I was born in 1976 in a small town located in Southern Ontario, Canada. Our house was white with red shutters, located next to a park. My parents fled religious persecution and found paradise in the new world. Despite their hardships they were very much in love and committed to each other.
Next door were two little girls I used to play with. My dad was my hero and would often take me to the park and push me on the swings. My mother's brother was a chemistry student in university and the coolest person on earth. My grandparents were overseas but there was an elderly couple from the old country that lived nearby that used to take care of me.
I was free of dogmatic ideas, limiting beliefs and fears. My first view of the world after my passage from the divine realm was, by most standards, perfect.
From that point I was confronted with objects, emotions and ideas. From these I formed a belief system that acted as glasses upon my vision, colouring the world and forming ideas from a subjective or personal perspective.
Ideas built upon other ideas forming beliefs based upon other beliefs resulting in a matrix that generated my reality.
Perhaps some of those beliefs came pre-built into my consciousness. No ones knows for sure if past lives exist, but why is it that some children are born into poverty and disease while others are born into privilege? Could it be that those children entered the world with a set of pre-conditioned ideas and lived them out?
The Hindus believe that we live many lives over and over again. That we improve with each incarnation, dissolving our egoic tendencies through personal challenges in the physical realm and ascending into ever-higher divine realms.
And the start of this incarnation looked like this. With it I was to be confronted with all the inadequacies of my beliefs, encoded in my DNA, waiting to be discovered.
It was from this point forward that I was to solidify that identity
I became an "I".
Notice today what you do by default. Notice what you are thinking by default. Notice the decisions you make out of habit. Notice your body moving. Notice your automatic preferences. Just notice.
Notice what you like throughout the day, notice what you dislike and let it be. Observe it without giving it any meaning what so ever.
Just observe yourself. Observe the pattern that you experience as ‘you’ - and just feel how at any time you are not this pattern - you are just the observer.
Does this look okay? Do I look fat? Can you tell I've gained weight? Is this too sexy? Do you think people will like it? ... completely disregarding the focus, balance and practice it takes to get into the pose, all those thoughts were going through my mind while taking this shot. But really, when did I start caring so much about what other people think? Oh that's right I don't and neither should you!! Happy Monday friends go through the week with no f's given and do what makes your heart happy. ❤️
"The ego seeks security through control and often has deep-seated need for approval... letting go of the ego opens possibilities of experiencing and aspect beyond your limitations"-Deepak Chopra .
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Funny, I made this note last week, but then totally forgot that shit in my own life and #practice . Until @gem.guru reminded me this morning! Thanks sister for the #realtalk , and thanks to everyone else out there who is telling the truth!
💎 LIFE IS SIMPLE 💎
I challenge you to take a moment to inquire within yourself:
Are you complicating your existence?
Are you thinking or just being?
Are you allowing the natural perfection of being you?
Photo @polipolaris Maui, Hawaii 2015
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