Mindful Break: How To Cure Worrying Too Much

Its one of those moments (again..) where I feel like I’m stuck. I think I worry too much. This article came in at a good time. Something to ponder about. Especially that about “learning to trust the Universe (or God) completely and that I always have exactly what I need”

Happier

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I was at a trendy breakfast spot in Soho.

Modern, super delicious food, hip New Yorkers.

In the far corner were three people who stood out from the crowd.

That’s hard to do in New York City.

You could wear phosphorescent green, ultra-skinny jeans… and in NYC, you’d fit right in.

You could be a conjoined twin with two heads of different ethnic origin… and in NYC, you’d fit right in.

You could say out loud, “Jezamachafreeakmakamaka!” And in NYC, somebody would say “Screw you!” but somebody else would say “I hear ya brother!”

Point being… it’s hard to stand out here!

So just who were these three people who stood out from the crowd in Soho?

They were monks in full robes enjoying Sunday brunch.

As one of them walked passed me I said to him, “I have to let you know… your energy is awesome. Do you have any worries whatsoever?”

He said, “Of…

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October 2014

October 14

I LOVE October! It will always be my special month.

Its also the month where I turn a year older. What does it all mean? Did I get it right? Did I get it at all? So many questions, so many things yet to do. But 1 important thing I realised is to let go. Let go of what doesn’t work, all that hurts, the negative. Its easier said than done. But its one of the most worthy things in life! Because when you let go, you let God. You let God handle all that you can never handle anyway. I still have a long way to go and I have hope for so many things. Relationships, work, life. May this October be a wonderful start to all that is good. Ameen.

October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter. ~Nova S. Bair

We miss you Oringe

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Its a Great Monday. And I have flowers on my table! Roses to be exact! 🙂 I LOVE ROSES!! And other flowers too. But roses are almost like how stars are in the sky 🙂 They are amongst many of the Divine beauty on earth.

The flowers mean even more because its in memory of our (my sisters) handsome, intelligent and sweet cat, Oringe who passed away last Wednesday. I’m sort of the caretaker for the flowers after we put a bunch over his grave. Sigh. Nothing like missing someone you love. The void is the most aching part.

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Khalil Gibran

This post is just to remember Oringe by. My aversion to writing personal stuffs and posting pictures after pictures of what I’m going through sometimes leave me trapped inside my own mind. So, its nice to just post something personal once in a while.

Afraid of Wednesdays

Ocean Restaurant RWS

So its been 2 weeks. I’m struggling with blog posts. H.a.h.a.

Its a terrible feeling to know that I have to write something and post it every Wednesday just so that I can get in the groove of writing. And I get afraid! I’m afraid of Wednesdays! Its ridiculous.

But.. here I am on a Thursday. A day late. Wooh. Just as fearful.

Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature…Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. – Helen Keller

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart…. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. – Anais Nin

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. – Henry Miller

Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one’s abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them. – Horace

On another note, I’ve been following this lady, Alicia Caine at http://www.profitfirstphotography.com/ She’s amazing! And she knows what photographers like me would need. Photographers  who hate self promotion, are frustrated about marketing and the nitty gritty of running a photography business etc. Have a look at the site and see if it will help you 🙂

I’m also re-reading (my second time) Show your Work by Austin Kleon. AMAZING book! Every page is a gem! So, have a read.

Just for your information, this is not paid advertising or anything. Its just whats working for me right now. I want to share in case it can help you too 🙂

So, have a good weekend ahead yeah! I know I’m looking forward to mine! 😀

Show Your Work

Sharing Me

Just Be.
I saw this fungi/mushroom by the side of the road. Alone. And it was the most brave sight I’ve ever seen. It was out there in the hot sun, with heavy smoky traffic passing by. And it stood there, all positive and strong amidst all that green grass. And I was blown away. It was too bad that a few hours after, I saw it destroyed, trampled upon. And I was glad I managed to capture a shot of this courageous little tiny thing in its strength and magnificence.

So finally it seemed like I’m growing up a little. Its a start. A good start.

It feels good to go against the fear and do something anyway. Ok in case you are wondering what was this life scaring event; I had just updated my ‘about’ page in this WordPress 🙂 I sounded more grown up and grounded. Not boring I hope! Hmmm… have a read and let me know yeah.

I shall make it a point to share more often even though it makes me uncomfortable at times. I guess I will learn along the way what to share and what not to. I’m still getting the hang of all these media stuffs. When do I share on Facebook/ Blog/ Instagram? And can I have similar information posted across all 3 platforms? Or is that a boo-boo? Sigh. HELP!!

You might also notice some small layout changes here. It looks okay I hope. For the meantime anyway. Because I was envying some blogs out there that has the nice minimalistic look I’ve always admired while I’m still trying to figure out how to use WordPress here :B One thing at a time, I always say. To other people, that is. I guess I have to start taking my own advice.

And I will be sharing images I’ve taken and loved but has not seen the light of day anywhere. I’m a perfectionist at heart although I try not to be. But this has stopped me from putting out my images. I constantly ask myself:

a) Is this a good platform to share? Are there other more perfect ones?

b) Are the pictures good enough? There are some other really good photographers, you know and what if this doesn’t match up?

c) Isn’t it strange that I’m taking this kind of pictures and sharing it when its not in line with the work I do?

And et cetera, et cetera. So I’m saying GOODBYE to that. And be prepared for the onlsaught of pictures here 🙂

Also, there was a project that I was supposed to launch here in the blog back in December 2013. I think I’m ready now to start it. I shall talk about it more once I’ve got some details sorted out.

So.. Yay! I survived! Till we meet again soon 😉 Have a lovely week ahead!