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Appreciation #216

May we never lose the ability to see beauty – for it is everywhere. In the passing breeze, fallen leaves dance; in the ray of sun, water droplets sparkle. It is in the eyes of mothers and the laughter of children; in the touch of our loved ones and the smiles of strangers.

No matter what happens in the busy lives we run, may we never forget to see the kindness that surround us. It softens our hearts and fill us with hope for humanity and love for this world.

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Brief recess

After a few weeks of panic, anxiety, and being overwhelmed with the sheet volume of work involved in the move, I am physically removed from the nonstop chaos in Sydney. Finally, I’m able to take the time to rest, allow myself to just breathe, and let those stress hormones level out a bit. Underneath all the sweat and grime, is an ever-flowing, constant state of love and appreciation for all that’s happened and still to come.

It’s been such a whirlwind process; the aftermath still to be faced upon my return. Yet all along, I have been so very blessed, with great friends that have cheered me on and physically offered help. Really couldn’t have gotten where I am without them pulling me out of the state of defeat, steering me into the right direction, feeding me when I’ve neglected self-care, and of course, being extra pairs of hands and arms. So humbled by the kindness that people have shown. So very very grateful for all that had been accomplished.

I am so very very blessed… And though yet to come up with the HOW, I’ll make damn sure I give multitudes back to my dear friends and to this fabulous, kindness-filled wonderful world. My god you’re all awesome!!! Mwuahs!!!

awestruck

I’ve always been drawn to the power of language and words.  There are much more powerful forces in life of course, such as music, art, and more; but language, words, and writing, have always had a profound effect on me.

With the ease of access to the vast array of information out there, I find myself constantly searching through link after link, page after page, hungry for inspiration.  Every so often I read something that prompts new connections to form in my brain.  It makes me a little richer, a lot more grateful, for what is out there.

Then I came across Jason Silva, whose words are so eloquently strung they put me in awe.  The way he speaks, the messages he tries to convey, the images he engineers… indeed, like he says, makes you have to “reconfigure, upgrade your mental schemata, just to accommodate, just to take in, the scale of the experience” (The Biological Advantage of Being Awestruck).

And what a blessing it is, to become awestruck, in the life that you lead.  To see for a second how our miniscule singularity fits in to the infinite vastness of this universe, to connect with the vibrations that carry through existence; it lifts me up from the worries of my daily life and fuels me with the motivation and energy to become better.  To do more, to improve myself, so I can in my own little way, spread the positive power I have been so blessed to experience.  I will learn more, process more, so that I may one day, have the capacity to strike a little awe into others.

Meanwhile, I’ll learn to appreciate the little things in life.  It shouldn’t take bigger, grander things for me to be in awe.  I want to appreciate the amazement in the webs of a spider, in the shine of full moon, and the smell of the ocean.  I will experience joy in the smell of coffee, the warmth of the sun, and the laughter of a child.

And I cannot help myself but to be awestruck, with the depth in your eyes, the gentleness in your soul, and the mind-blowing incredible awesomeness that is you.

[Day 20] Love me for…

What would you want to be most appreciated for (by your partner)?

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A question I posed myself (and a friend) yesterday.  To clarify, given the choice, what quality or trait in your personality would you want your partner to love the most?

When two people decide to settle down together, inevitably, they will strongly influence each other.  You can’t help but become who they see you as, or want to see you become – that’s just what happens.  You’ll be encouraged to become what they like, and discouraged from displaying behaviour or thoughts that don’t align.  Am pretty sure I read somewhere that we even subliminally take in thoughts and feelings of the person next to us while we’re sleeping too… Which means that if your partner thought you were a great person with unlimited potentials, you are very likely to succeed; and vice versa if they think you will never achieve anything, you’ll have a very difficult uphill battle to fight.

So, to start answering my own question…  Read More…