I Am Enough- Healing A Broken Body is a dream come true
I pushed the ‘Publish” button on Amazon’s publishing website on May 18, 2017 and my book took life. A lifetime dream hidden for so many years finally came true and I had this light and happy feeling come over me. When you create something from your own innermost personal life experiences it can bring about some fear and discomfort not knowing how people would respond.
My motivation to finally write a book was not about stroking a personal desire and ego. I had been exhorted by friends and family over the last few years to share how I overcame type 2 diabetes and obesity. I had a personal experience that can give millions of people dealing with those two conditions and give them hope. I lived through it and created my own healing protocols learned from all my years in the health and fitness industry. Seeing so many people in my life afflicted with debilitating lifestyle diseases dying longer inspired me to put everything in word form.
I shared my experiences and story freely on social media in my profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. My connections would always come back and ask me exactly how I did it thinking it was a diet or another fitness program. They couldn’t understand it was complete holistic healing approach in mind, body, and spirit. I then realized that they weren’t getting it because they were so disengaged from the truth. When I say truth I refer to the one magic pill solution to a challenge or problem. So many were just looking for that one shortcut, that one exclusive answer, that one plan that would solve everything in life.
It was frustrating to see my friends and family stumble on their own journeys of losing weight and trying to manage type 2 diabetes. It wasn’t just the lack of education and knowledge on their personal level but also the health care providers weren’t doing their best to eradicate these lifestyle diseases. The answers being marketed on a daily basis on all media was that just take a pill and everything would be fixed. I came out from that paradigm myself after living for years popping prescription drugs and my mind and body kept degrading and slipping year by year.
I got so fed up with myself and all the illusions that I made up my mind to just forge ahead and do it. I was fortunate I knew exactly how to fix my health problems. It’s not as complicated as it sounds on paper and there’s so many resources already available for everyone to achieve what I did. I decided to put it all together in my first book so that people could read and understand that it had to be an all-encompassing approach to change a flawed mindset.
I didn’t want this to be categorized as a diet book or an exercise book like so many of the books out there. So many books yet there were so many more people getting fatter and sicker every year. The statistics and facts don’t lie. There was this silent epidemic going on that had left many disengaged from their true selves. All the answers they were seeking were external and they were looking for shortcuts and the easy way out. I wrote this book to share my own story and share a wealth of knowledge that resulted in my successful journey of losing 107 pounds and more importantly reverse type 2 diabetes and get off all medication. My true success came from meeting an exceptional soul who became my healer, my mentor, teacher, and dearest friend. Radhaa Nilia of Goddess Code Academy showed me how to tap into myself and see that the answers were all inside of me. It was the most beautiful experience and I am grateful for her. I realized then that this would apply to everyone else willing to put in the work in mind, body, and spirit to transform their lives.
My dream beyond this book is to inspire someone to take charge of their own life’s situation and start believing in themselves. If I can help change and save one life and they start inspiring and sharing their own triumphs to others it would create a ripple effect. I didn’t have any grandiose dreams focused on just making money by becoming a writer and publishing a book. I set out that intention to help and give to others hope, faith, and courage. Let it resonate and align with the kindred spirits around the globe.
The world we live in now is moving so fast and it’s easy to feel afraid and insecure. There is nothing to fear and everything to look forward to. We are the answer to all our perceived problems and challenges in life. We create our own reality and solutions to it by looking inward. My book is just another shining post to refuel and recharge for those traveling on their respective soul journeys. It’s great to dream a beautiful dream wherein everyone lives in love, harmony, and peace in a world that they need not fear of.
I share my innermost thoughts, flaws, and insecurities and release my own fears and doubts. A dream became a reality because I shed the fears of judgment of others and decided to just do it. Love is the most powerful force in everything and there is love in every experience. When you do everything in the name of love many magical things happen. Love wins. Always.