E come se improvvisamente
Mi fossi preso il diritto
Di vivere il presente
(Un giorno forse la smetterò di stupirmi delle cose più semplici, un giorno, forse mai)
#flowers and #sky#wonderful#love#introspection
I have been thinking a lot about the meaning of the word devotion lately. Relating to my yoga practice especially,my approach to it. I don't feel devoted to my practice,somehow. I don't experience anything spiritual while practicing.I often get pissed off and upset, often mentally drained.I guess I am not a yogi, just someone who loves to workout and stay in shape while trying to explore possibilities but without the necessary devotion that will allow the growth. I kind of feel guilty about it, somehow impure and definitive have a problem defining myself as a yoga teacher at this point. Because I do have great devotion in me, but is mainly toward Nature.to me Nature is what for many folks God is: the almighty perfection.No yoga practice fulfill me as much as contemplation of Nature. I don't even know why I felt I needed to write this.
A cruel thing
The tricks they play
Truth telling lies
Possessing us of fallacy
That in their eyes you would see
The truth of you
The truth of me
Though the true self
Lives only inward
In that place hidden
From all prying eyes of the universe
But your own
Why the fear to look here?
Where only ‘I’ exist
Street merchant interpretation
A mask of reflection
Inverse shadow spectrum
A low bit-rate clone
Bear witness there to filthy vanity, a fleeting glimpse of padlocked insecurity
We know our own
Ascension lay in wait
A long rope up of writhing truths
Makeup made up of vocalized fears
The fiercest Phoenix cry of a soul
I need this thing to survive
To be born again alive
Plying veneer of detail to that presumption of visible light
Reflection shallow in the face of up-to-here-deep introspection
Without, you can never know me
And I can never know you
As flame flickered at the brim
The slippery cavern sides of our youngest dark ages
It beathed and heaved and carried us through
These mirrors here
Glossed with presupposed certainty
Blanket us in error
And warmly drag us back.
Oi 😔 hard truth from today’s meditation. I all to often forget introspection when reacting to or dealing with a problem but man it’s humbling when I do examine my side of the street. Hopefully someday when I’m old and wise it will be second nature to examine myself first, in the meantime I’ll keep working on it and keep my nose clean. #dailymeditation#introspection#frenemies#truth#onedayatatime#alwayslearning
Happy #humpday ... “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” Vince Lombardi
Chàris found this struggling monarch the other day in the backyard. It looked like his wings had been hurt and he couldn't fly. We put it in the flower bushes but found him dead the next day. He never made it. .
As I think about it now, it makes me realize that we were all created with a purpose, a design and God has a plan He wants to fulfill in and through us for His glory and our good. .
Too often, though, we allow our fears, our lack of faith, our regrets and other people's expectations and harsh words to clip our wings and we get derailed. Sometimes for good- some people never fulfill the purpose for which they were created. They're a beautiful butterfly who was meant to fly but is instead crawling on the ground, Living but already dead. .
What is your role in this world? What gifts were you given to bring God glory and make the world around you more beautiful? And are you fulfilling it? Are you soaring?
When I started my #WednesdayWonder project, I thought I'd limit it to photos of objects that sparked some wonder in me, that prompted me to remember how amazing life is, that might also open a door of wonder and inspiration for anyone who saw it. I never intended to post photos of myself (or of my nearest and dearests) because I didn't want to feel like I was contributing to the selfie culture.
Yet, here's what I know is true for me: my work and connection comes from my personal experience and perspective. I cannot be an effective counselor, speaker, minister, or motivator using only a wide-angle lens. Yes, seeing the big picture is important for understanding patterns and connections, but it is also important to have connection to specific points and people to help anchor the understanding.
So, last week and today, my #WednesdayWonder shows real people: me and my herzband, @firefitz . Yesterday, we took a 3-hour horseback ride through Bryce Canyon in Utah. Wonder and awe are such small words to try to capture the feeling of being immersed in a different story, a past life, another way of being.
In weeks to come, I am going to experiment with short video messages. We'll see where this journey of wonder takes me. So...
What has recently given you the impetus to shift your perspective?