Wajeeha Amin is a wellbeing expert. She works as a professional therapist and relationship coach, this has taught her a lot about how we can all live happier lives – at home, in our jobs, and through meaningful, fulfilling relationships.
It has always fascinated her how our minds can both help us and harm us. This has driven her to spend her life learning about what drives us, what we crave vs. what we need to be happy, what it is that holds us back. It’s made her train in therapies that help people discover these secrets for themselves.
We loved catching up with her and hearing what her inspirations are!
What inspires you?
The everyday, from the mundane to the unique moments. When I witness people break through the barriers they see in front of themselves. When I see the look of hope, motivation and determination in people’s eyes.
By relationships – all types: happy ones, complicated ones, old ones and new ones. By seeing people break through the challenges of communication, finding the freedom to express their emotions and feelings freely. When people are able to put meaning behind something that has happened, and are liberated to move forward.
By the simple things in life like planting a seed, weeding the garden, taking a walk, arranging a bouquet of flowers, sitting on a swing and standing still. The experience of really noticing the world around me and a smile from a stranger. By people’s stories, their struggles, their successes, their hopes, dreams and determination to take the small steps to then go on to run.
By starting something new when I have no idea how to finish. By the people that have been a part of my life every step along the way, my mum who showed me what compassion truly is, what being humble means to the soul, and to never ever give up however hard it gets. My children who showed me how to truly believe in myself. Being open to a world where anything is possible and there are no mistakes
What’s your message to AWMB community?
Life is like planting a seed. A beautiful cultivated garden isn’t created overnight, and neither is your dream life. By focusing on the positives, and seeing that little seed of hope of your dreams, start to peek out from the earth in the form of something new, you can start to see the progress you are making in your journey to start living the life you want.
A seed can’t stay a seed forever. When tended to and sheltered from the storm, watered, and given enough sunlight they change shape and start to become whatever it is they were meant to be. To truly experience positive change in your life, you too, must let go of your past hurts, setbacks, hurdles, barriers, quieten that voice of “I Can’t” and embrace the transformation that’s about to take place. Have confidence that you “Can” knowing things will change, even if it takes time.
After a seed develops into a new form, everyone appreciates it for whatever it has to offer, whether it’s a beautifully scented rose or the smallest of berries. Each seed has something more to give, something new to discover. How did we get from the seed to the bud and then a fully bloomed flower? – With time and a transformative change.
I would like to invite you to go out there and plant a seed or may be more seeds as many as you need in your life, no matter how tough or senseless it may seem right now. With a little time, patience and hard work, what now seems like an empty place will be filled with beauty and growth. Just like a beautiful flower attracts interesting insects, like bees and butterflies, your life will be a magnet to the right kind of people that will guide you, support you, inspire you, propel you to a life you enjoy living.
We all need a little help on our journey towards our dreams. AWMB is a community of inspirational women and by supporting each other on our journeys we can go from strength to strength.
I love this quote and I think it sums up everything “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Anaïs Nin. Value yourself, your dreams, your hopes, stay strong, never give up!
Tell us something that would surprise us about you?
I have always wanted to do a parachute jump for charity. Thing is, I can’t stand the feeling of falling. But I guess that’s my challenge – to take the plunge and plant that seed. So, I will put it out there, if there is a charity in need of a volunteer to do a parachute jump – I AM your lady!