" If you’ve ended a relationship you cared about and find yourself missing the person you’re no longer in relationship with, consider this. A big part of what we love about people tends to be the lovable part of ourselves that the loved one mirrored back. We then project our love for this often underexpressed part of ourselves onto the person and credit them with all the yummyness we already have within ourselves. So I ask you, what projection do you miss? Did that person bring out your wild, playful, untamed inner stallion? Did he or she bring out your wise, intuitive self? Is it the reflection of your grounded, mindful self that you miss? Or is it your unleashed creativity or your unself-conscious erotic sensuality? Do you miss the spiritual connection this was fostered when you were with that person? Or the vibrant, vital aliveness you felt?
Once you can identify which projection of yourself you miss, consider other ways to reclaim that part of yourself. How else can you be wildly playful or unabashedly creative or spiritually attuned or erotically alive or intuitively aware? Filling the void left inside doesn’t require having the other person in your life. You can get creative about filling it within yourself, and then you might be surprised to discover that the pain of the loss doesn’t hurt so much.
What works for you when you’re mending a broken heart or getting over a friendship or family relationship that had to end?”
I will never again eat a pineapple. It is majorly responsible for the deforestation of Costa Rica, and it’s an extremely damaging crop, using high rates of pesticides and herbicides, requiring extensive mechanization, and creating massive soil erosion and depletion of nutrients. Not worth it.
“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul…..I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so close that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so close that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” - Pablo Neruda
Don’t search for heaven and hell in the future. Both are now present. Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven. Whenever we fight, hate, we are in hell.
~ Shams Tabrizi
"I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun,
I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags.
I bequeath myself to the dirt, to grow from the grass I love,
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.
You will hardly know who I am or what I mean, But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
And filter and fibre your blood.
Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you.
I prayed for Change, so I changed my mind.
I prayed for Guidance and learned to trust myself.
I prayed for Happiness and realized I am not my ego.
I prayed for Peace and learned to accept others unconditionally.
I prayed for Abundance and realized my doubt kept it out.
I prayed for Wealth and realized it is my health.
I prayed for a Miracle and realized I AM the Miracle.
I prayed for a Soul mate and realized I am the One.
I prayed for LOVE and realized it’s always knocking, but I have to allow it in…
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
“I wish to feel my “Real I” today. The Realness above me, awaiting my awareness. As Jesus teaches: to be born from above. To come into fuller Being calling to me to develop, grow and deepen more fully into my participation in the divine nature.
My Deepest, Realest, Highest Being in Christ, in which I Am.
Not what or who I might imitate or admire; rather what I am in Truth, beyond time in Being, and beyond Being, in Love.”
Mix 2 parts Vanilla Whey Protein Powder with 1 part applesauce. Add in salt to taste. Put on a pan and grill like a pancake!