Day 3 enjoying playing catch up for #BEYOUtifulU •INTRODUCTION•Write a poem/song/rap introducing yourself:
I’ve spent a long time wandering and wondering;
Where is my home? Do I belong? Do I really have to wear a thong?
Packed up my life and taken risks,
Lived many lives in this existence.
Flexible describes more than one part of me;
A rainbow of dichotomies;
But, I’m not afraid of who I’ve been.
Comfortable with the darkness and dancing in the light,
Not the same person as I was last night.
Everywhere I seem to be, I am only passing through;
But while I’m here, I have a lot to do.
Seeing things as they are, I keep my mind open;
Love is the thing I choose to place hope in.
Synchronicity shows me its favour.
Adventure gives my life its flavour.
I used to think I was born to survive;
But, in fact, I’m here to thrive.
My name is Tarin, some call me T,
Or “chocolate pretzel” more recently.
I’m here to learn, I’m here to create
I’m here to remind you that you are great.
I guess that’s who I want to be:
Infinite potential experiencing me. ⚫️Journal excerpt from REFLECTING:
Mirrors don’t only show the shiny, pretty things, they serve to show you the whole picture no matter how nasty or painful, but the response is up to you.
We must amplify, elevate, and echo the voices that teach us, that inspire and progress us. We must thank and praise and support and give to those who labor, fight, liberate, and create change. "Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society." -Angela Davis
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One of the greatest causes of heartache is our refusal to accept the reality of impermanence, that something beautiful and unique will only ever last for a series of moments, no matter how long or how short. The heart hurts when it willingly forgets that everything with a beginning, ultimately has an ending.
The feeling of longing for what once was is a sign that the mind is holding on to the past and not taking full account of the present, it is a tension that reverberates through our being, a form of rebellion against the natural flow of change.
Too often, we cannot enjoy what is happening now, because we are too busy spending our mental energy reliving the past or imagining the future. Too often, we forget to enjoy the precious moments of the present without clinging onto them with a fear that they may never return. Attachment limits our ability to fully enjoy what is happening right in front of us.
The solution is simple, but it takes effort, practice, and consistency to apply. When the present is full of pleasant things, enjoy them without attaching yourself to what is happening, meaning enjoy them while understanding that this is also impermanent. When the present is full of difficult things, do your best to work through what is happening while remembering that this will also change, this moment of difficulty cannot last forever - no pain or heartache can last forever.
Sending love to all beings. May we all realize that understanding impermanence can help us live happily and fully. May we all be wise and free. My first book, Inward, is now available on Amazon or through the link in my profile. 🙏🏽🌎 #yungpueblo
The first time I ever took Psilocybin mushrooms I had an experience of “ego death”.
I was in a room with two of my friends, one of whom I had a more layered friendship with- including mutual frustrations, unexpressed resentments, a lot of love and a ridiculous amount of projection into/onto the other.
The pain I felt from what I perceived as her judgement (personal perception is not always truth) caused me to leave that house, drive home, and spiral into the most visceral knowing of just how badly judgement felt.
It was in my stomach. In my throat. In my feet. In my eyes.
The disgust of another, fuming towards me, apathetic towards me- I was taken down on a journey of discovering how much judgement affected me.
I felt so raw and naked. I was open to all the hate.
And somehow, this also opened me to all the Love.
Maybe it was teenage self-consciousness, but I think it was something more.
That night opened my heart in a way I cannot compare to this day.
I felt the weight of the worlds judgements in my bones, and as I lay curled in my bed, I started to breathe and noticed that I could still find Love here, even for those who’s judgements had me paralyzed...
I saw how we are all trying to free ourselves, be ourselves, love ourselves, and reflect all of that onto the others we surround ourselves with.
I do believe we are all inherently good.
This trip showed me that compassion, and a step further, empathy, is a choice.
It’s a choice to breathe into judgement, and simply just a choice to let it go and let Love instead.
I fuck up a lot.
We all do.
If anyone tells you they don’t, they’re lying.
It’s that simple.
This ego death of course didn’t last.
And I’m glad it didn’t, because the learning is the most beautiful place I have ever been.
To catch myself each time judgement passes through me, which is often, and choose to let it go, choose to let love, is a way I come home to myself time and time again.
It’s easier for me to get caught in judgement this time of year.
Consumerism is hard for me to swallow, and Capitalism is even harder.
But these are also judgements.
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All of us seeking peace and harmony, bc this is what we lack in our lives. We all want to be happy; we regard it as our right. Yet happiness is a goal we strive toward more often than attain. At times, we all experience dissatisfaction in life agitation, irritation, disharmony, suffering. Even if at this moment we are free from such dissatisfaction, we can all remember a time when they afflicted us and can foresee a time when they may reoccur. Eventually we all must face the suffering of death. Nor do our dissatisfactions remain limited to ourselves, instead we keep sharing our suffering with others. The atmosphere around each unhappy person becomes charged with agitation, so that all who enter that environment may also feel agitated and unhappy. In this way individual tension combined to create the tensions of society.
This is the basic problem of life: it’s unsatisfactory nature. Things happen that we do not want; things that we want do not happen. And we are ignorant of how or why this process works, just as we are each ignorant of our own beginning and end.
25 centuries ago in Northern India 🇮🇳 a man decided to investigate this problem, the problem of human suffering. After years of searching and trying various methods, he discovered away to gain insight into reality of his own nature and to experience true freedom from suffering, he devoted the rest of his life to helping others do what as he had done show them the way to liberate themselves, that man was Siddhatha Gotama known as the #Buddha .
📸 By @erinsitt thank you for sharing this beautiful shot with us 🙏🏼
Today in North East Los Angeles! Come join on in this healing space for queer and trans people! Our comrade @bettsurevolt will be featuring art and slanging posters/ zines for allll the queer trans/two-spirit/GNC/non-binary and indigenous babies who want some cultural enlightmenet/ liberation art! This is one fierce artist and event you dont want to miss out on! Address: 1845 N, San Fernando, RD, 90065! 1-5! #queer#vegan#art#losangeles#qtpoc#liberation#fun#care
Today in the North East Los Angeles! My gurl @bettsurevolt will be featuring art and slanging posters/ zines for allll the queer trans/two-spirit/GNC/non-binary and indigenous babies who want some cultural enlightmenet/ liberation art! This is one fierce artist, and an event you don't want to miss out on! Address: 1845 N, San Fernando, RD, 90065! 1-5! #queer#vegan#art#losangeles#qtpoc#liberation#fun#care
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Being Vegan isn't enough.............
I always used to think that not eating meat, being Vegan and training in the gym as a Vegan lifter was enough.
If you are Vegan, get out there and show it in any way possible. Activism is an amazing and liberating way of getting the message out there and re-enforcing why you are Vegan.
Lots of fitness fanatics out there use Veganism as a vessel to generate a following for fitness but miss the fundamental principles of this lifestyle.
Health is certainly one thing, but animal welfare should be number one. I see this now and was selfish to think otherwise.
Deadlifts, bench, and squats as a Vegan fitness fanatic is all good and well, but the real hero's out there are the die hard activists making sure that Veganism is expanding and getting the message out there.
If you've never done activism before, I would highly recommend the cube of truth. Seeing people's eyes, the fear, the disgust, and the morale spark is eye opening but something everyone should witness.
So don't be one of those, 'I lift as a vegan but I leave the Activism to the activists and wear the occasional vegan t-shirt', get involved, even if it's once every month or two. Make an impact, feel the reward and understand the reason why we need to get out there. 🌿👍
Such a treat to see @meridianlights bless the stage last night! 🙌🏾 2 years ago I performed my 1st NYC solo show alongside them, such a full circle moment. Thankful to be here, on this indie artist grind, surrounded by some of the dopest-hard-working-talented creatives this planet knows. We here. 💫🎼🎤✨ #gratitude#lastnight#soul#liberation#music#journey#NYC#grind
Established as a temporary wartime cemetery on 24 January 1944, two days after the landing at Anzio and Nettuno, it hosts 7,861 headstones of American military war dead, arranged in gentle arcs on broad green lawns beneath rows of Roman pines.
The majority of these men died in the liberation of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky (10 July to 17 August 1943); in the landings in the Salerno Area, codenamed Operation Avalanche (9 September 1943) and the heavy fighting northward; in the landings, codenamed Operation Shingle, at Anzio and Nettuno and expansion of the beachhead (22 January 1944 to May 1944); and in air and naval support in the regions.
We are all meant to shine! As we let our own light shine, we subconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others!
I'll gladly be sharing with you some of the wise thoughts I've kept with me throughout my life.... Stay tuned for greatness ✨✨ #wisdom#liberation#shine#greatness#inspire#inspiration#qotd#BEthelight#youarelight
My scars are showing 🤷🏿♂️.
I’ve been abused🤕. I’m not ashamed😬.
I’m not a victim🙅🏾♂️. I’m not filtered🤪. .
I’m going to talk about it and I don’t care who gets offended. My past is no longer a mental prison for my current reality!! Fuck your judgment. You’re hiding too. I see your shit 😒 loud & clear. You just can’t let go of fear🤦🏾♂️ 25 years of silence ended last night and I’m going to continue to fight the good fight 💪🏾 & shining as a radiant being of light🤸🏿♂️....We can’t be great if we continue to hold onto dead weight. Fear is temporary but regret is forever! 💯.Thank you 🙏🏾 @iamzroy .
To expect another to resolve all of our issues and give us the happiness we desire is to expect to see the sunrise without opening our own eyes, it is to ask a river to give us nourishment without dipping our own hands into the water - another cannot answer the riddle that was only ever meant for our own minds to solve.
Happiness may seem elusive, try as we might, no matter our external set up, happiness will come and go. The sea of life flows between calmness and storms, either something outside of us will cause us some sort of struggle or something from within us will arise that is asking to be acknowledged and released - a human being is an accumulation of attachments, aversions, cravings, and delusions, which periodically rise from the depths of our mind so that we can have the opportunity to let them go. Why? Because our nature is not to be full of burdens, we are meant to be light, weightless, and open to music of love and the wisdom of the universe.
Though happiness will come and go, we do have the power to deepen our happiness and extend our amount of time partaking in its heavenly nature, to do so requires effort on our part to enhance our relationship with ourselves so that we may discover all that impedes our contentment and release it from our being. As wisdom grows within us through getting to know ourselves, happiness can have more room within our vessel.
It is not easy to relieve ourselves of these burdens that we carry, at times it is frightening, but it is only when we walk and explore our own inner forest, when we bring our light of awareness into the shadowy realm of the unknown, that we can let go of pain, hurt, and the heaviness of attachment. We are sometimes afraid to let go because it is all we know, but when we do gather the courage to release that which does not serve us, when we release our accumulation of ego, we can come to understand and feel the infinity of unconditional love. When we truly begin to let go, happiness will no longer just be our friend, it will become our home. Sending love to all. My first book, Inward, is available on Amazon, Amazon Canada, and Amazon Europe 💙🌎 #yungpueblo
SHIVA DANZANTE e un'asana abbastanza complesso. Richiede di lasciare andare la paura "la danza di shiva nasce dalla liberazione della paure del cambiamento" Kaivalya. Il profondo backbend e l'equilibrio dell'asana hanno appunto le radici nella nostra abilità di rilasciare le paure e rimanere fermi e prendere la vita come viene. Alcuni giorni riusciamo a restare nell'asana altri cadiamo, così e la vita. La consapevolezza degli alti e bassi ci può far sentire veramente liberi invece che temere le loro conseguenze. Questo è il vero obiettivo dello Shiva danzante.
King Dancer Pose is quite challenging. It requires a release from fear. “Shiva’s dance is born out of a liberation from the fear of change,” Kaivalya states. The deep backbend and strong balance of the pose draw upon our ability to release fear and stand firm in our ability to take life as it comes. Some days we remain steady in the pose; other days, we fall. Such is life. Noticing the ebb and flow instead of fearing its consequences can truly set us free. This is the real goal behind Natarajasana.•