My friend once told me I’m a paradox because I am both deep and reflective, and light and fun. I’m not sure if this was a compliment, but I took it that way! It’s true - my book and my writing can go pretty deep. But, I can also laugh at myself and life too. The inner journey is right here, woven into the tapestry of everyday living, and life is both dark and light, challenging and fun. My kids remind me constantly never to forget the fun.
I didn't always know that truth. My spiritual journey started with a blood cancer diagnosis. (I know what you’re thinking: ‘God help me, it’s another white woman with cancer who went on a spiritual journey.’) I know, it’s such a cliché. I, too, want to gag. So, why read on?
Well, I started out trying to find the cure for my cancer. Instead, what I found was so subtle I didn’t even know I was seeking it. Realisation. Liberation. Freedom. This kind of awakening breaks every preconceived notion about what it means to be a ‘realised being.’ It’s actually super ordinary, found in the every day, and available to everyone - including you. That's why I had to write it down - enter my book, Ordinary Awakenings.
I have written professionally as a marketer and content writer for twenty years. Ordinary Awakenings is my first book.
Here are my lil loves and my big love.
How epic life has become! Yes, it's chaos. And, it's bursting with love. I've come to realise that motherhood is the process of walking the mountain – relishing in the highlands and accepting the trenches, revelling in my children’s smiles and essence whilst knowing the sacrifices, the exhaustion, and the overwhelm are only temporary.
Shikhaa Rebecca Williams, Co-founder, Wisdom of Meditation Centre