Life lately: Perseverance as success

You know life has been rough lately when you’re resuscitate your website just to speak out your experience. You also know that things are going to get better when you actually have time to sit down and just write it all out.

If I had to choose some words to describe what life has been like lately, off the top of my head:

  • challenging
  • endless questions
  • getting thicker skin, getting stronger
  • days that you just have to get through
  • doing things I didn’t think I could do
  • limited time
  • expanding in my service to the community
  • persevering
  • loving
  • growing
  • ho’omau

Ho’omau in Hawaiian means to persevere. To take the definition from here, “It’s the ability to continue forward in righteousness no matter what obstacles lay before you to make the good in your life last.”

I know I’m in a good enough place now because I am ready and willing to share but yes, life has been all about ho’omau. Sometimes, in seasons of rough seas and strong winds, success looks more like perseverance – and less like getting it all right. And I’m glad and grateful for this season where I am succeeding through resilience. I’m excited to unpack what I’ve been experiencing – especially for those out there who may have been living it too.

For now though, I’d like to share some practices that have helped me to ho’omau and persevere – because sometimes you really do need people to tell you what to do to get out of that rut. Thankfully they have been perfectly expressed by this wonderful read from The Art of Living Retreat Center. Read on.

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