Oh Summer I miss thee 😪 My reality is a simple as this work smart, play hard, but dayum I had no idea how hard trying to grab this Masters degree would be 😱🥵. BUT I can see the light at the end of tunnel, my path to freedom includes some sleepless nights, lots of theories to criticize and analyze...thoughts of what the what now?? Oh Summer did I say how much I miss 🏝🏖👣🧳🚉✈ . #freedom#happiness#positivesouls#psychology#schoolmode#sundaymorning#survivor#pathtopeace
The Summer Day
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
Do you know what’s as comforting as a cuddly puppy? Yoga Talks, that’s what! It’s no joke. We discuss how to use the ancient teachings of yoga to find more peace and calm in life. Yoga isn’t just about getting on your mat. There is so much more. You are not expected to have any prior knowledge, just a desire to learn and for greater peace. #sundayyogatalks #pathtopeace #yogaoffthemat #doyouy2 @y2yoga
Me encontré esta frase y a propósito del #diainternacionaldelapaz quise compartirla porque pienso que practicando esta reflexión aceptamos cuánto necesitamos de otros para maximizar nuestra existencia, dejamos nuestros egos de lado para vivir nuestra vida en un continuo trabajo en equipo desde la familia, el estudio, el trabajo y en la cantidad de espacios en los que nos movemos en nuestras vidas. Ni por un segundo dudo que fortaleciendo todos esta práctica, entre muchas otras, aportaríamos de manera brillante y generosa a nuestro eterno y ansiado camino hacia la PAZ. Feliz Día Internacional De La Paz hoy y todos los días de nuestra valiosa existencia 💫. #pathtopeace#goodvibesonly#porlapaz
And she’s live, and so am I!!!
Exactly one year ago today I handed in my resignation at my safe + secure + comfortable government position. It had been a year since I thought I would “get the beep out of there”, but I kept checking in and hearing not yet. That year changed me as I grew + healed + found peace in my everyday. It shifted me to a spot where I saw all the lessons + benefits that career had offered. It was not until then I heard, it’s time to go. I remember thinking NOW? I heard the 19th. I wasn’t one to be a number sign gal but felt led to look it up.
The number 19 is the number of surrender. Message received. It was time to trust my next steps + go. And so I did. Shaking in my birks.
Exactly one year later, through many many pep talks + life line calls, soooo much growth + healing I’m back at the 19th. 9.19.19 and I’m ready to surrender. Again. I did not plan this. At all. But I’m ready to trust this next part of my path. I’m ready to support walking beside you on yours too. So here we go!!! Here I am.
Check out my website + pass it along if you feel led. There’s a program for everyone, with big peace on the other side. The only truth being, It starts with you.
Putting into remembrance a conversation I've had recently I was asked why I don't use facts I have to set myself apart from others my reply was quite simple and void of pride... "THERE IS NO NEED"... There truly is no need as some people have a characteristical similarity to a parasite having the need to leech of another's name or reputation even if it means dragging the persons name through the mud (just to make oneself relevant). But like parasites there's a sure way of killing the wave..starve them..without sustenance they can't survive and in this case attention seems to be the sustenance. So honestly it's cool you wanna ride a wave on my name its totally fine, I just hope it fills your void and grants you peace. #pathtopeace
✨ Sedona friends!! Thursday night is our concert on the PEACE TRAIL! 🎶🎶✨ Music can be a tool for deep relaxation as well as for high energy celebrating! We will go through all these states of being, with our STILL, CHILL, THRILL EXPERIENCE. I am so grateful to @sherab.shey.khandro Shey Khandro for producing this event, and arranging such a beautiful concert for me for me to play. And at the amazing Mary D. Fisher Theatre, no less! So grateful for my Sedona musician friends Michael Kollwitz and Adriel Zang-Perrault who have learned my music and are enthusiastic about performing it. After one rehearsal, I am excited to see what kind of version we will create together. And Wow! Guess who is flying in to SING with me?? @gedeonluke McKinney and @shannoneholt Holt! Can you believe it? I am so excited about tomorrow night. And so excited to see and connect with the people who are coming. #musicforpeace#pathtopeace#joy
Thich Nhat Hanh was asked, "Why are we here?" He responded, "We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness." Our suffering comes from our attachment, but the truth is, everything is impermanent. When we accept that our favorite glass did not just break, but it was already destined to be broken, and we see life through the lens of impermanence, we can become happier, kinder, more loving people. This is because we will not attach to that which is temporary, instead, we can find what is true about ourselves, which will reveal the inner path to peace, joy and loving kindness.
I was thinking this morning about redefining oneself. It made me realize that is exactly true, redefining oneself actually means reviewing definitions we have and redefining them if needed. Deciding if those definitions we have for things like happiness, peace, love, loyalty, trustworthiness, the ones for determination, success, strength, boundaries, ... those definitions we either learned along the way or always knew to be true since childhood, are they in fact still accurate to you?
Redefining, is a beautiful experience to live + to watch if you’re willing to be open to new definitions. Ones that supports a lifestyle of freely accepting ourselves + that of others too.
I’ve shared before, but I’ll share again. A photo of me in meditation in the past would have been how I’d hope I was seen, good vibes only + free but it wasn’t until I actually began to explore the definitions I had for my actions + beliefs, that I was then able to redefine + implement them so they now align with real me. Real me who is spiritual + free and recognizes when I’m off, when I’ve shifted back to those outdated definitions instead.
So start having a peek at those actions + reactions that in your most honest hour, don’t feel like you, maybe there’s a definition that’s up for review. Could even be reading this + thinking I’ve lost my marbles:) Do you deeply think that or are you a wee bit curious?
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The path to peace lies deep within one's mind. 😊
Started three years ago, Path to Peace intentionally facilitates personal friendships across racial boundaries through engaging community events and activities. Made up of churches, clergy, public servants, and volunteers, Path to Peace is apologetically non-partisan, Biblically-based, and Christ centered to expose and eradicate racism of the heart in Baldwin County.
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I share about seeing the good in all. And when we do the trek back to uncover our true selves we rediscover all this goodness within. And in seeing our own, we can find it revealed in others too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I share this to bring awareness that we as humans have a core sameness, a core goodness. To bring awareness + ignite compassion + acceptance of each other.
Yesterday I read something that profoundly knocked me to my knees. It was shared by the uber insightful @guidedbybiet She spoke about this same concept yet from the perspective of our darkness. It moved me so much because it is often our deepest hurts + fears, shames + guilts that lead us to believe we are so different + alone. That others don’t feel what we feel. That no one understands. But the truth is, just as we have a sameness of goodness, we all have a sameness of darkness.
This does not mean our goodness + darkness have the same contents. Nor do we experience the same hurts or fears but it is to say we do all experience fear + hurt, shame + guilt. We all experience these heavy pieces.
We all have our own battles. And in accepting without comparison of whose darkness is worst we can see the same humanity is in us all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A fear is a fear, a hurt a hurt, a shame a shame. And to that individual it is real, even if it is not to you. Just as yours may not be real to others. We can see that a body image fear does not mean everyone has body image fear, but rather, everyone does have fear.
Through acceptance of this awareness, we can start to replace our aloneness + comparisons + judgments with our kindness + acceptance + our love.
We then do not need to find others who understand our one same fear or pain. Instead we can all come together and see fear + insecurities, no matter what they are, are our commonality as humans.
And we see with new eyes. Our sameness. And we release the weight of darkness. Our own + your own too.
Students of Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership visited Gaza strip and participated in the Path to Peace initiative.
Path to Peace is a wall painting-mosaic creation, led by an artist and supported by thousands of people. The Painting-Mosiac placed upon the border wall that divides the Gaza Strip and Israel, adjacent to the homes of the village - Moshav Netiv HaAsara.
In this unique project, the participants are invited to write a personal wish on the back of a clay art piece and glue it onto the painted wall to form a mosaic.
When life gives you missiles, make mosaics. The tensions in Israel aren’t exactly something easily summed up for a 3 year old, or even a 33 year old for that matter. But what we can do is show her the people working to promote beauty within the chaos at the Path to Peace, a mosaic project on the border of Gaza. We picked out tiles, wrote notes of peace on the back, and pasted them on the wall with the artist. Nala may have written something about unicorns and rainbows on hers, and the baby may poop a tile later tonight, but all that sounds pretty peaceful to me! Thanks to @puzzle_israel for bringing us to the @pathtopeace_wall, somewhere I never would have thought to bring my young family. It sparked some great conversations and the baby only broke one tile in the process, so I call that a win. #peaceout#puzzleisrael#hosted
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A mandatory photo-op which sticking my piece on the Path to Peace mosaic.
Family is a PRIVILEGE, not a RIGHT.
When someone is consumed by their addiction, they can’t see how irrational their behavior is. They can’t see that they overdramatize everything. When things don’t go the way they think it should, they get angry & blow up. But they are unable to apologize for the behavior because they can’t admit they’re wrong about anything as that *might* mean having to take responsibility for their actions.
These days my life is dramatically different, mostly in the way I view myself & my relationships. As anyone who gets sober can tell you, people who stay active in their own addiction might call you out: ‘I know your past! You think you’re better than me now!’
This is MANIPULATIVE. THIS IS TOXIC.
This is what I went through this weekend with a family member that SHOULD want to spend time with me & my kids but decided drinking was more important. Someone who SHOULD be grateful that I decided to choose a different life path than the example set before me but called me judgmental instead. The only surprising thing was that I managed to still be hopeful that it would be different this time.
As hard as it is, disconnecting from toxic people (even family members) is a necessity for mental health. Codependent relationships are their own addictions. Walking away doesn’t make me the bad guy. I will no longer participate in such negative & abusive behavior just because we share DNA. Wanting to be the best version of me for myself, my husband & my kids does not mean I ‘think my shit doesn’t stink.’ Blaming life circumstances for bad behavior is all too convenient.
We ALL have hardships in our lives, we ALL have pain & grief we struggle with at one point or another. Our responsibility lies in how we choose to handle it.