Bullies and Compassion

We’ve all heard it. Bully behaviour often comes from a place of hurt or insecurity… We should respond to these people with compassion and love, not with anger… But holy hell it’s hard sometimes isn’t it?!!!

Who feels like giving someone a hug, when they’re looking down on you, telling you you’re not good enough, or mocking everything you hold dear?

Bullies can make me soo angry sometimes! I guess this probably comes from a place of feeling like I didn’t fit in, and was bullied for a good portion of my childhood. Child bullies I understand, adult bullies I struggle with more… They should know better. I feel my back start to prickle, and a hypothetical low rumble in the back of my throat. Then I get annoyed at myself for letting someone else have power over my emotions… It’s a vicious circle.

As an aspiring yogi, compassion for everyone at all times is something I am trying to show, but every now and then one of these people remind me that I have a long way to go. I am reminded that I am human, but I will keep striving to do better.

Great big virtual hugs to you all!

Laveena

Honing in on the Dream

What does your ideal day look like?

Most motivational books I’ve read and people I’ve listened to, ask this question. For the longest time I thought I had a rough idea of what I would like to do for the next 30 years at least, before retiring and doing what I ACTUALLY wanted to do. So I guess, it wasn’t really the correct answer to the question in the first place.

What I should have been doing is thinking about what I would like to be doing with my time if I could retire NOW. That’s where the sugar is. Except for just as long, I didn’t really know what that was either, not the nuts and bolts of every day anyway, up until recently.

Picture this…

Waking up to a large, warm and sunny yoga studio, flooded with light. I would spend my morning practising and teaching yoga, and meditating in the morning light.

The remainder of the day would be spent researching design inspiration, and creating amazing pieces in the sunny workroom attached to the yoga studio.

The night would be spent making music, eating good food with my favourite people, and perhaps a good glass of the red stuff.

All very romantic I know… I know in practice it wouldn’t be all as easy and breezy as it sounds! but I’ll be damned if I’m just going to wait until I’m in my 60’s to have it!

Now that I know what I want, and can just about feel that warm morning sun on my face I don’t want to wait! Operation “Dreamspace” is now underway! 🙂

I am of course still very amateur in all 3 of the areas which I plan to take up my time with, which is an obstacle in itself because I don’t know enough about either of them to jump into a career in a particular area so it will take time to gain the skills (and the funds) I need around my day-job, but hey, this is progress!

Time to re-focus and hone-in on those dreams!

I’d love to hear what your answer would be? ♥

 

Laveena

 

Day 4: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

sleep

Yesterday was a biggun, with a busy day of work, followed by a busy night of work, and sleep. Delicious sleep.

It was one of the 10 things I was most grateful for when I sat down and wrote out my list before bed last night. The fact that after working hard all day, I get to come home to a warm, dry house and my little family (my partner and our cat), and sleep away the stresses of the day in a warm and comfortable bed surrounded by love.

I’m getting the hang of this gratitude journal thing.

I hope you’re smashing your goals today! If not, there’s no time like the present!

 

Laveena