El mantra de la compasión, om mani padme hum se pronuncia así: ¨om mani peme hung¨- ॐ मणि पद्मेहूँ significa “la joya del loto que reside dentro”, el mantra om mani padme hum se compone de seis sílabas, cada una de las cuales tiene una proyección en la luz y otra en la oscuridad. la invocación de estas energías de trasmutación permite que unas purifiquen a las otras y el practicante pueda alcanzar la ecuanimidad y acceda a la sabiduría del vacío, en el camino a la iluminación.
recitando el mantra om mani padme hum, ya sea a viva voz o mentalmente para uno mismo, invoca la poderosa y benevolente la expresión de la compasión de buda.
las enseñanzas explican que cada una de las seis sílabas que componen el mantra, om ma ni pad me hum, tiene una virtud específica y poderosa para provocar la trasformación en distintos aspectos de nuestro ser.
por mediación del mantra, el orgullo, los celos, el deseo, la ignorancia, la codicia y la ira se trasforman en su verdadera naturaleza, se manifiestan en la mente iluminada.
así pues. cuando pronunciamos el mantra om mani padme hum, se purifican las emociones negativas.
se dice también que om mani padme hum confiere una poderosa protección contra toda clase de influencias negativas y contra las distintas formas de enfermedad.
simplificándolo, esa frase quiere decir: “dios, que los pétalos de esta flor se abran para que aparezca la joya de mi yo interior” .
I want to apologize to all the women
i have called pretty.
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave.
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is the most you have to be proud of
when your spirit has crushed mountains
from now on i will say things like, you are resilient or, you are extraordinary.
not because i don’t think you’re pretty.
but because you are so much more than that ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- rupi kaur
Over last two weeks my handstands have improved so much. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
i am able to stay upside down and play for a lot longer! love seeing progress. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
here’s me playing in my concrete garden 🌿🍂
never❌ assume that a girl 👸needs you❗️
never assume she wont wake up 💤one day and be sick🤢 of all your bullshit🐂
she knows exactly what she is doing 🤓 she has danced with the devil before 👺 and ran circles around him too 🏃🏼♀️ she isnt niave 🤦🏽♀️ she chooses to believe ✨ and she chooses to see 👀 the best in people 🙏🏼 even when they dont deserve it 👊🏼
but - with her strong heart ❤️ comes a smart head👌🏽and she will leave💯
and when she is gone she is gone👋🏼
dont accuse her of giving up so easy 🤷🏽♀️dont be surprised 🎉when you see her look at you differently with those eyes 👓
it was over for her before she left 💯
“blood is thicker than water”. i personally never agreed with this saying. and i do get frustrated with people who tell me this whenever they find out about my personal family situation.
i believe friends can become your family and sometimes can be more loyal and kind to you than actual blood relatives.
and with age you create your own family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
however today (with a little help from google) i learned that this quote doesn’t refer to family ties at all, so i have been using the quote wrongly for all these years!!! the saying above actually comes from “the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb”.
the original saying means that blood shed in battle bonds soldiers more strongly than simple genetics.
so now i totally agree haha! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
so mantra for today; surround yourself with people who are good for your mental health, who lift you up and support you. whether they are genetically related or not does not matter. and if your family is all these things count yourself very lucky! ☺️
This year has been wonderful.
there’s been few ups and downs, but i’m focusing on the positive and the magical moments that have happened. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
so glad the year isn’t over yet as next few months are super exciting and there is sooo much to look forward to.
i could literally burst with excitement if i daydream too long about these upcoming events 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-2 weeks till my honeymoon adventure
-my sisters hen parties when i come back
-christmas (98 days left!)
-my sisters wedding.
-yoga teacher training! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“what a wonderful world!” - happy tuesday!
People get fascinated when they find out i’m an identical twin.
one question i get asked a lot is “what’s it like to be a twin?” - to which i always answer “well what’s it like not being a twin?” i don’t really know how to answer that, because i don’t know what it’s like to not have a twin.
she is always there and always has been there ! the girl just won’t leave me alone haha. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
even though we argue like any sisters/siblings do, i never have and never will complain about being a twin, there is definitely a weird sense of pride being a twin. also it’s like being assigned a best friend at birth and then never having to look for one. winning! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
[#transformationtuesday: yogi edition 🧘🏼♀️]
left- thailand, may 2017.
right- nyc, sept 2018.
yoga is my best measure of my strength and progress. when i first started over 5 years ago it was a struggle to hold downward dog for 5 breaths (*not kidding*).
i kept going back because i felt so spiritually connected to the practice. i would struggle through a difficult class for a moment of meditation at the end or the hope that my favorite teachers would share quotes and reflections. i loved that it wasn't just physical exercise but also expanding my mind and heart. 💞
i'm half way through my 30 days of #yogaeverydamnday challenge with myself and to be honest, it has been hard af. some days in excited to get on the mat, other days it feels like a chore. one day i even completely forgot until i was about to sleep so i practiced on my bed.
all you have in practice is you. your body, your breath, and your mind. it is a challenge for me to connect with each of these individually let alone sync them together for an hour on the mat. but i keep coming back, committing to myself.
transformation is not just about the physical body. it's about expanding your mind and heart, and opening them to the world around you. the things you can't see in a photo on the gram (well maybe you can read about them in a caption).
if you are seeking a physical transformation but unwilling to accept the transformation of your mind, you will never truly be happy with yourself. you will never be thin enough or toned enough or fit enough. you must look within yourself those feelings, regardless of your shape and size.