How can you improve your level of being?
Your sensitivity to the flow of life?
One of the answers that I have found is in making the daily activities more conscious and meaningful. Enjoying each moment and trying to do each thing the best you possibly can at given moment of time.
One of the things that grew into a form of an active meditation in my life became shoe polishing. Now it became a moment when I #remembermyself .
I had an interest in spiritual teachings for a good amount of time now. Last couple years I am working on integrating the gathered information into my life, making it my knowledge. Therefore now its time to work on making all of my actions conscious, even that it will take years of work to truly succeed on that.
I like craft.
I have a highest respect for true craftsmen. For me the moment when I sit to polish my shoes is the moment of understanding the life of the material, which is developing a patina over the time I am using it. Being attentive to what I am doing makes me truly happy.
For me spirituality is not somewhere in the monastery, the mountains the yoga class once a week.
It is always with me, here, now.
At any moment of time when I can choose to be - I Am.
So can you!
I wish you to find your #meaning •
If you have one - share in the comments whats that? 👇🏻
An excerpt from an old #blog post I wrote a a few years ago: “I like you, I like you not”
The nicest four #words my husband ever said to me were “I really like you”. This wasn’t in the #flirtation phase of our relationship, or during the “ #honeymoon” period. This was well into our relationship and our #marriage. We had spent the weekend relaxing in the pre-baby days, having a long lunch, talking for hours and when we got home, he just said that to me, out of the blue. It sounds strange, doesn’t it? I mean, I know he loves me (or at least I hope he does), but those words meant so much more.
We find ourselves using the words “I #love you” very often, it’s almost automatic and comes naturally when we say goodbye in the morning as we head our separate ways or in the evening as we get ready to go to sleep. It’s a common way to hang up the phone or finish off an email. It rolls off the tongue without much thought. It’s the same with #parents, #sisters, #brothers and close #friends. But how often do we tell the people we love that we actually like them?
Can you imagine how nice it would feel if people regularly told each other what they believe makes them special? If the words are sincere and really show that you are paying #attention to the small things the person is doing, the effect could be #magical. Whether we admit it or not, people thrive on being noticed and appreciated. Our words have the power to provide #light, #warmth and a safe space for people to grow. Why do we keep those words to ourselves then? The funny thing is, we think a simple “I love you” says it all. Well I think it doesn’t.
So today I ask you to be #mindful of the people you surround yourselves with and remember what it is you like about them, and more importantly, TELL THEM.
We live in a society that has more distracting elements than ever before. Plus, our attention span seems to have decreased significantly. AND, is it just me, or do people seem progressively more prone to be uninterested? We’re such a complex species 💆🏻♀️ we thrive from attention, yet seeking attention is seen as a bad/desperate quality. “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity”....rare they say! So true, but how f’d up is that? 😕 its true that attention is priceless. I think we’d all prefer to receive attention over material gifts, but why do we consider attention to be so rare these days? As if it were something weird and special. You see, I think society has messed up. Instead of teaching us to be more attentive, kind, compassionate and empathetic to each other, we’re taught “screw everyone else’s opinion.” We’re being programmed to be indifferent as a defense mechanism, which has in return made attention to be some sort of rare compliment. Attention is a form of generosity, absolutely. But should it really be that difficult, rare and special? This world is filled with an abundance of good qualities, but we tend to place more importance on the bad qualities. This is “good” in the sense that this makes us appreciate good qualities more intensely, but the real question is...why? Why do we tend to lean to the negative? Why do we, as a species, have more pessimistic tendencies than optimistic ones? Why do we have to actively work towards being optimistic? Imagine a world filled with optimistic people ❤️ good-bye drama! 😍 Give everyone around you your undivided attention...and not so much for them, but for yourself :) #attention#generous#generosity#happy#happiness#smile#optimism#positivevibes#positivemind#share#love#positivity#peace
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Reminder, [it's] nobodys fault
You are not guilty in this present moment
If you have been hurt or have hurt someone else (recently or not so recently,) please find it in your heart to lift all of your pent up guilt and spite toward Eternity. Please find it in your heart to not just forgive others, by all means necessary, FORGIVE YOURSELF. We should all love each other and appreciate each other. We need to have community, not exactly in the pseudo-utopian way that the guys with "Coexist" stickers on their car decorated with crystals glued to their steering wheel would like to imagine. . . What I'm saying is that we would thrive if we could all [see what each other mean]
Because how often does the true MEANING of a message with greater depth get analyzed as we receive them from those who copy messages into our heads? Messages like the one I'm typing this moment to all of you? Seldom will we ever finish what we are reading or tune into greater understandings of the messages that we're listening to, I commend you for finishing this letter, you're a great reader and listener. I'll leave you with this.
"What community we would have if we could see what each other mean" -Terence McKenna
"It's your world, PAY ATTENTION" -Hunter S. Thompson"
The Antswer Man
Wednesday – Mindfulness:
Last week’s post summarized some important dimensions when practicing mindfulness:
- Observe what you experience
- Describe without judging it
- Attend with full attention with an open, intentional and curious mind
- Practice non-judgmental acceptance without valuing or changing, have faith in continuous change
- Focus with undivided attention but accept that the mind wanders in nature - Be Pragmatic: Do what works in the moment
In addition to all meditations and exercises already posted, se under Mindfulness at , you can try these mini-reflections in your daily life:
What are my senses experiencing right now: vision, hearing, touch, smell, taste
When showering or washing the dishes – how does the water feel…
When eating – notice the texture and flavours – where do I feel the taste the most
Can I withstand to react to impulses, not scratch where it itches, not moving the leg or feet when having the impulse etc.
What am I thinking right now
What though-themes do I have right now if I should find a label for them
What kind of thoughts do I have right now: planning, organizing, dreaming, enjoying, worrying etc.
How do I feel right now
Which emotions am I experiencing right now
Which emotions are the strongest right now and how are they changing – replaced with what emotion…. You can find more inspiration on how to be free with psychology at
Video from Pixabay, Music by Jef
People often ask me where do I work and I always find it hard to explain it succinctly..I guess I am a chef, but not a conventional one..I guess I started a yoga teacher path but also that one is a bit out of the ordinary. All my life I have been drawing out of the lines, listening to my guts following my inner wisdom.
For the ones who are not aware of what I do for living (which is also what I love to do ), in terms of cooking I run my own vegetarian dinners ( new series coming very soon ) , I teach cooking classes almost monthly for two companies but also privately, I cook at yoga retreats, I do a lot of private functions at home, for appliances companies and collaborations; recently started consulting for restaurants and cafes that want to improve their vegetarian options.
In terms of yoga I have founded a project called @chefs.of.yoga which aims to bring more awareness and balance in the hospitality industry, thanks to that now teach yoga in few restaurants, run monthly open classes ( last Sunday of every month ) and speak to festival or gatherings.
This keeps me quite busy allowing myself to pay the bills and having a fair amount of free time to do other things ( magic-training-yoga repeat ).
If you want to collaborate or need one of my services..email is on the bio and website is on its way!