“We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy's fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure--your perfection--is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the buy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
To say that last night I spent hours with the imagery of myself in 2011 at Redemption camp marketing a particular brand of energy drink was something that gave me moment of reflection.
Although, I believe every experience comes with its own unique lesson which if we embrace gives us opportunity to evolve to becoming more valuable. Years later when I was working with a bigger team I realized some of the lessons learnt while in the marketing role helped me become a better team player.
The excitement of also having a boss then whom after the end of each marketing date evaluates each person performances makes me more aware about what it means to be responsible.
The moment of introspection last did further helped me look back at the partner of growth I was building, I believe such moment is one of the way we can truly speak to our mind and be more aware of our past and present. I wish I have a picture of me in that year to share, well I think that is also a lesson to note that pictures can also be an important document to see how far you have come into becoming you.
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Picture: 2015, as a volunteer with Lagos State Ministry of Health working at the Primary Health Centre.