I was very young when I was introduced to anti-Indian slogans. Independence Day for us meant bandhs and curfews. It wasn’t particularly a day free from angst or tension.
Then as an adult, I travelled to the Himalayas. Then to Kashmir’s Chinar forests, to Rajasthan’s sand dunes, to Uttarakhand meadows, to Goa’s forests via Madhya Pradesh’s tribal hamlets and the kind souls in Arunachal Pradesh. I joined the dots from the Portuguese settlement in Goa to the French influence in Pondicherry to the Buddhists in Kushalnagar, Bodhgaya and McLeod Ganj.
After all this, I still return home to Shillong and feel Independence Day with similar emotions as I did as a child. Even then I felt proud to be an Indian, but now I know what constitutes this pride.
Photo: Kolkata, Bengal.
Regrann from @peacebyvegan - The way animals are treated in all the industries that use them is horrible. No doubt about that. The thing is though, the real issue isn’t that we treat these animals poorly, it’s the fact that we exploit them at all.
When we raise an animal to eat them, we breeding animals into existence for the sole purpose of consuming their bodies or using their bodies as egg and milk machines is inherently exploitation - no matter how you twist it. And exploitation is wrong.
There is no NEED to exploit animals for us to thrive. I mean seriously. We’ve put people on the moon and we’re still killing innocent animals to feed ourselves? Doesn’t make sense to me 🧐
🎥 @hudsontarlow 🎵 “Fantasy” (Prod. Illuid Haller)
PS: this was one of the most incredible outreach conversations I’ve ever had. There are so many people who are open, loving and curious. Let’s get to them before we tackle the haters ✌🏼
This man has just ran from London to Aberdeen in 16 days - a journey of over 500 miles.
Endurance requires many types of strength, and no doubt grit, determination and sheer toughness play their part. However, TRUE endurance is born of things that some may consider weaknesses; compassion, love, and respect emotional honesty.
Stu’s incredible feat of endurance - his #runoffratitude - was completed to support @mindcharity and raise awareness of Men’s mental health. We are increasingly grateful to him for setting an incredible example of how we can all push to make things better for everyone.
Que Dieu te donne une plus grande sensibilité à Sa voix. Shalom!
Save the date: 1er septembre aura lieu la JOURNEE PROPHETIQUE au 9, villa cœur de Vey, 75014; 10h - 14h; 15h - 19h).(salle Armée du Salut)
Wednesday 15th August. The answer you seek is #love . You can #heal your current situation by showing more love and accepting more love. Send others love and it will come back to you. Do what you can to #teach others about love. #Talk , #write , or #sing about love. This card also shows that someone loves you, but has difficulty showing it. Remember that #compassion is part of love, which means being open to other people's #differences . Jaelithe xxx
Transformation Tuesday can be a tough day for many.
I can remember in the old days flicking through slimming world magazines, seeing the transformations and feeling like it would never me.
I would wonder what was wrong with me that I could never stick to anything for more than five minutes. And if I did stick to something and lose some weight, it would just pile back on again so what was the point.
If you are scrolling and feeling like it’s insurmountable and it’s making you feel like you are not good enough, know that we all had that starting point. You can do it, it’s a case of planning your journey and deciding on your destination as you would with any long trip.
We don’t have time machines so nothing happens quickly which in these days of instant gratification can be frustrating. But know this, if you start now, plan your route and set off, the transformation by Christmas will be remarkable. The journey will take focus of course, but you have your eye on the destination and know where you’re headed so it’s cool. You’ve got this.
Ask yourself what happens if you don’t set off? You’ll never have the opportunity to post transformation Tuesday pictures. More than that, you stay stuck at your current station and you’ve seen all there is to see there so it’s not stimulating you any more.
Get moving, you deserve it .
✨Finding Balance✨ Do you ever feel like your life is out of balance? Not quite sure what to prioritize for what’s right for you? I’ve been living in a world of chaos for what feels like forever so I decided to focus my attention on my values, the things that are most important to me. Here’s what I came up with....✨Friendships/Relationships ~ making time for quality human connection. Sharing positive energy and compassionate care to those that need and want it ✨Health ~ for me this includes making time for training, nutrition, sleep, recovery, and yoga ✨Happiness ~ reading, learning, researching, sharing, being a student of life....all ways in which to grow. And of course, glitter all things and change hair color whenever possible lol ✨Work ~ making time to bring value to what I do so that others might be able to benefit from it in some way ✨Spirituality ~ for me this means practicing daily meditation and learning how to live in the present moment. What are your values? #balance#values#knowledge#friendship#relationshipgoals#compassion#positivevibes#health#training#sleep#recovery#nutrition#yoga#happiness#reading#learning#student#glitter#work#time#spirituality#meditation#mindfulness