The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is the most impressive spiritual novel I've read in, well, my whole life thus far! It has 3 main, deeply profound themes.
I pray to better myself, not to change my situation. If the situation changes and I haven't, then have I really learned anything? Have I really grown? Probably not!
The satisfaction we get from work should be as simple as knowing we did our best. Because, remember, jobs aren't supposed to be our whole lives
Hello, everyone! Today’s been kind of rough, I’ve had loved ones tell me that they feel lost in life. As much as I want to be able to help more, I know that I can’t.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I can help by being a good friend, by being a shoulder to cry on, but I’ll never be able to fix the root problem.
It sucks. There’s not much else about it to really say. I certainly don’t know what to say anyway.
I read this article Fearless Tarot by Trade Winds Tarot a little while ago and have been meaning to share it with you all but have been busy and just haven’t gotten around to it. Wouldn’t ya know it, while re-reading the post I found some helpful words for my friend today!
“We’re not lost, we’re having an adventure.”
You have to know where you’re trying to end up to end up lost. My friend never had a destination in mind to begin with, but I’m sure we’ll find someplace nice eventually. 😊
So you’ve scoured ‘how to’ texts by Tarot authors and influencers, ancient esoteric material and have a regular Tarot practise. A bunch of tried and tested spreads at your finger tips and have got to grips this Tarot thing. You know what you’re doing is right. The books say so. Your peers are in awe of your learnedness.
There is a time in every learning curve when one of two things happen. We can become excellent, well regarded and knowledgeable, or we can be the Fool and jump into the formless. Experiment, question, look at the cards, their uses and applications and play with them, enjoy them and discover stuff in them, about them and surrounding them.
The difference between following the route prescribed on google maps or switching the damned thing off and exploring the back streets, hidden courtyards and perhaps coming across Diagon Alley or a…
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Hello there, everyone!😊 How are ya all doin’ today? My love and I had the most fantastic day out yesterday and when we got home I was absolutely exhausted. But even though I felt like I could pass out at any moment, and even though I *wanted* to pass out and just fall asleep, I couldn’t!
Maybe it was the 3 cups of coffee, or maybe love really is a drug, but I just could not stop thinking about what a good day we had! Which was fine, I’m not trying to complain or anything, but I had had my fun and just wanted rest, ya know?
But my mind just Was. Not. Having. It.
At one point I tried telling myself that I was in control, not my mind. Needless to say, it didn’t do much other than stress me out a little bit.
Then I remembered this lovely article by Agastya Kapoor on agastyakapoor.in.
The mind is a wanderer, its what it does! Trying to control it is like trying to drink the ocean; it can’t be done.
Then I realized something. I was afraid. I was afraid of losing those happy memories I had made, and so I was clinging onto them. Trying to control, or just stop, my restless thoughts had been pointless up until that point because I didn’t know why my mind was so restless in the first place!
Do you know what I did to help my mind rest?
I wrote. I wrote down all of the pleasant memories and cute dumb jokes my love made, I wrote about going to lunch and trying to go for a walk in the park in 25 degree Fahrenheit weather. I wrote down all the fun moments, all the boring moments, and everything in-between.
And ya know what? It helped. Suddenly, my mind settled. Peace at last!
Writing down all the memories I was afraid of losing ensured that those memories wouldn’t be forgotten. Lost in a closet eventually, maybe, but they would be easier to find in a closet than in my head!
I don’t know if I would have realized I was so afraid of forgetting if it wasn’t for The Art and Craft of Calming a Restless Mind and I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I did! ❤
Do you have a restless mind? Have you ever been unsure of what you would like to do for an afternoon and subsequently done nothing because you can’t decide?
When thoughts flood your mind, they drain your energy, stop you from living in the present moment, and can create a loop in your brain that feels difficult to escape. They can also make it harder to concentrate and accomplish daily tasks and impair your memory and sleep.
What is a restless mind?
A mind which has numerous thoughts flowing and is unable to segregate the chaos is a restless mind. One is unable to stay calm. The overthinking is the root cause of a restless mind.
The mind is very restless, turbulent, strong and obstinate. Lord, It appears to me that it’s more difficult to control than the wind. Bhagavad Gita 6.34
Why does our mind wander?
It’s the nature of the mind to…
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