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Trudging Through Thick Mud

Jun 19th, 2018 #chooseLOVEbreatheCOURAGE, Writings, Yoga 2 min read

You wake up one morning and realise that you’re waist deep in a pool of sticky dark dirt brown mud. You try to waddle your feet around but they are pulled down by the weight of the unforgiving mud. You try to push the mud away with your hands, but nothing happens. You’re still stuck. You bite your lower lip to stop the tremble, one…

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Choosing Love in the Midst of a Heartbreak

Jun 18th, 2018 #chooseLOVEbreatheCOURAGE, Writings, Yoga 2 min read

Many emotions are welling in me. The turmoil of being emotionally cheated on seems slightly overpowering. I turn back to Pema Chodron’s teachings, and the words of Rumi. In the midst of darkness, is it possible for me to feel love for the other — still? How does healing take place, and where should it start? Before we can love another, we need to face…

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03#chooseLOVEbreatheCOURAGE: Revolutionary love

Mar 4th, 2018 #chooseLOVEbreatheCOURAGE 2 min read

I asked my friend, “how do we love in the face of chaos and violence?” She replied, “love comes for me when I pause and truly look at the other”. When we look at the other and understand that they withhold stories of their own, ones that might be filled with so much rage and terror, happiness and love, we realise that we are all…

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02#chooseLOVEbreatheCOURAGE: Compassion for others begins when we can first heal our wounds

Mar 3rd, 2018 #chooseLOVEbreatheCOURAGE 1 min read

There are bound to be days where I don’t meet much conflict and I won’t have to practice choosing love and breathing courage, right? Not. The unfortunate truth. Or very fortunate. Depends on how you look at it. I went on a bitch rant today. The storylines were relatively similar – I was in the right and they were in the wrong. Therefore, this was…

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01#chooseLOVEbreatheCOURAGE: Love begins with myself

Mar 2nd, 2018 #chooseLOVEbreatheCOURAGE 2 min read

Annoyance and hurt bubbled up in me. I could feel anger approaching. I wanted to say that all was fine and say a proper goodbye, but there was something in me that didn’t allow for that to happen. That annoyance had already taken a strong hold on me in that short five minute ride to my apartment. I just wanted to get far away from…

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Social Experiment: #chooseLOVEbreatheCOURAGE

Mar 2nd, 2018 #chooseLOVEbreatheCOURAGE 3 min read

I have finally arrived to the point in my life where I’m tired of hearing the stories of my own past trauma. They are important to recognise, but I feel that I have been doing that for the past six years in therapy and ten years on my yoga journey. Why am I still being triggered? Why am I still acting up? Why do I…