Late But I am Glad I Met You

Have you had any doubts about your relationship with yourself?

Its completely normal to feel afraid about the outcome of our feelings. Fear is within us and we have to live comfortable with it. All of the struggles and obstacles in life are preparing us for the real person inside us. Our trust and beliefs will help us break the barrier in front of us, so we can build the confidence to move on.

When I was little, I deposited my faith in my parents and they did the same in religion, but it never took root in my heart. I learned that I was looking for meaning, connection, and value using alternative routes. I was lying to myself by not recognizing the purpose of life, the purpose of being happy.

At the beginning of my journey [away from home and my family], I felt lonely and confused. I was frightened when doubtful feelings invaded my soul. I was lost in a maze with a vision clouded by despair. I dwelled within walls thinking about the road of incertitude.

Late but I am glad I found myself and my connection with the world around me.

Upon my arrival to this stage of life, I had to re-evaluate the real me, my purpose, my direction in life, my source of happiness, my growth, and my personal transformation. My definition of spirituality will adapt to my experiences and relationships.

As a result of this transformation I say to myself: “I am glad you are here and I hope you stay with me”.

When we are troubled by our choices, we need someone strong to guide us. We need a friend, a voice, a message, an affirmation. We need to believe in ourselves because we possess the sense of wonder. We have to identify the hidden mysteries of joy by doing the strangest things in life. In my case, I run. I run very early in the morning observing the beauty of the world in the darkness. I trust my next step and I never run alone because I am accompanied by the light of the moon and the stars, or the rain and the cold breeze filling my spirit and my soul with energy.

I run in a path where my heart is filled with love.

Alvaro Rodriguez

I am from Colombia and I am very proud to be from that beautiful country. One of my great passions is life because I have walked this path by sharing it with amazing people. People that have taught me to see the world in a very different way. Extraordinary individuals have showed me what I have never could discover by myself. I am an eager reader of science, poetry, politics, and music (yes, the meaning and composition of song lyrics). I have a great appreciation for art, languages, and the expression of everyone's perspective seen from the lens of a camera. I love Astronomy and one day I will be in space. I am a Research Scientist in Corrosion Engineering and writing is a great way for me to tell the world how I feel.

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