Opening New Tabs

standingSometimes it makes more sense to hit “Cancel” and open a new tab than hit “Restore” again and again.

Sometimes what we really want is to start again and not to relive a situation just so we can give it a satisfying spin.

Sometimes we realize that what matters the most is that we move on.

 

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Choose How You’ll Live

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There are many ways to live. Most of them will make sense to you – but you can’t possibly live them all. You have to choose which beliefs you will live by.

In the end, that’s all that matters. That’s all you need.

Don’t be a Spectator in Your Own Life

stressChoose to play. Choose to play your part. Choose to create your character. And reinvent it. Again and again.

Failing is not a thing to be regretful for. It’s simply a part of life.  What one should regret for is each and every moment one chooses to hide instead of showing up fully, to be faint-hearted instead of brave.

 

Begin Again

upThe only way we can finally clear whatever is blocking us is by taking a leap of faith to try again – to run the risk of getting hurt again.

The only way we can finally heal ourselves is by having the courage to get back up

and begin again.

 

Try again. Open yourself up for rejection again.
That’s how one fully gets over past hurts that have blocked one’s heart.

Healing isn’t dependent on someone else’s acceptance of you.
Healing is dependent on your decision to believe and hope again.

That’s the only way you’ll know your heart is back on fire.

Love Flows

huggingLove is like water. It has to flow.

Many times we get terrified of love. Of our own feelings. We’re scared that the rush would overwhelm us and break the dam that holds us safe together.

The truth is, it’s safe to love.

Love only becomes overbearing when we block its natural flow. When we really wanna embrace someone but instead we choose to turn our back on them. When we really wanna forgive and liberate our heart but we choose to face more daggers instead. When we really wanna look someone in the eyes and melt into them but instead we avert our gaze, we pretend like we don’t care.

Love only hurts us when we’re blocked. When love cannot flow smoothly into all our crevices; into all the cracks that are hurting, lonely, afraid. Love has to run free. Love has to take the shape of our own Body. Soul. Mind. In fact, it’s love that has shaped this earth and everything that we see.

Love connects us. We’re here only because of love. Love is only here because of us. Love. Love. There’s nothing else to do but to love.

Love has to be expressed. Love demands to be expressed. Everywhere we look. Everywhere we go. Where there is light. Where there is none. Love has to find a way. Love has to stay.

Let love flow through you. Let it bathe you. Let it purify you. Love. Don’t be afraid to love. Let love change you.

*We can only grow in the most profound ways through love.

Your Mind is a Prison or a Vast Landscape

blackhairYou are your own  shackle. The thought that you can be imprisoned by something else outside yourself is what imprisons you.

The truth is, you can choose your own bindings. You have the power to choose only the connections that are the most freeing to you.

* A meditative message from an Egyptian Cat Queen

We are all Mirrors

tiedEach person, each relationship, each interaction we have in our daily life is meant to help us become more fully ourselves – including, and most especially the ones that are not particularly in our liking.

Notice that when we encounter someone we feel even a slight annoyance to, that we automatically bring out a part of ourselves we don’t always embody. When we get triggered by an interaction/a person, doesn’t it feel like alarm bells are ringing, alerting us to a part of ourselves that need our attention?

It could be an aspect of ourselves that needs healing or unconditional acceptance – or it could be a part of ourselves that we need to bring out more often. We need these relationships as mirrors to show us what needs balancing within us.

Maybe if you had a more competent boss, maybe you wouldn’t even have discovered that you’ve got leadership qualities simply because there won’t be a need for them. Maybe if your parents were not that authoritative, maybe you wouldn’t have learned how to set healthy boundaries and stand up for yourself. Maybe if you never experienced being in a codependent relationship, maybe you wouldn’t have learned who you really are and how to truly love yourself.

We help each other become more authentic and more mature without even knowing it.

Accountability is Sexy

undressNothing would make a person standout more (at least for me) than the full ownership of one’s decisions and actions – especially when they result to unforeseen, undesirable consequences.

Nothing makes me more proud to be a human being than to see another human embrace the fullness of their magnificence and weakness at the same time. That emits an other-wordly level of awareness of the self and its connection to everything else. That shows boundless power – the kind that doesn’t get intimidated by humility and surrender.

That shit’s sexy. Very sexy.

Holding the Cup of Love

handsHolding a space for someone to unravel is such a privilege.

We do this for each other without knowing it. It’s that honorable time in our life when we are not asked to do anything but to stand strong in our power and hold the cup of our overflowing love for someone who needs it – so they can go down on their knees, break down and surrender. We are neither asked to take the punches for them nor to come up with creative solutions. Our role, in fact, is to NOT interfere, to let them go through this on their own – because they need this fight to learn and grow, to let go of everything that doesn’t reflect who they really are and who they wanna be.

We serve as their witness, as they go through this sacred transformation. We uphold their cup of love for them until they’re ready to take it back

and give it a home again.