As a Pakistani American Muslim, I’ve always found it difficult to find a balance between my culture(s) and religion. But I’ve learned throughout the years that not everyone will always agree with you, and as long as you’re doing what you believe is right and practicing your faith whole heartedly then others’ opinions on what you do don’t matter.
Growing up in a South Asian household, I saw a very big difference between myself and the kids I went to school with. I used to dislike it because I couldn’t sleep over at my friends houses, go to pajama parties, or watch Lizzie McGuire. But when I grew up I became more and more grateful that my parents cared so much.
Instead of feeling sheltered, I felt loved. Both of my cultures are dear to me, but I’m very grateful to have been born Pakistani. There’s a certain unconditional love you find abroad that is incomparable to any I’ve experienced before.
In Pakistan, if one persons car breaks down, I assure you there will be 15 strangers trying to push it to the gas station. That is such a rare & beautiful kind of love, and I am so proud to be from that culture. — Myra Shana, mandala artist
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Nach 8 Stunden Flug - Eeeeendlich sind wir angekommen in NEW YORK. DIE Großstadt überhaupt.
Ich muss sagen, zuerst war ich etwas erschlagen von den vielen Menschenmassen, aber das hat sich wieder gelegt, denn gestern war die Pride Parade und ganz NYC war deshalb in Regenbogenfaben auf den Straßen.🗽
Unser Hotel ist direkt am Time Square im 17. Stock und trotz leichter Höhenangst ist der Blick wahnsinnig schön. 🌃
Heute (am nächsten Tag) gehts ab ins Guggenheimmuseum, dass allein Architektonisch der Wahnsinn ist. 😊 ⬆️ siehe Bild oben
Dazu kommt dann noch, dass gerade eine Ausstellung von Giacometti läuft (Kennstkenner wissen wen ich meine..) und ich mal die Werke von ihm live betrachten kann. 😲 In meinem Kunstabi hab ich ihn in meiner Plastik sogar aufgegriffen. Dies ist also Der Ort für Künstler..😍
Find your flow and give it your all...
It’s been a while... But here’s a shot from a trip up to Dartmoor on Saturday with @josh_greensted . Having started off the day hiking up stream to the massive Dam and Reservoir on the way back we discovered this amazing little waterfall! ————————————————————
Waterfalls often form in the upper stages of the river where it flows to different bands of rock. The water erodes soft rock more quickly than hard rock which leads to the creation of a waterfall as the soft rock eroding quickly undercuts the hard rock. ————————————————————
As you have probably noticed I haven’t posted at all in the last two weeks. The reason being is literally because I haven’t had the time to go and shoot and don’t want to upload photos that I’m not very pleased with! Quality over quantity remember! Also as much as I love all of this sunny weather it isn’t the best conditions for photography so that makes things a little harder I guess! ————————————————————
I thought I’d try something new on this post... SO SPAM ☀️☀️☀️IN THE COMMENTS FOR A HUGE SHOUTOUT. Shouting out on my story whoever spams the most! :)
Also new video dropping on my channel from this place over the next couple of days! LINK IN BIO to subscribe! Thanks guys! :) ————————————————————
I knew I would be traveling back to Thailand for some time. I crave an environment of growth, a place that is spiritual in nature and offers plenty of healing modalities. I came to master my craft so to speak.
I realize fully that to carry out my message and have the amount of compassion needed to help others that I will have experiences that will shake me free of conditioning, cause me to seek deeper to find solutions for pain and fully integrate my understanding of the emotional body.
I have immense gratitude for everyone who has helped me tap into these experiences. ✨
This was the reason I decided to share myself vulnerably. So you can follow my journey and the steps that I will take to connect back with the source of stillness within myself. And while my intention was to help others, I received so much support in return.♥️
✨ I believe so fully the importance of attaining peace + understanding our emotions, no matter the situation. These two elements heavily define our quality of life. If we allow our circumstances to drive our greater awareness towards this self mastery we can alleviate personal suffering and not contribute to the suffering of others. ✨
So to recap one step of healing: it is so liberating not to carry wounds in silence or secrecy. Suppressing emotion creates shame, guilt, disease, and the destructive patterns we form out of self protection. No need to worry about others judgement, voicing yourself will shed light on those who cant hold space for you, and will create community with the ones who can🙏🏻♥️