I always kind of knew that there’s something more that I was actually looking for in my life. I always knew that the general run of the mill of getting up and going to work, coming home, just repeating that process again and again and really having nothing more than the weekend to look forward to. What I was really looking for was something beyond that. Something that gave my life a bit more focus, a bit more meaning.
“I was caught up myselfalways thinking and thinking, but once I was able to stop that and really, just feel, it really changed everything for me.So many emotions I can just flow through me and then connect with somebody else at a level that I wasn’t capable before that.”
I was just looking. I didn’t know what I was looking for but I was just looking for something. I tried so many different things. I tried getting involved in different things, reading books. I’ve been along to all different kinds of events. I looked up to different people and tried a lot of different ideas, a lot of different things but the coolest thing about where on these days is the journey I was taking has made a big shift for me and I really found myself now like with myself.
“I was caught up myself always thinking and thinking, but once I was able to stop that and really, just feel, it really changed everything for me. So many emotions I can just flow through me and then connect with somebody else at a level that I wasn’t capable before that.”
Nowadays I’m cool with who I am. I’m living a life that ….at one stage, it was really only ever a dream. So, for me, that’s pretty huge. On the journey, I guess I didn’t really notice that day by day but looking back over the years, it’s like wow.
“The stuff that you really can do when you’ve got the belief in yourself and you got the skills and the right people and environment around you to really bring out the best in you. One of the coolest things was meeting people that can see within me something that I couldn’t see within myself.”
That’s always amazed me. The people that you come across in your life and they see something within you and I suppose having that faith with them and then eventually within yourself to move forward and I don’t know, just live.
“Nowadays I’m cool with who I am. I’m living a life that ….at one stage, it was really only ever a dream.”
It’s really cool to now be in a place where I can appreciate that and I can accept that and for me, that is sort of last about being able to influence somebody, somebody that’s so special to you – being able to know that you’re being real with yourself, being the person that you are, being everything that you can be to live and connect and really be there with the people that you care about and for the people that you care about. Being everything you can for yourself and being everything you can for them. I suppose helping them be everything they can. So, for me, I suppose my journey is one of the biggest things.
Before I got involved and started along my journey I was a bit lost. I didn’t really know what I wanted. Now my life just feels so much fulfilled. Much richer, much larger than just week to week and really having the site now of going, “What does this mean for me for me now?” Not just in this future and not just the immediate future, not this week, not next month but years from now and really being able to take that everything that I am and being able to share that with the world, with my son and do that over long term.
Some of the biggest benefits that I’ve had for I supposed within myself for me and for my family is just more of a sense of being myself, of living my – I supposed my true journey – being able to be more of myself, being able to connect more from here I suppose more so than from here and I’m just really appreciating every moment with my boy. I appreciate it with my beautiful wife, with Jo. Just being more okay with me I suppose in a big way is what most of the difference because until you’re okay with yourself and it’s pretty hard to be okay with some people around you and that’s definitely the biggest thing for sure.