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Things fall apart
and fall out of whack
when you lose touch
with yourself

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Space

“Your mind is the sky and the thoughts in your mind are the stars. There are millions of stars but there’s so much more empty space. If you only focus on the stars, you’ll miss the vast space surrounding them.

The goal is to spend more time in space than on the stars.”

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Healing Broken Perspectives

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A friend and I were chatting the other day and she shared with me that she was feeling really scattered and frustrated. This is not an uncommon state for either of us. It seems to just be run of the mill for anyone in their 20s as we face the ups and downs and perpetual uncertainty of this phase of our lives. Am I doing enough? Am I expecting too much? Will I ever get to where I want to go? These are common ponderings that plague all of us.

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Happiness is not a stroke of luck

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don’t you will leak away your innate contentment. It’s easy enough to pray when you’re in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments.

– Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love

 

(Photo source: Yuiizaa September)

Turn Towards The Sun

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I’m sitting outside on a beautiful cafe patio. It’s late June in LA, the weather is perfectly warm and I’m sipping on a latte. It’s 3pm and the sun is bathing the flowers just outside the shadow of my patio umbrella. Their hues of pink, yellow, red, and purple are glowing. There is low-volume, European music setting the scene.

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Life With Open Hands: A Practice of Surrender

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Happy holiday week and almost June! Who else is completely in shock that its already the 6th month of the year?? *raises both hands* The speed at which the year moves never ceases to amaze me.

As we move into June, have you taken a second to check in with yourself? Check in with your goals and how you’re doing? Check in with your mental state? Check in with your intentions and how your life is structured around them? I highly suggest you take 5-10 minutes to do so.

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