When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I once responded: "On Monday, I want to be a veterinarian. On Tuesday, I want to be an actress..." So on and so on, listing a different profession for each day of the week. I can still relate to my younger self's insatiable desire to experience it all--though becoming a veterinarian went out the window once I learned you needed to get vaccinated for the job (needles are not my friends). As a freelancer, I get to dabble in many different fields, which really means doing what you love alongside a whole lot of things you don't really like at all. Some mornings the endless choices and tasks ahead of me inspire excitement and boundless energy. Other days, they make me want to crawl back under the covers with Webster. I've come to learn that both responses are okay and, for me, necessary. Those days I fully feel the Fear (capitalized for good reason) force me to check in with myself, my work and my goals--to make sure I'm putting out content that reflects a world we all want to live in, and not adding to a status quo we can no longer abide.
How every day starts... #meditate365 ____________________ In November I started and have now completed my first ever 40-Day sadhana. Sadhana is a daily spiritual practice. It is our commitment to growth, to love, to bettering ourselves every day. . For years I’ve had some kind of spiritual effort every day: sometimes I would pray, in Costa Rica I walked in the beach every morning and would start my day baptizing myself in the ocean; washing away the past and cleansing the way for the future. Sunset became my religion and a huge part of feeling connected and grounded there was watching it everyday. For about a year daily meditation has been part of life too. But this was the first time, I committed to a 40-day sadhana. 40 days of the same practice, everyday. 40-days of spiritual discipline to see how it would invigorate my soul. . I decided to chant a mantra 108 times every day, using my mala to count the recitations. . 40 days is an auspicious number in many traditions, including my own tribal background. What I didn’t know before is that 40-days is also the tipping point when you have more new cells in your body than old ones. . Every moment our body is producing new cells, growing and dividing, as our old ones expire. 40-days is the amount of time where you suddenly have more of an accumulation of newness than what once was. . In this way, if you take on a 40-day practice it becomes part of the new you. It is in your DNA of the person you want to be. It has become part of the growth of your natural body and has brought you through to leaving your old self behind. . So I chanted, using this very special mala. It has crystals for intuition and moonstone to balance emotions and ward off negative energies. It has rudraksha beads to remind me to stay respectful to my roots and the guru bead is actually a charm with my school @yogaacademyinternational’s symbol on it. The mala now holds this mantra. It holds my intentions and strength and wishes and prayers of
Matahari sudah di penghujung petang Kulepas hari dan sebuah kisah... Sejak saat itu langit senja tak lagi sama🎤 . . . . . Tempatnya asik buat menikmati senja...apalagi berdua ekkyaaa😁 📍Tanjung Kesirat, Panggang, Gunung Kidul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta.
🇫🇷 🇷🇺Собираясь в эту поездку в Париж, мы с Аней дали себе обещание посмотреть на город с другой стороны. Нет, не перевоплощаясь в местных жителей, котов, собак или голубей - трансгрессией мы пока не владеем - а в прямом смысле отправившись на поиски "других сторон" французской столицы. Мы хотели найти места не столь популярные у туристов, нерастиражированные на фотографиях популярных журналов и соц сетей, чтобы ответить на вопрос "а можно ли в этом огромном кипящем жизнью городе почувствовать уединение?". Ответ, конечно же, был найден и имя ему парк Бют-Шомон. Тише и укромнее местечка в огромном мегаполисе, я думаю, просто не найти - лаконичный ландшафт, смиренная водная гладь, остров-скала и звенящая тишина, сковывающая их воедино, доставляют колоссальное удовольствие, позволяя сделать глубокий глоток свежего воздуха после суеты городского центра. Ведь искушенным путешественникам тоже иногда нужен покой. А у вас есть любимое место для уединения? 🇬🇧Preparing to Paris trip, Anya and I made a promise to look at the city from the other side. No, without transforming in locals, cats, dogs or pigeons - we are not proficient in transgression yet - but literally went on a quest to