Hey there, fellow seekers of self-improvement! (I feel like if you follow me, you are probs into that kinda stuff.)
As a just turned 44-year-old ex-Jehovah's Witness, fairly recent psychedelic enthusiast, and quantum physics lover, I've definitely had my fair share of challenges and obstacles in my journey towards becoming the best (or at least better) version of myself.
But one thing I've learned is that no matter what we go through in life, it's possible to overcome those challenges and come out even stronger on the other side.
Cliche? Yes. True? Also.
One of the biggest challenges I faced was leaving the Jehovah's Witnesses, a cult I was deeply involved in for most of my formative years.
It wasn't an easy decision, and it came with a lot of difficult emotions and conversations.
And you know what? It's probably the single most golden decision I've ever made. The growth that came from that soul splintering decision was monumental to say the least.
Backyard shot of me
Another challenge I've faced is my curiosity for psychedelic substances.
While they've been a powerful tool for personal growth and spiritual exploration for me, I know they're not for everyone and can be controversial (and still illegal in some parts of the world...catch up already! They have serious healing benefits ffs!!)
Despite some sketchy times early on in life around the use of certain psychoactive substances, I've learned to revere them, hold them in the high regard they deserve and use them responsibly, and in turn, they've helped me tap into parts of myself and the world around me that I never knew existed and would never have known about otherwise.
My love for quantum physics has been just as instrumental in my journey towards self-improvement.
The more I've learned about this fascinating subject, the more it's opened my eyes to the interconnectedness of all things and the endless possibilities that exist in the universe.
One way that understanding quantum physics has helped me understand myself is by challenging my traditional ideas of cause and effect.
In the classical world, we tend to think of events as being caused by specific actions or events, but in the quantum world, things aren't quite so straightforward.
The concept of quantum entanglement, for example, suggests that particles can become connected and influence each other's behaviour even when they're separated by large distances.
This idea can be mind-blowing, but it can also give us a new perspective on our own lives and the choices we make. It can remind us that we are all connected and that our actions can have an impact on the world around us in ways we may not fully understand.
Another way that quantum physics has helped me is by reminding me of the infinite potential that exists within me.
The concept of superposition, which states that particles can exist in multiple states simultaneously, suggests that anything is possible at a quantum level.
This can be a powerful reminder that we are not limited by our circumstances or the limitations we place on ourselves - we have the potential to be and do anything we set our minds to.
So what's the point?
Simple: no matter what challenges you face in life, whether it's leaving a cult, exploring a controversial hobby, or anything else, it's important to remember that you have the strength and resilience to overcome those challenges and become the bestest (yep) version of yourself.
The clincher on how to really own challenges? Self-love and self-acceptance.
It's easy to get caught up in negative self-talk and self-doubt, but it's so important to remember that you are worthy and deserving of love and happiness, no matter what others may say or think.
Another tip is to surround yourself with supportive and positive people who lift you up, encourage you to be your best self and to look outside of society's box for answers. These people can provide the love and encouragement you need to keep going when things get rough.
So if you're facing a challenge or obstacle in your own journey towards self-improvement, remember: you are strong, capable, and worthy of overcoming whatever comes your way.
You are way stronger than you think you are.
Embrace your quirks and uniqueness. There's only one of you and the world needs that singularity that only you have and can contribute to the world.
Imagine if we all thought the same, looked the same, behaved in the same way and expressed ourselves in a similar fashion.....what a boring ass world that would be!
So get out there and smash the conventional ways of doing things and do you, boo!