A magnificent quote from the distinguished Rumi. A beautifully descriptive image is left lingering in my mind’s eye… Envisioning lovers intertwined, connected, like wild birds freely mating as they float across the majestic crystal blue sky.
This is the reality we live: aspiring to be at our best, longing for and sometimes finding meaning and connection within ourselves and with that which is larger than ourselves; we are undone by messy bathrooms, traffic jams and burnt toast. I am not interested in spirituality that cannot encompass my humanness. Because beneath the small daily trials are harder paradoxes, things the mind cannot reconcile but the heart must hold if we are to live fully: profound tiredness and radical hope; shattered beliefs and relentless faith; the seemingly contradictory longings for personal freedom and deep commitment to others, for solitude and intimacy, for the ability to simply be with the world and the need to change what we know is not right about how we are living.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
This quote changed my perspective, it blew my MIND. RIGHT. OPEN.
I am thankful, xoxo SC
To Worry Is To Pray For Something You Don’t Want
I came across this gem while reading the book Yoga Bitch by Suzanne Morrison. I do not recall who she said was the original to have spoken these words, but nevertheless I am a fan of their simplicity and profundity. Allow me to explain. It is easy to say that when you worry it is a “wasted emotion,” as the old adage goes… But to think of it as a prayer? Well that takes worrying to a whole other level. A level where you realize thoughts and thought patterns have a deep affect on our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. I stress the connection of mind and body because yes, I am a yogi and believe in the union and yoking of all things in this world and the next, but also because what we manifest in thought has come that much closer to being set into action. We function on a mode of operation that logically and systematically asks of us to move in a specific way. This can make us freak out. Adding stress and suffering to our already hectic lives… We worry because we think we have to. We think because it’s what we know to do. And sometimes we can not avoid thinking, nor chaos, but we can have mastery over our thoughts, the tone and feeling behind each idea, word, image, phrase that goes in and out of our mind… To transition into a place of thinking in light, from a place of serenity and positivity is all it takes. Not so effortless, I know. And that is usually where the work comes in. For some it is easier, but for all it is the same, a dance between worrying for what we want and what we don’t want. Instead, is it possible to get worked up over moments of joy and happiness? Let us move forward from fear and darkness into a place of warmth, where we expel energy that is clean, productive, authentic, and positive! Let us pray for what we want and hope that the life we have will manifest these creations which we are so blessed to have access to, the access of our hearts and minds and souls!
AIN’T THAT THE TRUTH!??!!?? I mean are we really still having to defend the RIGHT to make choices that take into consideration our OWN minds, bodies, and hearts!?!!!! And yet again, why are men making policies that effect my physical and emotional health and well being?….. Time for some status-quo shake up!
I am sorry to have to straight-up drop the F Bomb so early on into our relationship as blogger and blog follower, but it had to be done. This image is the truth. We have asked for our beautiful, strong, fierce, independent, nurturing, charismatic, and bold women to focus ALL of their energy on having a distinct body type and thus we as a society have lost all sense of authentic and sincere beauty, beauty that has created all of us healthy, happy, vibrant human beings. Instead we pick and pry at our flesh as if it were just that, dead meat. We cut and scrape and tuck and lift until we are a mere decrepit image of our soul, tarnished from all the prodding. In my opinion, and the message I will always promote here at StonerChíc, is that fashion is meant to go beyond hunger, it is meant to inspire us to display our magical selves to all the world via amazing adornments that only enhance our natural lustre. Honestly, wtf, look at these images and tell me you’d rather be with the chick on the right?! How sad does stick and bones look…
Why must we shrivel away at our women?
I stand for Proud Women, Strong Women, ALL Women. Peace and Love, xoxo
A staunch supporter of GAY RIGHTS, I found this poster to be cheeky! A big F U to our congress, white house, senate, and all the other terrors that form our lacking government agency.
MORE REPRESENTATION. I want MORE Women in the political arena. I want MORE Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender/Transexual representation. I want MORE African Americans and MORE Latinos and MORE people of color in office. LETS TAKE IT BACK. xo