Off the plane and out of the airport, the humid air wraps me in her warm embrace. The sun is bright, really bright, and feels so lovely on my skin. The smell of incense and frangipani and clove cigarettes fills my lungs, as familiar faces welcome me back to a place that, at one time, felt so incredibly unfamiliar…
In today's world, comparison and jealousy can show up often and in many different ways. How do we gracefully acknowledge these sparks of jealousy without them igniting a wildfire of self doubt? And how can we use this fire to motivate us and inspire us instead of burning us down? Here are a few simple practices to transform jealousy into unstoppable motivation.
The beginning of summer is a notable halfway point through the year and has an oddly similar feeling to the beginning of a new year. And like a new year, summer always feels like a good time for a checking in and for a fresh start. Here are a few quick prompts to help you get clear on what you want to create this last half of the year.
Shortly after my meditation this morning, as I was sipping my coffee and writing in my journal, this affirmation drifted into my mind: I am constantly and consciously creating my best life. I reflected on this, and I thought I’d share what I took from it, what it means to me, and maybe my words will also land with you.
From the moment my obsession with surfing began, maybe around 8 or 9 years old, I always day-dreamed about becoming a professional surfer. Throughout my early teenage years I surfed in competitions and I even managed to receive support from a few amazing sponsors. And as a kid that grew up in a wave-starved stretch of coast in South Carolina, I felt like I was doing a damn good job. Like I was well on my way.
The conditions are always changing... Out in the waves. Here on dry land. While we breathe and sweat on the yoga mat. The world around us is constantly moving through seasons and cycles and transformation. And we are much the same. So while we can't always control the conditions, the question becomes, "How can we respond?"
Take me to the table where we all dine together, and pluck me from the crowd and return me to my sender, whatever path you follow push on till tomorrow, LOVE all SERVE all and create no sorrow >> Trevor Hall