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“Everything you can imagine is real.” 
―Pablo Picasso

 

Edinburgh is easily one of the coolest cities I’ve ever been to. I loved it. All the gothic pointy buildings, castles, dark lines and bag pipe music echoing in the streets :)

The countrysides were beautiful too. It was such a fun trip (Im not going to say it was a vacation because we squeezed in so many activities that we were go go go everyday–quite an adventure :)) with great friends.

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What a beautiful country! Rolling green hills, sea, fat sheep and vast countrysides. It is gorgeous.

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What is ours is already ours.

Rumi has written, “what you are seeking is already seeking you.”

It is no accident when you feel a calling so deeply, when something is strongly pulling you to a place that feels familiar, it is already yours.

Our ego seems to be tricky — to want what it wants and if we are not mindful enough in our selves, we confuse the ego’s desires as our own. I believe even that in itself is not wrong. It deters us off our path but we surely needed it for its lessons.

And eventually, our soul’s pull brings us back and we see again with new eyes.

Anytime something feels wrong, it doesn’t feel painful anymore. I know it is my mind responding, letting me know how my soul is feeling. It is amazing how our body, mind and soul always works in our favor.

Everything
is
forever connected.

 

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I wrote this when I was 10. Part autobiographical. :)

 

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It’s always nice to have a sanctuary where you feel at peace, to read, meditate, feel the warmth of the sun, smell the zesty herbs, appreciate the uniqueness of each shrub and leaf, to feel lucky to be alive and experience nature and to be human in its raw embodiment.

I love the way white and green go together– it always makes you feel so clear.

 

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The most powerful person is the one who knows the truth.

The truth about who they are and what they want. One who can envision their life and can make the choice to be surrounded by what they are naturally drawn to. One who trusts their instincts and allows their heart to lead the way.

I believe people who know their own flaws and insecurities don’t deter easily. There is rarely any jealousy and envy of others because they know what they want and have faith that their path has its own rhythmical timing. There is no longer a need to compare, a need to belittle others or compete.

Know your own truth. Be brave enough to question yourself and really hear your answers. That is the best advice ever given to me.

In my mind, there are only two things in this world that cause us pain and suffering…

1…thinking about the past
2…resisting reality/the present

Suffering is important. Suffering gives us strength, pain helps us grow, it is necessary. I think to be human is to suffer. But when do we add more pain by attaching resistance to the suffering? Pain can just be pain if we let it be. That pain is not a part of us and it is never permanent. Let it be present, let it move through us, let it swim all the way to our heart and release all the way to down to our toes. Allow it to come and allow it to go.

There is a type of indescribable strength which comes from letting pain in and coming out on the other side gracefully, without the resistance, without letting the past come haunt us again. That is why I think suffering is beautiful.

 

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