In the second season of Cocoon Life I will be speaking to guests who live their life on purpose. A reminder of the power and the choices we have in our lives. My guests discuss their passion for this rare and precious life and the empowerment we can find in our struggles.
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For my guests that took part, those that followed the process, to family friends and in particular those who became part of the Cocoon Life Community, a big massive thank you to you all. It meant so much to me.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change” – Carl R. Rogers.
We all handle life situations differently. For me the loss of my Mam coupled with trying to function in a relationship and parenting through grief was overwhelming. Today acceptance of what is, overtakes what were once periods of fear, worry and physical pain from being emotionally exhausted. As a result of the difficulties I experienced adjusting to life changes, I still have my moments but this time around I know it will pass, it’s not forever, it’s a moment by moment process. More self awareness allows me to live as the present moment happens rather than in the history of my mind or in the stress and worry of a future that may only materialise in my head.
I became intrigued by the nature of our thoughts and how left untreated it can impact our emotional and physical health. My belief is mindfulness can help us in creating more self compassion, acceptance, kindness and permission just to be where we are in the moment. There is a light beyond where we are, it shines when the world conspires synchronistically and then the magic happens.
On the road to making Cocoon Life, I met so many incredible people. This Podcast has conversations with those who found a way past their own life-changing experiences and found a different harmony in their lives. It’s a discussion with guests who live life passionately and have an awareness of the power our thoughts can have in creating a healthy mind. I met so many interesting people that I wanted you to hear their stories too, hence the Podcast – a platform where we discuss their life’s journey, choices, stories of hope, healing and living life on purpose.
Like the caterpillar who wraps around itself a cocoon, it does so without knowing, through a moment by moment process. How then it emerges with wings. The world still the same yet from a different view it can see so much more.
Cocoon Life wasn’t just me it was my guests, family, friends and all the people I met along the way. My life experiences and all who inspired me helped me learn more about myself, so I can’t take the credit. Cocoon Life is about all our lives.
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at changes” -Wayne Dyer.
Favourite place in the world
There are loads but one stands out just a smidge more. Laced up boots, wrapped up and standing on the top of the Kerry Mountains overlooking the breathtaking views of the Wild Atlantic Way.
For my guests that took part, those that followed the process, to family friends and in particular those who became part of the Cocoon Life Community, a big massive thank you to you all. It means so much to me.
“Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.” ― Wayne W. Dyer
There is no one in the world quite like you. But we do share something. We all experience a range of emotions happiness, sadness, anger and frustration just to name a few. How we deal with them is for us to explore.
A little exercise.
I’m going to ask you to observe your breath as you breathe in slow and gentle. Now observe your breath as you breathe out. Next observe the gap as your breath turns around from inward to outward and so on. Were you thinking this whole time? Did your thoughts challenge your exploration of silence?
Try this exercise again. This time as you notice your thoughts and any self-talk which may happen, acknowledge them like standing on a river bank, watch them gently float on the fallen autumn leaves, then bring your attention back and refocus on your breath. Become the witness the observer of your breath, your life force.
This is an exercise you can do anytime, anywhere. When you become aware of your thoughts and how powerful they are you will slowly begin to notice more. Becoming more mindful of exploring the inner you, silence in our mind is a beautiful place to be. Feeling the waltz of all of your senses. The dance of life that takes place inside you. Give yourself your time, you are so worth it!
Cocoon Life was born through the seasons of grief and the challenges of relationships, parenting and meeting others who inspired me with their journeys. Finding peace, a journey I could never have imagined. Life in its wisdom brought me in another direction, an inward one. What were once and still are life challenges now come with the gift of learning more of me.
What have I learned
I learned that the pain of losing a loved one and how we cope has so many more complexities than I could ever have imagined. I know that there is a life where peace and serenity can live alongside the pain of loss. I know that we all have our own journeys and while the roads may wander differently I believe for all of us we crave the longing of a life humble of our deepest selves.
I believe we are more than our physical forms. That our spirit is greater than what we can see. I want to share with you my love of life, those that inspire me and who I am.