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I have a close friend who swears that there's what she calls "the 5-year curse". She believes that every 5 years everything electronic breaks down in her house... so she prepares a year in advance to start changing her appliances, computers and so forth.
I'm not superstitious but I admit to reading my horoscope now and then just for the lols. One of those times was at the beginning of this year — and let me just tell you, if my horoscope actually had an ounce of correlation to my life, it would have sounded less enthusiastic and more along the lines of: "Dear Sag, take out your imaginary umbrella and prepare for the s*itstorm of electronic breakage that's about to pour down on you this January." Yes, my friend was right. From my keyboard (which has broken 3 times in the past year), to my television all the way to my blender, everything seems to keep breaking in my home… Picture me googling, the causes and remedies for my misfortune which started with harmless google searches about electricity surges to just yesterday paying a little much attention to something called 'sliders'; high energy people. I know.
The thing is, I'm sitting here, posting this beautiful quote on an iPad (because my phone was also stolen just recently) and it feels highly wrong – but at the same time, freeing.
There's nothing better than being sure deep within that no matter how much everything seems to change or break, we are going to be OK. So TV-less, phone-less, fan-less, blender-less... I tell you, let's take adversity as an opportunity to become worry-less.
Live from my iPad, I wish you a love-filled day.
P.S. I'll get back to blogging next week and I hope to see you there. xx
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♡ Live today. Let the past be. Don’t let the future dictate your emotions. Don’t allow your worries to steal your peace. Hug the people you love. Find something (anything) to marvel at. Don’t chicken out, keep believing in yourself. Forgive yourself, really do. Do not be your own worst critic… there are enough people up for that job. Be brave but don’t forget to be kind. Become an insufferable positivist. Be independent enough to know when you cannot do things alone. Be grateful for your mornings… and your nights. Be ok with your daily struggles. Be steady, be sure in your heart that you will be ok. Do not rush things, put more life into your days.
I've been meditating and doing yoga again. It's incredible how two simple practices can open us up to seeing a kinder, brighter and more beautiful world. Nothing — and I mean nothing — can buy inner peace.
If you are interested to know how I make time for it and what I do, let me know in the comments and I'll write an article for next week.
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"May all beings be well and safe, may they be at ease.
Whatever living beings there may be, whether moving or standing still, without exception, whether large, great, middling, or small, whether tiny or substantial,
Whether seen or unseen, whether living near or far,
Born or unborn; may all beings be happy.
Let none deceive or despise another anywhere. Let none wish harm to another, in anger or in hate." — Buddhist Metta Prayer