I kinda feel like I’m seeing life through a shiny blue and white filter in Santorini... the island is genuinely absolutely stunning and the people are lovely but I can’t not mention the obvious quest for the insta perfect photo everywhere we go! I was quite shocked at the amount of people in Oia for sunset last night and how much posing and pouting was going on. I’m not judging, I know I’ve been posting our highlights too, but there’s always more to the story than what you see on Insta.
Reality check... I haven’t washed my hair since we left Aus (thank god for dry shampoo!) because the bathroom in our b&b is so small you’re basically showering over the toilet... and I have a lot of hair to contend with!! We’ve been eating mainly crackers and hummus because we’re on a budget and I edited a big sweat patch from our clothes on this photo it’s so hot 😂
Everything is fine when there is sunshine. Summer storms are also welcome though! 🌧
5 1196 July, 2019
Came outside this morning after my Yoga session just to ENJOY the sun, fresh air and scenery. It has always been so hard for me to slow my mind, enjoy the moment and I’ve never been a Yoga lover (unless it was Bikram Hot Yoga). I feel like the things we resist most are the things we need most in our lives. Ugh! Whyyyy? Lol. It always feels so good to DO it, but I’m at battle with that little voice more often than I’d like to admit. .
It’s a work in progress, friends. I’m learning it’s all about perception and mindset. Change the way you look at things and things will start to change. .
What is one thought you have you feel like is the truth and just can’t be changed? Realize it is only a thought and you are capable of changing it. Once you change your thought, your feelings will change and when your feelings change your life will change.
This is my second time visiting a pop-up room set gallery where you go through a set of rooms. The theme lies with your childhood plays and dreams. For those who are adults now, it takes you back to those days. Nostalgia is one way of putting it. But hey, I’m almost 30.
If your waiting for the right moment you may not even see it pass you by.
There are so many things that we say we want to do or accomplish but we are waiting on that one thing.
We will take that family trip but first…
I will spend more time doing…but first…
I always wanted to…but I’m waiting for…
Someone told me once that if they won the lottery they were going to buy $30,000 worth of sleeping bags to give to the homeless.
I said, do you have $300, $100 or even just $50? What could you help with now instead of waiting for the lottery.
Sometimes we are waiting till we have enough money, other times we are waiting for a certain result (that we think about) till we can take action.
Lose the excuses and Take Action Now!
What ever lights you up to think about, just make it happen, there may never be the perfect moment.
I’m getting better ya’ll! A year ago, I probably would have disappointed my little guy by telling him we need to eat dinner before the dessert.
It’s not always easy for me to embrace the unexpected. I tend to plan, schedule, organize, analyze...you get the idea.
After a tumultuous few years with our family hit by tragedy after tragedy, I’m learning to seize the day. Live in the now. I’m not perfect at it (and it makes me a little edgy), but it’s a work in progress.
Icecream before dinner?
Yep, checked that one off my list 😉 .
В школе, где я сейчас нахожусь, нам дают много упражнений на майдфулнесс. Часто это настоящий перформанс, импровизация, которая мне всегда давалась с трудом 😅
Недавно мы провели 4 часа с повязкой на глазах, не видя абсолютно ничего. С живой музыкой, в движении и в спокойствии, танцуя, ощущая, осязая и пробуя разные неожиданные вещи.
Этот опыт поразил меня, насколько спокойно я себя чувствовала в темноте, полностью отдавая себя ощущениям, сконцентрировавшись только на них. В конце было сложно вернуться в привычный мир, снять повязку. И снова отвлечься на «картинки».
Учитель спрашивал несколько раз, в течение практики: «Что, если ты сегодня умрешь? Довольна ли ты своей жизнью, тем, что ты успела?» А ты доволен/довольна?
At the school, where I am now, we are given a lot of exercises of #mindfulness . Often this is a real performance, improvisation, which always have been complicated for me 😅
Few days ago we spent 4 hours blindfolded, seeing absolutely nothing. With live music, in motion and in tranquility, dancing, feeling, touching and trying different unexpected things.
This experience surprised me a lot, how calm I felt in the dark, fully giving myself to the sensations, concentrating only on them. In the end it was difficult to return to the familiar world, to remove the bandage. And again get distracted by the "pictures".
The teacher asked various times: “What would be if you die now? Are you happy with your life, with all what you did?” So you?