There are times when I feel bursting with the feeling of gratitude.
There are times my heart is so filled with love it hurts
There are times I feel like a child filled with excitement for life and there times where I am completely in flow, grounded and experience pure ecstasy.
There are also times when I feel anxious, I feel overwhelmed and lay in bed feeling stressed.
There are times that I feel alone although I’m surrounded by the most amazing humans on this planet.
There are times where I feel nervous and I don’t know which road to take.
And you know what... it’s ok to feel all of it. You are not broken, you are not damaged and you are never ever alone. This is just apart of the human experience.
Light would not exist without the darkness
Spring would not bloom without the winter
Yin will always have its yang.
It’s the ebs and flows of life that make it interesting!
One thing that has changed my life is acceptance of the Ebs and flows, knowing it’s all apart of being human, and experiencing this life time .
The goal is not to attach yourself to either. The goal is to acknowledge the emotion without judgement.
So next time you feel any of the above emotions, no matter what it is, simply acknowledge it and allow it to pass by like a wave.
Don’t buy into the story, just allow it to come up and pass by not putting meaning to it. That’s where the power lies. Acceptance of it all and knowing you can always return back to centre!
P.S YOU’RE AMAZING
PPS I love you, don’t ever forget it!
#spiritual #faith #yoga #ebsandflows #acceptance #mindwork #prayers #calm #amen #believe #human #coexist #spirituality #itsallbeautiful #peace #calm #mind #soul #hope #destiny #wisdom #compassion #forgiveness #thankful #knowledge #meditation #life #meditate #guidance
Poor little guy is missing his tail feathers. Looks like they are growing back though.
Couple a days ago I had a coffee with a friend from Kosovo - internal medicine resident colleague. He told me a phrase that they use often in his hometown - keeping the word of a person to who you are listening to from falling on the ground. It means that you listen him carefully, with empathy and compassion and that you don't cut him in the middle of the sentence or leave him without answer or a look or a nod that shows that you care and that his wordss matters. This phrase felt so good to me that I've decided to integrate it immidiately in my life and speech.
Sometimes I do the same when talking to people - ignoring them, not beeing present. Not on purpose, but I do it anyway. And it hurts when somebody does the same to you. I guess I'll do my best and try to avoid this kind of behavior in the future. Hopefully 🍀🍀🍀 Grateful indeed for this discovery. Hope you like it too.
#friends #empathy #colleges #motivationalquotes #compassion #love #understanding #communication_skills #selfimprovement
On the @10percent
happier app this morning, I practiced a simple concentration practice with Jeff Warren.
So much of the guided meditation that is offered, has to do with setting intentions or aspirations or inviting a particular state of being or feeling.
But without strengthening our capacity to focus and concentrate, it will be difficult to stick with or be clear about our goals and intentions. #lessismore #meditation #samatha #vipassana #compassion #boddhisatva #mindfulselfcompassion
Feel Good ~ Do Good ♥️ Do Good ~ Feel Good ♥️ When you wake up in the morning ~ feel into your body, breathe. Feel gratitude for the privilege to wake up to a new day.
Feel gratitude for that you heart beats ♥️.
Feel gratitude for that you breath.
And when your fully present in the moment and in your body ~ set your intention for the day. ♥️
You can have everything you need to feel significant, beautiful and loved by your surroundings and still feel like you’re not enough.
Daily living comes easy for some and others not so much. It’s hard to take in a compliment or feel like everything will be a-ok when your heads tells you differently. Through a major recovery in which I am still struggling with I find myself judging myself and comparing myself to others because sometimes shit just doesn’t come easy for me..or maybe I make it harder than needed. By any means I’m not perfect and don’t strive to be but it’s hard watching social media posts and remembering we all have our struggles and doubts.
We all get down on ourselves at some point or another and we all could show a little more compassion for the loved one next to us, the stranger in front of us at the grocery store and definitely ourselves because we are all just learning how the faq to be the best versions of us. ❤️ If my rant at all inspires you leave any tips, tricks or habits you have to pick you up when you’re feeling blue
#loveday #sanjoseimprov #love #takingontheday #inspiration #selflove #struggles #compassion #flowersofnature #tbo415
Doing the most you can, while you can...in that very moment.
This is especially true in the hospice setting, but also in general.
Caregivers and also therapists naturally have the tendencies to assist patients with the most basic tasks when they are perfectly capable of doing it themselves.
It’s amazing how much a session can be further maximized when we go deeper into our task analysis skill set and encourage/hold our patients accountable to those basic things. In an age of productivity and operating on “automatic,” it does not mean the quality of the time spent should be compromised.
Instruct your patients to clean up after themselves when the session is over. Have them obtain their own Kleenex/water when it is asked for. When they’re taking a seated rest break, engage them to practice pursed lip breathing and cue them out of the typical, slouching posture ALL of us do.
Although this patient was graduating from hospice, we put him to work during our very last visit with us. My student arranged a “graduation ceremony” with the elements of an obstacle course embedded in.
A 40 minute session addressed all sorts of things: Dressing (cap, gown, grad outfit), home safety and navigating through his everyday environment, transfers, strengthening, functional mobility, standing balance, exercises, caregiver involvement, and my most favorite: home management/cleanup tasks. It makes my job easier and encourages the patient to do more.
He may have been incentivized with chocolate chip cookies, but he worked hard for them: including setting the box of cookies on his walker seat, and serving them on a plate to myself, my student, and his spouse - each of us located at different places in the home.
#OccupationalTherapy #OccupationalTherapist #OT #OTRL #Healthcare #Hospice #OT #Compassion #Death #QualityOfLife #HomeHealth #AlliedHealth #Humanism #PalliativeCare #Holistic #Comfort #HealthcareProfessional #AOTA #Therapy #Therapist #Geriatrics #HumansOfHospice
Re-reading this gem after 20 years. How the mind and the soul have changed.... #openmind #siddhartha #goodreads
“...for you know that soft is stronger than hard, water stronger than rock, love stronger than force." - Herman Hesse
You Are A Giant Light on a Dimly lit Street!!!! There isn’t another one of you within a ten to twenty-mile radius around you at all. You are the brightest #Light
, radiating beams of #love
and complete #compassion
on a dark street with only a few other slightly dimmed, flickering lights around. Maybe. #Spirit
sees it, people see it, everyone living and non-living can see this #Light #shine
for miles around. #Spiritually
speaking, you are a glowing blink of radar on a map of the night sky. Everyone can see you, and everyone who is in need of a Light, for whatever reason, is drawn to you.
As a Spiritual being, #awakened
, you are this street light. Sure, someone to admire your #beauty
and thank you for #illuminating
an otherwise darkened street, but everyone else sees you too.
#manifest #love #lawofattraction #Loa #loafanarmy #over500 #positivity #gratitude #thelight
#therepy #lovecoaching #instalike #instapic #explorer
Are people mad that I'm trying to save animals? Or is it that by paying for animal products, I'm trying to save them from you?
"Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed." Terence McKenna
Raising awareness about the slaughter of horses. Horses are powerful healers, incredible teachers and beautiful souls. Over 100,000 horses are shipped to slaughter every year. They are shipped over days in over-crowded trucks. No food. No water. The slaughter process is one of the most gruesome, slow, torturous processes imaginable. Please take a stand for animal welfare and raise awareness about this act that should be made illegal. Help us PSA the SAFE act through congress which will make the transport of horses to be slaughtered illegal. By protecting these beautiful animals, you are standing for kindness, compassion and love. Allowing these beautiful animals to do what they do best: heal, inspire, guide, lead, teach, love and inspire! Please share if this resonates with you! Thank you so much! Spread ❤️. #animalwelfare #horses #kindness #compassion #healing #give #believe #awaken #enlighten #love
ANNOUNCING..Our first documentary! "Believe in Something Bigger- Part1 The Heart Of Believe "
Please share with all your friends and join us in supporting this incredible mission to save more lives and put an end to the slaughter of these great American healers!
To watch the full version please go to link in bio Believe Ranch and Rescue Facebook or copy and paste this link :
https://www.facebook.com/1680960875534433/posts/2049411128689404?sfns=mo #believeranchandrescue #safeact #humanesociety #aspca #horsehealing #rescuehorses #rescuehorsesofinstagram
Hello! Let me introduce myself: My name is Carly and I currently live in the beautiful PNW (Seattle to be exact). I am Canadian born and raised and will always reserve a space in my heart for my “home and native land” (listen to the Canadian anthem if this doesn’t sound familiar). I am now a yoga instructor, with a background in occupational therapy and health coaching. My family will always come first, which is how and why I found my way to teaching yoga. Using my personal and professional experience, my intention it to guide others in finding balance and self-love through breath, movement and mindfulness. DM me to discuss collaborations and stay tuned to learn about an exciting collaboration that is in the works. Photo credit: @kelseysbeautifulchaos
Confidence is not "they will like me" confidence is "I'll be fine if they don't". For a long long time I would not be seen by anyone without make up and if that would happen "accidentally" I would always get a comment like: "you look to tired", "you look so sick" and even "god, you look ugly". This shattered me, it reinforced my idea that I am not enough to be just myself for this world, so I would always hide my face behind make up, starve my body to be "beautiful", watch programs I hated to fit in with the cool kids, talk about topics that would bore the hell out of me.
By adapting like a chomeleon I lost myself, I didn't know who I was.
I am glad these days are over, and more and more I find strength to go out without make up, do live videos without make up - check out my real and raw morning show - this picture is without make up.
I promised myself to never ever mold into someone's agenda how I am supposed to live my life, what my beautiful self looks like, what job I need to be doing to be called successful, or what clothes I have to wear - because I stand out, and people in NZ don't wear clothes like that (also comments I have received). Ladies, and also guys, only when we are true to ourselves, we find real connections and find a sense of belonging. We will never feel that we belong as long as we build a facade and mold to only be liked.
The problem with that is- as long as we do that we will never like ourselves, we will always so busy pleasing others that we won't have time going after a life that matters to us.
We have one shot in this - make it a good one.
#nomakeup #bodypositive #confidence #bodyconfidence #loveyourself #youareenough #womenempowerment #feminine #youareworthit #beyourself #compassion #lifepurpose #liveyourdreams #bereal #beyourownrecoveryhero #mystory #recovery #myrecoverystory
My intention in all I offer is to aide you in understanding you so you may life an expansive life experience. Aho beautiful one 🙏🏻❤️
Yesterday I was called a "nothing woman" by a misogynist that believes he is superior to other beings and I quote, "Maybe your values are the values of the animals you live with", trying to throw a blow at the fact that I love my animals like family and often love them more than most people
The sad part here is this is a man that worked for the UN as a peacekeeper for over three decades, served as a right hand to some of the world's most notorious leaders and yet he has no understanding of morality
As another famous leader once said, "moral progress can be judged by the way animals are treated". When you have no respect for animals, you are devoid of the most primal morals and ethics
My ego was hurt for a brief moment as I stared at the words 'nothing woman' and 'bad person' addressed to me but then I looked at the bigger picture, the real world problem here. The foundation of peace which we stand on is in need of great moral progress
We are evolving so slowly for such a 'superior' being and I'll tell you the 'animals I live with' are some of the most moral and caring beings I have the honor of residing with
This 'nothing woman' is unscathed by your words Mr. Morality and even further ignited to see she is on the right path. I will continue to stand for the voiceless and fight for a nation, a continent, a world with morality beyond your scope of comprehension
#morals #peace #mytwocents #life #love #philosophy #being #animals #light #compassion #strength #woman #empowered #strong #animalovers #humanity #planet #earth #world #gamechanger #motivated #me
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