A piece I wrote the other night inspired by cigarette cravings... Still struggling with leaving such a self-destructive tendency in the past. Lately the cravings have been tough to curb; this poem is a product of that. Sharing this with y'all for self-accountability. Let me reassure that I WILL ditch this habit.
"Smoke away the bane of my existence,
Exchanging coming years by the minute.
The cravings weigh heavier than lead
As dead flames course through my veins.
This woman wants me dead,
Every day she tries.
But Nikki you won't win;
I promise I'll survive.
Leave you in the ashes;
The very place I found you when I was just a child.
Nicotine, you filthy whore
You want me dead or alive.
Maybe that was harsh...
You're more like an escort for me to my demise."
- Professor Strange
Every now and then amongst darkness light will creep in and gloriously shine ✨This is one of the moments @pete.buttigieg running for President of the United States 🇺🇸. A gay man who is a mayor and married to a man. Our leadership is extremely dark right now lying, underlying racism and homophobia and in your face bullying. What a beautiful light ☀️ Keep alert there is light that God will send, everywhere you just have to look. And when you see if focus and feel that light as long as you can 🙏🏻❤️ ☀️ Oh yeah and he’s a Christian! 😀 #Repost@pete.buttigieg with @get_repost
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જેને #EGO હોય ને, એને આપણી Life માંથી જ #GO કરી દેવાના સાહેબ !!
13162 hours ago
Wenn jemand behauptet, er wäre erleuchtet, sprichst Du mit seinem Ego, nicht mit seiner Weisheit. 😇😇😇
Ganz ehrlich: Ich mag die Philosophie der Spiritualität. Denn die Philosophie lehrt uns den Weg zu einem glücklichen Leben. Es lehrt uns das anzunehmen was ist. Den Moment. Das jetzt. Es lehrt uns achtsam, respektvoll und liebevoll mit uns selbst, dem Umfeld und dem Leben umzugehen. 😇😇😇
Doch wer sich deshalb als Weisen, Heiler oder als Erleuchteten sieht oder gar darstellt/verkauft, der ist anmaßend. Und wieder spricht das Ego. 😇😇😇
Jeder nimmt Weisheit auf in dem Maße, wie er bereit ist, aufzunehmen. Jeder ist sein eigener Heiler, wenn er sein Mindset bemüht. Und wer erleuchtet ist, sprich die Vollkommenheit erreicht hat, muss nicht weiter Erfahrungen sammeln, was ja der Grund unseres Daseins hier ist. 😇😇😇
Auch muss ich deshalb nicht eine besonders gewählte Sprache nutzen - die spirituellen Ausdrücke, um möglichst weise zu sein. 😇😇😇
Spiritualität ist kein Mysterium. Es ist eine besonders positive Lebensphilosophie. Und wer gewillt ist, das Leben zu bejahen, Erfahrungen zu sammeln und zu hinterfragen, sich selbst und dem Leben vertraut, seine Authentizität lebt, lebt diese besondere Lebensform. 😇😇😇
Manche nennen es spirituell. Ich meine, es ist der Weg zu einem glücklichen Leben. Dem Annehmen seiner selbst. Dem entfalten seines Potenzials. Das wahre (er-)leben seines Lebens. 😇😇😇
Lieben Gruß Tina 😇😇😇
1232 hours ago
We all come from the same source energy. 🌎 How can you do your part in making our planet earth and its inhabitants feel we are all equals? Love is always the answer. 🌈
722 hours ago
This is me, just me. Imperfect little me. ✨
I’ve been struggling so hard to find the perfect photos and captions to perfectly represent my brand, but nothing was ever good enough. Over and over again I was trying to make everything “perfect” and then it just clicked.
A good friend of mine told me that that in itself is the opposite of what i want my brand to embody. I had been fighting my EGO to create the perfect feed.
But perfect doesn't exist. This idea we have around perfection is controlled by our egos, sabotaging us telling us how things should be or look. I started this project as a creative outlet to explore my passions and create a loving environment where egos do not dictate how we live our lives, it is important to be aware of our ego because everybody's got one but how you choose to use that information is up to you.
So here i stand in front of you posting my imperfect picture on my imperfect feed because why not. My Ego does not control me, are you going to let yours control you?
I recently attended a wedding of a close relative so was privy to the discussions happening behind the scenes, the preparations that went into preparing for multiple events and the evolving family dynamics which directly affected the celebrations. I came away having learnt an unusual lesson.
Everyone truly believes that they’re intelligent and right in their views, and thus, their wishes and needs must be honoured. Irrespective of age, gender, and cultural differences, I’ve found that most people live their lives expecting to be treated a certain way and for their views to be taken into consideration.
When there are many people with differing views, this comes forth even more than usual. And as egos get hurt, people withdraw into their shells and sulk.
We are all SO convinced about our own importance and how we must be treated, that we are waiting to feel disrespected or ignored. While our viewpoints may actually be valid and accurately present one side of the story, the key thing to ALWAYS remember is that our story is ONLY one side of the story.
I’ve made the mistake many times myself. We become so arrogant about being right that we fail to rise above our situation and appreciate the bigger picture. What keeps us rooted to our position? OUR EGO. Most of us carry an ego around, however unaware we may be of it.
Life has humbled me and brought me to my to my toes more than a few times and that has taught me this:
The universe does not revolve around me or my needs. Neither does it, around you or your needs.
When things don’t go your way, don’t take it personally. That’s the easiest way to keep your ego in check. Every time you get hurt or angry, it’s NOT YOU but YOUR EGO which feels the emotions you experience. And ego ruins both our happiness and peace of mind.
Humility is a hard learnt lesson and even harder to practise but one that brings immense happiness. If things are not going your way, just let it be. Life and other people have no obligation to please you. Focus on being your best self, being kind and mindful of your actions because happiness is a choice. And when your ego acts and decides how you feel, that choice ceases to exist.
3712 hours ago
In my #voice lesson today (yes, I take voice lessons), I had to “move my breath” around to make a particular sound... 🥴 these days I’m singing Celine Dion because well, my goal is to #sing with #power . Because it makes me feel like a #badass . 🦸🏻♀️🎤🎼⠀
Anyway, making the same poorly formed #sound 🗣🙉 over and over again was starting to get frustrating. So much so that I was starting to sweat (singing is a physical activity, after all). ⠀
And then I took a breath and in a split second thought “you f*cking got this! You’ve done this like 30 times in the last 20 minutes!”. I tried again... and the wrong sound came out. Ugh.⠀
I could look at myself like a #failure ... I could just #quit and “stop embarrassing myself” and my #ego ... or I could change my #perspective , treat myself with grace, and think “Sweet, if you try this 💯 times, I’m bound to get it at least once”. And once I know I could do it once, I know I can keep trying until I hit that sweet note consistently.⠀
So, I have a some failure in my future... but pretty exciting to think about it now.⠀
En el mejor aspecto los #ayudadores sanos son personas que dan #amor incondicional y te ayudan en tus situaciones, teniendo claro que ellos ya atendieron sus propias necesidades y lo hacen sin desear algo a cambio.
En sus aspectos a mejorar les hace ser generosos y desvivirse por los demás como manera de conectar con las personas, se vuelven orgullosos, caen en el autoengaño y tienden a meterse demasiado en la vida de los demás.