Here’s what’s gonna go down on Thurs! We’ll take you on a 30-minute guided meditation 🧘🏻♀️ and a teaching of the anatomy of breathing with pranayama exercises 🙏🏻 led by @delia.indrayoga, then we’ll mingle over vegan snacks 🥑sponsored by @sweetsecretscakes, tea ☕️ by @thestudy.co & coconut water 🥥 by @vitacocohk! 💥TICKET LINK IN BIO💥
Sana ne yapman gerektiğini söyleyemem, nasıl davranman gerektiğinide. ❣️ Bu hayat senin, bu sorumluluk senin; doğrusuyla yanlışıyla kararları sen vereceksin. Ama şunu bil, her şeyin bir nedeni var. Bazen kendini çok çaresiz, bazen de her şeyin üstesinden gelebilecek kadar güçlü hissetmeninde bir sebebi var. ☘️İki tane savaşcı tanıdım ben bu hayatta; hiçbir çaresizliğin yenemediği, hiçbir güçsüzlüğün alt edemediği. Birisi kararlılık, birisi sabır.🙏 Bu ikisine inanır, sonuna kadar mücadele edersen, bil ki galip geleceksin. Çok kere düşeceksin, çok kere tökezleyeceksin, kendini yeniden çaresiz, yeniden güçsüz hissedeceksin ama durmayacaksın, koşacaksın, inanacaksın, yılmayacaksın ve asla vazgeçmeyeceksin.🤞 O zaman ulaşamayacağın hiç bir hedef, aşamayacağın hiç bir engel kalmaz.
Eğer kendine inanmıyorsan, her zorlukta isyan ediyorsan, ümitsizlik karanlılığının içinde umut ışığını göremiyorsan, hiç yorma kendini vazgeç. Zorlukların ardındaki nice güzellikleri seçemiyorsan, kenara çekil, o yolda yürümek isteyenlerin önünde durma. 🍂 Ama eğer her başarı öyküsünün arkasında aşılmış nice engeller olduğunu, hiç bir hedefe kolay ulaşılmayacağını, Allah'ın "her zorluğun ardında muhakkak bir kolaylık vardır" dediğini biliyorsan, gel beraber yürüyelim o yolu.👣 Çünkü ben o yolu yürüyeceğim, vazgeçmeyeceğim; karanlıkların ardındaki aydınlıklara ulaşacağım ve asla yılmayacağım. 🎈Hayallerim gerçekleştiğinde, küçük resimleri birleştirip, büyük resimi göreceğim; her şeyin bir sebebi, her işte bir hayır olduğunu yeniden fark edeceğim.
Şimdi karar senin, ne yapacaksın? 🧚
力泥 ( Leklai )，它是泰國傳說中的一種罕見的、不規則形狀的神秘液態金屬。泰國人相信力泥潛藏在原始森林、危崖、山底或神秘洞穴內，並認為它帶有魔力，可以幫助主人趨吉避凶，因此把它叫做「聖鐵」或「上帝金屬」。有些科學家研究力泥，得出並不是地球上的物質，所以非常神奇。
力泥亦是佛教聖物，擁有無限神奇的能量，它是一種經過或超過千年天然神聖的流鐵礦物，生長在隱蔽的深山洞穴或縣崖邊的石縫之間，而且周圍還要有具備培養與供養祂的條件才行，千年來吸收洞裡靈氣與日月精華，威力強大，要尋找它非常艱難因此少見而珍貴 "LekLai which means in Thailand literally as " Metal substance which can be movement like fluid ". Leklai is regarded as a rare magical metal that forms naturally and possesses biological properties. It is probably only one of the most famous sacred substances in Thailand. It is believed that this sacred substance can release magic powers in a variety of ways to helping owner far from dangerous or accident and also expelling enemies or bad animals, Helping change owner become millionaire.
Far too often, we believe the newspaper headlines around migrant ‘crises’. Looking at migrants, refugees and asylum seekers as the problem, establishes a problem. They are calling on us for help. Turning to huge westernised mothering economies for shelter, stability and understanding. And far too often, we turn our backs. We lack compassion and sympathy. Politicians, presidents and the media, convince us that their cohabitation in our society, is detrimental. That their existence is damaging. No one should have to justify their right to existence. No human life is illegal. Warsan Shire wrote an extremely touching poem, entitled ‘Home’. I want to single out and reiterate a few crucial lines (note: Shite doesn’t use any capitalisation throughout the poem - her words are quite literally stripped back to their minimal state):
‘no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark’
‘you have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the and water is safer than the land’
Nobody chooses to seek asylum or to be a refugee and so, we need to stop acting as those these titles are choices, occupations and ways of life. When your country is crumbling around you, then asylum is likely to be your only option. Each and every person is entitled to this option and we shouldn’t shun people because of circumstances (purely by luck) are better than theirs. We should allow them to contribute to society, allow them to integrate and allow them the right to live. Link in bio. (wow - 3rd time uploading, hopefully no more mistakes, soz guys xo)
Celebrities are people. Fully fleshed, living and breathing human beings. We need to stop idolising them, placing them on a pedestal and worshipping them. Their fame and power shouldn’t allow us to overlook their damaging and derogatory behaviour. Abuse is abuse. The impacts of the act don’t change depending on the perpetrators, so neither should the consequences. Celebrities shouldn’t be protected from the wrath of the law and neither should their careers or reputation. Why do we so easily forget the past of the famous, when they release new music or feature in new films? Their power should not grant them protection. They shouldn’t be insulated from any repercussions. Celebrity culture should not evoke silence. Link in bio.
Late last year, CNN footage exposed that migrant slave markets were being hosted in Libya. Black lives were being sold as a commodity, auctioned on the market. Why in society do we accept all life, but black life, as invaluable? Why are migrants ultimately seen as a fraction of a human being? These people were stolen, stripped of their rights; used, abused and sold. Life is not dispensable and human beings are not merchandise. People argue that slavery is a thing of the past. That speaking about it, raises issues which as a society, we have moved on from. Slavery was, by record, abolished in the 1800s, but this has not prevented it’s occurrence in later years. This has not halted the exploitation of black lives. This happened in 2017. We have not progressed. Link to this poem is in my bio.
The phrase ‘treat them mean to keep them keen’ is thrown around too much in our society. It’s become a way of justifying degrading and damaging behaviours, and overlooking the subtle emergence of abuse. We shouldn’t allow boys to get away with any damage towards women, simply because the societal engrained myth encourages us to believe that this is a symbol of affection. Boys are not only mean to the girls they like. They’re mean to the girls they wish to control, dominate and mistreat. This shouldn’t be normalised or accepted. Us girls need to open our eyes and learn to differentiate between what may be a show of affection, i.e a harmless but cheeky joke, and what remains to be abusive. Sorry boys, but treating us mean, will most definitely not keep us keen. Link in my bio
I wrote this around Christmas time, after the terrible weather we were facing during winter. Day after day, I saw countless posts about finding shelter and food banks for homeless people and so, I thought my article was relevant. Now these posts have disappeared, the hashtags have stopped and our focus has shifted, and so I’d say this article is more relevant than before. The weather changed, but the situation didn’t. There are still masses of homeless people on the streets, but now the weather is warming up and other hashtags are trending, I’ve not seen anybody post about sheltering the homeless and this is exactly my point. Helping people shouldn’t be a trend. It shouldn’t be something you do, simply because you see others doing. Live authentically and help people because they demand your help, not because you saw a post about it in your news feed. #anythingbuthomeless
Link to this article is in my bio.
I am a feminist. This doesn’t mean that I hate men or that I want to see men do badly, whilst women progress. In fact, I stand for men, but equally I stand for women. I stand for equality. I’ve noticed that men are often criticised for outwardly displaying their emotions, whilst women are not. Ideally, I want all boys, from a young age, to be aware that it’s okay to be upset and more importantly, to ask for help and support when upset. I want to reach a stage of cultural understanding, where we recognise that one isn’t defined or limited by a projection of emotions. Holding everything inside is detrimental; crying is good for the soul and a source of healing. You can’t live in harmonious alignment through the restriction of emotions, whether that be depression or elation. Tears show pain, not weakness. Stop using the phrase ‘big boys don’t cry’ and teach your sons that it is okay to cry. Link to this article is in my bio.
Racism is real, alive and growing. Ignoring the problem, does not remove the root of the cause, it only strengthens the issue. Racism is institutional and white privilege manifests from this. I’m not blaming, targeting or attacking anyone for their privilege - it is not a choice, but how you use this power and privilege is. Use the power you have to speak out on issues and try to dismantle the system. Yes, issues like this are still occurring, but they should not be frequenting. Equally, the black community need to work together in unity to combat such issues, to rise above. Taking a back seat, will only coerce a move towards the past. Like Rosa Parks, march to the front and be heard. Stop waiting for others to change and implement this change. As Ghandi said, you must ‘be the change you wish to see in the world’. Link to this article is in my bio.
So this is what it’s all about. I started informally writing from a young age. I used to go to poetry slams and workshops, and competed at a few spoken word events. Writing, for me, acts as a form of escapism from the mundane and the insane. I hope that through this platform, I’m able to confront and hopefully even begin the process of combatting the long list of society’s issues. Society is a construct, a lie; and so, we must work together to deconstruct the unrealistic expectations and negative stigma, bound to certain groups trapped within the system. ‘Ethereal Truth’ link in bio (the above is my blog ‘about’ page)
Ethereal Truth. It took me ages to decide on a name for my platform, my blog and my brand. I wanted a name which was unique, but also honest. A name which encapsulates exactly what I’m expressing. ‘Ethereal’: ‘delicate...in a way which seems not of this world’. The topics which I am exploring, are very delicate and hard-hitting. Often we try to pretend that such fragile subjects, are not of ‘this world’. The word ‘Ethereal’ includes the phrase ‘the real’, which is what I want to serve: real, harsh truths. ‘Truth’: ‘the quality or state of being true’. In one of @rupikaur_ ‘s poems, she wrote ‘never trade honesty for relatability’. I don’t write for agreement, acceptance or entertainment. I write to uncover the truth.
I am a writer. I am an artist. I am a poet. Words are my dearest form of expression. One of my main aspirations in life is quite simply, to write. To write on my own experiences, the experiences of others and my surroundings. I created a blog page (etherealtruth.com) with the hope of exposing the unsaid and the uncomfortable. I hope to open people’s eyes to society’s pragmatics. I hope to inspire.
Enjoy all that’s to come.