In July 2011 I arrived to Canada from Venezuela, along with my husband and our twin girls who were 13 months old by then.
Like most immigrants, we went through very challenging times and especially the first year led us to question our ability to move forward with our plans.
However, today I can clearly see that having gone through these difficulties is precisely what today makes us appreciate more each of the things we once took for granted.
With the desire to help you see the positive in what seems negative, I list some of the wonderful things that are direct results of being immigrants. Note that the table below is the result of my personal experience and conversations I’ve had with other immigrants.
As an immigrant myself, I KNOW how hard it is sometimes to keep up with all the challenges we face when we begin a new life journey abroad.
Feelings like sadness, fear, anxiety and confusion are only some of the emotions we experience during this life time. And because we usually feel them all at same time, we are in risk of loosing our clarity and also our energy to keep moving forward.
In my case, meditating has been a lifesaver board. It’s helped me to keep focused and calmed in the most challenging moments I’ve been through the last year. Therefore, I can tell you there is a before and after in my life as an immigrant. Once I started meditating my life changed in all the positive ways you can imagine.
Today I would like to share with you one my favorite meditations in English. I do it almost every day and I can’t describe how well and energized I feel after I finish it. I took it from the Omvana channel in YouTube, which it’s been created by Mindvalley. It’s called the “Inner Smile Meditation”, and I share it with you right below.