Looking at the bright side of life…or perhaps not

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I’ve noticed that it is so easy to find inspirational messages to get us through the day, week or whatever hurdle we need to overcome. I love to read inspirational quotes, posts. Encouraging words, always including the words “you”, “better”, “self”….looking at the glass half full instead of half empty is part of the life/happiness equation. The other half, I’ve discovered, lies in the “dark”, “unpleasant” experience we are so eager to delete from our hearts and memories and move on….alas.

Like the corrective white material we use for a typo that allows us to make the necessary correction, gives us a second chance, to prove that we can do things better, error-less. But underneath, there’s always that typo reminding us, we actually  had to remove something in order to substitute it with something better, improved, correct, use whatever word you may.  I am not sure how self-help works if one moves on with all the positive light they can get unless they embrace that tiny or sometimes not so tiny dark spot of bother. Sometimes, it’s necessary to start afresh. And sometimes doing that, we actually might cancel whatever learning curve would allow us to feel wiser and at peace ( at some point).

Why all these lines, did I get wise and want to teach others? Perhaps the overload of all this positive attitude about life, leaves little room in my heart to really understand beyond the surface of as a holistic doctor would say “imbalance” rather than “wrong”, “bad”, “not good”.

Life is balance and imbalance…..the yin and the yang. Inspiration is us, after all the quotes we love to read are pearls of wisdom of people….like us, that have the power to embrace everything. A skill we all yet have to master.

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Και το 2012 τελείωσε, έφυγε. Η νέα χρονιά είναι εδώ και ακόμα δεν το καταλάβαμε. Η τηλεόραση ακόμα διαφημίζει χιονισμένα τοπία και χαρμόσυνες καμπάνες, γιορταστικές. Τα τηλεοπτικά σπότ σου κάνουν πλύση εγκεφάλου για (ακόμα) γιορτινά τραπέζια, για τις πρό αλλά και μετά των Χριστουγέννων εκπτώσεις. Και συνάμα δειλά-δειλά τα περιοδικά και τα ΜΜΕ σε κάνουν να αισθάνεσαι τύψεις και άντε τώρα, πρέπει να χάσουμε και κανένα κιλό.

Εχτές ήθελα να δώ μια ταινία και στο τέλος κατάλαβα πως μάλλον είμαι γουρούνι και πρέπει να πάω 1- γυμναστήριο 2-σε διαιτολόγο 3-σε ιντσιτούτο αδυνατίσματος  (αν ο διαιτολόγος δεν μου κάνει κάτι) 4-κομμωτήριο (για νέο λούκ τώρα που μπήκε και το νέο έτος) 5-οδοντίατρο (για χαμόγελο φλάς/άσπρος σίφουνας) και δε συμμαζεύεται….

Διότι την ταινία αρχικά ήθελα να δώ και όχι να νιώσω ανεπαρκής και λίγη. Γιατί τελικά ο νέος χρόνος είναι συνώνυμο με την ανανέωση, την εξωτερική παιδιά, μην κουραστούμε τώρα. Δεν…

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All things that matter...

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How wonderful to have one of those days that you feel strong, powerful and solid as a rock. Looking for inspiration to be the best of who we are is always welcome, just keep your arms open to receive it.

A good way to feel open and hugged by the universe is to give a b i g hug to yourself….yes….people at home, even my cat look at me with a big question mark on their faces when I’m on self-hug mode. Of course hugging others is even more powerful, so grab your close ones and give them a little squeeze….

How do you feel during hugging and well after? I’d love to know, so feel free to spam me with your virtual hugs and responses!

On to a hugful day

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Inspiration, welcome!

grin

How wonderful to have one of those days that you feel strong, powerful and solid as a rock. Looking for inspiration to be the best of who we are is always welcome, just keep your arms open to receive it.

A good way to feel open and hugged by the universe is to give a b i g hug to yourself….yes….people at home, even my cat look at me with a big question mark on their faces when I’m on self-hug mode. Of course hugging others is even more powerful, so grab your close ones and give them a little squeeze….

How do you feel during hugging and well after? I’d love to know, so feel free to spam me with your virtual hugs and responses!

On to a hugful day

The Aviva method

Recently, I have been spending a few good hours reading random blogs and getting inspired for the creation of mine. One of them stroke an inner chord, written from a woman and having the courage to put all her inner frustrations out there. Kudos, respect to her. It got more interesting as I was kept reading her blog, we had the same interest. Feeling the need to be one with ourselves, our feminine side.
Yoga, keeping a journal, walking out in open space are some of the tools that I use in order to feel grounded, whole and happy. Now, thanks to that fellow blogger I am on a new journey: researching on the Aviva (Steiner) method and see what it can do for me.

It is extremely interesting how women react to the word: fruitful, fertile. There’s always a weirdly invisible relationship to us, women and these words. They have a special, individual connotation and that’s the beauty of it.

Fruitful is about embracing every facet of ourselves, letting fear go…..on to the journey of becoming complete, to whatever that might entail for every woman.