Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Your Quest Begins Here.

Paying close attention to the things you gravitate towards is the most important step in realizing ones potential. Do you feel at home in natural surroundings or do you thrive in a fast pace environment? Do certain colors, cultures, or hobbies jump out at you? The things that resonate with you will always shine brighter. They look and feel more vivid because our true spirit attracts them like an invisible magnet. They  are effortless, and in turn, make us feel more alive and full of wonder. These clues are road signs that will lead you to discover your unique self and assist you in designing your unique life.

At times, it’s difficult to decipher those aspects because we’re surrounded by external influences. Such as friends and family who may not share the same interests. That’s okay. Honor their choices and fully support them but continue to notice all the clues that are meant for you and follow them. Continue to stay true to who you are, and you’ll live an authentic and full life. We all share a collective principle of wanting to live our best life but we must infuse that life with our own flavor. Then and only then, can we offer ourselves full-heartedly and live The Woven Life.
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls”
-Joseph Campbell

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Zen Monkey

There's a quote that says: One must first empty his cup in order to fill it. Well these days my cup has morphed into a 60 gallon drum on the brink of flooding. Between working a full-time job at Sephora as a Skin care consultant, daily to do lists, blogging, and getting ready to move to our new home; my cup is as full as it gets. Add to that, keeping up with Facebook, Twitter, Etsy and catching up on my TV consumption (guilty) and you’ve got a recipe for spontaneous combustion.

Deep breathe....Om.

In this day and age, when information comes at us from many different directions we are existing in world ridden with ADD. This makes it difficult to recognize whether our thoughts are our own or just regurgitated versions of sounds bites and reality TV. We are in a constant state of fragmented thoughts. Not very Zen of us.

Quieting the mind has become a survival tactic. It makes it possible for us to regroup and tackle our goals from a clear and objective point. A mental detox, if you will. So, how do we fit ourselves into our schedules?

Consciously, make it a goal to sit quietly for 10 minutes a day. Let all of your worries and obligations cease for just 10 minutes. Turn off your phone, computer, ipad, ipod and instead light a small candle. Relax and just breathe. As thoughts arise, and they will; notice them and let them go. Breathe. Just be. This is a great way to begin to develop meditation skills. Before you know it, you will have trained yourself to meditate for longer periods of time. You too can be a Zen monkey!

Now back to our regularly scheduled show......

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Red White & Blue

Ah, finally a long holiday weekend!  A break that is long overdue for me.  However, in between packing, cleaning, purging and some more cleaning,  there is no rest for the weary.  I did have a few minutes to myself today and found some fabulous things on Etsy, perfect to help you get in the holiday spirit.  Thank you for all of those who support me in my crazy endeavors and The Woven Life blog.  We have so many exciting things on the forefront.  Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and incredibly silly Fourth of July weekend!