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I try to remind myself everyday that we are not our thoughts, personality or emotions. These do not define who we are, but merely just energy passing through . Since everything changes so do our thoughts and opinions. Everything is just temporary . Beauty fades. Youth gets old. Living beings die. Day becomes night and night becomes day . Meditate on impermanence. Practice detachment . . . . . .   #detachment     #impermanence     #change     #everythingchanges     #comfortablewithuncertainty     #meditation     #meditate     #yoga     #yogagirl     #yogapractice     #yogini     #yogisofinstagram     #yoginspiration     #london     #namaste     #energy  


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8.13.19 If I was a lesbian, this would be my girl. Lots of love after a Van Hunt Creative Alliance show and Pisco Sours at WC Harlan. Baltimore feels good tonight. . . A Bolted Life . . .   #aboltedlife     #unboltedthoughts     #mariana  _del_peru   #travelwriting     #imagine     #wcharlan     #creativealliance     #comfortablewithuncertainty     #joy     #lifeisanadventure     #lovethelifeyoulive     #joyfullife     #reinvent     #reinventyourself     #iphone  🌈


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Great quote from Eckhart Tolle to start the week! . Are you comfortable with uncertainty? . It is not an easy thing. Often we do things that we are used to or come easy to us. . Trust me, I get it and I do it too. But I know that when we break away from doing things that are easy or comfortable, infinite possibilities do open up. . Have a great week! . . . . .   #comfortablewithuncertainty     #comfortablewithuncomfortable     #uncertainty     #infinitepossibilities     #infinitepossibility     #opentopossibilities     #openpossibilities     #newpossibilities     #newpossibility     #growthzone     #nogrowthinthecomfortzone     #nogrowthincomfort     #nogrowth  


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“The root of suffering is resisting the certainty that no matter what the circumstances, uncertainty is all we truly have.”⠀ - - -⠀ I have been SO anxious this week. ⠀ - - - ⠀ Between not being ready to head back to work in a couple weeks, preparing physically and mentally for some upcoming stuff with my UC exhaustion, keeping up with housework, amping about a meeting with my bosses on Monday, and trying to launch this business... ⠀ ⠀ My brain has been like a pin ball machine for days. I had a panic attack yesterday afternoon before we left for the Museum of Science. I slept horribly last night just tossing and turning. ⠀ - - -⠀ I. Am. Anxious.⠀ - - -⠀ But I know I’m not alone. ⠀ - - -⠀ I woke up today knowing I needed to take care of ME. ⠀ - - - ⠀ Today, I did two things to get myself back on track.⠀ ⠀ 1) I spent the day outdoors overlooking the ocean. That’s where I have always felt most alive and at peace. ⠀ ⠀ 2) I’ve read this book so many times and realizes this morning that I need to come back to it in order to help my head and heart to be still and coincide. ⠀ - - -⠀ Though I have no idea how any of those stressors are going to turn out, the suffering comes from the my uncertainty. And nothing is certain. ⠀ - - -⠀ What helps you when you’re anxious or overwhelmed? To whom or what do you turn? What brings you joy and makes you feel alive? - - - -   #boston     #plymouth     #southshore     #sunshineyday     #comfortablewithuncertainty     #pemachodron     #nature     #adjustmentcounselor     #anxiety     #anxiousfornothing     #curlyhairdontcare     #standinyourtruth     #findbalance     #lifesjourney     #courage     #vulnerability     #goals     #ificandoitsocanyou     #striveforit  


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When life feels cumbersome and heavy, go play. This is my 2 year old kid alongside my aunt, into the better part of her 70s. Last year when she visited she jumped on the bed with my daughter. The highlight of a recent vacation for her was hanging with a 12 year old, saying how great it was because he would wake up early and go for walks, that she "had someone to play with." . Wisdom isn't only stoic and serious. This woman is the embodiment of "who gives a fuck", at least in my mind. Her wisdom has been passed on to my clients anytime I recount something she told me: "it's not that you ever get to a place of knowing anything. You just get more comfortable with not knowing." . We can connect to joy so much more easily when we let go of needing to know the future. For today, know you're ok. This moment is ok. Meet the next one with openness and curiosity, and repeat for all eternity. 👍😀 . .   #play     #childwithin     #innerchild     #healing     #wisdom     #elders     #elderwisdom     #learningfromlittles     #perspective     #toddlers     #mindfulness     #mindfulnesspractice     #beinchoice     #beherenow     #presence     #comfortablewithuncertainty     #greenblueskies  


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Dream & stay open to where you are led. I came to Florence because I love Italy. I feel at home here. With the people, the language, the food, the architecture, the nature. I also have a dream that is more important to me than anything else...even... living in Italy. The most important thing at this point is that I am in or very close to nature with good people 🌳🌲🌱🌾🌻🌺 And that my daily activities are in line with my life goals and dreams. Onward, In search of that place...   #dreams     #goals     #stayopen     #comfortablewithuncertainty     #nature     #onward     #italy     #mosquitobites  


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It's common, normal, and to be expected that you'd feel fear at any stage in the parenthood journey. For me, I see the journey beginning in the planning stage, when pregnancy is on the horizon, however near or distant it may be. . Fear is present for all of my clients who are thinking about pregnancy, and it was present before pregnancy for all those later in the journey. I see this as indication of their self-awareness, their sensitivity and thoughtfulness, and, maybe most importantly, their wholeness. It's beautiful, really, to take fear's hand and walk with it toward love and understanding. Fear, ultimately, is a protector. . Being scared doesn't mean you're not happy. It doesn't mean you're going to be bad. It doesn't mean you're just focusing on the negative. . No. It means you're thinking deeply about this transition. It means you care. It means you're aware of the wild uncertainty of it all, that is terrifying to everyone until we learn practices to manage it. . Whether you're the mom or dad, it's ok to be scared. There's much to learn here. . .   #preconception     #pregnancy     #preparingforparenthood     #consciousparenting     #consciousmotherhood     #consciousfatherhood     #parenting     #futuremama     #futuredaddy     #comfortablewithuncertainty     #greenblueskies     #counseling  


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7.20.19 I was spotted on the ferry ride to Vlieland. . . . A Bolted Life . . .   #aboltedlife     #unboltedthoughts     #vlieland     #travelwriting     #imagine     #comfortablewithuncertainty     #joy     #lifeisanadventure     #lovethelifeyoulive     #joyfullife     #reinvent     #reinventyourself  


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7.12.19 Mondrian Spotted. I woke to a grey day, one where a sweater and wool socks need to stay close to me. It's one in a series of such days, as if fall shoved summer off to the side and said "I am king of the mountain now, so knock off your sunny deposition—NOW!” But in the grey drama that unfolds daily, I discover a bright spot. There, lying on top of a farm workhorse, a cart, I see a primitive homage to Mondrian. There are his signature black lines with his three color primary color palette--yellow, red, red--which apparently he never used directly from paint tubes. He made his own primary colors. How very purist of him! . . I liked this deconstructed Mondrian sitting on top of a rusty and useful farm vehicle. Seeing it against the grey Dutch sky brings a spirit to his paintings that was always missing for me. They always lacked any emotion, with their reductionism, rationalism, minimalism. But seeing how he influenced a 'young, progressive farm girl' (my projection) to bring beauty and art to the landscape is so utterly human, full of recognition, inspiration, and delight. There was nothing holding this artist back: she copied with heart. . . And then I found a study that found that copying other people's art can boost creativity. At the University of Tokyo two professors have been researching this topic. In one study they had two control groups, one that created original drawings and one that copies other artists. There were three days of progressive drawings by both groups and then the drawings were evaluated by professional artists. The group w, ho hadn’t copied the work of an artist produced more realistic drawings on the third day, while those that had copied created pieces that exhibited more experimentation. Notably, their works did not simply echo the work that was copied, but reflected their own personal style, suggesting that the act of copying led to broader sense of artistic freedom among participants. . . . A Bolted Life . . .   #aboltedlife     #unboltedthoughts     #travelwriting     #mondrian     #travelmusings     #copycats     #dutchfarmlife     #imagine     #comfortablewithuncertainty     #joy     #lifeisanadventure     #lovethelifeyoulive     #joyf  


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In less than 3 weeks we are moving out of a place we fell in love with, leaving a home and friends we feel so blessed to have found, and we don’t have a place to go. YEP you heard me.   @lordcommandersnow   is graduating his fellowship and on the job hunt. It’s not been easy, the idea of leaving a place you love, putting everything in storage and hoping for the best. Like we really are flying by the seat of our pants here but it’s a very necessary lesson in learning to become comfortable with uncertainty. Utilizing all my meditation and grounding practices to get us through this unknown. But for tonight we are celebrating our friendships, and realizing “oh yeah I actually do know a ton of Train songs” at the   @googoodollsofficial   and   @train   concert 🎶 .   #raleighlife     #dukeuniversity     #durhamblogger     #meditationteacher     #breathwork     #comfortablewithuncertainty     #wellnessentrepreneur     #doctorswife     #findyourglow     #keepgoing     #girlboss     #entrepreneurspirit     #spiritjunkie     #lightworkert     #satnam     #surgeonlife     #communityovercompetition     #waheguru     #trusttheprocess  


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You'll be told that you need a lot of things on your parenting journey. If you're a first-time parent you'll probably believe the ads and businesses that target your vulnerability (especially if you don't have a lot of people with babies in your life..this was me). My theory is that parenting has become such an industry because we're so vulnerable. We're preyed upon simply because we don't know what we don't know (and what we can't know before the baby arrives) and there's a false security we buy into around being "prepared." . It's crap. . All the stuff in the world will mean nothing if you don't know how to tolerate uncertainty. Because there will be boatloads of it once you're in the throes of early parenthood. Not because you're inadequate or inept, but because you'll be meeting a brand new human for the first time, and because you'll be in a brand new role (no master what number child this is). . Being prepared is NOT about the stuff. At least not totally about the stuff; there's beautiful symbology and meaning in creating space for this new life. The problem is that there's too little focus on what really matters. The lack of conversation around how to live mindfully as a parent, about child development and attachment, about creating family and loving one another peacefully. We think if we have the cute nursery and stocked closet we're good. But, what I learned personally, is that it's so far from the truth. . In this picture, you can see a blanket serving as a blackout curtain. Part of me thinks I actually *need* a blackout curtain. That somehow I'd be more of a mom if I had one. Really?! This is the industry's messaging, infiltrating my mind and playing me. We had a crib and used it as a dumping ground for clothes and toys...it was NEVER used as a bed. . You don't have to have all of your ducks in a row before you become a parent. Because what you'll see if that it's impossible to keep them straight anyway. Learn to be in the beautiful unknown. Learn to trust that, one day, you will know. Learn about attachment, about child development, about loving fully. Most of all, learn to be here now. You can get the stuff later, if you need it.


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7.11.19 Big ideas in little packages. . Sitting in a cafe, a woman approached me, selling her matchboxes. She was an artist, she explained, and my 3 euro purchase would help her get her zine published. I will give money to those who creatively ask, or busk for their living, so I handed over my 3 euro and thought nothing of it for a few days. . . . When I was later cleaning out my purse I came upon the box and examined it—there was both a quote and author printed on the small box. It said something like: “The rule of the present moment is the rule of life.” And in that moment, I felt that the author, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach sending me a strong signal. Being present, not letting my anxieties take control of me, has been my ‘work’ lately. And come to find out Marie was a pretty damn interesting writer and woman of her time (1830-1916). Born of nobility, but was at odds with it, she is regarded as one of the most important German-language writers of the latter portion of the 19th century, primarily for her psychological novels. And she grappled with the domestic priorities of a woman. She kept a journal and wrote letters explaining how her life constantly felt interrupted because of these tasks. And she set forth dedicating herself to literary work, with both failures and successes. . . . And I discovered she has some pithy ass quotes, hence the street artist hawking her match boxes. . “Consider well before you immerse yourself in solitude whether your own company will be good for you.” . “Do not consider yourself deprived because your dreams were not fulfilled; the truly deprived have never dreamed.” . “Have patience with the quarrelsomeness of the stupid. It is not easy to comprehend that one does not comprehend.” . “An intelligent woman has millions of born enemies… all the stupid men.” . “Never expect women to be sincere, so long as they are educated to think that their first aim in life is to please.” . . . A Bolted Life . . .   #aboltedlife     #unboltedthoughts     #supportyourstreetartists     #marievonebnereschenbach     #lolakauffman     #imagine     #comfortablewithuncertainty     #joy     #lifeisanadventure     #lovethelifeyoulive     #joyfullife     #reinvent     #reinventyourself     #iphone  


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7.8.19. Still life at the farm. . What is an unhurried and meaningful course? Is it when you wake to no alarm? It is when you listen to the wind as if you are having a conversation with it? It is when you see life in inanimate objects, wanting them to tell you the stories of how they go to their resting places? Can the art of doing nothing create meaning? . . . A Bolted Life . . .   #aboltedlife     #unboltedthoughts     #stilllife     #dutchfarm     #dutchstilllife     #imagine     #friesland     #comfortablewithuncertainty     #joy     #lifeisanadventure     #lovethelifeyoulive     #joyfullife     #reinvent     #reinventyourself     #iphone  


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The start of my examined tour at the Boros Collection/Bunker Berlin, a contemporary art collection housed in a Nazi-era, air-raid shelter. . . Built as a Third Reich Bunker protector, then prison, then tropical fruit storehouse for fruits sent by communist friend Castro (hence nickname Banana Bunker), and then turned into a hardcore techno and sex club, the precursor to the now famous Berghain and KitKat clubs. Christian Boros bought the bunker and converted it as a way to show the world the contemporary artists he had collected for 30 years. . . Just like the infamous Berghain, no photos inside. Except for Estonian artist Katja Novitskova’s “Pattern of Activation” (2014), a conceptual installation where an oversized albino stallion, in the form of a cut-out printout, stoically stares at a snake-like, gravity-defying, red arrow bouncing off a trampoline. Showcased against the room's blackened walls, which in the early 90's housed the Bunker's techno-fuelled fetish parties. . . A Bolted Life. . . .   #aboltedlife     #unboltedthoughts     #berlin     #berlinbunker     #borosmuseum     #contemporaryart     #imagine     #comfortablewithuncertainty     #joy     #lifeisanadventure     #lovethelifeyoulive     #joyfullife     #reinvent     #reinventyourself     #iphone  


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"Cool loneliness allows us to look honestly and without aggression at our own minds. We can gradually drop our ideas of who we think we ought to be, or who we think we want to be, or who we think other people think we want to be or ought to be. We give it up and just look directly with compassion and humor at who we are. Then loneliness is no threat and heartache, no punishment. Cool loneliness doesn't provide any resolution or give us ground under our feet. It challenges us to step into a world of no reference point without polarizing or solidifying. This is called the middle way, which is another way of describing the path of the warrior-bodhisattva. When you wake up in the morning and out of nowhere comes the heartache of alienation and loneliness, could you use that as a golden opportunity? Rather than persecuting yourself or feeling that something terribly wrong is happening, right there in the moment of sadness and longing, could you relax and touch the limitless space of the human heart? The next time you get a chance, experiment with this."   #coolloneliness  


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