Introduction to My “25 to 25” Journey

“[…]Pain has a purpose.  It teaches us and guides us to higher levels of awareness[…]An ancient teaching says, ‘The world is a teacher to the wise man and an enemy to the fool.'”

~Debbie Ford, “The Dark Side of the Light Chasers” (p. 117)

Hello everyone :).

I’ve been away for many months, going through a tremendous amount of changes, learning to embrace and love all those parts of myself that I formerly rejected. It’s been an incredible journey.

My last blog post chronicled a meditation experience that inspired and propelled me to dive deep into a new level of personal development and healing.  I have recently started to feel the PROFOUND effects of this undertaking.

In order to blog about it, I’ve decided to upload onto this blog a photo album that I created on Facebook chronicling the 25 days leading up to my 25th birthday (9/3/11), inspired by a good friend, in which I experienced some huge growth, including one day that permanently changed the way I approach my life. I know it because I can feel it.

This singular day has set off a domino effect of an amazing amount of love and blessings flowing into my life.  Today I had the realization that I am experiencing exactly what my aforementioned meditation noted was going to happen when I embraced my “monster”.

I feel amazing. 😀

I upload my photo album with love and care and devotion.  I truly hope that it serves to bring a smile to your face and a warm glow to your heart, as it reflects to you the power that resides within you.

I love to write. I love to grow.  I love to write about personal growth – it is one of my greatest passions in life.  Because I am now at a place where I love myself SO, SO much more than ever before in my life, I am going to dedicate more of my time to this.  This is a promise I make to myself.

“Follow your bliss” doesn’t necessarily mean to quit your job and take on your hobbies full-time; it also means doing the little things that make you feel SO alive, that set your spirit on fire!!!  The little things add up, and *every* act of self-love makes a huge difference.

How do I know this?  Because I’ve transformed anxiety into power.  Worry into blessings.  Disempowerment into an unshakably solid sense of self.

I had moments of huge epiphanies, but most of my work came through small acts of love, growth, patience, forgiveness, care, and laughter.  One day at a time.  My “25 to 25” album has both.

I love you and I hope you have a WONDERFUL day.  May this album bring you as much happiness and power as it gave me.

With all my love,

~Amparo


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