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Have faith

”Chaos is only understood when it’s loved by the wild, not the weak.”

 

I believe in me, and you should too; believe in yourself. Don’t become small for people who refuse to grow. The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become. Remember, no one is coming to save you. This life is 100 % your responsibility.

Brave human, never settle again. 

”Be kind to your mind.”

The main secret to success is believing in oneself. Your mind will always believe everything you tell it, therefore, feed it love. Feed it truth and compassion. It’s never too late to start living the life you always dreamt of. One day you just have to decide to jump, not knowing where you will land. Having the courage, although life is uncertain, will take you to places you never thought of exploring. Dear human, be brave. Have faith. Life will reward you the day you decide to never give up. Never give up on yourself.

I find it rather common that people speak negatively about themselves. The reasons for that might vary, but it’s standard that we don’t want to brag, and we don’t want anyone to feel insecure. However, believing in oneself, and what one is capable of is not bragging. There need to be a healthy balance between self-love, self-acceptance, self-awareness and self-distance. You have to be able to laugh at your own foolishness.

”Don’t take yourself too seriously, nevertheless, never let yourself be fooled.”


– naked soul –

Choose bravery – delete fear

”Wherever you are, be there.”

Make yourself a promise. Write yourself an agreement, and promise yourself to stay committed to your wants and desires. Whatever you wish and hope for, write it down. Your thoughts, your reflections, and all those things you wish to accomplish. Put them on a piece of paper and witness how they, little by little, transform into reality.

Forget everyone else for just a second. Think about what you want. Delete the negative voices inside your head that tell you that you can’t do it. Forget the people who tell you that you’re not worthy. Forget the ones who tell you what you should do. Do you. It’s your life. Bloom. Stay true to who you are. Don’t let anyone drag you down, don’t let anyone treat you as average. You’re extraordinary. Absolutely outstanding.

 

– dance like a dervish –

Temporarily closed for spiritual maintenance

”Just cause you’re breathing, doesn’t mean you’re alive.”

Soak up the present moment, listen to your heartbeat, the sound of the waves, the whispers in the wind. Recharge, and allow yourself to just be, with all your flaws and imperfections. Check-in on what you’re working towards, and what you’re working on in your mind right now. Slow down, and take it all in. Be aware, and listen within.

Work on yourself, every day. Strive to always do your best; and remember, your best today might not be your best tomorrow. Life can be a real battlefield at times; things will happen that you didn’t prepare for, nonetheless, try to stay open-minded and positive, in order for creative solutions to arise.

Do it for you, not for anyone else.

Feeling stressed out, and frustrated? Just sit for a while, and let the stillness speak. Be aware of the silence, of what’s happening within you. Relax, and let go of your worries; yesterday’s sorrows and tomorrow’s to-do’s.

Count your breathes. Count your blessings. Learn to appreciate the moments when you’re doing absolutely nothing. If you listen carefully you’ll hear whispers from deep within. Don’t ignore them.

Pay attention, and take it all in.

Linda

Annonser

The courage to change

”She travels through phases to rise in full bloom.”

– and so does the Moon

As humans we often find ourselves struggling as soon as we encounter change of some sort. Nonetheless, change is inevitable for us to transform and evolve. It’s unavoidable in order for us to become the humans we are meant to become. I’ve not always seen eye to eye with change. As a matter of fact I’ve always been afraid of change. Afraid to change.

In the past change usually made me feel uncomfortable, like I had no control over my life. No control over my Self. However small or big, it always made me feel uneasy. I wanted to feel safe, and at ease, despite the fact that the situation I was finding myself in was nothing but detrimental for my evolution as a human being. Nevertheless, as time passes by I’ve become to appreciate the uncertainty of life, I’ve become to appreciate change. Cause isn’t life all about change? There’s beauty in wanting to change, in wanting to transform. There’s beauty in uncertainty. Something that used to make me feel anxious and fearful, now makes me feel excited. Alive.

You posses the power to change the way you look at things

By being more present in the moment, and by turning inwards, towards myself, I’ve realised the importance of allowing things to unfold effortlessly, without me trying to interfere. Life guides us every single day, if we let it. It’s up to us to decide how we react to the things happening for us. We can’t control life, however, it provides us with lessons, and opportunities for growth each and every day. Still, no one can take away our reactions to life, that’s one thing we’ll always have control over. We’ll always have control over our thoughts, decisions and responses. Understand that you have the power. You posses the power to change the way you look at things. And when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Don’t be afraid to change

What is more, you should never be afraid to change. If the person you are at the moment just doesn’t feel right, or you feel that you can be more, do more – then know that there is always the opportunity for you to change. The best thing about change is, that it’s never too late. You’re never too young, or too old. Now is always the perfect time. Just like the seasons, we change. You can change how many times you like, that’s no one’s business, but yours. You choose. You choose when it’s your season to change.

Not everyone will understand you, and the path you’re walking. Don’t let that discourage you from moving forward, from changing. You can’t be everyone’s cup of tea. As long as you’re your own cup of tea, and as long as you don’t harm anyone, or yourself, it’s completely fine. As a matter of fact, it’s more than fine. It’s marvellous. Wonderful, and just as it’s supposed to be.

Rise in full bloom

Darling, I hope you have the courage to change, the day you feel it’s time. Cause, the day will come when the pain of staying stuck gets bigger than the pain of uncertainty. However, the more I think about change, the more I’ve become to realise that maybe it’s actually not so much about changing, but more so about becoming the person I’ve always been, deep within. Allowing myself to rise in full bloom.

Life is far from linear, instead life should be seen as a process. You might think that you have all of your life figured out by the age of 30. But, then life happens, and all of a sudden you might feel a tremendous need to speak up, to speak your truth. It’s like the calm, unnoticeable voice that has been deeply hidden inside of you suddenly wants to shout out loud. You see, all these years it has been trying to get your attention, yet you never really took the time to listen to what it had to say. That’s one reason why I treasure the stillness so much.

Compassion towards others, begins with compassion towards ourselves

Within the tranquility lies the answer. The answer to your deepest desires. Why are we so afraid to follow that inner voice? Why are we so afraid to trust our inner knowing, our inner wisdom? Are we so concerned about what others might think of us, that we don’t even allow our own intuition to guide us? I truly believe that the more we go within, and reflect upon where we are in life, and where we want to be, the more we stop comparing ourselves to others. I also believe that the more we learn about ourselves, the more we begin to trust ourselves. And the more we learn to forgive ourselves for our past mistakes and not so wise decisions, the more we begin to forgive the people around us for their shortcomings. Compassion towards others, begins with compassion towards ourselves. We shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves, and neither should we take this life too seriously. We should enjoy it while we can, and milk the most out of it. You’re allowed to change, as many times as you like. You’re allowed to be, exactly who you wish to be.

 

I just finished reading the book ”The courage to be disliked” written by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga. I knew it would become a favourite of mine just by reading the back part of the book. It’s a conversation between a philosopher and a young man, and their discussion reveals a profoundly liberating way of thinking: by developing the courage to change and to ignore the limitations so frequently imposed upon us, it’s possible to find happiness. The authors are using the theories of Alfred Adler, and is written in the classical ”dialogue format” method of Greek philosophy. I highly recommend the book; it’s simple, straightforward and eye-opening. A good read, indeed, especially for those longing for the courage to change.

Linda

Authenticity

”Thou may be kind, but that doesn’t make thou naive. Thou may be vulnerable, but that doesn’t make thou weak.”

 

Authentic: Not false or copied; genuine; real. Representing one’s true nature or beliefs; true to oneself or to the person identified. 

Authenticity. What does it mean? What does it mean to you? Who are you, when you’re your most authentic self? And why is it, that at times, it makes one feel weak when showing one’s true nature? It makes one feel exposed. Vulnerable. You peeled off all of your layers, you ripped off all of your clothes, standing bare naked, hand in hand with your soul. 

I believe in being genuine. To myself and to the people around me. However, that doesn’t mean that I’ve always succeeded in showing my true self. Far from it. Nonetheless, I can honestly say that there has been a tremendous growth within me when it comes to being honest. And I kinda like that. It makes me feel powerful. Far from weak.

Some people might call me naive. On the verge of being too kind. And as I will always stay true to my kindness and compassionate side, I’ve begun to realise the importance of being kind to myself as well. I’ve learned to set boundaries, and not let people treat me like I’m less than. And it hurts, deep within, knowing that at times I’ve believed that I’m not worthy of real love. Not worthy of honesty and respect. It’s like there’s been a part of me that hasn’t seen my power, my self-worth and wisdom. A part that hasn’t been able to embrace all of it. All of me.

It has taken me a couple of years to finally realise this, and a few months ago when I thought I’d healed from my past, it turned out that, it wasn’t the case. I still had some healing to do, some things to let go of. I had to create space. Space for my true self to enter. Healing is not linear, it’s a process that goes up and down, and down again, before you finally find yourself on the mountain top. It takes courage, and some tough climbing, but trust me; it will be worth it in the end. When you find yourself in similar situations, all over again, it’s time for you to take a step back. Observe, and reflect. It’s time for things to change.

We have one life. One. What the hell are we doing if we’re not enjoying life from our deepest core? Our most authentic self? We need to start enjoying life, not simply live it.

What is more, one important thing to bare in mind is that, although you’re honest and genuine, it doesn’t automatically mean that others will be. You can’t control another person, and you should never take anything a person does or says personally. Everything a person does is because of them, it’s not because of you. And I do understand, that if you’re an empath that you somehow want to help people, you want them to understand the importance of being genuine. The importance of living life truthfully. But how can you expect someone to be honest with you, if they aren’t even honest with themselves? You. Can’t. Change. Another. Person. That’s that person’s job. We’re all responsible of our own life. For our own happiness.

I’ve definitely come to a point in life where I don’t care what people think of me anymore. I don’t compare myself to others, cause how could I? I’m not them, and they are not me. I wish to be me, and I wish you to be you. Isn’t that what makes this life so compelling? That we’re a bunch of humans, although somehow so alike, we have our different traits, up-bringings and weird quirks. We have our different struggles, things to heal and to let go of. If we only knew how much there’s to learn from one another, so much wisdom and clarity to gain from each other. Every human I’ve met thus far I know I met for a reason. Although I’ve let people hurt me in the past, I know that it was something I had to go through, in order to find myself, in order to find my inner strength.

Self-love hasn’t always been a priority in my life, and therefore, I’ve had some hard lessons to learn, in order to finally see my own worth. It’s not narcissistic to love oneself, to take care of oneself. It’s necessary in order to grow and evolve as a human being.

Remember, the people who choose to hurt you are usually the ones suffering the most. The ones carrying the most unhealed pain. In most cases they might not even be aware of the damage they are causing; they are simply unconscious of their actions. However, at times, they know exactly what they are doing; and in those cases you need to remove yourself from their life – you can’t let their pain and suffering harm you anymore. In a way you’re helping them feed their behaviour by staying, or letting them treat you poorly. You might not be able to help them change, however, you have the choice to leave the situation. You have the choice to say ”enough”.

Happy and peaceful people don’t walk around destroying other people’s lives. Therefore, be kind to the unkind. Nevertheless, never let them treat you like a doormat. Know your worth. You’re a beautiful human, filled with love and compassion. And trust me when I say, I know how hard it can be to live in a world where showing emotions is regarded as weak. A world where people take advantage of your kindness. But don’t let them. Stand tall. Be you. In all of your power.

And yes, I still wish to guide, and inspire people. Help people. But I’ve realised that the only way to help and inspire other humans is to stay true to myself, and not to be afraid to show my most authentic self. We help others, by first helping ourselves.

Linda

Fall inspo

”Life starts all over when it gets crisp in the fall.”

 

Vivid as the ocean, infinite as the sky. Colourful as the leaves go by. Take a glimpse at nature, a glimpse at the stars, and know by heart, your true power lies within and beneath your scars.

Cosy sweater weather Coffee and poetry Music and champagne kisses Soft raindrops against the window Peace of mind Art Scented candle dinner Exploring new cities Oat milk and honey Love and laughter Passionate hugs Mountains Ocean views Flowers and promises Confidence and compassion Curiosity and creativity Painting souls Travelling Catching stars Catching eyes Reading out load Believing Rainy nights Being here right now

fall 

Linda

Define what success & happiness mean to you

”We rise by lifting others.”

 

When nothing is certain, anything is possible. My personal opinion when it comes to success is that I believe successful people are those who are living their passion, following their dreams and pursuing their goals in life – even though, at times, the path might be uncertain. Even though the path is dark, their inner light will always guide them. 

It’s rather easy, and common, to talk about what we want in life; we write about it, and dream about it. We might even visualize how we achieve our dreams and our goals. But for many of us, it all stops there.

What traits do successful humans have, that the persons who is stuck in their dreams, and keep on being stuck in their dreams, do not have? Below you’ll find ten traits that I strongly believe will have a great impact whether one becomes successful or not.

Nevertheless, success looks different for everyone. Therefore it’s of utmost importance that you define what success and happiness mean to you. Focus on what you’re looking for. We usually compare ourselves more to others when we don’t know what we stand for. Always make choices that are important to you. A great idea is to divide success in different categories, such as mentally, spiritually, emotionally, financially and physically. Write down how you define success within each of these categories, and you will become much clearer of where you stand. Remember, you’re the creator of your life – make it worth living. Make it beautiful.

Ten traits of successful humans

 

  1. They take action. These people know that in order to achieve and become successful they have to work hard. Nothing comes easy in life. It’s not enough that you talk about how you wish your life to look like, or how often you dream about that company you would like to build, or all that money you would like to have. ‘Oh if only I had more time.’ ‘I will do it next year when I am ready.’ You. Need. To. Take. Action. And you need to do it now – not tomorrow, not next week, not next year. Now. You have to start somewhere, start small. Just start, because frankly speaking there is no excuse for not trying. You have to prepare yourself. You don’t have to be 100 % ready, since lets face it; this feeling of ”being ready” won’t come knocking on your door with flowers and chocolate in he middle of the night. No, you make time for the things you want. You create opportunities. And you take action. A year from now you will be happy that you started today.

 

  1. They have confidence. This is a tricky one, because if you don’t have confidence it will most likely be very difficult to create confidence out of the blue. It takes practice, and a strong belief in oneself and what one is capable of. You have to learn about yourself, you have to fall deeply and madly in love with yourself. You have to know that you are worthy of having the things you wish for in life. The more we learn about ourselves, and accept ourselves for who we truly are, our confidence will grow stronger. Core confidence is knowing that although you get fired from your job, or rejected for your work, you know deep down inside, that despite these things you’re worthy, and you get back up. Everyone makes mistakes; it’s part of human life. You’ll learn from your mistakes, you’ll grow, and eventually you’ll find yourself in the progress.

 

  1. They have faith. They believe in the things they cannot yet see – simply because they know; they have a strong feeling that things will finally fall into place. They know that the combination of hard work and having the ability to believe is the strongest force. While they have a clear vision of the end-goal, they also know that in order to reach that beautiful destination they have to enjoy the journey, the actual progress, as well.

 

  1. They have desire. Successful people have passion; they love what they are doing. Honestly, it’s rather obvious, because if you don’t love what you are doing you will sooner or later give up. Because it will be hard, it will be challenging, and all people will not agree with what you are doing. BUT you continue because deep down inside you know that this is the right path for you. You don’t give up when things get uncomfortable; you roll up your sleeves and get to work.

 

  1. They give. They have developed a mindset where they focus on how they can contribute to the world, and to the people around them. They don’t solely think about making money, and how they can improve themselves, but instead how they can improve the lives of others. In order to receive you have to give. You have to share your talents with the rest of the world. How can they benefit from what you are doing? We are in this together, how can we help and serve each other in the most successful way?

 

  1. They focus on themselves. Don’t compare yourself to others. Focus on your unique talents, your unique traits. What are you good at? Focus on your assets. It’s the strengths you need to polish, and you have to make them even stronger. We all have weaknesses, and it’s important that we become aware of them, but we should not focus on the things we cannot do. Instead focus on the things that make you great, and make them even greater.

 

  1. They have a willingness to learn. Be open-minded, learn new things – it makes you more creative. You can never have too much knowledge (wisdom). Take every moment to improve yourself – if you stumble upon something that makes you uncomfortable, something that is new to you, then use that opportunity to gather new information and new knowledge.

 

  1. They ask for help & they are grateful. Successful people know that they are not great at everything. They gather knowledge and advise from others. They learn from others. They build an encouraging team around themselves, because they know that together they become stronger. And furthermore, they practice gratitude, every damn day. They are grateful for every achievements in life, because they know that they would not be the person they are today if it were not for all the things they done so far.

 

  1. They make time for things that make them feel relaxed. They know the importance of taking time-out and recharging their batteries. They do things that give them energy to proceed, and succeed. Whether it is practicing meditation, travelling, spending time in nature or cooking a meal to their family; they do it because it makes them rejuvenated.

 

  1. They do not dwell in the past. We learn from both our previous failures and victories, but they happened in the past. They have occurred, we reflect, and we move on. Successful people know that the now is the only thing they have, and from there they move forward. The future is created in the now.

 

Linda

 

Dear October…

… as your days get darker, my soul gets lighter.

”While some people like to dance underneath the stars in June, others like to play with the red leaves of October, and I’m blissfully, wholeheartedly stuck in the middle.”

 

You’ve never been my favorite, however, you force us to appreciate even the darkest days. Although the sun is hiding and the clouds are heavy, we survive. It’s during rough times we grow, dear October. It’s during those times we know how to live. But I sense you have changed. You’re warmer than before, more colorful. Filled with laughter. Like you’ve risen in love.

And like the wisest of them all, you’re letting go of what no longer serves you. Your brisk wind makes everything rejuvenating. The days; alluring and brightful, the nights; dark and calm. I see a star waiting to be born, intentions waiting to be established, a nature waiting to be cherished, and a life waiting to be lived. 

October is for watching red leaves falling. Creating space. Taking action and working hard. Believing in the power of the soul. The power of now. Caring for oneself. Just like nature, we transform. Becoming whole, empowered and complete. Putting positive intentions into everything we do.

Silently witness the beauty of nature – notice how seductively and effortlessly she’s unfolding her treasures. Fearless.

October is for enjoying the darkness, as well as the bright light within. It’s for grasping opportunities. Looking within for happiness, success and courage. Sometimes the things we want the most are closer than we think.

PAUSE.

”Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

–  F. Scott Fitzgerald

This October is all about courage, love and determination. It’s about the dark sky filled with stars. Filled with hope. It’s about being kind to oneself, fellow beings and Mother Nature. It’s about inspiration, and thinking out load. Expressing emotions, thoughts and dreams. It’s about feeding the body nutrients. Respecting the body. Listening to the body. Loving the body. It’s about not being afraid of failure. Since – He who never fails, never actually lives –

Dare to flourish. Dare to be you.

How come we treat ourselves with such disrespect? How come we treat our planet the way we do? If we only knew how lucky we are to be here, right now, in this moment. Lucky to be enjoying the beauty of the ocean, the forest, lakes, mountains, cities, cultures, beaches, skyscrapers, animals, humans, books, love, pain and laughter. Some things you better not ever forget.

It’s for eliminating all the negativity, all the drama. Making room for what’s to come. Breathing in positivity, love and compassion. It’s for giving more. Listening more. It’s for being there for one another, believing in everything that we are. Limitless creatures. Limitless souls. Filled with a power to create a life we’ve always dreamt of. Knowing that there’s pure magic floating around us, through us, within us.

Dear October, help us see the beauty within; the beauty within red leaves falling, the beauty of letting go, the beauty of becoming. Reborn.

I welcome you, darling dear. There’s no hiding from you anymore. Let us play, let us dance. Life begins every second.

 

beauty sleep

”during the darkest night
she falls asleep,
while autumn leaves dancing
within the gently breeze.
– i promise i’ll wake you up
after you’ve had your sleep –
until then,
darling dear,
until then,
may your dreams be sweet
filling our heartbeat.”

Linda

It’s all magic

”I allow magic to enter my life.”

 

We live in a vast world, surrounded by an never ending space of pure light, and darkness. We are spinning around within a universe, embraced by planets, stars, galaxies, love and pure bright light. The body you’re in is capable of doing a lot of wondrous things; it can give birth to new life, whether it’s a creative project or a new human being. It can create beauty, excitement, joy and laughter. Our human brain can create innovations, dreams and realities. Being human, means we’re here to create. We’re here to create magic.

There are a lot of things occurring each and every day on this planet that we humans simply can’t understand, or explain with our words. Our western society has taught us that if we can’t back up our statements with proper facts and figures, and give a perfect reason for something happening it can’t be valid. It can’t be true. And god forbid if we put our trust into something which can’t be explained properly – you stupid human, haven’t school thought you anything?! You’re so naive. Don’t get me wrong, science is great, in fact, without it the world would be long gone. We humans need science, we need facts and figures in order to understand ourselves and this world. However, what I’m trying to say is, that there are things, circumstances, situations, conditions and effects that simply can’t be understood from our conditioned human mind’s point of view.

You are here right now, in this moment, in this day of age, and you’re trying to tell me that that’s not magic? I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I’m not going to listen to your i know everything, this is how it’s supposed to be, give me proof otherwise i don’t believe it. Darling human, if we only knew how much magic there are out there that we have no idea of, things we can’t fully grasp, things that are so out of this world it can’t be put on paper. Things that can’t be learned in classrooms. And isn’t that what makes it even more exciting? That we have no clue whatsoever about certain things. We. Have. No. Fu***ng. Idea.

”You’re the one in control of how you choose to react
to the life happening for you.”

And what is more, I’m not going to listen to your victim mentality; all the why me, life is always working against me, i’m not worthy, i can’t do anything, i’m not good at anything, i’m never going to be happy, i have no control of my life. Just stop. Stop it already.

Everything starts with you. It starts with your outlook on life. It starts from deep within your soul – that’s where all the magic lies, waiting to bloom, waiting to shed some light on this world. How come you don’t see, you’re already everything you need. You don’t need anything, or anyone, in order to feel happy, fulfilled. You’re the one in control of how you choose to react to the life happening for you. Stop seeking outside validation, stop comparing your worst days to someone’s fake online life. Focus on yourself, focus on your magic.

If there is something you wish to do, but don’t have enough nerve, or you’re waiting for some kind of stupid sign that you’re actually allowed to do it; then here it is – your stupid sign – do it. Just go out and do it. What’s the worst thing that can happen really? You might fail. However who cares, when it means you tried? You dared to try, you dared to follow your dream. Your magic. You might succeed. However who cares, since it shouldn’t be your only reason for doing it. You should do it out of love. You should do it because it brings you life.

You’re not more or less than anyone else walking on this planet, including the animals. And no one else is more or less than you. We are equals, meaning we should support each others dreams. Someone’s success does not mean that now there’s less success for you. No, quite the opposite – there’s plenty for everyone to go around – if we only shared more, gave more, to one another. What you have, someone else might be lacking, the same way that someone else might have something that you need more of – sharing what we have with our fellow humans should be a main purpose in our lives. To share the magic that lie underneath, waiting to be released.

Darling, you are magic. Waking up every morning, is magic. Being here, is magic. The way nature provides us with her beauty, each and every day, is magic. The way the beam of sunlight caresses your tearfilled cheek, is magic. The way you laugh, is magic. The way you look into another person’s eyes and see magic, is magic. The way the ocean waves crash against the steep cliffs, is magic. The way you can change your life in a blink of an eye, is magic. Whether you believe it or not, its’ magic. It’s up to you how you choose to see your life here on earth. It’s your responsibility; not your spouse’s, nor your friends’ or family’s. It’s your responsibility.

Your life is happening now, it’s happening with each and every one of your breathes. Don’t take it for granted – enjoy the rollercoaster, enjoy the in-betweens, the stillness, the silence. That’s where the real magic is housing. Are you ready to embrace it? Are you ready to listen to what it has to say? And don’t get all worked up – I promise you, you won’t be able to understand it fully, although you have a doctor’s degree in whatever.

It’s magic. And magic is supposed to be felt, not understood.

Linda

 

Rise in love

”Choose love over fear. Over and over again”

 

A lot of us go through life with the assumption that love is difficult. Love is not difficult; we humans make it difficult. As a matter of fact, love is pretty simple – it’s life, in its purest form. It’s being vulnerable, authentic and raw. It’s walking side by side with the strongest force of them all. Without it we would not be. We would not exist.

Darling human, if you seek love – be love.

I love soft hearts, the birth of a new day, watching the sky, at night, brimming with stars. I love a white canvas, painting my life, feeding my soul. I love talking to strangers, deep conversations, I smile, when you smile. I love waking up early dawn, life’s still asleep, my heart wide awake. I love writing, feeding you hope, feeding you joy and laughter. I love the moon, the sun, and the stars. I love summer. In fact, I love all seasons. Autumn, winter, spring. I love the serenity of nature, the richness and wisdom she provides. I love books. Oh, how I adore a great book. I love walking in an empty street, the stillness, the force of life running through my veins. I love a crowded market place, a foreign country, conversations I don’t understand, however, I read faces, I read eyes. I love lips on lips, skin on skin. I love the sunset, the sunrise, thunderstorms and heavy rain. I love gaining wisdom, interacting with people from all walks of life. I love humans. I love animals. I love the space, the air, the feeling of freedom and peace of mind. I love the sun caressing my cheeks, the light, late at night, shining through my window. I love deep connections, emotions wide awake, speaking feelings, speaking truth. I love being in the moment, cherishing every heartbeat. I love kissing in the rain, tears running down my cheeks, butterflies in my tummy. I love watching snow falling, flowers blooming, leaves turning red. I love written words, from deep within, poetry. I love red lips, the feeling of confidence, smiling at strangers. I love dancing, music, doing yoga, the human body. I love black coffee, brown eyes, adventurous souls. I love humor, falling asleep, with a smile on my face, waking up, with peace in my heart. I love being sensitive, a soul packed with emotions, filled with love, hope and passion. I love finding myself, every day. I love love. Tell me what you love.

 

♥♥♥♥♥♥

I wanted to share a video with a poem written for my friends Sofia & Michael, for their wedding earlier this summer. Their love inspires me. I guess love in general inspires me. The greatest force of them all, connecting us all together. We humans need more love. This planet needs more love. Cause without it? We are nothing. Have nothing.

 

 

 

Linda

Dear September…

… you make me feel at home. At home in this restless soul of mine.

”Darling, if you want to know love you must lose your fear of me.”

The leaves shine bright in warm golden light. Utterly mesmerized, while watching summer falling so artlessly in love with September, whispering final words of goodbyes. Be aware darling human, be aware, you’re shifting just like the softest, brittlest wind. Stay open, be alert, now is the perfect time for a rebirth.

While I’ve always kept summer close to my heart, still and all I believe my soul breathes for fall. 

September is for faith. Love and compassion. It’s for knowing one’s worth, and the ability to shine light in another person’s life. Taking care of the body, as well as the soul. Exploring new cities and friendships. It’s for constantly learning, constantly evolving. Small steps in the right direction. Appreciating every victory, every mistake. It’s for blissful mornings. Dark, quiet evenings. Golden opportunities from dusk till dawn. The bright sunlight caressing thirsty hearts. Thirsty souls. It’s about the ability to inspire other human beings. Improving the quality of life. Challenging the body. Loving the body. Loving life.

”Your greatness is not what you have; it’s what you give. Give kindness, love and passion. Sprinkle your heart everywhere – paint the world, color your life, as well as everyone else’s. Never, ever hide the beauty of your heart. The beauty of you.”

This September is all about being present in the now. It’s about finding humour in everyday life. Expecting, and enjoying the unexpected.  It’s about mindfulness and creativity. It’s about a life that’s flourishing and exciting. Beautiful and unexpected. It’s about life.

Awaken dear human, awaken your soul. September is for seeking knowledge, the truth resting deep within. Savor every breath of this moment, while summer so effortlessly turns into fall. It’s pure beauty, pure art. Nature soothes us with her colorful heart. Wherever we go, whenever we fall, mother nature’s passionate spirit embraces us all.

Make a choice, take the leap, and don’t you dare to forget your true worth underneath.

I welcome you. The colours of your soul, absolutely ravishing. You’re one of a kind, dear September. One of a kind.

”You’re never alone with a soul full of heart. A sky full of stars, and a world full of hope. Never alone. Never afraid. With a soul full of passion.”

September. Darling. You teach us that it’s never too late for new beginnings. It’s never too late to reinvent oneself. In the midst of all the chaos we’ll find ourselves. Don’t be afraid to start again. Begin again. Again and again. Dear human, close your eyes to old ends, open your heart to new beginnings.

It’s time to move forward, time to evolve. Dear September, take our hand, it’s time to resolve. Guide us to where we need to be. You always have the power to shift your life from where you are, to where you dream to be. I know summer, you do not want to leave. However, your tight grip makes it hard to breathe. Please make room for her colorful soul, await, it’s time for her to become whole.

Be good to us,

dear September,

be good to us.

Linda

 

(Photos: Ilya Redin)

By your side, dear intuition

”I may not be brave, but my eyes speak the truth.”

random thoughts of the day.

i’m a free spirit. within me is a strong need for freedom. a strong need for serenity and calm sea. i want to feel alive. i want to feel that i am the one in control of my life, the one in control of my decisions. i want to be me, and i want you to be you.

i do not easily fall in love, however, if i meet a person with whom i connect i usually feel it at once. this happens whether it’s a friendship, a colleague, or someone i would fall into a love relationship with. it hits me at once. the feeling is there, and i can’t hide from it. when i fall for another human being i feel it throughout my entire body. my emotions speak vividly. they speak through my heart. through the butterflies going freakin wild in my belly.

nevertheless, a pure physical connection has never been enough for me, i need to connect with another human being on a much deeper soul level. this i believe has to do with my strong intuition. as i always have allowed my intuition to guide me through life i usually listen to it. i know it speaks the truth. i give it space to breathe air into my awareness. i give it space to live inside me, and i trust it with all of my heart. with all of my being.

sometimes it takes one look. one gaze into another person’s eyes, and i know. i know if this is a person that is going to be good for me. a person that will help me grow and evolve, a person that lets me be me, and lastly; if it’s a person that makes me feel at peace. at home. at home in this restless soul of mine.

i strongly believe that we don’t meet anyone by accident. behind every encounter there is a bigger meaning. we might not be aware of it at once, but with time it will flow to us, the meaning will always shine it’s light upon us. when we are ready to grasp its purpose in our lives it will come to us, we just have to trust that it will, we have to give it space to expand into our awareness. we can’t however force these things to happen, as they will occur in perfect timing.

one indication for me to know that the person i met will have a huge impact in my life is that my imagination gets more vivid, my intuition speaks more loudly, and last but not least; i see signs everywhere. everywhere. signs reminding me of that person is more or less thrown in my face. it’s like the universe is talking to me non-stop, eager to get my attention. although i don’t want to listen it speaks, it shouts and it screams, until i finally surrender and realize that it won’t shut up until i do something about it.

i know that the universe knows what’s best for me. the universe and my intuition have a strong connection – they communicate daily, one-on-one they chit chat like best buddies. sometimes they even talk directly to me. and i know, that at times they laugh at how silly i am, that i don’t see what’s right there in front of me. that i don’t see the magic flooding underneath, the beauty and strength that’s waiting to release.

our intuition is a powerful force, and we should learn how to listen to and trust it even more. it always has our back, it wants what’s best for us, it always does.

believe in yourself. believe that all you need is waiting underneath. waiting for you to come out from beneath, darling you’re already more than complete.

Linda