Do you believe in magic? Is your door a little ajar? My door always stood a bit ajar, but since a few years, the door is wide open. There were so many magical experiences past years, that I couldn't deny it any longer.
I don't know if you do some introspection once in a while and look back on your life. When you do, maybe you see that things in your life turned out very well on points that worried you in the past. Points in your life where you thought things were going very wrong and then later turned out right.
I'll give an example from my own life. A month ago we'd planned a little vacation in Germany. A few days before the vacation I injured my knee and we had to cancel the vacation. I was sad that we couldn't go. But in the days that came, we were so busy with the possibilities of changing our life that it would have been a waste of our money and time to go to Germany that weekend. So, what first looked like a negative thing, was perfect in the new circumstances.
That's one of many experiences that made me see that I can't know right away if things are positive or negative. Later on, you always see how things turned out, and most of the time (probably all the time) things turn out great in the end. From my perspective now, I see that I don't have the knowledge to know what is best for me, but it always shows in the form of my reality. That was a big change for an ex-control freak like me.
Our Super Freedom Lifestyle.
3 Years ago, I saw an ad about the laptop lifestyle. That looked like my dream but I didn't dare to do it alone. It stayed in the back of my mind, far away.
Then, the last 1,5 year Ruud, my husband got health problems related to his work and realized that his work couldn't go on like that. Ok. Plan B?
Suddenly the laptop lifestyle pops in my mind. With Ruud, an IT-man, on my side, I dare to take the step to do it. I promised myself I would look it up. I only had the name of Stuart Ross in my mind so it would take some research. Then I forgot it for a moment and 2 days later an ad pops up in a Youtube video. An ad from the SFM with Stuart Ross on his Pedalo. Magic? I think so. I rushed to Ruud and he watched the 7 video series with me. He went very enthusiastic and so we've rushed into a life of study and work. And a life of early morning meditation and focusing and developing ourselves because it's a complete training for all parts of your life. Changing your life by changing your habits and thoughts and eventually yourself.
Suddenly the laptop lifestyle pops in my mind. With Ruud, an IT-man, on my side, I dare to take the step to do it. I promised to myself I would look it up. I only had the name of Stuart Ross in my mind so it would take some research. Then I'd forgot it for a moment and 2 days later an ad pops up in a Youtube video. An ad from the SFM. Magic? I think so. I rushed to Ruud and he looked the 7 video series with me, went very enthusiastic and so we've rushed in a life of study and work and of research of what kind of lifestyle we want to create. And a life of early morning meditation and focusing and developing ourselves because it's a complete training for all facets of our life. Changing your life by changing your habits and thoughts and eventually yourself.
So, our Freedom Lifestyle was born. The word "Super" arose when we looked for a website domain and Freedom Lifestyle wasn't available. How about Super Freedom Lifestyle? Yes, I thought. That fits even better. In all the years of studying life and integrated all the wisdom that I found, I experienced more and more freedom. And the choice to build a laptop lifestyle made the freedom even bigger. "Super" big. The name evolved and fits us perfectly.
I learned many ways to free myself from limiting beliefs and habits. By my opinion, by the way, every kind of freedom for me was reached by thinking and/or looking differently. A few life changing ones are:
Knowing that everyone does everything to the best of his/her knowledge. When you see that, it frees you from blaming anyone for anything. It freed me after 33 years from blaming my parents for things that they could have done differently.
Knowing that I am the only one that can make me happy. And when I do that everything else is an enormous bonus and so I 'fired' my husband from the curse that he had to make me happy.
And from there the knowing that I can't make anyone happy. Not even my husband and children. What a relieve. I was no longer responsible for their happiness. I only have to get in peace now with my worrying mind about them. That's a new task for me.
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