days. The third day I make sure, I wake up, get out of the bed and do what needs to be done. It took me a lot of time to get that self start and the motivation to get out of my depression by myself.

Depression isn’t easy. People don’t understand what you are going through. I myself didn’t understand what depressed people went through until I experienced it. I always thought, life is so precious why to waste it being depressed. But I now know, you become hapless and helpless when you are in the evil pangs of depression. Doing even the normal everyday things seems like a big tedious task. Talking to near and dear ones doesn’t help always as they don’t understand what is going inside you. You go into your secure cocoon deeper and deeper.

If you are a woman suffering from depression and are reading this – I am here today stretching my hand forward to you. Get in touch with me. Message me on FB, send me an email and be assured that I will get back and listen to you. Talking to a stranger is easier because you know you won’t be judged. I have gone through it and I know how it feels. Just let me know you need help and I will come to you. I will listen to you whole heartedly and help you get out of depression.

I am not a doctor or a psychiatrist, but I am someone who wants to help. At least I can be your first step towards fighting depression. Just remember, you can do it and reach out to someone who can help. The entire world can help you, but you have to take the first step and be responsible for your own shit.

Life may be difficult right now but it can be better. Let’s fight depression TOGETHER and create a better life TOGETHER!