How firewalking helped my personal growth
After more than a year long sabbatical, I’m finally back to writing blogs. I missed connecting with all of you but the break was necessary for me. Most importantly, because I needed to spent more time for my personal growth, family, education, health and of course business.
I’d like to share a little bit of what I learnt while I took time off.
My Weight loss Journey (which is still on btw)
I had been chubby growing up but during my teenage years and early twenties, I managed to lose all the extra fat. I was also extremely vain (not in the arrogant way but superficial you could say). However, right after graduation and after getting married I gained nearly 20 kilos in 2 years. There are many reasons for that starting from lifestyle changes to hormonal issues but I had a good time for the first couple of years as I had the kind of freedom I never experienced before.
But a couple of years later I started losing self confidence. Being at both ends from fit to being over weight taught me one very important thing – your size does not define you. Previously, I was obsessed with my skin, my hair, my weight and my grades but I realised I need not be so hard on my self trying to be perfect. What I learnt to focus on was to be the best version of myself instead. And how was I going to do that?
It took me quite a lot of soul searching and of course a very important person in my life – my mentor and friend – Eefa Shrof. I had gone into coaching with her just with the idea of losing fat but what all I learnt from her life can never be described in plain words. While on her program, I realised that the one thing or one person who has been stopping me from losing the fat or kept me stuck was MYSELF. My habit of always playing it safe and never getting out of my comfort zone was the very reason.
Although, I’ve been a risk taker in all aspects of my life while growing up, somewhere I had learnt to play it safe and not get out of my comfort zone and it ultimately became a habit.
Fire walking experience
What gave me the break through was My Fire walking experience.
The Fire walking was preceded by a whole day’s workshop where Eefa worked with us to let us dive deeper into ourselves. I realised if I were to get where I wanted to be then I must go through all the small challenges life throws at me. I must never back down.
Honestly, speaking I was super scared and worried before the walk. I went there thinking I’ll take the class and not do the walk but the energy of the group and the support from Eefa made me overcome my apprehensions.
I was exhilarated after the walk. It was just unbelievable. I had made up several stories in my head about how I would not be able to do it. I was surprised thinking about all the other ways I must be stopping myself from achieving my dreams and my goals . I didn’t even get blisters. Life has a way of creating a lot of self doubt but what I learnt was that making mistakes was necessary. Without them growth would not be possible. If I could walk on hot coal and not burn my feet, imagine what I am capable of if I focus.
I’m sharing a few pictures and the video so you can actually take a peek at our excitement after the fire walk and sense our nerves before it.
A note of caution, if you ever try fire walking, please make sure the coach is qualified from a distinguished institution and the whole process is carried while practising high safety standards.
I hope you enjoyed reading the post. Please, remember to comment if it helped you as it would mean a lot to me.
Thanks again for reading my blog
You can read about my experience of the21 here.
Video via www.eefashrof.com