I’m writing this blog cause at this point of time in my life, I’m fulfilling a dream. It’s a dream of happiness, a continuous self growth and most of all self-fulfillment.
Not more than two years ago, i was a different person. A former Outstanding Combat Officer in the IDF, a Computer Science Student with a job at Intel, a relationship with a beautiful, extraordinary young woman, a loving family, good friends and a bright future. My face was serious, my shoulders set firm, my will “to succeed” (to make a lot of money) was great, and I was ready to work very hard for this success. And despite it all, or perhaps because of it all, questions began popping into my head – questions like “Why am I sometimes sad and sometimes happy? Why can’t I always be happy? Could it be, that all my life, my mood will depend on outside things? And what am I really here for?”
The more I pondered these questions, the more I came to realize that the source of anything holding me back was I myself. With time, I began to separate certain situations in my life from my thoughts about them, because I understood that the source of all my thoughts was me and not objective reality. I disconnected thoughts like “I earn a big salary, I’m part of a leading company, I will be rich and successful” from the situations I was in, and what was left was the basic sense of “I’m not really happy here”. I decided to devote some time to a study of the different slices that made up the cake I called “life”, and simply to cut out what wasn’t good for me. Soon I was no longer working at Intel, I had ended my relationship (and left my apartement), broken off some of my social connections, and decided to do the very minimum necessary to finish my degree, because it no longer interested me. Surprisingly, despite the fact that each of these break-offs was quite frightening, it was accompanied by a strong feeling that I was doing the right thing, and each brought a feeling of great relief.
After I completed my degree in Computer Science, I thought it was time to refresh myself a bit before starting my “real life”, and went to India (“real life” meaning, that from that moment and for the rest of my life I would have to work hardtop maintain four walls and a bed to serve me from one unbearable day of work till the next). I was lucky to meet an amazing, precious individual in India, who managed to change my life in one conversation. I have never given, and probably never will give, the details of this conversation, but here are its results: Ido, an earnest, practical man, former combat officer, with his serious look and set shoulders – died. A new person was born in that body, and has been constantly evolving – a writer, a violinist, a meditation teacher, a practitioner of yoga, author of the first Interactive Self Awareness Workshop and the founder of 2BAware – A Growth And Self-Awareness Portal. His shoulders are relaxed, his concerned expression gone. What is left is a smile that almost never fades – and lots of laughter.
I’m here now, sharing my thoughts with you because I now know, that it is all a manner of a point of view. It’s the way we perceive life that shapes the reality and not the other way around. I’m here now because i know that my job is to share my experiences with you, in order to help you see the true beauty in everything, the one that is hidden only by our thoughts.
*P.S If you’d like to follow what I’m doing, you can do so through 2BAware’s Facebook page, Twitter account or the weekly newsletter in 2BAware portal (Which is worth a visit anyhow). I promise to bring lots of inspiation and good vibrations to your life. (Don’t we all need to see at least some good things on our walls, instead of all the not so good things that are usually there? Just sayin’..)