Happy Anniversary to the most amazing husband. 2 years of marriage with you. 2 years where I know I’ve tested our vows of sickness and in health, for better or worse and made you have to look after me more than you’d expected so early on. But you’ve been absolutely everything a loving and devoted husband should be and more. When I’ve been consumed by despair and darkness, you’ve been the light, when all I felt for myself in my heart was hatred and self loathing you loved and cherished me harder, when I’ve been weak, you’ve been my strength, never leaving my side, never giving up on me.
You’ve held me in your arms not even needing to say a word, just knowing you’re there, showing me nothing but patience, adoration and unconditional love which I feel like I’m undeserving of. You’ve loved me back to life. ‘Life’s roughest storms proves the strength of our anchors’ ⚓️ You are that ever strong anchor that grounds me and keeps me safe when I feel I can’t withstand the storm. I can only promise to be better. Thank you for loving me and being my everything xx
Nature has the power to bring you immense peace, happiness and healing.
Last couple of weeks have been really hard on me. I have always struggled with anxiety but the past few weeks have been the toughest weeks of 2019. Naturally it took a toll on my mental and physical health. Despite struggling, I make it a point to find comfort for myself and make an active effort to do so. Whether its meeting people who impart nothing but peace, or doing a self pampering session at home despite crying myself to sleep. We all diserve the best of ourselves. We all diserve to love ourselves . So, today make a promise that you will try to love yourself unconditionaly because no one can love you the way you can yourself.
Message of the day. Love yourself!!! #kashmir#kashmirtravel#mentalhealth#islamabaddiaries#islamabadblogger#pakistaniblogger#nihhanawazblog#peace#love#loveyourself#loveyourselftoday#unconditionallove#travel
Wild black raspberries.
It’s been a couple of weeks since we began to integrate homeschooling and unschooling into our family life and it’s been both beautiful and challenging. Flowing and frustrating. I seem to be all about the contrast lately.
Contrast has never been easy for me. Growing up in a religious home things were usually pretty black and white. There wasn’t much space - for contrast.
So, I’m leaning into the discomfort and reminding myself that divinity exists in the in between too. That love dwells there. That my life doesn’t have to feel perfect to be perfect for me and for my family. That it’s about the dance and not the destination and that I have full permission to fail my way forward.
It’s not always graceful, but I’m grateful and that’s where it’s at right now. I’m grateful and I’m continuing to show up. Every single day. Opening my heart. Breathing deep. Listening to the guidance of my soul and saying yes.
Saying yes to your soul doesn’t mean everything suddenly gets easier. It just feels more right. More true. More like home somehow.
Whatever challenges you’re facing right now - I see you. You’re not alone. One day, one breath at a time.
The dance, not the destination.
Also, let’s eat more wild raspberries. 💛
Somewhere in the world right now an animal is being abused, tortured or butchered. Some people think that people in Africa are backward and cruel to animals, but the enslavement, torture and killing of animals goes on everywhere, including England where we are supposed to be a nation of animal lovers, yet we stuff our mouths with the flesh of animals who have lived and died in pain.
A glimpse of another side of Africa, here we have a women going about her daily business buppering ( the term used when you carry a child on you back wrapped with a chitenge - serong) a dog, like she would do with her own child. Granted this is a very unusual thing to see in Africa, but it is a wonderful site just the same.
Happy birthday to my beautiful Talee! Every year that goes by, I’m reminded of how blessed I am to have you in my life. Your heart so pure and your love so big...you are my angel on earth. May God continue to bless you and May all your dreams come true! HBD love you forever and always my little Talee bear!!! ❤️❤️❤️ #bestie#bestiesbirthday#hbd#taleebear#happybirthday#unconditionallove#beautiful
Jesue died for us so that we would no longer be charged for our sins. He sacrificed His perfect life so that we could ask for forgiveness and be made new. Have you accepted Jesus into your heart? Do you know His blood gave you the opportunity for a life in eternity? We no longer have to live by the old laws in the Old Testament. You can be made new and let your old self die and be forgiven. Christianity doesn't promise all joy and no troubles, but instead offers you the opportunity to not face them alone. Being a christian doesn't mean you're perfect either. We are ALL sinners, it just means we are doing the best we can and we ask for forgiveness.God is with you always and waiting with His arms wide open. You have faith your car will start when you turn the key. You have faith when you sit the chair will hold you. You have faith that when you press the break, your ca r will stop.Take the leap of faith trusting Him. You practice faith daily and dont even realize it. It's about a relationship, not rituals. #bff#father#god#faith#saved#gestsaved#hellosreal#heavenisreal#christian#bible#love#unconditionallove#allarewelcome
The ego is very tricky. So tricky in fact, that it can manipulate your thoughts in the drop of a hat and without you knowing it. Unconsciously, it continues to play in the background of your mind as your mind races to articulate everything on your plate...you need to STOP.
Take a breath...or three...
Outgrow your OWN bullshit.
CALL YOURSELF OUT.
YOUR BS is only holding YOU back!
Stop lying to yourself. Stop manipulating yourself and/or others.
You have to CONSCIOUSLY DECIDE that you aren't going to carry that with you anymore. YOU CHOOSE, it is your choice to decide, NO ONE else's. Teach YOURSELF to master changing perspectives, thinking for yourself, taking responsibility for your own choices. That doesn't mean folding to any situation or experience that doesn't make your heart happy. It is saying, "WTF?!" because that brings you freedom, flow and fulfillment regardless of what the majority of society would tell you...
One of the harder things to accomplish in life is to stop being a 'victim of circumstance.'We’ve all heard it, but how often do we actually do it? Present moment awareness is fundamental. A lot of people feel threatened if they feel they are being asked to question their cherished beliefs or their perception of reality. Being open-minded means that we are willing to question everything. A willingness to question everything can shake us out of complacency and reinvigorate our minds, opening us up to understanding people and perspectives that were alien to us before.
I have always said, "there's no such thing as perfection unless all flaws are recognized and accepted, only then, can true perfection exist." and as Sophocles has said, "Men of I'll judgment oft ignore the good that lies within others~and their own hands~till they have lost it." Question why you are judging. Seeing only surface deep. Be conscious every day by who and what you judge as you may lose out on great fortune due to you own ill judgment. It is not love that is blind, it is only the unnoticed eye that cannot "SEE" the real qualities of people because their ego's block them from "seeing" the truth because it's felt with the heart.