The Universe presented me with this beautiful creature and I cannot describe the connection I felt. An excerpt from an article on geese as spirit animals: “In actuality, those who are kind, loyal, and brave-hearted attract geese as their totem. Those with the goose totem are the clear communicators, true-blue defenders and compassionate keepers of the community.” #signs #adeeperunderstanding #rescue #canadiangoose #thankful #payingattention
Not Your Grandma’s Bingo TONIGHT!
FREE TO PLAY!!! Only 8 slots left on the Punch Board tonight. Meaning your chance of winning Avs Tickets are damn good! Be here at 8p.
With the business of the weekend, it was difficult to find the time to be with Nature. An intentional walk around the neighborhood seemed to add yet another thing to the long list of to-dos. Yet these short twenty minutes were a gift amongst the chaos.
I found myself speed walking at the start out of habit, thoughts of what I had to accomplish today running through my mind. Nature was just the backdrop to this walk until I noticed the mysterious fruit tree a neighbour was growing. Stopping to investigate, I suddenly forgot all about my tasks and wondered what this oddly shaped fruit was. Nature caught my attention. Curious what else I would find, I carried on through the neighborhood.
It's amazing how Nature changes us. My feet slowed down and my eyes looked up and around, taking in the beauty of the more-than-human. Vibrant coloured berries and strange furry plants peaked my curiosity. What are these beings?
#educ483 #payingattention #actsofnoticing
It’s time for a social media pause. 💙
Social media for me is an outlet. A space to share my thoughts and rant about my beliefs. A space to bring like minded people together and support messages that go against the grain. I don’t spend money on this site or post things to get “likes” or business. I post things to use my VOICE. 💙
Social media is also a way that I procrastinate. Something I do when I have many other, much more life fulfilling things I could be doing. I don’t love that. 💙
Being such a routine person I find myself checking so automatically I have absolutely no idea why. I don’t love that. 💙
SO each month I am going to escape for a week or two. This time I will do two weeks. 💙
Who wants to join me? 👋🏽👋🏽
You know where to find me. Email if you need to connect. 💙
In today’s rush, we all think too much- seek too much- want too much- and forget about the joy of just being.” Eckhart Tolle 💙
See you in a couple weeks. Don’t forget about me 💙
#findyourvoice #carlycrawfordpsychotherapy #socialmediabreak #mindfulness #slowingdown #payingattention
I went to see Marilynne Robinson speak yesterday with @mrandrewwille
at the #londonlitfest
📚 & even though there were important things happening in town, things that I care about very much, I’m so glad I went to see her. “Beauty is meaningful...I write what interests me..people are beautiful things.” ✨ “We are the soul and brain of the universe. We could celebrate that if we were so inclined. The human brain is the most complex system in the universe...this unaccountable flowering is expressed nowhere else. We love each other, our cats and dogs, music...this is so intrinsically and undeniably miraculous.” 💫 “Pessimism makes you miss opportunities - miss the gifts that people have. If the value of people were granted as the first assumption then we would leave each other alone. Most horrible things are based on the undervaluing of human life. Education makes people aware.” ✨
#marilynnerobinson #wonder #mystery #joy #beauty #care #question #compassion #soul #payingattention #Lila #Home #Gilead #Houskeeping #amreading #amwriting #writersofinstagram #wordsaway
A place to reflect, remember, and learn. Our town is hosting the @vnveteransmemorial
traveling exhibition of “The Wall that Heals.” They’ve done an amazing job of recreating the experience of visiting the memorial in DC and bringing it to communities around the country. It’ll be at Joyner Park until Sunday at 2pm. #memorial #reflection #payingattention
Did this dhoti wearing farmer at the flower markets know that he was using the opposite colours on the colour wheel to attract the customers?? #idoubtit
Day 19 Inktober. A Night of Grief and Mystery with Orphan Wisdom tonight. A master storyteller who had us sobbing and laughing by turns. I’d never heard of this performer before last night when I came across a Facebook ad. I liked the sound of his voice and was drawn in by the title. It was amazing and perfect for this time. It was kind of a gift from the gods. #tendingthefire365 #inktober2018 #inktober #orphanwisdom #payingattention
Glory be to God for dappled things – For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough; And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him.
#poetry #gerardmanleyhopkins #wonder #forthebeautyoftheearth #payingattention #naturephotography #nature #gratitude
One of the most wonderful things that I learned in my yoga practice is paying attention. So next time you encounter difficult situations pay attention to what’s happening with your breath.
Is it shallow?
Is it fast?
Is it non-existent?
You can find out online about the benefits of breath exercises because it would never fit in one post but I really invite you to pay close attention.
Being aware of how you breath is essential in order to make any changes and your nervous system will thank you for calming down your breath trust me :)
#confidencecoachingforwomen #breath #pranayama #calmingdown #consciousness #payingattention #inwards #answers #womenpreneur #soulrebel
Paying attention is essential to maneuvering through life. It can help you avoid bringing toxic people in your life or simply help you avoid unnecessary problems. Some things in life cannot be avoided and are meant for lessons; however you have to pay attention to the message. Listen to the questions people ask, watch how they move and know their intentions. I’m not saying be paranoid but get to know who and what you’re dealing with. Pay attention to their smile. Is it a smile or a smirk? How does the situation make you feel? Happy, anxious or unsure? Honestly I’m so blessed to have a lot of really good people in my life but when I wasn’t paying attention I also let some bad ones in. (No worries, they’ve ALL gotten the boot.) I’ve had some great opportunities but when I wasn’t paying attention, not so good ones slipped through the cracks. Live with intention and not desperation. Desperation will allow you to accept less than what you deserve. I’m paying attention and disposing the bad to make room for the better! Living my best life with intention. Striving to be the best mother and grandma I can be by walking the walk and talking the talk! Keeping negativity way over yonder! #ignorethenoise
#payingattention #livewithintention #keepitreal #beauthentic #bethebestyou #everythingmustgo #creatingroom #forthebetter
"Notes on Being Alive"
When you pay attention to
How things grow, and
Really notice what you see
No matter how hard it is
Not to look away, and
Listen to what you hear
No matter how sad the story, and
Feel deep in your bones
What you know you need to feel,
That's the sort of stuff
That allows a person
To be fully alive and
In this strange
Dance of life.