Salt in my mortal wounds
Time does not exist
When my story is encoded in my DNA
Every. body. Unfolding
fractals of the truth in our own unique ways.
for me to
Move through this
I Love You
You CAN do this.
I love you.
You CAN do this.
😁Smiling for a lot of reasons, but I’m especially happy to have the opportunity to share something that I know will be beneficial for so many of you. Thanks so much for all of the comments! Keep them coming! Only a few more days!🤫
The Easiest Way
Well it seems like summer has come in with a bang. So far the temperatures have been in the mid-90's pretty much every day. At the moment I’m lying here under an AC window unit. After spending yesterday walking the beaches of Jekyll Island. My wife and I usually don’t go to the beach this time of the year. But our beachcombing plans got changed for early March and it was now or never to use our reservation.
It's funny how our bad choices can change us physically over time. It took a ton of stress and few heart attacks to finally straighten my ass out, and start living healthier. But at what cost? You could say for me, the damage is done. Sadly, way too many of us look at life that way. Bouncing from one extreme to the next, doing everything we can to find a quick fix. Unfortunately, what ends up happening is that we just give up on the whole thing. Allowing ourselves to return to the familiar destructive habits that got us here in the first place.
Rather it’s a health thing or a spiritual thing, giving up or worse yet going backwards, doesn’t fix a damn thing. While over at St. Andrew’s Beach yesterday, there was literally no one their but me and my wife. So while she combed the beach looking for that elusive shell. I took a few pics, sat on the deck, closed my eyes, and started to breathe.
As I sat there two young couples rode up on bikes and were out overlooking the beach. I opened my eyes for a moment to assure them that I was alive. As they spoke between themselves, I simply closed my eyes again. Life gives us many options. In most cases we grumble and complain, but eventually take the easiest way out. And I know, because I am often that guy. But if you allow yourself to grow, you often discover the easiest way, isn’t the best way at all.
• #lazy#awareness #thehandyouredealt#baddecisions#easywayout#dealingwiththeconsequences#toughchoices#givingup#mindfulness #lookaroundyou#breathe#inthemoment
A T L A S T !⠀
🇷🇺⤵ [Русский ниже]⠀
It’s rainy season here in the Philippines ☔⠀
The previous few months were not just hot, but a boiling hot steam room in a Turkish Bath!⠀
On such rainy days, I feel very productive to work on our projects. The sound of falling drops and the fresh air makes it easier to concentrate. But today I was on the beach sending emails 📧, because the Internet works best there, when suddenly a tropical downpour began 💦. The first few minutes I tried to hide my hair and covered my face, but when I realized that it wasn’t working, I started to enjoy the moment 🙌🏼⠀
Both my phone and charging cable haven’t quite enjoyed it at all, both got soaked😓 My phone wouldn’t start charging again. Here’s a life hack I used to dry them out quickly:⠀
Submerged phone and a charger completely covered in rice (dried obviously 🙄 🍚) for an hour! After an hour of rice treatment, both devices worked fine👌🏼⠀
According to the forecast, a couple of typhoons🌪 are coming our way, but we are hoping that they won’t get too close to us 🤞🏼🙃⠀
Н А К О Н Е Ц - Т О ! ⠀
С июня по октябрь на Филиппинах сезон дождей ☔⠀
Предидущие несколько месяцев были не просто жаркими, а парной баней в Турецкой сауне! 🔥⠀
В такие дождливые дни очень продуктивно заниматься проектами, под шум падающих капель. Но сегодня я оказалась на пляже, отсылая емайлы📧, ведь на пляже лучше всего работает интернет, как вдруг неожиданно начался тропический ливень💦. Первые минуты я пыталась спрятать волосы и закрывала лицо, а когда поняла что это бесполезно, стала просто наслаждаться моментом 🙌🏼⠀
Мой телефон и зарядка меньше насладились дождем, оба промокли до нитки! Телефон не заряжался. Я применила лайфхак что бы быстро высушить устройства:⠀
•Погрузила мокрые устройства в рис 🍚(не вареный само собой), полностью закрыв на часик. Сработало! 👍🏼⠀
По прогнозу к нам направляется пару тайфунов, но надеемся что они подберутся к нам не слишком близко 🤞🏼🙃⠀
〰️ morning musings 〰️ yesterday morning I was sitting in stillness for just a few moments before I had to leave the house and this line just popped into my head out of no where: “𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘶𝘱 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦”. 💡
While this didn’t come to me while meditation, this served as an important reminder that quieting the mind can bring so much peace and clarity to the rest of the day. 🕊
It’s also reminder that being present is soo important - not getting caught up in the past or the future, but just enjoying the ride. The small moments in life are some of the best and if we aren’t fully “there” living them, how can we enjoy them or remember them? ✨
The things we remember most are usually tied to feelings - positive or negative. If we aren’t living in the moment something pretty great could be happening and we miss out on the moment & the memory because we were thinking about our to-do list and stressing about “tomorrow”.
It’s important to have goals, but I think as long as you know you’re actively working towards those goals, it’s equally important to not get so caught up in getting to the finish line that we don’t enjoy the “race”.
Really though, there is no race and there’s always going to be a new & bigger goal when you do get to the “finish line”, so why not just enjoy life as it happens?
It’s amazing how much joy can come from the smallest moments when we allow ourselves to just be. ✨