I have been fortunate to live in a few different cities in the US and dedicate available time & finances to traveling each year. I feel like in past lives, I have been a craftswoman in Mexico, a tour guide in Paris and sweet Italian grandmother in the hills of Tuscany. It fills my soul to wander & explore. Each place that I visit a new place, I try to immerse myself into the natural energy that already exists. The less I concern myself with seeing "the right things" or translating an entire menu so that I know what I am eating, the more fully involved I feel with the community around and in sync with the universe as a whole.
The same type of living could definitely serve me more when I am not on vacation; this attitude of going with the flow. Instead of being so focused inside the many complexities of the mind where I can battle "Is this right? What should I be doing? What will they think?", I am trying on being fully involved in the activity that I am enjoying at the moment: without judgement, without resistance and an effortless acceptance that THIS moment is exactly as it should be.
What is the right way? The one in which you feel most alive, most free, most at peace. Will there still be questions? Hell yes. That is the beauty of living.
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not seek the answers which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live in the questions now. Perhaps you will gradually, without noticing, live along some distant day into the answer."
–Rainer Maria Rilke
Where can you insert more ease & less resistance in your life this week?
Weekly Playlist (2 since I didn't blog last week)
Nada Sadhana – Opening Ben Howard – Promise Little People – Moon Orsten – Fleur Blanche Phosphorescent – Song For Zula Holy Other – Know Where Near The Parenthesis – The First Surface Vance Joy – Georgia Ciaran Lavery – Little More Time Passenger – Heart's On Fire Novo Amor – Weather The Paper Kites – Halcyon The Last Dinosaur – Gusts of Wind Blowing in Different Directions
Last Week's Playlist
Helios – Bless This Morning Year Music For Alarm Apps – Morning Story Mt. Eden – Oh That I Had Marika Hackman – Animal Fear Tinariwen – Tenere Taqhim Tossam - feat. Tunde Adebimpe & Kyp Malone Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine - Kygo Remix The Sea and Cake – New Patterns George Ezra – Barcelona Family of the Year – Hero Isbells – Dreamer Clay – Concrete Buildings & Trees David Karsten Daniels – That Knot Unties? Kim Janssen – Drift Brian Eno – An Ending (Ascent) - 2005 Digital Remaster
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!