My thoughts during this moment when i took this photo is.. Mistakes are not designed to derail us but to educate us. Sometimes, it is a necessary process for us to become better, stronger or wiser. But as with all lessons, they are only valuable when we learn something from them and grow from there. So, learn as much as you can, minus the negative self-loathing emotions and thoughts. Then, use all your knowledge and move forward to becoming the person you've always aspired to be - the BETTER YOU. Oh yes, you are worth every effort.. Be you and love yourself.. #fearlessradicaloptimist#theartoffearlessliving#goodbyelonghair#changeforthebetter#singleandhappy
"The woman is so good at giving and giving, and sometimes she will need to be reminded to take time to nurture herself. Sometimes she will need to fly from your branches to go and find what feeds her soul, and if you give her that space she will come back with new songs to sing." I think this applies to every person - woman, man or child. We all need to be reminded to take time out to nurture oneself. We need to seek out what feeds our souls, and we deserve the right to have that space to fly or roam to find it. Because our souls need to breathe new life to old songs, and sing new songs as well.
Find what feeds you and never stop growing, evolving and expanding into all that you are born to be.
It is our birth right to discover the "ocean inside of us". With all its mysteries, in its vastness.
There are days or moments in this journey that are so hard and painful that no one will ever know, or even see. Not everyone will understand. And that is ok. Because not everyone understands in the same way.
Yes, there is real loneliness in this journey. That is part and parcel of what #life is.
Ultimately, we are all alone in our pain and suffering. No one can join us in our private "inner domain". It is our fight alone.
We either win this war, or quit on life altogether.
No, it will not get any easier.
We either get stronger and better, or die trying.
#Liberation lies in the #persistence of your hands, in the #courage of your heart and the #discipline of your mind.
2 years ago on this date, I met a shy and diverse group of young men at the Bamboo Villa in the #GKEnchantedFarm . Subsequently, they became to be known as "The Spartans". These were the original 11 boys who paved the way for many more to become the best that they are born to be. It has been an incredible journey. To say that they have changed my life is an understatement. The stories we could tell you... but then again, you may not even believe us. The real stories will remain engraved in our hearts.
Now, as each of your spread your wings and soar to the heights of your greatest self; never forget where you came from & how you started. Above all, remember why you began this Spartan journey in the first place.
Maraming salamat, my dearest Spartan Sons.
The journey continues...like the love we share. It never ends.
Sometimes I feel like this old woven basket, standing in the hallway, waiting in anticipation of what will greet me when I step out the door. Whether it will fill me up with new lessons. But first of all, I must remember to empty of the old, outdated thinking and feelings.
Un-learning and re-learning.
Can only happen when we allow it. Otherwise, we remain as we are. Either an empty basket, still waiting in the hallway for life to find us or filled with bitterness of the past.
Giving the old traditional Mango Sticky Rice a new perspective and experience. Such is life. It is so with dining and living.
What's your new perspective that changes your experience of life and people? 😊
Within you and me,
There are galaxies,
Stardust dances in our spirits,
The moon anoints our eyes,
The sun kisses our skin,
Staining its warmth onto the landscape,
That becomes our heritage.
We will find light.
For the light is in us,
Inextinguishable and divine.
No matter what colour we have been painted with,
We are a tapestry of stars.
Keep shining, darlings. ~ SMT
All flowers, no matter how beautiful, will fade in time. That fate awaits all flowers. All flowers are open to the elements of change. They bud, they bloom and fade. They do not compare or compete. They just bloom in their own magnificence, unaware of the cruelty of the elements, without judgement on her beauty.
Alas, it is not the same for us.
We humans place a lot of judgement on one another, especially on those we deem as beneath us or different from us.
Yes, I am here. And so are you.
We each gave our own unique brand of service under nature's eye. And after us, our children will be. Is there a greater contribution or a more graceful end?
Remember that the sky is blue above the clouds. Remember that you are not your struggles, or your circumstances, or even your mistakes or past trauma.
Remember that everything you seek is already within you. You are #Love , you are #Light , you are #Joy , you are #Courage , you are #Hope .
You are bigger than your body, bigger than your thoughts, your past and future.
You are your own individual.
At the same time, you are in solidarity with the greater #humanity of divine creation. You are magnificent in your individual beauty, and powerful in your vulnerability.
Always remember who you are, and where you come from. Remember how you came to be.
Life is a journey. The process of becoming takes time and the willingness to engage actively. Above all, in all honesty.
May Summer shower you with the warmth of the Sun and drape you in the delicate scent of Lavender.
May the land's beauty be bountiful, and the bounty be beautiful.
May we love nature and let nature nurture us in return.
Yes, my lovely Universe, you have every right to be this lush and stunningly sublime.