All the beauty, all the compliments, and all the likes do not hide the poverty and tragedy in America.
As I was thanking the Lord for my warm bed this morning as I made it, I thought about those who were cold and were not able to spend the night indoors like me. I heard a man, @edmylett say every morning when he showers he remembers what cold water felt like taking a shower so he is very thankful for the warm water every morning. For me, life, breath remind me of how thankful I am.
I think it is easy to point the finger at those we might not relate too or see what others have but sometimes we need to see what others don't have and be thankful for every moment, every peaceful sleep, every meal and every breath.
I was at Mother's Kitchen a week ago helping make lunches in the pouring rain. They're not a restaurant but give to those who are homeless 400 lunch bags a day. WHAT? In OC? How can that be? I was more concerned about getting my hair wet running to my car than those in the pouring rain getting a sandwich without shelter. Many were huddled under the tarp cover. The irony of that.
Don't let IG fool you into thinking this is the real world. The real world, people cry, children go hungry and loss of life happens every day.
So let' be thankful as we look around and have life to look around. Make sure you tell those you love and appreciate that you love and appreciate them.
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Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it.
Where does your heart belong?
The quest of true belonging, as I am learning about it on and on, can be messy and not always beautiful. Yet, one thing for sure: there's a guidance available any time. I learnt that one of the greatest gifts to acknowledge is a continuous guidance of heart in this intricate journey. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
I feel blessed to recognize that listening to my heart allows me not only to stay in tune with my own sense of alignment and inner purpose, but also connected to the source of love, compassion and humble presence in the world. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
All it takes is listening with curiosity to this voice speaking of truth with clarity and courage. All it takes is staying open to the message from within, speaking about fear, longings, deep desires, joy and being at one with myself .
All it takes is a silent moment dedicated to listening: with hand on my chest I connect to this powerful guide, to support available in present moment. There's my refuge, there's my source of clarity and ease. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
Emotions can be overwhelming, especially for highly empathetic souls. Especially in presence of triggers and confusion delivered by interactions with the world and people. Especially in ambience of deep attachments. And heart is a wise counselor, presenting with love all that I need to own and know to be at peace with myself and others. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
This relationship with heart may take practice, yet it is one of the most rewarding ones ever: conscious and intentional going inwards, where forgiveness, integrity and freedom speak with a silent sound of my heartbeat. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
I’m almost 5 months postpartum & more than in my professional capacity as a facilitator of inner healing; as a new mom on the block in an tell you this:
All childhood wounds are resurfacing, all mother-daughter wounds are refreshed.
Inspite of so much inner healing when I thought it was all behind me, there’s still so much there demanding my attention.
I could whine & complain & perhaps even day healing doesn’t really heal you. But I’m realizing that facing my past is making me a more conscious mum. For better or for worse, I’m more aware. I’m healing everyday.
Such a tangible reminder that the one constant companion for those who don’t simply choose to passively exist, is constant inner work.
Even before my husband & I consciously chose to bring another soul amongst us I had taken up the task of clearing my bloodline of pain from the past because I didn’t want that legacy.
Deep down inside I was afraid of having a daughter & passing on the very same patterns to her. We got blessed with a son & my family has no history of mother-son relationships so life gifted me the opportunity to create an entirely new legacy! I’m ever so grateful & touched by the compassion of the universe💫
Thank you @silverliningsdiscovered for this gentle reminder of how important true inner healing is. What are you doing to heal your family like? To prevent the poison chalice from being passed on? Leave a comment so that we can create a whole new line of sisters & brothers 🦋
Uma sociedade sustentada pelos pilares do respeito e da solidariedade faz parte da essência de 'ubuntu', filosofia africana que trata da importância das alianças e do relacionamento entre as pessoas. Na tentativa da tradução para o português, ubuntu seria "humanidade para com os outros". Uma pessoa com ubuntu tem consciência de que é afetada quando seus semelhantes são diminuídos, oprimidos. Sua noção implica compaixão, partilha, respeito, empatia. Seu fundamento se alinha a uma ideia de emancipação comunitária. Ela resgata princípios básicos da natureza humana.
Não há uma origem exata da palavra. Estudiosos costumam se referir a ubuntu como uma ética antiga, usada desde tempos imemoriais. Alguns pesquisadores especulam sobre o Egito Antigo, mas é geralmente associado à África subsaariana e às línguas bantu.
O ubuntu pode ser interpretado como "ser-com-os-outros". Nessa semana temática sobre a cooperação, é incrível descobrir como a natureza, as nossas culturas mais antigas, em vários aspectos, precisam da cooperação para sua harmonia.
O desequilíbrio climático, as nossas angústias coletivas, tudo parece interligado quando pensamos que a empatia e a cooperação parecem mais ausentes na nossa realidade. Como resgatar alguns desses princípios em nossos contextos? Como aprofundá-los em prol de comunidades mais sustentáveis?
Esse é um desafio que nos demanda tanto uma abertura para o mundo como um mergulho dentro de si.
Fonte de pesquisa: "Ubuntu: a filosofia africana que nutre o conceito de humanidade em sua essência", disponível no site Por dentro da África.
time has always been something that makes me anxious. the feeling that time flies by and i cannot slow it down no matter how hard i try. because i have tried, i never wanted to grow up, i was scared of becoming an adult, a woman. i hated birthdays, i hated new year, anything that reminded me of time passing. but this is all things that i can’t control. and what is even time anyway?
A chi non piace la Salsa BBQ (barbeque)???''
IO L'ADORO, però quella industriale mi fa venire mal di stomaco..
Quindiiiii...ME LA preparo DA SOLA !! :D
Perfetta per le patatine, per un panino, per condire il seitan, il tofu ecc...
La vuoi preparare anche tu?
La cosa figa è che questa ricetta è crudista!
Ci vuole pochissimo a prepararla, serve solo un CHINCULLA' (frullatore) :D
120 ml di acqua
10 pomodori secchi (reidratati in acqua per almeno 4 ore)
5 datteri senza nocciolo (lasciati in ammollo almeno 4 ore)
1/2 cucchiaino di cipolla in polvere
1/2 cucchiano di aglio in polvere
1 cucchiaio di aceto di mele
1 cucchiaino di peperoncino in polvere
1 cucchiaino di mostarda di dijone
1 pizzico di sale e 1 di pepe
Frulla tutto...assaggia..:D in caso aggiusta di sale !!!
E C C E Z I O N A L E !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I remember being so hard on myself thinking that I could only be the best part of me at all times in order to be worthy of this awakening. I wasn't allowing myself to feel any anger or sadness and if I did I felt like a failure . I felt as if I had taken ten steps back. It isn't until recently that I realized that there will always be some darkness in me and that that's okay. I just choose not to act on that. I see the feelings, I acknowledge them, and I let them pass. I no longer hold on to guilt or shame. I choose to act on the other parts of me that are centered in love and compassion. Starting with myself.
We are light beings we are beings of love. Who come into these human bodies and are conditioned to behave and to act a certain way because we have forgotten who we really are. We have forgotten our power.
The truth is this life goes by so fast and we should embrace all that we are. We should feel really good about all we've accomplished and where we are right now in our awakening process. We are on the right path. We are choosing to love and to spread our light.
Loving the darkness that shows up allows for massive healing. You have to love all of you not just the nicest parts in order to experience true love and compassion for your self and others. Image [email protected]__awakening
1 1114 minutes ago
If someone gives you something that they created for you, they are giving you a piece of themselves, a piece of their heart and soul. The most hurtful thing you can do is give it back to them. Whether it's an artist, poet, writer, choreographer, singer, wood-burner, whatever, creative people put their heart into everything they create. We should respect and appreciate the gesture and the love that went into their creation. •
Written - 2018
"A Poet's Heart" - @adlenpoetry •
After giving our love every chance I could give,
you forced me to walk away.
I had to explain to my conflicted heart
it was no longer safe to stay. •
And as I went through the steps
of ending what had been a dream,
trying to accept the finality,
I asked you to bring me my things.
As I went through the boxes, it was apparent.
You returned the things that reminded you of me.
And anything that showed how much I loved you
was a thing you no longer wanted to see.
I understand that it was too painful,
and you did not want to look.
But my heart stopped when I saw the poetry
that I had written for you in a book. •
You knew that in my poems
each one has a piece of me,
and you had said for me to give that to you
was the greatest gift you could receive. •
I understand that giving things back
is what we do when we decide to be apart.
But when you gave back the book of my poems,
you handed back my heart.
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On this day we will remember animal rights activist Jill Phipps who was run over and crushed on Feb 1, 1995 by a slaughterhouse truck driving calves to the airport for export. She gave her life for the animals by standing in front of the truck and for this selfless act we will Rise Up in solidarity all across the world from New York City and North Carolina to New Zealand and India. •To that end we’ll stand together in her memory and those of the millions of animals who go to slaughter each year by bringing visibility to them at 2 locations: New York City and Brooklyn. ▪️In collaboration with:
• March of Silence NYC
• New York City March to Close All Slaughterhouses
• Brooklyn - Queens Animal Save
👉🏻Meeting at Union Square Park 14th Street steps across from Whole Foods 12pm
👉🏻Holding Vigil in Bushwick 1:30pm
Join the “RISE UP NYC” Event Page on FB:
For the Animals
People often ask me how I'm always in a positive,happy mood...to tell you the truth,my heart is the heaviest and my life is the loneliest of all.My secret is, I CHOOSE TO STAY AWAY FROM NEGATIVITY AND TOXIC PEOPLE no matter who bring it or no matter who they are.Secondly,I realised so many people that i know and that i don't,online or in real life depend so much on me for emotional rekindle.My words,my sense humour and my enthusiasm,just so relievingly contageous.And that's why i have to be strong and happy enough for the both of us.But I'm human too and I have my good days and better days when it seems like happiness is just there.No! there are those days when I gotta work for it,put in the effort.It's a matter of perspective which I try to train myself to believe that happiness is not a destination,
that one day i'll reach at and scream, "hey guys I made it! I'm happy now forever!" No, It's a constant journey which we need to always recommit to ourself to take on and like any road trip there will be potholes,wacky drivers,random objects in middle of the road which brings on challenges and obstacles to get you to where you want to go,but when you realize that the above are all part of your journey and it's not about getting there,it's all about how you do then I believe happiness can be truly achieved by finding humour, beauty,enthusiasm,connection and all the good things; in the everyday, in the now, in the right here not "there." ...Be happy friends.
I Love you
Morning is God’s way of telling us...Here’s another chance, another day to live your life! 💕
Make a difference.
Touch a heart.
Inspire a soul.
Encourage a mind.
Go out and spread your light!
Happy Wednesday ☀️
🧛♂️😷 Jokes aside, setting boundaries doesn’t often produce immediate gratification or ”instant karma.” But why is that? A key reason is that good boundaries disrupt habitual patterns — that is, patterns of relationship that occur on autopilot. Boundaries, therefore, can produce a wide range of experience in us and others as old patterns break down, including anger, anxiety, stonewalling, guilt, shame, etc. But more fundamentally, beneath these varied reactions, what we’re left with is space — space for something new and more conscious to emerge, whether in this relationship or another. Either way, this process takes time, so my hope is this joke helps you feel some immediate gratification, alongside more trust that benefits will come.
Forever Mood :: peace and love my people! <<<~~~ 🌏✌🏼❤️ ~~~>>>