“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”
Thich Nhat Hanh from “Peace Is Every Step: The Path Of Mindfulness In Everyday Life”
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Photograph of Whooper Swans from the National Geographic (February, 2011)
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We must all strive to connect our mind, body and spirit to find our soul’s true purpose.
Rumi, a 13th Century Persian Poet, wrote beautifully about the importance of following your heart to find love and purpose in life….
My video presents 5 of his most beautiful quotations.
“What I have come to treasure most in life are the hardships I have overcome, and the satisfaction of feeling “heroic” in many ways. To live through challenging times and not only survive, but to emerge victorious and “thrive”, will bring all of us a sense of incredible joy and satisfaction.”
“To live a truly authentic life makes us vulnerable, but it is a life worth living. I am who I am and I can live with that.”
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“I am who I am”, not to be defined by conventions regarding a “role” as wife , mother, or daughter.
As a child, I was always told by people that “I beat to my own drum”. And because I did not always conform to the “rules”, my actions were frowned upon by my family and schools that I attended.
I can now see the beauty of following our soul and not caring what others think or say about us. Although I would lose this part of my soul at times, life would always bring it back to me.
Women, by allowing society and others to “define” them as daughter, wife and mother, come to believe that their “identity” resides outside their soul and bodies…Our ego becomes attached to these external realities, and it makes reclaiming our soul very difficult at times.
When my life collapsed several years ago, destroying all of my so-called dreams of having the “perfect family”, I found my soul again in the little girl that “beat to her own drum”. And her little voice told me that “I am who I am”, not to be defined by conventions regarding a “role” as wife , mother, or daughter.
“I am me…a soul free to grow and expand beyond societal restrictions”
As women, we must reach out and embrace the infinite as this is always in the best interest of the soul. Do not let anyone or anything define your Dharma. We should strive for independence, and like a child follow our hearts.
The best path to understanding the connection with “our truth” is to start living it, breathing it, thinking it, acting it and ultimately “feeling it”.
Namaste, Jennifer Miller
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