Photo: Living life as if the experiences you have matter. Are you?
As we come very close to ending this year of 2022 it is a time to reflect on whether we are living our lives fully. Not only having a positive impact on others lives and the natural world, but more importantly to living a free life on our own terms.
Having been a person who always thought of others first it has been a challenging journey to recognize that claiming the freedom to live my life as I am called to can at times disappoint others, but more often can inspire and impact them to do the same.
An ever changing opportunity each day to reclaim and share who we are fully without holding back by loving the life that is within us.
Meraai, in the video below, brings humor, dancing the tango with the bread she is making, appreciating the moments of simple pleasures, and a wisdom gained from many years of deeper inner reflection and experience..
What life within wants to express now?
Right now I want to have a taste of her yummy looking bread with a good coating of fresh butter on it!
“Making other people happy makes many of us feel good. It’s great to know that you made a positive impact, however small, on someone’s life. But there’s a difference between being kind, and being a people pleaser. Being someone who pleases people sounds like a good idea. But you should never change who you are to please them.
You mold yourself to fit the idea of what other people think you should be. Running around trying to please everyone with every decision – never tuning into your own needs. And you stop trusting your own judgment because you assume that other people know better!
You have infinite opportunities to do what makes you radiant in a world of dreary times. And the people that matter, will stick around and love you the most when you are true to yourself. It’s never too late to live a free life — one that is on your own terms. “
“When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you don’t say ‘no’ to yourself.” ~Paolo Coehlo
Filmed in Swellendam, South Africa. Featuring Meraai van Wyk. All of our films are made possible through the generous support of our patrons. To be part of this journey : https://www.patreon.com/greenrenaissance
Who is Green Renaissance? We are Michael and Justine – passionate filmmakers, living off-grid and dedicating our time to making films that we hope will inspire and share positivity out into the world.
Editing – by Jackie Viviers Sound mix – by Tamryn Breakey Music sourced from ArtList – https://bit.ly/2KfrAt2 Vals – by Biba Dupont Border Town – by Ben Mcelroy La Boca Fiesta – by Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat Approaching Distance – by We Dream of Eden Limbo – by Enzalla Stay – by Mattia Vlad Morleo Leave – by Mattia Vlad Morleo
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