Sunshine lives here...
I enjoy the color, light, shadow, and shape of beautiful things around me; of my home in particular, since it’s where I’ve for a year, spent most of my days growing my boys strong & wise. Even though my daily ins and outs, the way life has of becoming habitual and routine, and sometimes, due to circumstances, might limit me in the places where I can roam. But then, too, I fight against routine, constantly searching for the moment where beauty is created...An unfurling leaf, the sound of falling water, different shades of white or green, a melody in the distance...If what’s important is keeping an eye open and a mind awake, taking the time to look becomes a mindful game. Beauty then is everywhere, in absolutely everything.
Knowing this truth directed me here, to this place called “IG” where I’m so proud to share and receive so much beauty daily. This outlet and stage, where everyone is ultimately in search of the same thing. Whether It be through a selfie, a sunset or wave, the endless array of plants one can own and love. Each life I choose to watch on here, is pure & innocent. Beauty is in control. And that is the most beautiful thing of all 💚🌿 #happymonday#mindfulmonday#mindfulness#beauty#love#joy#purity#innocence#nature#flowers#tulips#interiordecor#myhome#decoratewithplants#decoratingwithflowers#mystyle#interiordesign#writing#reflection#introspection#inspiration#inspire#quotesbyme#writingbyme
i start|end each day the same 📚✨. 10 minutes of undisturbed reading. 20 minutes 1.5% of my day that brings me so much bliss. here are few words I connected to yesterday morning at 6:18am. ✧✧✧
'people usually think that progress consists in the increase of knowledge, in the improvement of life, but that isn’t so. progress consists only in the greater clarification of answers to the basic questions of life. the truth is always accessible to a man. it can’t be otherwise, because a man’s soul is a divine spark, the truth itself. it’s only a matter of removing from this divine spark (the truth) everything that obscures it. progress consists, not in the increase of truth, but in freeing it from its wrappings. the truth is obtained like gold, not by letting it grow bigger, but by washing off from it everything that isn’t gold.” – tolstoy’s diaries (1985) #readmore#chillbabe
Living the Gita 105:
The silence is loud.
Among punishments I am the rod of chastisement, and of those who seek victory,
I am morality. Of secret things I am silence, and of the wise I am wisdom. (10.38)
Do you ever catch yourself avoiding silence? Filling it with background noise or something to divert the attention so we don’t fall into the pit of self-deprecation? It’s as if we can’t be left alone for even a few seconds with our own thoughts. I’ve been actively trying to sort out the silences in my head. You know- the material silence, the subtle intelligence silence, the conscious silence and the empty silence. And I wondered how EVERYTHING is so loud when it’s silent. The waves are crashing at frantic speeds with a mute button on. Where do we find peace then? In which silence? My answer: the secret silence. It’s that silence that waits patiently full of the secrets of the universe locked inside your heart. It’s the silence that’s been transmitted directly from the Source of all vibrations. It’s been encrypted and can be unlocked by sincere desire.
Among the confidential activities of hearing, thinking and meditating, silence is most important because by silence one can make progress very quickly.
So I pray hope that in our silence, may we unlock the secret of all silences, where the whispers of the sweet Blue Boy are echoed in His flute, all heard in silence.
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How do you prepare for the beginning of the week? Try taking a minute to mindfully set intentions for these next few days. When needed, take time to check in with yourself and just breathe. Wishing you a great week ahead!
This morning I was reading from “Meditations from the Mat” and something I read really struck me...”Information is always available, but we are not always available to the information.” This got me thinking about what information I may not be available to right now and why. My answer of course is that my mind is too busy and I’m stuck in a train of linear thought so often. I’ve recently really been trying to step up my meditation and make it part of my daily life, in addition to my yoga practice. I want to be able to receive information when I need to and not constantly be absorbed in my own thoughts 🙏🏻
"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh "I was visiting a friend in New York City this past weekend as we discussed various elements of all things spiritual.
Discussion of teachers, techniques, paths and so forth culminated into some personal and candid sharing with one another. She knew some of my past but not all of it. She’d never heard the stories of my self-inflicted cutting, or that I used to sleep on a dozen sharp knives because it gave me a sense of being alive in an otherwise empty and fleeting day to day reality. Then there was the suicide attempts, numerous trips to emergency rooms, rehabs and psych wards, all of which she took in stride.
As I went to sleep in my friends cozy guest bed, I reflected on those dark times and how truly transformative the following technique taught by Thich Nhat Hanh has been in turning my life around. I also thought that since it’s worked so well for me, it may work well for you too." Click the link in bio to read the rest of "Change Your Entire Life with this Simple Technique from Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s Kind of Amazing!"
it’s important that we learn to allow people to breathe. you never want to make the person you care about feel like they’re being smothered. in mature relationships, you learn how to support each other, and how to allow the other person to figure things out on their own. this takes time. it all boils down to patience and understanding. more of this language can be found in Lust For Life. Order yours through the link in my bio