“My manifesto of Zen is that Zorba and Zen are not antagonistic to each other. The Zorba can melt into Zen, and only then will both be complete. The man who has lived outside has lived very superficially. And the man who does not know anything about the inner, knows nothing about the existential, about the eternal…The outer and the inner part of one existence.
I want Zorba to be Buddhas and vice verse…In the completion of Zorba and Zen, a tremendous quality comes to your life; you relish every moment of the outside world, every flower of the outside world. And you relish simultaneously the inner freedom, the inner joy, the inner drunkenness. Humanity has lived in a divided way, and that has been a catastrophe. It is the people who are meditators not to allow themselves to escape from the world…Only in completion is there bliss. Only in completion have you come home.”
As I sit with myself I listen to the silence. She is comforting and soothing to my soul. The absence of noise speaks loudly and on many levels, nourishing every fiber of my being. As I sit with myself I am content with all that is, all that has past, and all that will be. It’s enough to know that I am the co- creator of my life, that I can spring into action whenever I choose to do so, but it’s also very fulfilling to sit on the sidelines and watch it unfold, to not resist and to simply let it happen. As I sit with myself I take comfort in knowing that all that will be, will be and everything I need at the time will come to pass. I trust and I believe. I shed fear and allow myself to be guided. I know that there are things much bigger than me, lessons I yet have to learn, and in due time, when I’m ready, these lessons meant for me will be revealed. As I sit with myself, I hold the space for myself, knowing that everything is as it is meant to be.
It stands for the extraordinary determination in the face of adversity.
May we all have prevail in the face of adversity and trust it to be one of our greatest teachers. I say embrace the pain, believe in it’s lesson and stay determined beyond measure. We got this and I believe in all of us.
Sometimes it only takes three little words to speak volumes to us. Three little words carrying a big impact, driving home a point, and to say the least, it is what happened to me. While there are multiple three little words such as the most famous ones “I love you”, in this case it was something entirely else.
“Trust the disruption.”
I first saw these words on Chloe Elgar’s Instagram site and she is a physic medium that I follow who possesses extraordinary gifts. Please see her link below for inspiration and services.
Trust the disruption took me back to a few years ago, and an original thought from myself. A thought that had passed in time, a thought almost forgotten, until now. Reading those three little words made everything bubble to the surface again, and this time it came back with a new found insight, more understanding and a greater wisdom. It came back baring substance, an importance that was missed during the initial thought.
Back when the thought originally surfaced, I was thinking about our emotions and the connection to it. I remember three different scenarios that came to mind, pondering how much control we have in each situation. For instance…what happens when we experience unhappiness? Is it someone’s fault, is it dependent on someone or something? Does it depend on our circumstances and how do we need up in these circumstances? What about when we are depressed or when we feel emotional or physical pain? Is it life giving us a hard time, are we unlucky, is it destiny, or why is it us the begin with? Do we become a victim thinking that we have bad luck, or is it just that life isn’t easy? Chances are, we all have asked ourselves a degree of these questions at some point in our lives.
When we experience the tough times in life such as the ones mentioned above for example, it is often a sign that something is out of balance. It’s a way for our body and soul to communicate to us that change is needed. It’s a sign that something needs to be realigned, that something needs our attention. And what better way to get our attention as through some sort of hardship, some sort of disruption.
To some this might be a nuisance, an inconvenience, perhaps bad timing, but what this disruption truly is, is a cry for help, a cry for us to pay attention. Just imagine for a moment what could be if we changed the way we look at this problem? What if it is no longer a problem at all but something entirely different? If we could see it as an opportunity to address something that contributes to our unhappiness, to our pain, and to our depression? What if we are given the opportunity to pause, evaluate, and act accordingly to do something about it?
Trusting the disruption is exactly that. It’s a jolt, a halt, your body and soul making a stand and saying “stop the insanity”, while putting you into the driver seat so you can make the according choices.
Disruption is something positive in our lives. It is opportunity, a chance, a new beginning and a matter of hearing the call. How we want to hear it, and how we interpret it is truly up to us, but I hope you can view your own disruption and trust as a precious gift instead of life giving you the short end of the stick. What have we got to lose?
Picture form earlier this year and another adventure.
I’m on the heels of realization today. The aha moments that sneak into our life’s and hopefully leave us feeling better, newly motivated and reassured that we are on track. You know what I’m talking about. Here are a few of such moments and maybe you find one or two you can relate to yourself.
You’re going to realize it one day – that happiness was never about your job, or your degree, or being in a relationship. Happiness was never about following in the footsteps, of all of those who came before you, it was never about being like others. One day, you’re going to see it – that happiness was always about the discovery, the hope, the listening to your heart and following it wherever it chose to go. Happiness as always about being kinder to yourself, it was always about embracing the person you were becoming. One day, you will understand that happiness was always about learning how to live with yourself, that happiness was never in the hands of other people. It was always about you. It was always about you. 🙏🏼💙
Granted there is much going on in the world right now, but according to Deepak Chopra there are only two responses to the world.
Fear or love
We either choose fear, retreating from the world, isolating, and living within limits, or we can choose love, and believe in the positive, the good in all things, allowing ourselves to embrace adversity and grow. If we believe in possibilities, we eventually shed the restrictions, the stronghold that threatens to choke the life right out of us.
Fear or love, your life depends on which one you choose.
The summer solstice, also known as Litha and “Midsummer” is the point of the year where the day is longest, and the sun shines at maximum strength. It’s an “in between” time of shifting seasons, and a chance to slip into another world, change the future, and rise to your full power.
Stonehenge is a popular place to celebrate the summer solstice, although this year will look a lot different with the lockdowns still in effect and the urge for social distancing. Astronomically there is much going on as well and it seems to fit right in with everything else that is going on in the world.
We have a solar eclipse on Sunday when the new moon will pass between the earth and the sun, blocking it out minus a fiery ring on the edges. Did I mention we have a new moon on Sunday? Set your intentions and manifest your wildest dreams. It’s also the day, if you are a cancer like me that the moon enters your birth sign. Being a moon child, I feel closer to the magical powers of the moon and feelings are intensified during this time. The path shines a little brighter with clarity this time around and there is a new found motivation and drive to chase my dreams. Oh, and we currently have a Mercury retrograde in effect until July 12th so no hasty decisions or contract binding choices should be made right now. So if you are feeling a little overwhelmed by all this energy, relax and remember that it is no wonder. See what parts you can pick out to embrace, to tilt your perception to the positive, and away from being overwhelmed.
The longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere kicks off the official start of summer and the bounty of the harvest. It is linked to fertility, both of the plant and humans alike. “Plant the seeds to sow the flowers.” What are you planting in your life right now to sow the rewards later? This is an excellent time with so many energies combined.
Something has come across the radar this morning. A phenomenon that I have learned to interpret as no ordinary moments, but rather signs from the universe to nudge me along the path. I’m always amazed when it happens and it could be a quote, a message, a dream, hearing from someone you haven’t heard in a long time, various animals sightings and encounters on the trail, or something entirely else. Really anything goes and can be taken as a sign, a direct communication from the universe and spirit to guide you along. The quote I came across this morning said:
“Don’t wait for things to get better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now, otherwise you’ll run out of time.” ~Unknown
There was something familiar, something I already know but needed to be reminded of. A feeling of reassurance took over, followed by a slight head nod and smile. Its true and very relevant for our current times, for us all and for myself. We always wait, wait for better times, wait until we are financially more sound, we wait for the right moment, wait to wear that outfit for a special occasion and we forget that being alive, seeing another day is the special occasion. With that said, with the next not guaranteed to us, how an we truly afford to wait for anything? How can we embrace the “Carpe Diem” concept and seize the day, making the most out of our current time while giving little thought to the future? It’s a question we answer to ourselves and as long as you are happy with how things are going, it’s really all that matters.
Awe, the constant struggle to balance it all. Whether you are working or not, or just like me spend your days trying to cram it all in, there seems to be never enough time, doesn’t it? There is always pros and cons, always two sides to look at something. I love that I have so many hobbies and a variety of things to do, a variety that constantly grows as my interests expand and I take on more skills. Yet there is still the same amount of time in a day and something always falls short. What a dilemma.
I need to find time to take more pictures and be still. I need to find more time for my energy healing and meditation state of mind to keep that inner balance. Even pursuing your hobbies and working against time can become stressful. I have been working hard at my Etsy shop and my days have been filled with creating goods and artifacts that I post on the shop or on my Facebook page Youniqua, or on Instagram under Youniqua2020, and most of the time on all of them in the hopes of getting exposure. It’s hard work trying to build a business and I’m grateful for every piece of feedback I get.
I remember taking this picture and I loved the whimsical feel. There was something magical in how the light was touching the delicate leaves and wood floor. It was another form of the creative process, almost like a scene out of a magic forest. A scene few might take the time to record or even see. It might look delicate and fragile but they say that when the roots are deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.
It’s a great reminder to stay grounded through the fragile phases. To not fear the wind and the storms, to hold on and to stay our ground.