"Don't Fall for the Social Media Façade": •
Don’t be fooled by the Instagram façade
It's anywhere and everywhere you turn on social media
Perfectly sculpted feeds of photos
Engendering a sense of everyone having it all together
Except for you
Yes, you - you must be the only one struggling, wishing, craving, not having it all together
Everyone else though
It's just you
The odd one out
With the imperfect life
That couldn't be further from the truth
Sometimes the beautifully arranged suite of photos is compensating for what's hiding in the shadows of the emotional life
Where authenticity is lacking
Pain often resides
No one is an exception to that
If ever you look at something I post and think for even a moment that I have it together or envy my life
Check yourself, because no one is an exception to the mess of life and mine is no different
Yes, my life is gorgeous and I'm absolutely blessed
But so is yours
And so are you
My madness can be all consuming and I'll be the last to say I'm immune to the vices and pain of life
There are days when I don't want to get out of bed and I feel the pressure to pretend like it doesn't exist
Because, you know
Your life has to be lovely and easy to digest
Goodness, you might be uninteresting
I wrestle constantly with how to show up in a real way that allows me to share my beauty and bliss
While also being honest about my personal struggles and often chaotic internal landscape
And sometimes I want to hide behind a pretty photo
Soak up the dopamine hit the likes and comments bring
No one has it all together
So the next time you find yourself pining over the traveling Instagram yoga model
Because she definitely doesn't have it all together either.
Words by @alexandraschueler <3
@susan.nethercote takes photos like this all the time and makes them looks like awesome sauce... but this was at the botanical garden so I wasn't allowed to pick the flowers! Or the grasses!! But get a load of these babies anyway. #grasses#naturelover
In my feelings tonight.... "Let go , trust and be open" is the message I've received tonight. Resonating with my moon. My thoughts flow best in the late hours. Living in my #authenticity so that I may receive all that is for my family and I 💛 #bedtimereads
It's good to meditate in the same spot everyday. It creates consistency in your brain when your first developing a new habit. I usually meditate in my bedroom with the window open to hear outside and to circulate fresh air. Especially since we get so much rain in Vancouver. However, that odd day I can take it outside by the water and surrounded by trees in a peaceful place, is bliss. 🍃
Sometimes we put too much pressure on ourselves.
Society has created these false perceptions of how our life should be.
Of how we should look, dress, talk and act.
Many of us have played right into the hand of it all by embracing the lie as if it were our reality.
The reality is, we aren't really free.
Bondage has broadened its horizons and at some point we all become a prisoner to it.
Sometimes I look around and wonder who is really authentic anymore?
What is really pure?
There are so many facades being passed around.
So much brokenness being birthed everyday.
So much lost identity.
So much misplaced passion.
So many crushed dreams.
So many unfulfilled souls.
My hope is that we ditch the standards that we've allowed to hold us in captivity.
My hope is that we unveil who we really are by taking off the mask.
For many, we have to discover who we are before we can even become what we were made to be.
Shed every layer until you get to the core of your soul, and then allow God to rebuild you in all purity so you can be born, again. 🌱 -xoxo,
Angel Lyriq •
All the perfectly executed handstands, exquisitely curated flat lays and picture perfect smoothie bowls in the world don't mean diddly squat [very satisfying to say that] if your words ring hollow. Teach from a place of truth, learn with integrity and make nice. Authenticity is what it's all about ✔️#yoga#andalltheothergoodstuff
@matthewaguiaratal "I have faith. That a path in good time will lead me too the discovery of self love. Comfortability in sense of self. Some days may be off in that sense.
Just like other days will be easier to accept my worst angles, my flaws and all." #thevulnerabilitychallenge
The Aussie/ Japanese fusion. Breakfast of champs. Fusion of all kinds will be a major trend of the future. Did you know that creativity in the brain is the immediate fusion of a pre-existing memory, with something new we sense. Thus creativity always = fusion.
Our spoken language is everything that creates our reality! Wanted or not! We think thousands of thoughts, though think before you speak and listen to what you want to say over what you don't. Will it destroy a world or create a beautiful one 🌏❤️🙏 #freedom#language#lovinglife#creation#speak#authenticity
#selfcare Sunday is in full swing over here🙌🏼💕 Bubble baths are one of my favorite ways to unwind for the night🛀🏼🌙 They're also great for relieving sore muscles👌🏻 I cannot tell you how important it is to practice self-care as often as you can💗 We need to take the time to relax, unwind, rest, and do something just for us🤗 It's not selfish, I promise😉
Tonight's bubble bath includes:
🌸Lavender epsom salt
🌸Lush Cosmetics bubble bar
🌸Lavender & Eucalyptus aromatherapy candle
Some days I get totally and utterly sick of myself.
I get tired of hearing the same stories.
Bored of my own excuses.
Frustrated that I haven’t learnt that lesson yet.
I get worn out from arguing with my Ego.
Exhausted from my internal battles.
Disappointed in how terrified I am of the things I desire most.
I get overwhelmed with my dreams.
Nauseas with unused potential.
Lonely with knowing so much and yet so little at exactly the same time.
And yet I have come to realise... it is these days I am most grateful for.
For it is on days like this when the opportunity for our true transformation exists.
It is days like this we can choose to give in to Life or give Life to ourselves.
We can choose to offer ourselves criticism or compassion.
We can choose to practice self-rejection or self-acceptance.
We can choose to escape our uncomfortable feelings or allow ourselves to bravely feel them, without judgement.
We can choose to define ourselves with conditioned stories of fear and unworthiness from our head, or we can choose to define ourselves with our truth; the raw, wild and infinite whisperings from our heart.
We can choose fear or we can choose trust.
People often ask "how do I learn to love myself?" It is on days like these.
It is seeing these moments of fear as opportunities to love yourself harder, stronger, louder.
It is by choosing to confront these moments with your heart instead of your head.
If you only knew what a miracle you are, you would never doubt yourself again. You may not believe this about yourself yet, but I do.
I believe you are worthy AF.
I believe you are here for a purpose.
And I believe that whisper inside you calling out for your love deserves to be listened to.
You are a masterpiece.
You are not broken.
You are the exact opposite.
You are radiant with your wholeness.
And so on days like this, please remember that.
Remember you have everything inside you that you need.
That you are exactly where you need to be right now.
That you are so, so supported and so, so loved.
Dare To Confront Yourself With Love xx
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Image: Hannah Lemholt
The little things in life can turn into the biggest things. As simple as purchasing some fresh blooms can empower you to shine your light a little brighter. I am amazed at the beauty that surrounds us, but how hard we tend to make it to see it. Fresh flowers remind me to slow down to "stop and smell the roses." To trade in the rush for perfection, for the the beauty in imperfection, on being present and in the moment.
What are the little things you do in your life that inspire you and make you smile?
Do more of that. 🌺 •
Emotion, especially those negative ones, point out were we are in relation to where we want to be. The gap in which we find ourselves is not always easy to be with. We "wear"different faces with different hats "inspired" by circumstances, others, righteousness, ambition, fear or cowardice. In those dark moments and lowest points addiction to opinion of others is being born. And this becomes very deceptive and extremely dangerous.Why? Because we lose ourselves even more. Hence if we don't live authenticly how can we even be accused of lying.....Get messy, be complicated, be yourself. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. So don't make opinions of others turn you against your playful heart. #kasiajamrozcoach#lifereflections#authenticity#emotionalhealing#emotions#dontloseyourself#deception#beyourself#getmessy#authentic#getreal#heart#fearnomore
"You who were lifted up on the cross are now ascended to highest heaven. You, who as a man of sorrows were crowned with thorns, are now as Lord of life crowned with glory. What more could be done than you have done! Your death is my life, Your resurrection my peace, Your ascension my hope, Your prayers my comfort."
William Young // It's quite simple really. Being always transcends appearance - that which only seems to be. Once you begin to know the being behind the very pretty or very ugly face, as determined by your bias, the surface appearances fade away until they simply no longer matter...God, who is the ground of all being, dwells in, around, and through all things - ultimately emerging as the real - and appearances that mask that reality will fall away. ✨ #authenticity#foodforthought#vtmfgirls#vtmillerfarm#vermontbyvermonters