With yourself

Shower mindfully

Have you ever realised that you are in the shower but barely present? I have. I realised that I would soap myself, shampoo and condition my hair, and sometimes even brush teeth while the water is still running. Completely absent from the present moment.

Here is a quick guide if you tend to shower unconsciously too.

Tap on.

Wash.

Tap off.

Soap body.

Tap on.

Rinse off soap.

Tap off.

Use the on & off method above and continue with your shower ritual. Shampoo, condition, brush, floss, oil pull, etc. Sounds very basic and simple. Even obvious. Try it. It is very calming and you would realise that you tend to linger in the shower longer than necessary because of your mind.

With yourself

The whispers of the soul

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What is your soul whispering to you right this very moment?

What would you change about your life if you stopped and adjusted your life one whisper at a time?

How would you live, love and most importantly, how would you feel?

The whispers are the gateways that lead us to living the live of our dreams. We just need to listen and walk down the path with faith and completely surrender that all is well.

Our intuition is always there to guide us to live limitlessly. Years of fear, anxiety, pain, shame, resistance and the in-built “lack” mentality are some of the common blockages in our lives. In a true state of calm, the intuition will be louder than any of the above.

Ever felt trapped in a particular situation? You can change it! Every time you catch yourself thinking, “If only…’ or ‘What if…’, that is your soul stirring you on! Act on it. If you are telling yourself that you will start working on something that you desire when you truly feel ready… that time might never come as you might never ever feel ready. Start somewhere, anywhere. You are good enough to start working on your dream/s now

Just listen to one tiny whisper at a time – what can you change today? 🙂 ❤

“Everyone has oceans to fly, as long as they have the heart to do it. It is reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?” – Amelia Earhart

❤ ❤ ❤

 

With others, With yourself

Brené Brown’s Parenting Manifesto

This isn’t just for parents though. The manifesto can be tweaked to suit all kinds of close relationships.

It is a reminder that being vulnerable and authentic in our close relationships is fundamental to forming true connections. We can build others up by building ourselves up. We can teach our loved one to love themselves by being a walking example of self-love and respect. We can stop trying to take away the pain of others but instead, be there as their pillar to allow them to work through their feelings. It teaches me to stop expecting perfection from anyone in any aspect of life (including myself). It nudges me to be patient, kind, compassionate and understanding towards my loved ones so as to make life a little easier for them in an already chaotic world. 

Above all else, it speaks to me, to start being the vessel of love and light for others, by having the courage to start working on myself from inside out. Noone ever say that the process is going to be easy, straight-forward, instant, or shame-free. How liberating, empowering and scary is that realisation?

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With yourself

Reuse it!

My creative reusing of my barely used but incredibly gorgeous 2016 planner! 😀

Have you ever felt embarrassed reusing some thing that is perfectly reusable? 
I have and I want to share with you that it is fine to be creative and reuse items! And it is normal for people to sometimes question or associate your mini Picasso masterpiece *doing a short dance here* with the inability to acquire new items.

It has happened to me but let me tell you this… it does not matter what others think! It’s your life, take full control of it and just be you! You are not here to impress anyone! You are here to live your life in full connection with your being which is full of love and light! ❤

The culture of more and not enough is getting stronger and stronger and some of us do not want to get sucked into it. Some of us want to declutter, others want to resist the urge to buy more than we need and some of us just get a kick out of creating new things out of old goodies. Whatever your reason is, focus, be you and rock it! 

Life can throw rocks or even boulders at us which can sometimes push us off course. Let’s focus, do our best to stay on course and smile! It’s ok to be different! 🙂

With others, With Spirit, With yourself

No coming, no going

From Plum Village:

“No coming, no going, no after, no before.

I hold you close to me, I release you to be so free.

Because I am in you, and you are in me.

Because I am in you, and you are in me.”

I weeped the first time I heard this song. The message of interconnectedness and unity is so strong in this song. 

Sometimes it’s so hard to embrace our oneness in a world that so wrapped around individuality and separateness. All I want to do most of the time is to survive and not drown. But the realisation is that noone can force me to drown. One can only cause a turbulent sea in my life but I get the power to decide to either swim or drown. At times, I would have to swim hard over extended periods of time, and at other times, I can gracefully float. I have the power to choose. And I choose to stay afloat. Always.

This song also reminds me of my dad. Even though he has left his physical body, he is still energetically very much present in my life. He has immersed fully into oneness as he left his vessel and the more I connect to the stillness within, the closer I get to him too. He and I are no different. You and I are no different. We are all of the same essence.

With yourself

We are all born leaders

I got on a bus the other day and saw a teenage school girl get on with a student council badge pinned to her uniform. A badge of leadership. 

In schools, being selected for the student council is prestigious and coverted. Only students with tops scores got chosen for the council and got to go for leadership camps, outward bound school and many other special activities. 

I understand the idea of a student-led student body, however, I wish at some point, all of us were empowered to become the leaders of our own lives. 

Our purpose is to become our own leaders. To take our lives in our hands and dance with it. To find our bliss. To slow down and really pay deep attention to ourselves and our actions. We are all born leaders! 

You! You are a leader! And you don’t need a badge to prove it! Go lead your life by listening to the joy in your heart! Empower yourself, you are worth it! ♥️