"In true love
You attain freedom"
Thich Nhat Hanh. 🍓
I always say that everything is about love. Understanding is about love, equality, justice, education, generosity, abnegation, kindness, tolerance are about love. Considering the other as a being deserving respect and the exact same rights as ourselves is about love.
Freedom is about letting go of the ego, so is about love.
All of this is true in a lovers relationship but also in relationships in general.
But as says Patanjali, love affair is a good place to start experiencing a glimpse of Samadhi.
A deep true love brings more awareness in our patterns and in what makes the other happy. How to receive, how to give. How to forgive. This kind of Love teach a lot about how much jalousy can be hurtful, how freedom is precious. And then you can apply this truth to all beings.
At least try.
The first place where I practiced yoga, even before my mat, was in my love relationship. This is where I started learning about yoga. And I am so grateful for that. 🍓
Going back to Goa in few days where I will practice unconditional love with my unconditionally amazing friends and practice always more yoga 😍. Can't wait for it.
Noyeux Joël ~
First christmas far from family and friends, first christmas under the sun. Could be so easy to feel down far from home during this period, but trying to stay mindful in the present moment to get the benefits of this distance as a new adventure.
Actually the more I am walking barefoot on the ground, feeling the sea vibrations nurishing my body, the caress of the wind and sunlight on my skin, the more I find difficult to think about going back home to the city.
Any stress or anxiety disappear when I only have to look up to see the perfect moon in a pink and mauve perfect sky. When I can walk in the sea or meditate on the beach and feel supported by the elements.
The crowdy underground, fancy shops, morose faces seem to be a part of another world.
So I spent my christmas in Sri Lanka to have some good talk on the beach, walking in the water and smiling to crabs, watching the sunset, meditate under the moon, going to buy chocolates in Tuk Tuk to share sweets and talk about life with the butler. Nothing crazy nor fancy, but a very simple moment full of kindness.
And I feel that simple is enough.
"Tension is who you think you should be
Relaxation is who you are." ~ Sunset & Chinese proverb ~
This photo is very similar to one I took 4 years ago in another Indian beach in a similar moment. A moment of bliss and peace. I could simply watch and listen and do nothing. Stay open and receive. No thoughts about what's past, no worries about what's coming. Just breathe and fill up my own body and soul with beauty. Simply be-ing is the most simple luxe on earth.
You choose what you see + feel. We can flip our perspective, and be the calm in the midst of the storm 🌈... yoga teachings from yesterday - you can choose your outlook and the emotions. what if that crappy situation was actually seen as opportunity? What if what your waiting for a partner to say to you is actually flipped and you let go of needing to hear it? What if ...!! Try getting outside and clearing your head today and changing your outlook. The world can look different!❤️🙌🏻 #yogateacherlife#yogalife#springinbondi#bondibeach#yogainspiration#mindfulnessmatters#lifehacks#yogaeveryminute
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