It Works. Beautifully.

Saturday 6 April, 2013

There were times I wished I’d never started. And there were times I wondered whether all the personal development work I was doing was even worth it. Of course it was, but doubts still surfaced. There have been confirmations along the way, like the feedback from a close friend, recorded in No Longer Who I Used To Be; and I am also able to look back over my journals and see the extent to which the time spent working with Karaj has changed my life. But if I ever needed anything I could call conclusive proof that it was a good decision to devote myself to such an intense journey, it arrived four years after my training and will stay with me forever.

She smiled at me even before she had sat down. From that moment on, and for the next five years, we travelled together, our paths merging for as long as it took to give each other whatever we had come to give. We kind of knew from the beginning that it might only be temporary. At least, she did. But then she is so much more insightful than me. She is the kind of person I would never have met, had I not grown. And I would never have grown sufficiently to command her interest, had I not worked hard on my development. I will always look to her and smile because she is proof that it all works. She is the reason why the last five years have been the best I have ever known. She encouraged, supported and loved completely. She laughed beautifully and held intensely. She is everything the world should be.

Had I known, during my training, that such an inspiring, loving and beautifully simple relationship awaited me if I persisted, I would have been easier on myself. The fullness of the experience with her wholly justifies the struggles I had during the more difficult times chronicled in my journal. She honours them and wipes them clean with her closed-eye smile, and she empowers me to push on and create brilliance. And the very fact that life works out in such a way means future difficulties can be confronted more easily, because the reward for all the commitment, dedication and effort we put in to improve ourselves can be so beautiful. So beautiful.

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4 Responses to “It Works. Beautifully.”

  1. Marcus Says:

    It sure does work beautifully, Johnny. If I didn’t stop taking a look, a real look at myself at times, I’d keep doing the same stuff and getting the same results. I’m not happy with mediocrity, I wanna fly. I’ve met some really great people just recently who will really help me out with my journey in business and in my personal life ,too. They came along at just the right time and i am able to understand this as one of life’s beautiful coincidences which I’m certainly going to act upon.

    Anyway, great post! Made me really emotional. But I guess that’s what Beauty does.

    Keep in touch my friend. Keep the faith.

    Marcus x

  2. Jonathan Lewis Says:

    Thanks, Marcus. Great to hear that it’s working out for you. You’re another person who changes landscapes.

  3. Ulli Schoelzel Says:

    Das ist sooo schön geschrieben, Jonathan!Wärmend und ermutigend!
    Zumindest für heute hast Du damit alle verzagten und trüben Gedanken bei mir vertrieben.
    Mit eurem Vorbild macht Ihr die Welt ein Stückchen besser!

    Alles Liebe

    Ulli

  4. Jonathan Lewis Says:

    Danke, Ulli. Das finde ich auch, dass wir das gemacht haben.

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