Don Miguel Ruiz, The Mastery of Love (via creatingaquietmind)
Gotta buy me some walking boots.
I’d like to meet her.
No other world leader has the guts to say these things.
"To live in accordance with how one thinks. Be yourself and don’t try to impose your criteria on the rest. I don’t expect others to live like me. I want to respect people’s freedom, but I defend my freedom. And that comes with the courage to say what you think, even if sometimes others don’t share those views." —Jose Mujica (1935-), President of Uruguay
A speech by Haruki Murakami, upon accepting a literary award in Jerusalem in 2009, that touches me to the core of who I am and what I believe in. He speaks and writes in a way that my soul understands.
I don’t do well in groups larger than four people. Do you experience this problem?
I don’t know how to talk sometimes. Especially about myself. The things I want to talk about aren’t typical conversation fodder. It still amazes me when I have an effortless chat with someone. How does it happen?
I’m working on being okay with awkward silences instead of filling in blank spaces for the sake of noise. I’m working on sitting with the uncomfortable instead of being disingenuous.
It’s really hard. It’s easier to fake it because most people are faking it anyway.
1. I am grateful for a yoga student bringing me a selection of books to read.
2. I am grateful to have a conversation about my love for the written word and the need for healing with someone who just gets it.
3. I am grateful for being able to check in with a friend on how I’m doing and get compassionate suggestions on what to do about it in return.
4. I am grateful for my health.
5. I am grateful for getting to watch students grow so much from their first yoga class ever.