Life is suffering (but that’s okay)

There’s a famous ancient Buddha quote… Life is suffering. It may sound morbid and somber, but when you fully understand what the quote means, it can actually bring about peace, freedom, and even happiness. This quote comes directly from the first noble truth of Buddhism — that suffering, pain, and misery are a part ofContinue reading “Life is suffering (but that’s okay)”

Falling into temptation ~ strength & persistence

I have disrespected myself recently. And  with mistake-making, when we go through a time of feeling out of control, we can take back control by making the right choice afterwards. First off, you need to move on. You can’t dwell on imperfection because we are all human. You must forgive yourself and anyone else involved.Continue reading “Falling into temptation ~ strength & persistence”

Dealing with guilt ~ the bully vs. the wise teacher

Guilt is a tricky thing to deal with. In some ways, it acts as a malicious bully: beating you down for the sake of hurting you. In other scenareos, it can act as a wise teacher: telling you to do the right thing and make healthier choices for yourself and everyone around you. And itContinue reading “Dealing with guilt ~ the bully vs. the wise teacher”

Openness & honesty ~ with yourself, with your partner

We hide ourselves from the world, for a good reason. There’s a reason why we cover part of ourselves from the rest of the world, why we wear a shield of armor, why we remain partially hidden — it’s because the world is not understanding, the world is quick to judge, and the world isContinue reading “Openness & honesty ~ with yourself, with your partner”

Flow Friday ~ Accept Abundance!

Part of the spiritual journey involves detaching yourself from the physical world, dissociating from worldly pleasures, and letting go of materialism. It means humbling yourself, knowing you are not “obligated” to be showered with riches. It means understanding that happiness and fulfillment comes from within, not from anything outside of yourself. It is the realizationContinue reading “Flow Friday ~ Accept Abundance!”

30-day challenge: WRITING RAINBOW (ORANGE) day 8: how do you get creative?

Getting creative requires feeling inspired and connecting to imagination. So in order for me to get creative, I need to be in touch with my emotions as opposed to feeling numb to them. So I could be feeling a lot, but if I’m not prepared to accept those feelings then I suffer a creative block.Continue reading “30-day challenge: WRITING RAINBOW (ORANGE) day 8: how do you get creative?”

Flow Friday ~ look on the bright side

Everything doesn’t always have to be so dark. It’s not always a tragedy. You don’t have to feel bad for feeling happy. Dark clouds can distort your perspective. And make everything look gloomy. You can place so much heaviness on something without realizing it. But you have the power to lift the weight. You areContinue reading “Flow Friday ~ look on the bright side”

Flow Friday ~ “No Regrets”

“No regrets” does not necessarily mean that you would repeat the same exact choices you made in the past. In fact, you can be regret-less and still do something differently if given the chance. The difference is this: you’ve accepted the fact that you cannot go back in time and change things that have alreadyContinue reading “Flow Friday ~ “No Regrets””

Flow Friday ~ dreaming

Dreams are very mysterious and no one has yet to prove what they mean or why we have them. There are common theories and ways of interpretation, but still no concrete evidence. Dreams are more than just a pile of random thoughts and memories smooshed together. They tell stories like a movie. They feel likeContinue reading “Flow Friday ~ dreaming”