“Why have you brought me here?”
I’ve asked God this question countless times over the past three and a half years since we moved to Maui.
This island is beautiful, there’s no doubt about it. My journey here, though, has been filled with triggers, trauma, and loneliness.
But I’ve finally figured out why I’m here.
From old and new distress. From physical illnesses I’ve been carrying for decades.
And the aching loneliness? That’s a gift. To make me sit in silence and deeply connect to my heart, my mind, my body.
I believe that our move to Maui has been filled with endless chaos on purpose.
It’s forcing me to work through old trauma I’d buried down deep for decades. New hurt is teaching me to let go. And the physical pain is showing me how connected healing the body and mind really are.
I saw a quote the day I began my treatment for Meniere’s disease, and think it speaks to my overall journey here:
“This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.” ~ Hafiz
Thank you, Maui. I’ve tried to push you away, but now know how much I’ve needed you.