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Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha – Mantra for Ganesh, the Remover of Obstacles.
Usage: when you’re ready to let go of anything that might be holding you back and want a fresh start / new beginning.
Every time your mind goes wandering, tells stories of the past that aren’t teaching you anything new, or stories of the future that are made up and may or may not ever happen, interrupt yourself with this mantra. Repeat it often, ideally 108 times as a form of meditation
What’s your why?
Why do you get up in the morning?
Why do you do your work / art?
Why are you kind to one person, one day, and unkind another?
Why are you compassionate with yourself, or not?
Why do you eat what you eat, or not eat what you don’t eat?
Why do you choose this path?
Are these choices supporting and loving the person you are now, and helping you become the person you want to be?
Learn to love who you are, so you can be who you want to be.
There are still some low cost coaching opportunities up for grabs – if you’re interested in a one off or course of sessions to remember how amazing you are and what you’re capable of, send me a message.
She listened to the wind outside her window, but no longer felt scared.
The wind could no more hurt her than the rest of her dream.
It could bang at the windows of her soul, but could not come in. It was no more real than the other dreams she dreamt, trying to keep herself safe from all the perceived dangers of the world.
Despite knowing for some years that all her thoughts produced form at some level, she only recently realised the power this gave her.
She could choose how she learned. She could choose how to grow.
She could choose what to heal, and how to truly see others.
She could choose to forgive, to not judge, to be humble, and above all, kind.
Every time she fell down on those things, she had the opportunity to learn them again, and try to do better.
The quicker she learned, the easier life became.
It all comes down to this – who did she choose to be?
Words to meditate on.
And nobody has to walk with you. Ever.
At some point, only Truth will satisfy. A living Truth, renewing itself each and every moment, the wild Truth of the open heart.
When Love and Truth are One, when the Commitment is deeply rooted in the breath, we can finally face each other without resentment, and explode into the most melancholy sunsets, held in the most profound joy.
Walking alone, together, alone. – Jeff Foster
Sometimes the quiet is the best place to be.
I’ve been so busy recently trying to be efficient. I’ve taken to listening to podcasts on my walks. They’re enlightening and informative, I am learning and I enjoy them, but in my efforts to kill two birds with one stone (I cannot have music or podcasts on when I’m at home or working – it creates anxiety for me!), I missed out on the beauty and the peacefulness of my local mountain range.
Birds sang, streams gurgled and the sun shone. Sometimes it’s helpful to strive for efficiency, and sometimes you miss out on the very benefits you were looking for because you’re trying to pay attention to too many things, consequently not paying full attention to either.
This was also the case last night, when, in my haste to get somewhere that did not need to be gotten to hastily, I forgot my shin-height dog gate was in place and went flying, resulting in four massive bruises, scraped knees and bruised palms. You have to laugh….and learn
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You’re not too much. Just be yourself.
Flowers don’t care how much they are. They bloom so hard their beauty succumbs to the weight and their stalks wilt, but they still bloom.
You are a perfect match for everyone you come into contact with. Some will stay. Some will go. Some will be triggered. Some will be enchanted.
It’s not your business to judge nor censor yourself to fit what you believe they need or can accommodate. You were brought into each others’ lives for a reason.
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She realised that what she desired, what she had felt was missing these last few weeks, was control. She had chosen to dis-empower herself, to choose the path of others, and wait to see what might happen. She made herself a victim of her circumstances. A stander-by in the play of her own life.
She thought she was powerless, but she was not. She thought she had to wait, to be told what to do, to take an enforced break from life, but she did not.
The only way through she realised, was to empower herself and remember that she could make a choice. She could use her agency and decide what she needed to do for her. She could decide how to adapt to changing circumstances. She could choose to live in fear, or choose to be an example of love.
If you’re feeling helpless, hopeless, or disinterested, where, or to whom, have you given your power?
Place your attention on what you CAN do, rather than what you can’t. Replace your stories of victim-hood with present moment awareness, and affirmative gratitude for what you are choosing now, instead of recreating the situations of the past by continually reaffirming your entitlement to be sad or challenged or in pain. You are entitled to feel that way, but I imagine you do not want to. That choice lies solely with you.
I would love to work with you if you are ready to make that choice, and would like support to do so. Message me
Photo taken at: Wales