Why Not Enjoy the Journey?

 

It’s so easy to forget….

 

 

Remember this: You can’t Fuck up your life.

You are living it. Embrace each moment, capture each inspiration, and learn from every obstacle. Take the lessons, grow, and enjoy the process. Recognize where you are, where you’ve been, and keep raising your standards for the bright future ahead. No one ever said it would be easy, but it is the bumps and peaks that make it an epic and memorable ride. You are where you are, and that is perfect. Take you steps to shift and mold yourself closer to what you seek. The time is now. Change is present everywhere. It takes appreciation for for each person, turn, path, and road you’ve crossed to help lead and carve out the perfect road to continue on…

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Be Happy.

I’ve made a conscious decision to be happy. To do whatever it takes to see happiness and experience it and share it. Even when things are not going as planned, I do my best to see the light, and see what will come, to liven happiness, despite the other emotions that bring me down. And to know that things will all fall into place, with my optimism and joy…

Being Peace

“If we are peaceful, if we are happy

we can blossom like a flower,

and everyone in our family,

our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”

You need to read this book by Thich Nhat Hanh. Yogi, religious person, spiritual ganster, antithesis, this book is for you. So many subtle life lessons. It’s short, it’s a quick read, but it’s powerful. I picked this book up randomly from my acupuncturist’s office and decided to take it home and delve more into it. Even my doctor noticed I was reading it and commented on what an excellent book this is. This book is about finding peace with in yourself, it brings in Buddhism ideas, and talks about the power of meditation. For those that seek enlightenment, or are curious about all this ‘divine light’ stuff, pick it up. JkJk. But seriously, it’s worth your time to read it, and you can probably finish it in one sitting. I think I may even reread it this weekend. This book connects the suffering life brings, with the value of breathe, and imposes it with the power of peace. It helps awaken, to be more at peace. There is nothing more I can say to explain the read, go check it out and explore it for yourself! Live in the present, reconnect, end your suffering, breathe, and find peace with your mind, and peace with yourself.

This passage from the Introduction sums it up pretty well~

“Through his being and his words, Thich Nhat Hanh invties us into the reality of the present. Because he is a poet, his language has beauty, intimacy, and rich texture that illuminate the mind. Because he is courageous, he willingly pierces our great heart of compassion, so that we can bow to burning huts and sea pirates, to the sorrows of the world and those who cause sorrows. Because he is wise, his simple words speak to the most obvious Dharma and to the truly profound levels of Buddha’s awakening, all at one time. In doing so, he simultaneously unites the great Buddhist schools..Hanh has helped us to see the depths of dependent origination in a flower. In the midst of it all he has taught us to breathe, to smile, to live with a free heart. And most importantly, in our troubled world, he makes us no false division between inner awakening and engaged compassion. TO his eye, like his spiritual ancestor Mahatma Gandhi, ever being matters, everything is sacred…” [Jack Kornfield]

“Aware that life is available only in the present moment and that is it possible to live happily in the here and now, we are committed to training ourselves to live deeply each moment of daily life. We will try not to lose ourselves in dispersion or be carried away by regrets about the past, worries about the future, or craving, anger, or jealousy in the present. We will practice mindful breathing to come back to what is happening in the present moment. We are determined to learn the art of mindful living by touching the wondrous, refreshing, and healing elements that are inside and around us, and bu nourishing seeds of joy, peace, love, and understanding in ourselves, thus facilitating the world of transformation and healing in our consciousness.”

 

GO read it.

And with it all, I’ll be Okay

What a roller coaster of a week, many highs, and some lows, and different emotions definitely passed through me. And so with the good and not so good things that have occured in the past days, I end the week thanking my lucky stars for what I call my life. I’m so so grateful. Thankful for winning $100 with a Victoria Secret Rewards Card (yeah those things actually do have more than $10 on it sometimes), thankful for the job I got and the other job I will soon get, thankful for the amazing and wonderful people in my life, including the three girlfriends who live a far and called me this week, thankful for good yoga, and most importantly, thankful for my health, my body’s ability to withstand whiplash and recover, and thankful for being okay, despite all the other causes and problems that come forth….

“I’ve learned that things change, people change, and it doesn’t mean you forget the past; it simply means that you move on and treasure the memories. Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, it means accepting that some things weren’t meant to be.”

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I’m going on an adventure. So I probably wont be posting much for a bit. My angels with watch over me, bring me more luck, and allow me to return safety. Until then, keep the joy in your life ❤