I’m making time to stop and see the beautiful flowers that are blooming like mad all over town.
Hiking through the parks and along the sweet walking paths around the Lake and downtown, there are so many gorgeous blooms. Summer is so short here – I’m glad they’re really coming out in force this year – and I’m appreciating every day of it.
What can you do for yourself today to honor the season you’re experiencing today? Visit a farmer’s market, dust off the bike and take it for a spin, lay in the hammock and pay no attention to the time, set up the sprinkler and embarrass the kids in front of the neighborhood… However you choose to pass the time, I truly hope you find the gift in every day you live.
Our stories are not so simple and we are not definable by a single word or a single phrase.
We are people who have lived through challenges and joys – we’ve reached out to help others and we’ve turned away from those who have hurt us.
I find an image can tell a more complete and compelling story than words alone.
If you’ll play along for a moment… Looking at the image above, what thoughts pop into your mind about this woman, her situation, her thoughts? How did she get here?
I bet your ideas are different than mine and just as (if not more, of course) interesting.
Imagery lets the imagination flow in any direction. And I’d love to hear what popped into your mind as you thought through this image.
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We called the above collection of images “Bento Box“. These Muse sessions are about fun and play and connecting to that inner quality that is uniquely yours.
Tiffany loves all things Japanese. She will hunt down antique kimonos on ebay, her wedding reception was at a Japanese restaurant, her honeymoon was a trip to Japan and her bridal portraits – as you can see here – feature some of her favorite possessions from the Land of the Rising Sun.
What is it that makes us connect to something so much? Is it from something we remember from childhood? Is it something we’re born with? Something that simply fascinates us for no clear reason? Perhaps something from a past life… Fun to ponder and try to learn a bit more about who we are and how and why we are who we are.
Whomever you are, whatever you’re attracted to, whatever you love to see, whatever activities you love to do, whatever inspires you…. is something unique to you. Give it attention, honor it – you are who you are because of it.
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“Wherever a dancer stands is Holy Ground” ~Martha Graham
Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river. ~ unknown
The forces of nature.
The forces of our nature.
How often do we find ourselves falling into the same routines of our nature? When we’re not paying attention, we can lose sight of who we are and what we want for ourselves. We continue on every day, finding ourselves in a groove. And this groove grows, deeper and wider every day. The more time and energy that go into it, the more we grow into that space. If this is a place that is where you want to be, that is amazing and so powerful – be proud. But, if you realize you’ve meandered from where you want to be, look to find a new outlet – perhaps small – and start sending your time, energy and love there and see what happens. The more we direct our attention and our time towards what we love, the more our true path will become clear.