Yet, I’m a seeker by nature—always looking for the next answer, and more importantly the next question—though I bet that’s fairly obvious when reading this blog. And I bet your the same. As seekers we are constantly looking for new teachers, thoughts to ponder, and books to read. It’s a fierce curiosity that I cherish and that I believe nurtures our growth as humans and how we interact with the world.
The thing with seeking though, is that we have to remind ourselves, when it comes down to it, we’ve already got what we need. We don’t need to seek because we already know.
Suffering. It’s a scary word. So scary in fact that most of us work hard to avoid it every day. We try to control situations to avoid failure or disappointment (suffering), we use positive mantras to keep us feeling happy (in light of suffering), and our greatest fears usually involve suffering.
It’s possible many of you even had aversion to reading the title of today’s post.
Happy Friday! This fun holiday week has been extra fun for me because I’ve had an extra special visitor in town—my Mom! We’ve had an awesome time enjoying farmers markets, botanical gardens, and a lot of relaxation. This weekend I’ll be enjoying much of the same—except in a camper in the Oregon countryside with my pup and my hub.
Myself, my close friends, my most beloved teachers—so many of the people I’ve talked with and listened to describe a constant inner dialogue centered around enough. We do it so much that we don’t even realize how often it crosses our minds.
Happy summer solstice! Summer is my favorite time of year and I love using this change of seasons to take inventory on what matters most to me and how my actions are aligned with those values. This weekend I’ll be taking a hike with the pup, prepping for company next week, doing a few fun diy projects around the house, and most importantly—breathing with intention.
Happy Friday! Today’s photo comes from last weekend’s trip with friends—it was a dreamy place to relax. Tonight I am heading to a concert (where I’ll know zero of the bands.. but I’m still excited) and tomorrow I have a much needed reiki session. Other than that I am looking forward to a quiet weekend to myself.