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    Reconnecting to your true nature: Practicing mindfulness

    Every single one of us desires a life filled with joy and happiness and I think that this desire inherent to each of us connects us on a deeper level as human beings. However, where we differ are the ways through which we are looking for happiness and joy. I believe that in order to find true joy and meaning we, eventually, have to turn inward first and foremost and find the connection to our true Self – to our heart – because without this connection we will be always looking for the next thing to make us happy without realizing that what we carry within us has the power…

  • Connection & Lifestyle

    Love does not always look like a “yes”

    Even though life would seem easier, if everything we set our mind and heart to was accomplished right away with no detours, no unexpected events and with no unnecessary obstacles, it would also fail to serve its purpose. I usually imagine life as a playground where we are given an opportunity to express what was stored within our being – within our heart – and what is invisible to human eyes unless it is expressed in form, words, actions, creations, and relationships. This makes of us creators of our lives. We are born with certain abilities or disabilities and we realize our strength by living the life that was perfectly…

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    Don´t try to be everything to everyone, just be all you need to be

    For years I equated being kind with respecting everyone else´s feelings and not making them feel uncomfortable. I got trapped in a mental loop, where I sorted through my thoughts, words and actions in order not to hurt anyone, but on the other side, I was blind to the fact that sometimes it meant holding back my whole truth, not expressing myself in a way I wanted to or dumbing myself down, so others won´t feel uncomfortable in my presence. Until it got to the point where I unconsciously started to suppress my inner voice, because I was afraid that my words or actions might offend someone. If you are…

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    How to stop resenting others

    Recently, I was thinking about the notion of so called “toxic relationships” and whether using this term is helpful or not. Honestly, I think that every relationship is what we created it to be and the only toxic thing about our interactions with other human beings are the fearful thought patterns that we are stuck with until we become aware of them. It is certainly easier to blame other people for the ways they treat us, however, that is not where our true power lies. I tried it many times and believe me, blaming and judging is only going to keep you blind to the prejudice and uncomfortable feelings you…