self-development

Time

It’s a strange thing. What is it that determines the rhythm to our routine. What is it that tells us to wake up and go to bed. What is it that tells us we ought to eat, study or take time for our family dinner?
It’s the constant ticking of a clock. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

There are days when it feels like time doesn’t go by and where we want everything to be faster. More consumption, more excitement, more, more, more.
There are days when we feel like we’re running out of time. Like time was sand and it gushes through our hands, no matter how tight we try to hold it together.
And there are moments when time stands still when the clock stops to tick for a bit, while we watch the most beautiful sunset, or kiss the person we love.

Time is a strange thing.
But the question is never about the clock, the question is always about our perception. We can not influence time going by, we can just try to be in the exact moment and appreciate it for it will never come back. The only thing that stays with us forever is the memory of the past, often romanticized, often misty-eyed.
So lets all just take a moment of silence, a moment of pure being, a moment of perfection, where we worship ourselves, our surrounding and the exact situation we’re in. Feel which emotions are arising, when you’re really there, without any goal or attempt to be anywhere else. Don’t wait for the perfect moment to catch that freedom of simply being by accident, create that moment for yourself and manifest that feeling of peace and love deep down in your heart.

self-development

Changing of the seasons

As summer comes to an end and autumn slowly takes over the ship of natures life, so changes my personal life. The leafes slowly turn from green to red and brown and also the shades of my life shine in different colours than a few months, weeks, days or hours ago.
It’s a constant flow of “good” and “bad” changes, if one wants to label it. As life is a play of balance, there is always good in the bad and bad in the good.
Latley I had a lot of ups and downs and it felt like I started to lose control over the decisions made and someone else chose for me.
I decided to sit with myself and dive deep into myself and figuring out what I will make happen in the future and as I sat there solely, a deep freedom took me over and brought me back to my essence – which is pure light and lies in simply being. And there, every question I was asking, was already answered, inside myself. It lies all within us, but sometimes we need a little reminder, that we already have it all. ūüôā

So I went away from my own insecurity and stepped into my goddess-power again. I got back my energy and saw the things clearly again. I choose to take action instead of letting someone else make the decisions for me.
And even if its a rough sea that I’m sailing through at the moment, I know that I and my surrounding will eventually change again, as winter is coming.
For me life always gets harder when I clinge to things, situations or people that are a part of my life at some point. Real freedom lies in letting go, in non-attachment and in knowing that there are so many more things to come in life.

Hopefully, when I’m mentally “walking through a dark and dusty valley” agian, I will remember those lines I wrote, when I was present in my strong and authentic self and I will read them and remember who and what I really am – pure light and love.

self-development

Of beginnings and endings

When was your last time, doing something for the first time?
And when was your first time, doing something for the last time?

The thing with beginnings and endings is that often we don’t even recognise our first times and most certainly we don’t know that our last times are for good. Usually this is not our decision to make, which is why we often miss out on those Special moments.
Of course there are those big milestones in life, one experiences with full awareness, like walking to school for the last time as a student, or having the first ever ride with the car you payed out-of-pocket, but after a few years even those breath taking moments slowly, but surely fade away from our memory. What remains is the sensation of the moment, the emotions we link to it. Those moments are unique and they shall never come back to us, what’s left for us is the sentiment.

The point is that we only have a certain amount of first times in our life and as the years go by, so do the first times. Suddenly we realise that we’ve already experienced most of our first times, without even noticing. We went past that point and didn’t embrace those special events enough that interrupt our day-to-day routine. So there is just that big stone of definite endings ahead of us and we can’t do anything to stop it from rolling towards us.

The good news is, it is in our hands how many more first times there will be in our life and how we will experience them. Let’s start by cherishing every moment a little more, all the first and last times and all in-betweens. Now is the perfect time to start with a more conscious life, where we’re not missing out on any of those special moment, where we give them more meaning and soul and fill them with as much life as possible.

food, self-development, Yoga

How to stay sane?

Hunting after adventures is my big passion for sure, but what really matters in life is health and mental well-being. I only realized this, when I lacked those essentials, so I figured out, that prevention is the key for fullfilling my best life and chasing my dreams.

In my adolescence, when I just moved out of my parents house and into my new students life in Vienna., I had a lot of troubles with adapting to all the changes and that resulted in health issues. Not only did I get sick on a monthly basis, but I kind of got a depression and just felt completely lost and worthless. So i started digging deeper, to find the cause of the change in my personality and body.

I really got into traditional chinese Medicine (TCM), which helped me reconnect with myself again. At that time I changed my sleeping routine and my eating habits. I started my day with a warm (cooked) breakfast like soup, got rid of most milk products and cut sugar and alcohol out for some time and I went to bed and got up at the same time every day. I quickly realised, that those 2 factors had such a huge impact on my well-being and so I found a way to integrate them into my day-to-day life.

At About the same time I started doing Yoga, which is now one of my professions and my biggest passion. I first got into it, because I wanted to have an athletic body, but the more I practiced, the more I realised, that yoga is so much more than just downdog and handstands.
I finally felt my Body again, I didn’t even know, that I havent felt it properly for years. All the breath work combined with really turning inwards and just being changed my view on all the things on the outside, and I reconsidered the presence and importance of a lot of things and people in my life. I got rid of everything/one that didn’t serve me anymore and kept me from growing and being my true self.

The latest discovery I made sounds really simple, but has so much power.
TAKE IT EASY. Stop stressing About Things, that are not in your power to change, and focus on the things, that you can actually change. Find trust in the universe (or however you like to call the higher power), and most important trust yourself again, as everything already is to be found within you.

 

Let’s raise #healthawareness for ourselves and for supporting the people that suffer from a lack of health.

self-development

The magic of new beginnings

Each and everyone of us human beings has their weakpoint, be it alcohol, work or even the desperate need of being loved. It took me quite a while to figure out what my addiction was. It was just recently, when I found myself daydreaming about packing all my stuff and imagined myself living a life somewhere next to the sea with my Laptop in one hand and my surfboard in the other hand. I got interrupted by a voice that sounded  oh so far away, but it actually was somewhere in my head, just whispering the words I rejected to hear for so long.

And what that witness in my head said, made me face a truth¬†about myself. It became¬†so obvious,¬†that I’ve made these daydreams come to reality quite often in the past few years and that leaving everything behind, or fleeing from everything, was one kind of a pattern, that I’ve been practicing to perfection¬†for¬†quite a while¬†now. I realized, that I was addicted to the magic of new beginnings, to the unknown future, to reinventing myself, but for what price? First of all it was quite expensive to build a new life once a year, and also exhausting to find places to live, build new relationships and become a part of the social network. As if this was not enough, I realized, that I was so euphoric about everything in the beginning, but burned out so fast and never managed to finish long-term projects like studying or working for a company longer than 2 years.

So I decided to sit with myself and really think and feel about it and I came to the conclusion, that I may not like this part of myself, but I have to accept it and dig deeper, putting away layer after layer and eventually I will figure out, where this pattern comes from and how I can make peace with it.

I didn’t give in to my daydreams just yet, because¬†this time¬†I want to find out, what’s there to learn for me. I bet, what I will realize will be magic. And that is¬†also kind¬†of a new beginning . The beginning of an era, where¬†I will not¬†flee in a blindfolded way, but where I will enjoy the¬†magic of looking closely and¬†exploring myself a little more.¬†