Posts tagged live for today

Rebirth

“Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise”

The Beatles – Blackbird

I’ve always loved this song (minus the bird chirps!) and it was one of the first I learned to play on the guitar. The lyrics are so simple, but some combination of the guitar and the melody just bring so much more meaning to it.

I first heard it during a time in my life where I wasn’t happy with where I was, but was at a turning point to start moving towards the life I wanted to live. As I started to learn it on the guitar, it became another turning point for me to move towards creativity and allow myself to do what makes me happy.

Lately I’ve been feeling burnt out and exhausted. I realized I wasn’t happy with where I was again and I needed to take a step back. I needed to reset. Read More

The time is now

Is there something you have envisioned for yourself? A life full of traveling, of creating a masterpiece, of learning a new skill or language, or of starting some kind of new adventure?

Sometimes we put dreams on hold because it simply doesn’t make sense to work on it now. But in reality, there will never be a perfect time.

Scratch that– in reality, the perfect time is now.

For me, my dream started with an idea of writing a book. Read More

You’re wiser than you think

Do you consider yourself wise?

I don’t. I think wisdom comes from, well, living a long time. And I’m definitely not there yet.

But at the same time, I did an exercise from meditation where I was asked to write a letter to my 13-year-old self. That letter flowed with “stop worrying about that boy, those straight As, those extracurriculars…” because as long as you’re spending time with the things you enjoy doing, you’re living a full life.

Next, I had to write a letter to my present self, from the perspective of my wiser, more spiritual self. Read More