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Being mindful and in balance

Water droplets in my garden

Today I share a quote from Najwa Zehian about our actions, words we choose, mindfulness and how it affects our lives. Here it goes…

“Don’t break a birds wings and then tell it to fly. Don’t break a heart and then tell it to love. Don’t break a soul and then tell it to be happy. Don’t see the worst in a person and expect them to see the best in you. Don’t judge people and expect them to stand by your side. Don’t play with fire and expect to stay perfectly safe. Life is about giving and taking. You cannot expect to give bad and receive good. You cannot expect to give good and receive bad.”

It reminds me a lot about the laws of karma, various religious teachings and Buddhism. Do you believe that what you put out into the universe comes back to you tenfold over? If so why would we ever have reason to put anything other than positivity out into the world! Perhaps we also consider doing so because it simply is the right thing to do. How we treat each other and respect each other, especially in times of no personal gain speaks volumes about who we are. Here are a few of my own values…

I believe in treating others the same way I would like to be treated. I believe that words can hurt more than physical abuse. I believe actions speak louder than words. I believe that the world needs more mindfulness and it starts with us and a choice.

Remember how much you are needed and keep shining your light. 🙏🏼


We are the co-creators of our life and the time is now. More than ever are we needed to support Mother Earth and each other. Together we discover and explore our unique gifts in times of strengths, in times we lean on each other, and in times when we learn from each other. This blog started as an outlet and what I ultimately called my “Warriors Journey.” It was a way to document the ups and downs of my life, sharing my hardships as well as my successes. It showcased the struggles, but more important the ways of how to overcome them. Although we are warriors each and every day, I realized that having to be a warrior, comes from a place of pain. I decided to rename this blog, and “Phoenix Rising” now stands for the story of overcoming such a painful place. My motivation for this blog hasn’t changed and I hope to share inspiration and hope, to create a sense of belonging, a space of being heard, and connecting with like minded beings who instill a sense of oneness. We are never alone, and we are unstoppable in the pursuit of what sets our soul on fire. Who I am in a nutshell... 
I am an energy healer and Reiki Master. I am surviving a chronic disease that I’ve sent into remission three times since my initial bout, 15 years ago. I continuously challenge the status quo and by doing so I change my stars. I am a believer that anything is possible. I am a hopeless romantic and I believe that true love exists on various levels. I am an optimist that will always see the glass as half full. I am a dreamer, believing in endless possibilities. Not even the sky is the limit. I have jumped off of the hamster wheel, and I am writing a new chapter. I am chasing my Nirvana to support my most authentic self. This is my story, I am that Phoenix and I am rising from the ashes. Namaste 🙏🏼💙🦋

10 thoughts on “Being mindful and in balance

  1. We only ever give out what we are. Clear our own light and it can only give out more light.
    Beautiful post Rhapsody, wise words from a light that has been through life’s washing machine 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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