“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” ~ Albert Einstein
There are plenty of inspirational quotes on following one’s heart, taking the path less traveled but most of it is never absorbed. By absorbed I mean listening with the intent of actually working on it.
I thought it would be fair to tell you a little story, the story of Fractal Enlightenment. A blog that was started way back in 2006 while we had 9 to 5 jobs that took more than half of our time at that point. But whenever we found the time, we worked on the blog, sometimes even after office hours.
We had a dream; to be free from the corporate slave system and pursue our spiritual interests that would also allow us to travel and work from anywhere we choose. The plan was to be sustainable on a farm and make some money to make ends meet.
We have come a long way from taking the plunge and quitting our jobs after we received our first payment. Has it been easy? In short no. Its been a constant struggle, lot of hard work, dedication, perseverance and most importantly, patience – to keep rising every time things went haywire or not according to plan. Learn and move on.
When we moved to a new place last year on rent, our bank balance went down to zero. With a family to support, we just about scraped through that year and then something incredible happen. Just as they say when you reach your lowest lows, the universe is preparing you for your highest highs.
We bounced back, we had more than what we needed at that point of time. But its not the money that really matters, its the freedom that we have got and the fact that we don’t have to work for a corporation but work towards saving Mother Nature.
Never stop doing what you are doing when you know its what your heart truly wants. There are many reasons why you should follow your dreams, but the best reason you will find in this short testament by Jim Carrey.
One of the most inspiring speech that pushed me to get out and start on my own is ‘Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish’ by Steve Jobs. The words that actually spoke to me were ‘the dots will connect…’ and when I could begin connecting the dots I realized that this is what destiny is, it was always meant to be.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” ~ Steve Jobs