I inadvertently took a break from IG--I have periods where I feel wordless, and this past week has been particularly so. When my mental health tanks, I feel I tend to double down on the care of other people because I'm more empathetically aware of my own needs. A side effect of that is, unfortunately, an awareness of my own needs not being met. To some extent I think the feeling of being abandoned is exacerbated by my poor mental state, but on the other hand I just can't seem to get away from fulfilling this perception of being the "strong" friend who can always be trusted to pull it together and make it through. Like, really? Even after all these years of being completely transparent about my inner life, I can't seem to escape this parentified role even within my personal life. Others are allowed to cave within pressure and stress, yet it's always a repulsive shock when I do, a source of fear on the other end because their constant is crumbling, even when it's doubly alarming because my tolerance for stress is (unfortunately) so high.
So, I guess, to all the "strong friends" reading this, I hope you know that you are, in fact, human, not a rock whose purpose is to be relied upon. I hope the people in your life recognize your needs, and check on you as much as you try to do for others. And if not, I hope you allow yourself the mental breathing room without guilt. Because everyone else does. I see you. 💗
presents and shares:
📸 Photographer: @jugaosrueda
📍Place: #Palmira - #ValleDelCauca (#Colombia )
💭 Photographer Thought: "The photograph was taken on the campus of the national university of Colombia in Palmira, Valle del Cauca. That's where I work, it's a beautiful campus full of endearing trees that allow a better life to those who walk under its shade. For me, trees are a reflection of sustainability, they also represent the stillness and mental health of humanity, their forms calm us down and give us the gift of microclimates. I see a great need to redesign the environments where we live, we must reconnect, we are not made for bricks and cement. As Chief Seattle said, What is a man without nature? If all forms of life were extinguished, man would die of a great solitude of spirit. Because everything that happens to them, soon happens to man. All things are connected".
Share your trees and woods love using: #welovetreesandwoods
The first mushroom I saw on our walk this weekend and I have researched, but I can’t identify it. So it’s just a cute little mushroom to me 🍄! I particularly like how tiny it is next to the leaves and that I spotted it 😂!
"La gang del bosco" e "Missione: peace&love nel mondo"
Find some friends who can do both
(manca @giorgia.brambilla ma anche lei può "do both", anzi...soprattutto lei probabilmente 😂❤)
Ovviamente non mi trova "Monte" nei luoghi per il post. Scemo io che ci ho sperato, è già tanto se ci siamo arrivati.
Questa gita fuori porta in un paese sconosciuto e semideserto, perfetto per un film horror, in cui l'età media sembra essere di 70 anni, a raccogliere castagne attorno a un cimitero, dopo aver incontrato un signore che girava per strada con un metal detector come se nulla fosse e un inquietante barista 65enne che alle nove e mezza di mattina si beveva quello che molto probabilmente era il terzo bicchiere di vino bianco della mattinata (*prendere fiato, ora arriva il verbo della principale) entra sicuramente nella top 5 delle cose più improbabili che io abbia mai fatto (e al tempo stesso è una delle più memorabili, belle e simpatiche).
Grazie ancora ❤
(Sì, nella seconda foto @aurora_ponti sta accarezzando una roccia. Quanta sensibilità in un solo gesto)
Used in some religious practices to accompany periods of meditation and chanting, a standing bell or resting bell is an inverted bell, supported from below with the rim uppermost. Such bells are normally bowl-shaped, and exist in a wide range of sizes, from a few centimetres to a metre in diameter. They are often played by striking, but some - known as singing bowls - may also be played by rotating a mallet around the outside rim to produce a sustained musical note.
This musical note, according to manufacturing, can be connected to different Chakras. In this specific case the bell of @silentmindsingingbowls, entirely hand-engraved, allows me to meditate by opening the Crown Chakra, the one connected to nature and the concept of universe and universal spirit.
You can find it here:
Even if some objects do not have a soul, they certainly have something inside, an imprint, an energy, which is the echo of their history.