I forget things, I forgot how to be happy at times. But when I think about having or rather seeing a fresh perspective about things in my life, I pivot in my same old mind, and I take some time to be grateful for what I have...at this moment. I can't push being thankful and I can't force being happy if I don't fully feel it. But when I think about having a fresh perspective, things are put in place in a way where I am very, very grateful for my life and my family, close friend, micro and macro system. Blessed be.
It's been a sad month full of reflections. My mom passed away on May 1 and I was scheduled to travel back home to Stocholm, Sweden. But there were one big monster that did not make it happen...Covid. Not to give it any more power, I will not talk about this virus anymore. There have been lots of tears, unlimited calls to my family and the funeral happened today May 28 at 11 AM Swedish time. My brothers organized everything and it came together so nicely. I was at the funeral in spirit and it was such a beautiful celebration of my mother. Small and intimate as per guidelines. Rest in peace beloved Kerstin. You are always in my heart and I love you.
I am starting my days with yoga stretches and deep breathing. Then I take my cup of coffee and look out the window.....and just listen to the outside 'noise'. Usually it is very quiet in the morning and the evening and during lunch it gets a little bit louder. I love the quiet, yes my tinnitus is there as a background noise and it can be annoying at times but nothing can take away the solitude sipping my coffee, looking at the lake and listening to mother nature. I deeply and will forever love you mother earth. Thank you.
Do not be afraid to fully and wholeheartedly fall in love. I have been cheated on by men in the past but I have to remind myself to keep my heart open and to fully feel the love and give myself permission to love again... Love is the main source of happiness and we have all walked the path of broken hearts. Falling apart is part of life. Mantra: my heart is open to receive (I have a hard time to receive sometimes) my heart is open to receive, my heart is open to receive and my heart is full to give as well. I am loved, I am loveable and I am loving. <3. We got this :)
Some people can immediately put you at ease, they are one with themselves and they know who they are. You want to bask in that energy forever. But you can also get to that point, that calming, peaceful no stress vibe. Surrender, surrender and then you surrender some more—the art of allowing. Let yourself receive without always pushing for things to happen. If you find yourself hyper, the people around you and especially children will mirror that energy right back to you. Pushy energy will attract frantic energy and peaceful energy will bring calmness. You know exactly what people you like and don't like and it all comes back to your vibration.
We will be alright if you get your mindset in the right gear. Get a grip of your thoughts and try to stay on the 'light' path.
If our hearts are small, the smallest incidents from others can enrage us. If we expand our hearts, we are capable of treating others with compassion and empathy.
Happiness can't be attained by fulfilling superficial desires. Happiness can be attained by being mindful. If you focus your attention on every single movement of your body and forget your eventual destination and the reason you're trying to get there, you'll begin to understand what happiness is. Same with noticing your breathing. When you focus on your breath, your heart rate will slow down immediately. Give yourself caring kindness with each breath you are taking for no specific reason, just do it. Mindfulness is about experiencing and appreciating the present moment. When we are listening to the present, we begin to notice how much beauty there is in the world. We can appreciate the joys of something as simple as a blossoming flower or a bumblebee.
Be authentic. Be authentically you. You are already perfect. Being authentic saves time because people know where you stand and they can trust you. Stop being fake and bring in confidence to stand tall in who you have become. After spending time with authentic people you won't spend unnecessary time thinking about and feeling about the time you spent with them because you know they were real. If they have a problem with you they would tell you...to your face! As a result it is very easy to spend time with an authentic person. Being authentic means coming from a real place within. It means that you are being yourself and not trying to be somebody else. It is when your actions and words are congruent with your beliefs and values. So with your flaws and all, being authentic and ok with who you are is the best relationship builder there is. No more excuses for being you! <3
“Follow your bliss.
If you do follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living
is the one you are living.
When you can see that,
you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.”
- Joseph Campbell