🌏 Native 🌏 What is your native place? That was a question I was asked most during my time in India 🇮🇳. And it was also a tricky one to answer as I identified with several cultures. So would it be where I was born or where I spent most time as an adult or the country I was a citizen of? 🤔. Hmm.. Unlike me these natives had no such problem. Call them bush flowers or wildflowers they are all Australian natives and I love them. 😂 🇦🇺 🌿
Guys this is such an important lesson in understanding oneself. We human beings need to understand that there is some energy present in ourselves which is far greater than everything we can perceive. This universal intelligence is what we truly are and whenever we try to find out who we really are we should try to surrender to this power in us in order to let its light shine through us.
⭕️ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ✨✨✨ ...As long as name and form is there there is a dream. And before the dream, there was no name and no form, means sleep state. ...In sleep state you don't see anyone else and you don't see your own body also, that's called sleep state. In the sleep state you dream. In the sleep, then you get a dream, in the dream state you see animals, birds, men, houses, everything. So you see, to sum up all these things call it name and form. Anything that you see is name and form, isn't it? So, name and form is dream state, no name and no form is called sleep state. So, name and form is the result of dream, not sleep. Now then, you wake up again. Now you wake up again, you see name and form. Now you're seeing name and form. ...When you see name and form it means it's a dream and dream is the result of previous sleep state. You must be sleeping, then only dream, then only name and form. ...Now, wake up from here! Now, wake up from here! Wake up! Now, if you wake up from this dream, you will not sleep at all. And not dream at all. How to wake up? Find out, "Who am I?" ...You will wake up to That. You will wake up to Awakening! You will wake up to Awareness. And you will never fall asleep again, any time again. Samsara will end. Karma will cease to function. That's all. This is called waking, this is called waking state. ✨WORDS BY #PAPAJI
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Tonight I had an epiphany. I've been struggling with fitness lately. No matter how much I try to stop myself, I compare myself and my successes (or failures) to others. Friends, coworkers, family... anyone in a similar situation to me is at risk of a being a silent and unknown target for comparison. Here’s the thing: I know we’re all different, and I know this is an incredibly unhealthy behavior, but I can’t seem to find a way to stop it being my initial reaction. Nothing sticks as a way of moving my brain along to another thought. Back to my epiphany. I’m overweight and tall. (That’s not the epiphany.) The people I usually get upset over contrasts in our fitness and physique are neither of these things. Here’s the epiphany. If I asked any of these people to do a workout *with 80 extra pounds* they would totally struggle. Like, hard core struggle. I may not be skinny or small, but I am fit, and I am strong. I can only compare myself to me. Who I was a 年前發佈, who I will be in ten years, it’s all up to me. And my struggles? They’re ok. They prove that I’m working. I’m doing it, even when it’s hard. Especially when it’s hard. #fitness #biggirlsworkouttoo #whoami #whoiam #strugglebunny #epiphany #success #strong #stronggirls #girlswholift #fit
Let's talk about the word 'cute.' It's a word that is new is my experience of life. I actually got called intimidating all throughout the younger years. I would try to be nice and loving, but people really were scared of me. I was smart, matter a fact, and I was known to be physically strong. I did competitive art, honor roll, wrestling, and I led every club or organization I possibly could. A lot of people admired me, but it was hard to be my friend. My god-mother encouraged me that everything people labeled as 'intimidating' would serve me in the 'real' world. She said things like: the world has to make room for me and not the other way around. She said girls are expected to be a certain way, and that I had to show them they couldn't ignore me. She was right. The world has to make room for the real me. I just didn't know who that was yet. The problem: I was too desensitized to feel me anymore. The solution: feel again. The first step: becoming 'vulnerable.' I deactivated so many defense mechanisms, I thought I would be doing it for the rest of my life. The processes were looking for numb part of my existence and letting that part feel whatever it was hiding from. For years, I purged hurt, and pain, and sadness. But then laughter came. Then joy came. Then came real authentic joy. Yes, I was 'vulnerable' to being hurt, but I was also 'vulnerable' to the goodness of life. I started to feel safe. I started to open up. I started to experience life more. I was still smart, and strong, and powerful, but my strength took on a different form. Contentment. I don't get rock easily, but I laugh frequently. Now, I show my gentle, loving, and caring sides to the world. People see it, appreciate it, and culminate their experience into one word: cute. I am so grateful to be who I am. Day 22 of a Year of Gratitude! P.S. That's me sunburnt in Hawaii. I thought I was a Cute photo. Special shout out for Jessica, Marco, and Shannon, for helping me see how far I've come. Much love! Special shout out for Jessica, Marco, and Shannon, for helping me see how far I've come. Much love!
“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” - C.S. Lewis . . . In 6 days, I’ll be returning to Van Vleck Ranch, Sacramento. It is the exact venue where I earned my first Trifecta in back in 2017. If it’s God’s will, after this weekend, I’ll be walking away with my X5 medal. It is quite the accomplishment which I am proud to achieve. But as I reflect back in this year, this journey has been far from a walk in the park. First off, where the hell has this year gone? I’m not alone when I say this year has gone by way too fast. It has been quite the roller coaster to say the least. I personally rode so many highs & dealt with so many lows. Times I felt motivated, & there were times I wanted to quit. At the start of the year, I told myself that 2018 would be a year that I’d learn so much about myself. If I had to describe this year in one word, the word would be Growth! I understand there are still 2 months remaining for the year. I plan to finish strong & live each day to its fullest. But I also wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who’s contributed to my daily living. Whether it’s through social media, or in person, I strongly believe everyone serves a purpose & there are no coincidences. Just continue to do you, & remember no one is perfect. We all struggle at times. Just take those lessons as blessings & continue to swing forward. . . . #SundayVibes #SundayMood #Thankful #Blessed #GodIsGood #Reminiscing #SwingForward #Growth #Spartan #SpartanRace #OCR #OCRAthlete #TejonRanch #SpartanSoCal #VanVleckRanch #SpartanSacramento #ChasingTrifectas #TrifectaX5 #WhoAmI #IAmSpartan #AROO