I've learned some valuable lessons this past month that have forced me to appreciate and value my peace and to gravely understand that it (my peace) trumps everything - including money.
Never in the past would I have thought about turning down opportunities to maintain my peace, but at the age of 36 - that's exactly what I am doing. I'm discovering that I don't have to jump at every offer because not every offer aligns with the peaceful life I'm trying to live. I've put myself in stressful situations in the name of making money, and at the end of the day I definitely got the money and the stress that came along with it.
Of course all stressful situations aren't avoidable, but if and when I have the power to control the situations that are - I do just that. One thing that has contributed to me being more in control of my world is the decision I've made to lighten my material load. The fewer things I need, the less resources I need - and that gives me more power over the direction my life is going in. When I had tons of unnecessary, material things - I had no choice but to jump at mostly all opportunities to keep that lifestyle up because the more I accumulated, the more money I needed......not any more.
At this point in my life I'm reveling in the pure fact that less is more peaceful. When it's all said and done, my mental stability and well-being reign supreme. And anyone, anything, or any opportunity that threatens that cannot operate in the same space as I do.
Peace over EVERYTHING,
- Samjah Iman
P.S. - This spring, it's all about bright colors for fashion. Even though black is my go-to hue, I'm looking forward to participating in this fad because I do believe that bright colors have a positive effect on our vibe and bring out the hidden colors in our skin tone. If you're interested in learning about more trends that will be popping this spring, check out my article on Fashionbombdaily.com.