I remember as a young child, closing my eyes tight and wishing for world peace and “to be happy” before blowing out my birthday candles. ⠀⠀
Was I alone in thinking that happiness was a goal to be achieved... sometime in the future... after having accomplished X,Y,Z?
Many, many moons have passed since that time. I still wish for world peace but my idea of happiness has shifted. ⠀⠀
Rather than thinking of happiness as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, I realize that it is woven into the process of pursuing ones dreams and going after goals.
Think back to when you were 10. What did you want more than anything else, thinking it would make you really, truly happy? Did you ever get it? Did it make you happy? How long did the feeling last?
We humans continuously raise the bar for what we feel is necessary to be happy and before we know it years have passed as we chase after a fleeting emotion.
Pause today, and be mindful of the moment you are in. The privilege it is to breathe fresh air, spend time in nature, or have a warm place to lay your head. ⠀⠀
Finding meaning along the way to your goal will enrich the journey while turning the pursuit of happiness into the happiness of pursuit 🤔🙏🌺
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The sunset symbolizes the completion of a day's work and shows the passage of time. As the sun sets, it is time to end the day and take a break. The awesome beauty of the setting sun is also symbolic of the beauty and mystery of life itself.
"So at the end of this day, we give thanks
For being betrothed to the unknown."
I had the amazing experience of living in this mini house for the last couple of days. I honestly thought it would be harder to do all my normal activities in this small space but it really wasn't. It really opened my eyes to how simpler my life can be with less. #minihouse #ecocentre #beinggreen #onewithnature
Before that very uncalled for snow
Kahlil Gibran in The Prophet wrote ..
“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.” .. so today, before our Blessed Mother, in this wonderful place, surrounded by nature, in the silence, I stormed the heavens with prayers of thanks .. for everything that I have, for all that I am, flaws and shortcomings notwithstanding, for where I stand, for the people in my life .. the gardeners of my soul, for the countless times I had been showered with G-d’s blessings, whether I recognized them or otherwise .. with much joy, I am grateful.
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When I gave the malas to my a friend she said “they smell like Nepal!” #incense
Yes - incense is what they smelled like and incense is another way to come closer to the gifts of nature. In the #Tibetan
tradition each ingredient is selected for its medicinal property. One root known for “preventing war” another twig for “calming anger” the other sap for “increasing clarity”, etc. - all rolled into sticks that become a feast for the senses. A cue for bringing for forth and open presence.⠀
Like all nature practice. Enjoy it as if it were your most precious last experience. I didn’t realize that the stick I burned 10 days ago would be the last one for a good while. Don’t take it for granted - just because you have more sticks left - or because you know where to get another bunch - let it touch your soul.⠀
Just be sure to source it from a trusted source - you don’t want to be burning artificial ingredients. ⠀
Looking forward to opening our windows again.⠀
📷: Aula Hernando via @happinez
What a view! And a perfect place to meditate😍🙌
Here’s a picture from earlier this Fall because being barefoot in nature now would most likely result in frostbitten toes, and extreme discomfort in my non properly healed foot. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy snowy adventures in the forest, but I also miss connecting with Earth, without that rubber barrier between my feet and the ground. #throwback #yoga #onewithnature #goddess
A little something gorgeous for you 💖 New tourmaline + tanzanite stacking rings!