I asked Peter (name changed) to write a short note to the blog about life balance and inspiration…

“I was working so hard at the office and feeling like I was doing the right thing. Then, sometime after dark, filled with pride that I’d summited my own little Mt Everest, I’d come home.

To say that I’d come home exhausted is an understatement. I’d arrive hungry, heartless, wounded and sort of expect the house to revolve around that. If the dog barked next door I’d scream for peace. You know that sort of fragility that comes when you feel justified in dictating the quality of the space you’re in? I also have the same headspace (or lack of it) when I’m sick with the flu and feel pissed about it.

Anyway, the feedback loop was strong to help me keep this mode operating. My partner forgave me, my boss rewarded me, my ego delighted in it. Why change it?

I have cancer. I’m working on it. I met Chris after I found out about it. I’ve improved mentally and emotionally, but there’s not much chance of remission with this sort of cancer.

I think back at the way I operated. I thought I had a long time to make up for that life pattern. I thought, “with the extra money we’d go on holidays and be together and I’d get to hang out with my kids and partner.”

The truth is, the holidays were expensive and the kids were a bit preoccupied and I was tired and my partner was not feeling great, a bit overweight and depressed. I guess she was wanting a partner who showed a little more love during the week. Anyway, on those holidays, I did enjoy myself, God, I feel like I earnt those breaks, swimming and surfing and eating out. But in retrospect, the whole work till I dropped and then holiday to compensate wasn’t healthy.

If I could recommend one thing to people it’s to take on board what Chris wrote in one of his blogs, “everyday is a holiday” – I learnt it all a bit too late as I have no doubt that the late nights and the tension I put myself under by thinking I was bulletproof, played a role in the cancer. In retrospect I don’t want regret, but really, if I lived it all over again I would do it different.

I would work harder. Yup, that’s what I’d do. I’d work harder for shorter time. I’d do what Chris says “get more done in less time (he calls it “evolveyabastard.”) and it’s true. I would have gone home early, turned up and enjoyed the beautiful love my home was built to celebrate instead of making everyone walk on egg shells just because I was overworking, over thinking.

Anyways, Chris asked me to write something about life for the blog. I’m not feeling so inspired right now but Chris and I are working through it.

About the Author Chris Walker

Uniquely Australian, highly intuitive and inspired, Chris Walker is on the forefront of radical personal development and change that inspires people to find purpose and to live in harmony with the Laws of Nature. His methods are dynamic, and direct. His work is gifted, heart-opening and inspirational. The process Chris embraces can be confrontational, but if you are prepared to “step out” the personal power that this knowledge gives you is without doubt life changing and truly inspiring. Chris’s purpose is to open hearts and to stop the hurt. His work comes from his heart and is a truly magnificent gift for anyone ready to receive it. Chris shows people how to bring spirit into their life and keep it there. His sensitivity and empathy to others is his gift. The most powerful thing that we can do with our lives is to be on purpose, and live with the knowledge of spirit. Chris helps you discover this, that which is already yours, and through his work, you will find the courage and love to honour your-self and follow your heart. Chris brings his work to individuals and businesses. He believes for business success, you first need to create personal success, and this happens when your business and the people within it are on purpose. Chris Walker is an author, a speaker and a truly inspirational individual who has been fortunate enough in this life to find and live his truth.
%d bloggers like this: