I have a confession - I am a workaholic and why it needs to change?
It’s Sunday afternoon and I told myself not to do any work but I can’t help myself I enjoy it and if I’m not working or talking to clients on my ‘days off’ then I’m learning something new, immersing myself in personal development books, podcasts, online courses or being coached. However I’ve realised that sometimes on this personal development journey we strive to be better, do better, be more.... when in fact I believe we just need to ‘be’ and really it’s more about self compassion, self acceptance, authenticity and trusting yourself than anything else.
So with that I’m already looking at where I can stop being more serious in my life and bring more enjoyment into what I do. I asked myself today what would bring me most joy and excitement in my business? And two answers came forward.. writing a book and I was like Hayley how the hell are you going to write a book and what about!!! I have no idea but that’s what came up!!!! and creating a retreat for Greece in July so that’s what I’ll be focusing on. I’m going to stop thinking about what I should do as a coach and go back to what excites me as a coach because I lost that for a bit! Then I asked what would excite me and bring me joy in my day to day life and what came up was... a clean house, nice home cooked meals, my own office space, going swimming, maybe enrolling in some singing lessons, and listening to Disney, classical music and Mariah Carey Christmas Carols... oh and putting on some English TV now and again rather than only documentaries! Are you taking your life and business too seriously and is it consuming you? Where can you look for enjoyment outside of what you usually do and check in with yourself about what truly makes you happy and excites you?? Without reevaluating now and again and listening to what we need we can totally feel stagnant and struggle to move forward 💛💙
Beautiful jacarandas 🌳🌳🌳 Today I reread a post I wrote a few months ago about chasing dreams and the vulnerability that comes with going after what we want. It reminded me of a quote by @brenebrown "Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change." We can only get what we want in life by being vulnerable on some level, no matter how much it terrifies us. The end result outweighs the fear each time whether it is a positive outcome or a life lesson so we can grow ✨✨✨
@bjornborg ’s magazine with content created by the customers. Beautiful photos and stories. @brgmnanna is one of them sharing her wisdom: “I compliment people on a regular basis. Even if I’m uncomfortable telling a stranger something I spontaneously feel, I always try to get those kind words out loud. Love spreads!” So true and it’s something I strive to make a habit of daily. Not only for outer appearance but also, and more so for inner qualities such as authenticity and compassion. Its amazing to give and receive compliments when it’s heartfelt🖤
Also “Girls who highlight and support other girls. I love it!” Oh yes #girlpower#empoweredwomen#whyborg#realpeople#realstories#compliments#authenticity#compassion
Vulnerability is a sign of maturity and strength. Although a lot of people (even these who did work on themselves) still think it's weakness.
It is often that people are ashamed of their own feelings in order to come across as strong.
People don't know that they are ashamed and blocked from the feelings, so they take your vulnerability as a danger (as they are afraid of their own feelings to come up). And hence their protection mechanism comes into action unconsciously. Quite often it's anger.
It happened to me and was quite a painful experience. Did you ever experience opening yourself where people were not ready to take it?
Please be aware with whom and where you are vulnerable.
Picture via @eben.photos
I have been thinking a lot lately on why I stay home so much. It isn't really social phobia because I am not afraid to talk to people, it's more a fear of being bullied or ridiculed and my reaction to it in public. I am sensitive by nature and empathic. I feel too much from everyone around me. I feel things deeply both the beautiful and the painful. I am fat, old and gothy. I don't want to conform because it's against my ethics, but I do want to be accepted for who I am. I Don't want to be made to cry in public because people are mean and I am soft hearted. #anxiety#fear#authenticity#nonconformist#neurosis#catagelophobia#socialanxiety#alliwantisacceptance#empath#infp#highlysensitiveperson#hsp
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Psychiatrist Stephen Levine posits, ‘changing values is an integral part of life experience ‘. He invites us to recognize that our values evolve as we mature and move from an understanding of ethical and moral issues in black and white absolutist terms to comprehending the gray ambiguity of most matters . And I couldn’t agree more . This is essentially what I did when I created dharmakaya yoga . I redefined what yoga meant for me authentically and ironically enough includes the value of paradox in terms of ethics . After years of study in yoga and Buddhism I found there wasn’t much room for gray and it was hard to redefine and distill the good from the irrelevant and I still don’t claim to have the path to enlightenment but I do teach mindfulness , Authenticity, responsibility, belief in self and mysterious paradox as a path to a life lived with meaning and purpose. Join me on my next teacher training where i give you the tools to explore you own personal path to meaning and purpose , whether that means being a yoga teacher or not . Sign up before end of December @patrick_broome_yoga or dm me. Bookings already coming in so don’t delay. #dharmakayayoga#yogateachertraining#valuestudy#authenticity#mindfulness#responsibility#karma#subtleartofnotgivingafuck#beliefinself#paradox#gray
Emotions and humanity - To be an emotional human being is a wonderful quality and one we should try to harness in our lives. However, society and various pressure in life sometimes dismantle our natural human emotions. As we begin to cope or "fit" in with societies expectations, more often than not we suppress or bottle our emotions. Our souls were not designed to be bottles of emotions they were designed to be overflowing bottles of champagne, fizzing and bubbling with tumultuous expression. It is possible for every single one of us to approach life like an artist as we paint our lives on a canvas of reality. Every colour can and should be used as an expression of a different emotion, and we should liberally apply big glorious brush strokes to our evolving canvas of life. Constantly expressing and devouring our personal canvas with true, honest emotions as we learn to free our souls and become truer to our authentic selves. #emotions#artist#dancer#beyourself#bridgetbreinerballet#stagemoments#gala#tanz#gala#hannover#picoftheday#authenticity#honesty#presence
Dancer featured - Bridget Breiner
Photography - @mseydoux
Never feel like you can't ask what you want because of fear or rejection.
You are worthy being and your worthiness is not attached to other human beings or material success. You are worthy because you are alive.
Ask and you shall be given.
I get this feeling that resonates within my soul when I look upon you. I see past everything in the world, and life seems to make sense. I look at you and I think to myself, “How can I become a better person, so that I can bring back all of this love and light to you?” . There’s nothing quite like the feeling of looking into your eyes and knowing that you are my soulmate. You are the light within my heart. I love you Trinity. @divinecomposition .
The ‘Mystical Black Panther’ ..
Empowerment Reiki is symbolic of the feminine, power and protection. She is Mother, power of the night and dark of the moon. She gives understanding and rids fears.
The Mystical Black Panther Empowerment Reiki is designed to encourage people to understand powers available to them,to acknowledge them and to rid them of fears of the shadow and darkness. It has a great mysticism energy as a deep understandings of spiritual things, psychic and artistic.
This energy releases the old passions that are no longer serving our goodness and bring a new period; the new beginning of life. A period in which we are discovering our desires, and living our dreams.
The Mystical Black Panther promotes our intuitive ability to know the dark, cunning, perseverance, oldness, beauty, swiftness and gaining confidence. .
It also strengthen our power, guardianship, courage, valor and good for the people who to much melancholic,to increase their aggressiveness.
It awakens our heroic quest. Its believed to give great power, magic and mastery over all dimensions. It is the link to all that lives and all of life’s manifestations.
It is asking us to resolve old sexual issues, or to embrace our sexuality fully. When experiencing the presence of panther, one of their most striking features is their unblinking stare. .
It seems to see right through the body. Thus Mystical Black Panther also utilized the mystical power of eyes of this animal as a healing tool and has the potential to heal on a cellular level.
When enraged, you can't work through those emotions directly. You'll mentally peel the angry layer off and step right into the sadness and/or fear that resides below about that particular subject. Acknowledge, experience and let go of the sadness and angst and your rage will crumble. You can deal with irritation and frustration directly but when it comes to the level of rage, it will only get worse. I'm gonna think about why that is because I've discovered this many years ago but never went in depth about it. Stay tuned!!! Enjoy your Sunday!
Be my witness.
Observe me bow down to the power within me.
Watch me as I peel away layers that wrap me in resistance. See my soul through your perceptional mirrors. Is it familiar? What am I? Who are you?
Who are we but each other? The same cells, bones and blood. The same fusion of fear and love. I trust that you trust me as I enter a new flow. Like a tire with a puncture, I’m letting myself go. Exhaling the pressure and releasing my air as I remove my snare.
Hold me in this safe space, and please do not fear me. Thank you, Soulful Woman, for allowing me to be me. Thank you for supporting me in my transitional healing.
You see past my ego’s masks.
Observe me bow down to the power within me. The divine.
I will be your witness.
Soulful women out there, join me for a journey inwards to meet who is you and me, that powerful essence of the Wild & Wise Woman inside of us, that ever knowing voice that needs freedom, space, creativity, dance and sisters to thrive and blossom!