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116: Approaching Life with an Open Heart and Location Independent with Digital Nomad Maaria
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Listen to our interview with digital nomad Maaria:
🔥Importance of experimentation and openness to new experiences.
🔥Embracing the mind, heart, body, and soul.
🔥Intentional decision-making and letting go of attachments.
🔥Designing a fulfilling life on one’s own terms.
🔥🔥🔥 And so much more must-know digital nomad lifestyle tips for (aspiring) digital nomads!
“I’m just not gonna pretend to have a normal life anymore. I’m just not going to pretend that any of these rules, not even the location independence, not the openness, like none of these labels are relevant anymore.”
Meet digital nomad Maaria
Maaria is a digital nomad who approaches life with an open heart and a commitment to location independence. Maaria has been on her nomadic journey for several years, officially since 2018, embracing the freedom to explore different places and experiences.
Currently, Maaria has been enjoying a vibrant summer in Europe filled with new connections and adventures. For her, location independence means having the ability to design her life on her own terms, making decisions based on her desires and personal growth.
Maaria is a multi-talented entrepreneur who has founded several companies to support her nomadic lifestyle. One of her notable ventures is The Four Languages, a business that helps individuals explore and integrate different aspects of themselves through four languages: mind, heart, body, and soul. Through The Four Languages, Maaria empowers people to tap into their intuition, embrace intentional living, and find alignment in their personal and professional lives.
With her extensive experience and passion for personal growth, Maaria continues to inspire others to approach life with curiosity, authenticity, and an open heart. Her journey serves as a reminder that living a fulfilling and purposeful life is not about adhering to labels, but about embracing the freedom to make choices that resonate with one’s true self.
Key Takeaways from Maaria’s Interview about Being Vulnerable and Designing the Life that You Want
Embracing an Open Mindset
Being open isn’t always easy. But it’s very important when it comes to designing your own life. Most often than not, living on your own terms means challenging societal norms. Maaria shares her experience of feeling like she didn’t belong and how that led her to embrace an open lifestyle. When you decide to live a more open life, the ability to listen to your own intuition, create a deeper understanding of yourself through deep self-reflection is one of the first steps you should take.
The Challenges of Living Openly
Living an open life can be challenging, especially when it goes against societal expectations. Maaria discusses the difficulties of finding a community that understands and accepts her lifestyle choices. She shares her experience of connecting with the local community in the places she stays, but also the need for a peer community that understands the nomadic lifestyle. Which is why finding like-minded individuals who can relate to the complexities of living openly makes this lifestyle a whole lot easier to navigate.
Authenticity and Surrender
Surrendering attachment to outcomes and preferences can be scary in the beginning, but trust us when we say that it allows for a more authentic experience. Deep connections and conversations that go beyond superficiality are what makes the relationships we create in this lifestyle so unique and profound. Sometimes, creating such big expectations and setting unrealistic goals can be draining and you can definitely lose yourself in the process. For Maaria, embracing the present moment and approaching life with an open heart has helped her become the best version of herself and enjoy this lifestyle more.
Maaria challenges traditional labels and encourages a redefinition of concepts such as polyamory and openness. She shares her preference for relationship anarchy, where she doesn’t limit herself to specific relationship structures. We often think about what other people might say when it comes to our personal choices and relationships, and that can be so limiting. Take a page out of Maaria’s book… personal exploration and breaking free from societal constructs might just give you a fresher outlook of yourself and the relationships you create with other people.
Designing Your Own Life
Designing one’s own life is a deeply personal and transformative process. It involves self-reflection and introspection to understand our true desires and aspirations. Aligning our work, relationships, and community with our values, creates windows for better opportunities and makes way for a more positive outlook in life. By taking the time to reflect on what truly matters to us, we can create a life that brings fulfillment and purpose. It is an empowering journey that encourages us to take ownership of our lives and make choices that resonate with our authentic selves.
Finding Community and Connection
In today’s world, finding a community that embraces and appreciates an open lifestyle can be a daunting task. However, Maaria’s inspiring journey sheds light on a potential solution. By utilizing dating apps and establishing personal connections, she has successfully connected with like-minded individuals who share her values and beliefs. Through deep and meaningful conversations, Maaria has discovered the importance of engaging with others who are willing to explore profound topics and engage in genuine connections. Her experience serves as a reminder that by actively seeking out and fostering these connections, one can find a supportive and understanding community that embraces an open lifestyle.
Embracing Change and Uncertainty
In embracing change and uncertainty, we open ourselves up to a world of possibilities. Surrendering to the unknown serves as a powerful reminder that life is full of unexpected twists and turns. By letting go of societal expectations and embracing the present moment, we can tap into our intuition and find joy in the journey. It is through these unpredictable experiences that we grow, learn, and truly live an open life.
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