There may be times in your life in which you feel that you have no control of your emotions. You feel as though they are so compelling that you are rendered powerless, a ‘prisoner’. -
Emotions do not exist unless there are thoughts powering it. Ultimately what you give your attention to in life will be reflected in your behaviour. You have the power to choose your thoughts and which ones you direct your focus towards. What you pay more attention to is what will flourish.
YOU have the power to change your thoughts and focus, what will follow is a change in your feelings, moods and emotions. Your thoughts are what creates the world around you; how you perceive things and where you put your focus will dictate how you feel.
YOU can choose to change the way you think.
YOU can choose to notice pessimism and take action against it.
YOU can choose to redirect your attention to more positive aspects of your life. -
By changing your thoughts to more positive ones, you are allowing yourself to open up and recognise the true beauty of life. Positive thinking will be reflected upon everything that you do, it will show in your smile, your laugh, how you talk and walk, your actions and behaviours and how you feel about yourself and others. -
Shift your focus from why you feel bad and ask yourself what will make me feel better? Stop telling yourself why me and start asking what can I learn from this?
Life is not black and white, life is not always simple and easy but there is always light even in the darkest situations you just have to look for it. -
Changing your thoughts and what you give power to in your mind will change your life but it is your choice to make. Choose wisely.
Reaffirming my New Years intention to myself by making this little visual reminder. I haven’t done embroidery since I was a little kid and it’s been super meditative to come back to it again some 15 years later... there’s something about stitching it all together, holding it within a circle, that feels appropriate. Like it’s actively piecing together the scars where my heart has been wounded and it’s putting something beautiful in place of that pain. Letting trust blossom with every stitch. Not to deny the pain, or try to change or ignore it, but to honour it as something I survived, something that has shaped me. Some of these scars run deep - heartbreak, loss, abandonment, abuse, depression, chronic injury, grief - and for a long time these experiences made me bitter and fearful. They showed me that trusting myself, or anyone else, or the world was not only foolish but dangerous too. And I thought this was “the truth”. But something is happening now, in the last few months this fear and anger has begun to transform. Instead of cowering from my pain, I stepped into it. I have wept and screamed and shouted and stormed and felt lost and lonely and confused, but I see now that I was releasing something - letting it all wash through and out of me like some kind of poison that was killing me slowly from the inside out. I carried it, and I had to CHOOSE to let it go. I’m not finished yet, and I don’t expect my scars to ever fully disappear, but I’m learning to let go of my past and trust in my present, in myself, in others, in the world - and it is opening my heart up again, allowing me to see beauty where I was sure there was none, allowing me to be more compassionate when before I was just afraid. It’s making more space for love. And that can only be a good thing, right? 💞🙏🏼 #makespaceforlove#healing#pain#embroidery#embroideryart#trust#floralart#textileart#yoga#practice#offthemat#meditation#arttherapy#mentalhealth#mentalwellness#mentalhealthawareness#anxiety#depression#hope#love#gratitude#selflove#selfcare#selfharmscars#makespaceforart#art#feelpeace#girlpower#girlpoweryouareenough
These Great Oaks have taught me to honour the cycles of nature, the Lunar cycles and the Pagan days. To honour my own energy and wildness; when to hibernate, to hide and rest, to sink into my roots and when to seed intentions, rise up, replenish. When to be bare and vulnerable. Silent. When to burst visions into a canopy of green and reach for the sky. To welcome the wisdom of the owls and the play of the squirrels. When to be humble and when to stand tall. How to honour my fears and my hurt and confusion, my inner voice, revelations and light, and just plain everyday existence weathering all storms.
The Quiet World 🌎
by Jeffrey McDaniel "In an effort to get people to look
into each other’s eyes more,
and also to appease the mutes,
the government has decided
to allot each person exactly one hundred
and sixty-seven words, per day.
When the phone rings, I put it to my ear
without saying hello. In the restaurant
I point at chicken noodle soup.
I am adjusting well to the new way.
Late at night, I call my long distance lover,
proudly say I only used fifty-nine today.
I saved the rest for you.
When she doesn’t respond,
I know she’s used up all her words,
so I slowly whisper I love you
thirty-two and a third times.
After that, we just sit on the line
and listen to each other breathe." ❤️
Who's keen for a fun afternoon with @sweatsocialau? A rocking HIIT class followed by a magical yoga and meditation class by @kulahealth 🙋🏼🙋🏼
@sweatsocialau is holding their third event in Brisbane on Sunday 11th Feb. Tickets are limited so head over to their page and get your hands on one!! Come on, who's coming with me??
Back at it 💪🏻 Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion. ✨
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