Striving for calm amidst the chaos. My short time in New York this visit was initially a bit of a challenge because I was out of practice with pacing myself in the big city. BIG city. New York is like a wheatgrass shot for me, (or maybe espresso) - an intense infusion of life energy. It’s an extroverted, straight talking city, so it’s a bit tricky trying to figure out how to enjoy it as a highly sensitive person. For me, I do this by solo wandering. People watching. Taking my time. Walking. Yoga. New York is funny in that you can be both an exhibitionist and anonymous at the same time. It’s uninhibited. But you can feel invisible if you want to. There are always so many joyous moments that come from observation. My favourite on this trip was the elderly couple that rode by me, taking selfies in the back of their pedicab. Uninhibited. I stayed with my cousin, a born and raised New Yorker, she lives right in the centre of the chaos. I admire her chutzpah and hustle. She doesn’t question whether she should go for it or not…she just does. Thanks @kimberlybuterphoto for being an inspiration…and a great hostess. It’s a crazy place for a little introverted hippie, but I truly believe New York has something for everyone.
I’m still recovering from my 4 weeks away in North America. I’m on my third day of jet lag, although I think today will be much better. I’ve never experienced it before like this. Complete travel hangover!
Anyway, this post is my little ode to Manhattan. Have you been? What’s your favourite neighbourhood or thing to do? “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” ― Tom Wolfe
‘My favourite thing about New York is the people, because I think they’re misunderstood. I don’t think people realise how kind New York people are.’ – Bill Murray
#soulfull Недавно меня заставили задуматься вот о чем: Как часто мы смотрим в глаза другому человеку? И зачем мы задаём этот дурацкий вопрос: «Что ты на меня так смотришь?» А человек всего лишь смотрит в глаза с открытым сердцем и пытается прочувствовать тебя, а не просто понять. И это очень здорово, когда на тебя так смотрят. Перед тобой открывается другая душа, прими это с благодарностью и научись делать так же. Глаза- зеркало души.. #разговорыподушам#мысливслух#mysouldetails
Simplicity in our skin care products, the ingredients in them and our rituals = room to breathe for many of us living typical Western world lives.
It just feels more spacious, relaxed and clear really x
An Empty Soul
In the midst of a busy day one empty soul will always want to be alone. Living a meaningless life it will always try to find its way to a peaceful place. Ratting memories has eaten up all the happiness leaving it with hollow bones.
It will struggle and move from one place to the other like the waves in the sea that move vigorously till they meet the shore.
Waiting to open up like a small flower bud that waits for rays of the sun.
Hoping for some warmth and care like a small baby does.
In this hunt of filling up the emptiness and battling with its own reflection, it forgets to seek for the lost happiness within itself.
The spark that motivates us to live is enough to keep us going ahead in life, which is the true happiness. Learn from a firefly that illuminates light by itself in twilight.
The darkness which engulfs us and destroys our being is just a phase that we need to overcome everyday with some courage.
The only empty soul will always be empty till it understands that the emptiness is a mere trap created by itself.
BE LIKE A CRYSTAL... “When you observe a crystal or a gem, you are content simply to gaze upon its beauty. You can see the way the facets of the gem catch the light and you can see the beauty radiating from those points of light and from the true colors evident in the gem or the crystal. You do not demand of the crystal that it do something but rather you behold its beauty; and it, in its own way, changes you for having beheld it. This is the nature of your own being as well. You have come among the people of Earth to be, to breath the air, to open your heart, and to gaze with love and compassion upon the world that you see before you in this moment. All that you are is gathered together in your heart, and is radiating from you as the light within the lighthouse radiates out into the air, into the atmosphere, to greet all who come near it, and enjoy the beauty of its radiance.”
-Q’uo -The Law Of One @the_law_of_one ✨💎✨