A Fiddleheads & Floss feature to change your life.
The Fiddlehead Life
What exactly does this even mean? Does this mean you have to be happy all the time? Or doused in some unicorn-birthed positivity?
Of course not. You don’t have to shampoo your hair with glitter and rainbows. You don’t have to chuck your negative human emotions into a garbage bin and pretend they don’t exist–to improve your life, to grow as a person in the direction of satisfaction, wellness, fulfillment.
Fiddleheads are a central figure in Maori art – also known as “Koru” – meaning peace, tranquility and spirituality, along with new growth or new beginnings. The Koru is associated with nurturing and when it contains more than one frond, it represents the strength and healing of a loving relationship within a family or community.
Our consciousness must be awakened through life experience, learning, and awareness. Like the fern, we grow and flourish if we unfurl toward light or truth.
In short, living a Fiddlehead Life is about living in your truth, living a life of growth, and living your life the best that you can. Even when it’s hard. Even when it is confusing.
Some of the most growth I have experienced in my life took place in times of trauma.
Some of the greatest joys in my life have sprung up out of muddy waters or grown like weeds from cracks in my memory. Life changes us. But as we grow–and we should be growing, learning, emotionally evolving–we can find substantial meaning in the most unusual places.
Strength can come from ordinary.–Christina Ward, author of “organic”
The journey to fulfillment is a multifaceted one. Sure, some of it is positive mental attitude, but there are also real-life struggles that we all go through and try to pretty up for the camera. There are changes, losses, long lines at the grocery store or the bank when we are tired and feeling underwhelmed by our days-in and days-out.
When we just want to get home and stare at the TV for another night, or crawl into our beds wondering–is there something more? Have I done something of value today?
This is about YOU as a human being in this world, navigating it with your heart in your hands.
If what you desire is…
- to be a better person (and who defines this?)
- to love yourself more
- to love your life more
- to improve your relationships
- to become more fulfilled
- to find inspiration
- to connect with purpose
- to grow as a person
- to understand yourself more
- to get more fulfillment out of life
–then this is a series written just for you.
Each article will focus on a specific area or topic and offer you real-life solutions, suggestions, or simply a conversation to get your mind moving toward growth. It isn’t about “toxic positivity”; it is about who you are as a human being and where you fit into this world.
It is about addressing the things that keep us broken, or unmotivated, or stagnant in our lives.
It is about –Living your best life. Living a Fiddlehead life.
–author of “organic,” a poetry collection that sits at the heart of this “Live Your Best Life” movement.
You may find this bestselling collection on Amazon at ORGANIC–FIDDLEHEADS & FLOSS VOL. 1
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