This season, I’m part again of Esprit brand new campaign that positively celebrates everything inside us and capture what it means to belong to a cause, to ourselves, to another person or to truly occupy an empowering stance of acceptance and freedom. Thus, Ralph Waldo Emerson once said ”Nobody can bring you peace but yourself”. Well, your inner freedom and peace of mind is just as valuable and should be cherished just as much. Your life is priceless, so how many hours, months and years do you want to spend worrying about something that you have no control over? Indeed, when we are lost in our worst crises and conflicts, in the deepest states of fear and confusion, our pain can seem endless. We can feel as if there is no exit, no hope. Yet some hidden wisdom longs for freedom.
Certainly, we all want to be fixers, don’t we? We want to fix our lives, our bodies, our minds, and our souls. We want to be a perfect version of ourselves, or possibly a perfect version of someone else altogether. What we don’t realize is that there are things in our live we cannot change. You can’t undo something that you have done or something that has been done to you. Thus, acceptance is learning to see your personal history as history – what has happened, not what will happen. You can choose to stop struggling against the things you cannot change. And that can be a very first freeing decision. This is why you should allow yourself to be in the present, to be consciously open,so you can recognize what you are currently living. This is the freedom, which means that now, in the present moment, you act consciously and do what the present moments requires you to do. Naturally, in order to be able to do that, you must submit to the present moment, the present circumstances. For instance, focus on the positive by making a conscious effort to look for positive things during the day and then stay with and appreciate those positive moments – this, will help you find inner peace. Therefore, you can have the peace that you are looking for; even if you feel like you still need some work. No one can be perfect, or have a perfect life. But every one of us has the opportunity to experience a small dose of happiness.
This could be find by knowing your strength. Often we have more than we ever imagined and knowing how much strength you really have will give you self confidence to handle whatever comes your way. More than that, it will help you to understand your values and realize who you are and what you value most can give you such as the wisdom and insight to face any situation. Finally, the true freedom and the end of suffering is living in such a way as if you had completely chosen whatever you feel or experience at the moment. When you fully choose the option that you don’t have the answers and cannot control the situation, you will allow yourself to feel more in control and free.
I’m wearing: Esprit Bast flat cap/ Esprit glittery stars sneakers / Esprit glittering stars clutch bag / Esprit high waist denim Jeans / Shein Striped Off Shoulder Ruffle Top / Esprit Distressed denim jacket + patches / CREDIT PHOTOS: QUENTIN BACCHUS