I am grateful that the word “ALOHA” has so many meanings: Hello, GoodBye and Hawaiian Spirit. In this moment right now it means all three- leaving Islands for a short time to launch my first book of photographs and starting book tour to promote the book. Aloha, until we meet again sweet beautiful Hawaiian Islands~
Life is moving forward moment by moment, and unless we stay aware of each of these moments life goes by at an unconscious pace. The photo I selected this week is not of my Hawaiian explorations, it is the Memorial site of the OKC bombing that I visited last June before I moved to Hawaii. The picture is perfect for my message this week: In any given moment your life can change!
I have accepted life on its terms…..I no longer make plans that can’t be changed-I stay flexible, I try not to place a judgement of good, bad or the like on my experiences. I want to believe that every moment in my life is a learning or teaching moment of self. The cliche “that this too will pass” is a Universal Law to accept. I am full of joy and gratitude every morning I wake up – I start the day praying that the moments given to me this day keep me aware of the miracles of life and entranced with the beauty surrounding me in Hawaii.
I find January to be a month of constant contradiction. Humanity seems compelled to start the new year off with a list of must do’s and endless resolutions. Nature on the other hand steps back and takes a long winter nap, unless we are talking about Mother Nature.
January for me is a time to reflect and dream. A month to truly kick back and enjoy a slower pace in our hurried world. A time to read ,write and set my new goals for the upcoming year. This month holds new promise to what might be-
My photo above is from the North Shore, a shoreline where I like to practice my yoga postures, meditate and occasionally spot whales. The formations of rocks are built mainly by visitors from all over the world leaving behind a piece of Peace.
May your week be filled with Love, Peace and Joy!
Welcome Friends! Thank you for reading and sending me your feed back, I appreciate you all. I wanted my first post dated January 1, so I can celebrate my last day as a 49 year old woman as an official blogger. Tomorrow everything changes….I will be 5-0 and I have many new dreams and artistic ideas on how I want to create my new life. I made it to Hawaii as most of you know…and now my focus changes towards stability and living from my heart and staying in the moment. I no longer wish to waste valuable energy on the past or future. It is all about what is in the “NOW”. and “NOW”. and “NOW”…..and no I am not regressing to a two year old’s tantrum “I want it now!” The concept is staying in the moment. “JUST BE”
A few things about this blog, it is a creative process and always in motion just like me! All photos displayed on this blog are my creations, even the cover photo. The cover photo is my favorite beach here on Oahu in LaniKai; the other photo is a double rainbow at the Ko Olina Beach during a world meditation service.
I will post inspirational stories, my experiences on the Hawaiian Islands with photographs, and with your feedback write about what you would like to see and read.
This first post is a copy of Christina Light’s post, but it embodies the message I want to deliver for the new year, and it is the way I want to live my life as a Fifty Year old Woman. I hope you enjoy it and refer to it when you need too.
Love is all inclusive, ego excludes what is not similar to itself.
Love just loves; ego compares, judges, measures, labels.
Love holds dear and gives freedom; ego clings and holds tight.
Love comes from a space wholeness and self-sufficiency; ego is incomplete and thus craves, longs, attaches.
Love is peace and balance; ego is war and instability.
Love is tolerance and acceptance; ego is prejudice and discrimination.
Love is patient; ego is frustrated and insecure.
Love is inner power; ego is disempowerment.
Love is unconditional; ego only gives to get something in return.
Love recognizes the Oneness that we all share; ego is very insecure and thus needs to feel better than others in order to feel better about oneself.
Love makes her own pasture flourish by watering it; ego always dreams about greener pastures and is never happy nor satisfied with what it has.
Love feels grateful; ego is a bottomless hole that never has enough.
Love believes in cooperation and forming alliances for the better good of ALL; ego is competitive and is only serving itself.
Love is serenity and clarity; ego is depressed and clouded.
Love ALWAYS unifies despite anything; ego ALWAYS finds reasons to separate.
Love is freedom; ego is possessive.
Love is happy with WHAT IS in the NOW; ego lives in the past and future.
Love is LOVE; ego is fear. Fear is the absence of love.
Love is natural; ego is acquired.
Love is detached; ego is attached.
Love is Heaven and Bliss; ego is suffering.
Love is who you truly ARE; ego is who you are not.
Let go of your false self and allow yourself to embody the love that you ARE !
The key is not fight the ego but embrace it with unconditional love and at the same time let it know that it’s time to let go and allow a greater power (your inner Divine Self) take control of your life. An ego cannot be fought because fighting itself is an egoic trait. An ego can be tamed with full mindfulness, deep introspection and unconditional love. Love is the greatest healer. What we resist persist. What we are not aware of cannot be healed. What we become aware of and send love to, we transmute back into Light.
Happy New Year to all…..January 1 2013