“Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience - I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.” ~CeeLo Green
Playing with a little watercolor/ mixed media. Decided to do a few little Arizona inspired inspired pieces. Checkout that glitter in this one. It makes me happy.
Becoming a mother has taught me SO much in such a short amount of time. I knew this would be a huge learning experience but the lessons I’m learning are far greater and wider reaching than I had imagined. Two of the biggest lessons I’m learning are 1) to stay present in the moment and appreciate every single one, the good and the bad and 2) to love and appreciate my body in EVERY state
I tend to be a pretty anxious person. I often get caught up in worrying about all of the “what ifs” of the future and I can easily drive myself crazy with this type of thinking. I constantly have to remind myself to stay in the moment. This is why Matthew 6:33-34 has long been one of my favorite passages - “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Since having a daughter, I’ve realized that I don’t need to put so much effort into keeping myself in the moment because her existence does it for me. Each day with her is different and it forces me to be in the moment without even thinking about it. In a lot of ways, being a new mom (and a mom, in general) is exhausting but there are so many women who want nothing more than to have a child and yet are unable to. There are so many women wishing that they could be woken up in the middle of the night by a crying baby that needed them. God has blessed me greatly by giving us this little girl and my heart just explodes with love and gratitude every time I set eyes on her. Even in those late night moments when she’s waking up for what seems like the millionth time and I haven’t slept in what feels like forever. Even when she’s being extra clingy and won’t let me put her down to have a minute to myself. Even when I can’t seem to get a thing done because all she wants to do is cuddle or cluster feed. Even when I’m not feeling so great about how my body has changed.
I am tired in a way that I couldn’t understand before. *CONTINUED IN COMMENTS*
✨Soul & Spirit✨ I had to share this one as some friends and I discussed this at dinner tonight, only to come home to this quote. I feel it strongly. Too many around us is using words in the wrong context and Spirituality is definitely one of those words. For me being spiritual is all about being yourself, even when you are not perfect, in a good mood or happy. It’s about acceptance of every emotion and weakness within. It’s about being in tuned with the waves of being human, being grateful for the wonders in life but also ready for the challenges involved in developing. Knowing that we are never finished, always evolving and to be able to surrender to that in a peaceful way. That is being spiritual to me. ✨
Self-Worth Safari aims to start a revolution in increased Self-Worth and Mindwellness. With inspiration in mindfulness, mindpower, selfleadership, spirituality and just plain having fun I want You to get inspired to look upon your life with gratitude and love. Unconditional Love for Yourself.
To increase your Self-Worth I include taking care of Body, Mind and Spirit. These three cannot function well without one another, we need to give respect and take care of them and then cherish what they offer in return when we are doing so.
~Be your own greatest inspiration~🌺
When I look into your eyes, I see so much love and understanding. When I look into your heart, I see there is nothing you cannot do. When I look into your soul, I see so much wisdom from your past … but when I look into your mind, all I see is so much wasted energy which is holding you back.
My work is to clear away all this energy, leaving your mind open to allow the true flow of life. Spirit is amazing – they watch until just that moment when you are ready to accept your new, beautiful flow. When this comes, you begin to feel lighter and more free than you could imagine – you begin to laugh and smile; you begin to live your life as you were always meant to do.
Today, let go of your past and your fears. Let go of all your worries and begin a whole new beautiful path of trust – the first step is to trust that your life will be amazing. Never doubt that you are worth all this – trust that Spirit is watching over you and in your divine moment, all will flow into your life. This is because you knew and accepted in your heart that this was your moment to trust in YOU. You deserve all that’s about to come; you deserve all the love which is about to enter your life.
This is your moment; it’s your time and magic is all around you now. So. Close your eyes and feel it – it’s right there.
“The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.” -Brene Brown ||
Anyone else love Brene Brown and all of her incredible books and research and knowledge? I find myself getting hit with a “truth bomb” about every other paragraph. Just — so good.
Afterward of Horrific morning with heartache and nightmares not even mentioning migraine headache!! Despite wanting to avoid arguments I nearly had car accident because the other person need of paunching bag/scapegoat.
I’ve been that person who gets the blame of all what goes wrong!?!? I felt how much hated I was!! Every word was filled with anger and resentment.
I was left out center and my mistake here was say you are not 100% ready yet! ...I Instantly became the enemy and insults raised up.
I can’t figure out how to fix this?!? As much as I want, the truth is what it is.
as much I love you the reality is you weren’t ready yet :( Then this popped up on my feed❤️ *** I prayed for help earlier today as I felt uneasy because my nightmares were so clear warning me of problems that I wouldn’t be able to avoid as they were not under my control*** For today I let the universe take over and sent this person Ángels of protection and guidance may this person path be filled with glorious success and joy may this person forgets my existence as if I’ve died and so filled with overwhelming love that never looks back ❤️ #trust#pray#meditation#universehasmyback#balance#love#respect#sad#heartbroken#acceptance#path#cantwalkaway#ivetotry#truth
🏝 I admit it...I find myself totally in dream land a lot recently. Anybody else a beach bum dreaming of this during winter? 🥶 Winter time always challenges my practice of presence.
My gratitude practice in addition to meditation kicks things up a notch to keep my mind more positive. I acknowledge the natural tendency of my mind during this season, I do things to help, all the while I know that all is good and perfect just as it is 💓
#62 of 365 Daily Practice Reminders
Presence, not escape, is the key to personal freedom.
Urges, impulses, feelings, emotions, thoughts -- these are all normal and temporary (even the painful ones). Our habitual attempts to avoid and resist these can determine (and ruin) the quality of our lives. There is no escape. You can practice observing the actual nature of these internal experiences that you have been reacting to. You can bring your attention to where they are located in your body. You can find some acceptance and experiment with not escaping through avoidance, resistance or indulgence. To see the empty, weightless, shapeless nature of these feelings -- to be able to consciously choose purposeful action in the presence of cravings or discomfort -- this is true freedom.
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This pic got me thinking. Thinking about how sometimes we get stuck in one direction, get tunnel vision.
Sometimes life will throw you off track from where you think you're heading. Sometimes it's good to take a step back and try to look at things from a different angle, a different perspective .
And to know that not every road is straight, and when you get thrown off track it's only really a detour. You'll end up where you wanted to be if you just keep going.
This has also made me realise I should take my own advice.. #goals#mentalhealth#inspo#deep#thoughtoftheday#bald#bearded#behappy#anxiety#acceptance
Okay! I’m outing myself! Especially my past behavior. I’m reading this book Codependent No More. I thought I was probably Codependent before reading the book but I had no idea of my behavior that was right in front of my face. So SHADOWY!!! Here are some of my attributes that I believe have been or are part of my Codependency...
-Care taking, think and feel responsible for other people’s feelings, thoughts, actions, choices, etc... -feeling anxiety, pity and guilt when other people have a problem. -feel compelled to fix other people’s problems. -anticipating other people’s needs and wondering why they don’t do the same for me. -say yes when I mean NO. -try to please others instead of myself. -feel guilty when someone gives to me. -be a victim -blame others for the place I am in. -feel victimized, unappreciated and used. -very low self worth
-while at the same time blame myself for everything.
-get angry, defensive and self righteous. -tell myself I can’t do anything right. -repress feelings
-worry -feel controlled by events and/or people -get confused -get depressed -believe lies -wait to express my opinion until others have expressed theirs.
-apologize for bothering people.
-let others hurt me and continue to let others hurt me and wonder why it hurts so badly. -don’t trust myself, my feeling, my decisions or other people. -afraid of making other people angry. -fearing they will leave if I get angry. -
I could go on but I think you get the point. Much Love on your own healing journey. -
Don’t be afraid to open up.
It can be a little tricky trying to crack open the heart that you may feel has been calcified, I know that.
Let the first step be to accept that you are worthy of all that is good. And the second step, is learning that others are worthy too.
Happy Friday to everyone 🎉 We apologise for the lack of social posts this week but are happy to say we’re back on track after some device issues! 🙌 If you’re looking for something kinky but are also feeling festive, Provocation’s XXXMas is on tonight in Melbourne city, as well as the launch of the new issue of @archermagazine 💃🏻 What are your plans for the weekend? •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Image by @lexmckink
It’s hard not to compare yourself to others in the world of social media where posting beautiful photos portraying beautiful lives is standard. However, we all know that comparison keeps you focused about what you don’t like about yourself and your life. Perhaps it’s time for a social media detox - cull those accounts that make you feel insecure or log off for a couple of days. Focus your energy on being your best self by accepting who you are - flaws and all - and being thankful for everything you have. #comparisonisthethiefofjoy#beyourbestself#gratitude#acceptance#flawsome#happiness