“Transformation requires A C T I O N “
It requires you to step outside of your norm, to step into that pool of courage we all have deep within us and do that thing that scares us most, even tho it might be our hearts biggest desire >>
On a recent blog post I share a secret fear of mine (click link in profile to read). It’s one that had me sitting on the sidelines for a while. By not doing the thing, by not taking action, I gave into my fear. And F E A R y’all, is our inner critic’s best weapon against us >>
So what to do instead? Use that fear to transform you. Stare it in the eye, step up to its edge, grab it by its you-know-what and take that gigantic leap anyway. Take the risk. Do the thing. Be brave. Step into your next level. Action is required >>
My beautiful couple is more patient than I am. I am anxiously awaiting the “complete” sign from uploading their gallery so I can send it to them!!! I think I’m more excited than they are 😂 it was such a beautiful day I can’t wait for them to see their wedding photos! Happy 1 month and 1 week anniversary Holly and Johnny!!!
I'm grateful for the silence, that is never really complete silence, as it echoes the gentle murmuring that envelopes the enormous stillness within, until the stillness expands to fill everything.
Someone just slid into my DMs (thank you @ester_berson for the cool young person speak) and asked me what meditation feels like. I loved this question! It's really hard to define because it changes over the years and it is so many things to me, all at once. A really soft bed to lie in, an enthusiastic mother to hold me in her lap and rock me into restfulness, a sharp witted and formidable guru to call me out of my sleep and into awareness, a glittering light to ignite my dormant flames, a soothing bath to remind me how to surrender and melt. Sometimes the water feels too hot and other times just right as if filled with magnesium salts and the perfectly selected essential oils.
Even in the one 60 minute practice I will go through maybe 30 distinctly different modes or moods or states, each bringing gifts and lessons and openings; not all roses though. There is this one common thread though, there's a recess, a net that catches me and all the unintegrated parts of me, all my protection and desire and conditioning and it reaches out so far and wide that it stretches to all the corners of the knowable universe. I'm nor a scientist but this is my explanation for today.
Laid bare. This post feels so vulnerable to share. It is the essence of my evolving, unfolding and sometimes trembling being as I relate to it with each day.
Maybe not the most inspired and get very likely not my most descriptive, emotive ir articulate. But i don't censor myself. These posts just pour out from the Great Mystery and I put them forward without alteration.
I would love your help! I want to hear about your natural meditation experiences and states including those that occur outside your disciplined practice. Dm me if you'd like to share with me. It would mean a lot!
Thank you ! xx
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So I'm letting the cat out of the bag. About a month ago I quit my job. I was working for a fortune 50 company and making more money than many people do even with a degree. Despite the paycheck, I was miserable and always stressed. I decided in June that my happiness and well-being was more important, so I starting planning my exit. I am so grateful that everything turned out in my favor and I finally want to let everyone know that I will be traveling around the country until I finish my undergraduate degree in July! I'll be going south to Florida until the new year and heading west towards my final destination of California after that. Along with school, I'll be focusing on living an extremely healthy lifestyle while on the road. As an added bonus, Simba, the Siberian Husky will be joining me. We spent the last 10 days in the Allegheny National Forest to test out the way we will be living for the next 10 months and it was truly amazing. We met some really special fellow travellers (and their dogs) and learned so much from them. I'm so excited for the journey ahead! I'll be in Ohio for the next week before leaving again!
Michael Crichton (born Oct 23, 1942) was an American best-selling author, screenwriter, film director and producer best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. Crichton’s novels, including Jurassic Park, have been described by The Guardian as “harking back to the fantasy adventure fiction of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Edgar Wallace, but with a contemporary spin.
Ever wonder what the cool, confident, and charming Maps Maponyane's skincare routine is?
He says: "I like to keep quite simple: I wash my face with a pure face wash…as long as it doesn’t contain any fragrances or chemicals in it. After that I make sure I moisture and after that I always make sure I add some sunscreen lotion" #sediskin
Happy Monday -- again! There’s something comforting in repetition and routine, isn’t there?
Repetition also is one of our biggest learning aids. Recurring actions allow our brain to form the neural patterns that create our targeted effect.
In my conversation with this month’s profiled Life of Purpose, Ben Gioia, Ben discusses how he uses repetitive action to achieve his goals. If you haven’t watched or listened yet, here’s the link: http://bit.ly/2x8orzG
How about you? Are you working on forming any new patterns through repetitive action this week or month?