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Great video by @justinbaldoni about what it means to have real strength of character. A real man doesn't join the crowd, he stands up to the crowd to protect a woman's dignity because he is a man of conviction and integrity. It's not weakness for a man that wants to do better to ask for help, in fact, a man that has the courage and humility to ask for help is deserving of respect. If we want a better world, it's up to each of us to take responsibility for our part in #profound#video#tedtalks#man#understanding#boldness @the.gentleman.wolf
"Guilt. It took awhile for me to be able to come up with a word that really described how I was feeling but once I did, it felt like everything became a little bit clearer. Guilt isn’t always a negative thing. In some circumstances guilt can make us partake in self examination and can fuel self improvement. I have read a lot about survivor's guilt and parental guilt in particular. I happened upon these while I was searching for "cancer guilt" - not guilt after you survive but the guilt that becomes your companion the day you’re diagnosed." -@maegmolnar
We are now entering the winter season. If we want to live in harmony with the seasons, it is helpful to look at the various energetic shifts that take place throughout the year.
According to Chinese philosophy, a year is defined by two key energetic movements—‘yang’ and ‘yin’. The yin period of the year, starting on the summer solstice, is characterised by a contractive energy. We are now reaching the very end of this yin period.
As we approach the winter solstice, yin is at its most expansive. The rich, slow and dark energy of yin can be harnessed.
As yin gains momentum, the movement of contraction that takes place in our environment causes the days to go shorter and the weather to get colder. On the human level, this contractive energy creates distinct physical and psychological changes.
In its most expansive phase, yin causes everything to move in quite strongly. Thus, our essence moves further in towards the kidneys, where it is stored. As this takes place, it is recommended that we limit activities that encourage the essence to move out (e.g. physical activity and excessive sexual activity). Now is a time for storage.
On the psychological level, the mind naturally turns inwards. Now is a good time for introspection and closure. Whatever is done is done. If, for whatever reason, we’re holding a grudge or feeling resentful, we should let it go.
It’s always a good exercise to learn to accept our current situation as it is, without wanting to change things at all costs. The abundant yin energy that informs this time of the year is conducive to stepping back and accepting our current situation, whatever it is.
Now is also a very good time to practise meditation. The yin energy that is all around us promotes quiet and stillness. Therefore, it should be easier for the mind to step back and just listen.
Now is a time for non-doing. It’s a very special time of the year! Personally, I really like it. I hope you enjoy it too!
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No need to look back, you aren't going that way. Only place I need to look is up 👆🏼because the sky's the limit my friends. I spent too many years of my life walking around with my head down. Avoiding connection, feeling, hiding myself away from anyone trying to peek in. That's a lonely way to live. True connection starts within and grows exponentially into the connections we have with others. .
Studying and practice reiki & yoga has opened my eyes to so much. The connection I have not only with myself but to the divine (however you choose to define that) has grown so deep in these last few weeks. When you know yourself and stand in your truth and power 👉🏼 holy shift! So ask yourself, how do YOU want to improve your connection with yourself ? Need a little guidance? That's what I'm here for. .
The road is selfish and the road can be hard
The road can be long
The road can be far
The road will mean struggle
The road will leave scars
The road requires wisdom
The road requires truth
The road will never care about the fire in the booth
When the road comes calling
It will find you when #alone
Planets will not align
To lead you to the zone
Of contemplative thinking
Where you talk and do nothing more.
The #road does not keep tally
The streets do not keep scores
Prizes won’t be awarded
Medals won’t be won