3/16/2014

remember who you are

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Good evening. Hope you had a lovely weekend. I am excited to share some new photos on the blog. One of my goals for the year is to spend more time shooting as a way to document things I notice, find beautiful, emotions, transitions. I’d like to improve my photography skills as well so here we are ;)

Tonight is a full moon in virgo and I am taking plenty of quiet time for myself. I had planned to go out tonight but I’m tired and am honoring the desire to reflect and rest. After I finish this post I am going to gather my crystals and set them out to be charged in the full moon light. I’ve been given a number of beautiful crystals in the last year. I enjoy meditating with them and learning about their properties.

Earlier today I attended an amazing yoga philosophy workshop at my home studio here in Silver Lake. Engaging in philosophical discussions around old texts is really fun. The more my practice deepens the more open I am to the philosophy of yoga. There is so much richness in what has been written. I have studied in many traditions for years and just this year am I getting more comfortable with that. For a long time I felt like I was doing it wrong because I wasn’t sticking with one system or teacher. While I fully see the value in that and admire it, I am coming into acceptance that there are many paths and I can create what resonates for me.

Truth be told, I’ve always been a trailblazer, it’s just taken me so long to own it – not there yet – but on the way for sure. ┬áIt’s scary to step out, question, challenge and live in a bold fashion. In many ways I feel like my 30s have been about coming to terms with who I have always been. I’ve worn too many masks to count and hidden out for too many years in some way or another. The mantra for this decade is starting to feel like:

remember who you are.

Because that’s just it. I’ve always known who I am and what my purpose is.

Take a moment to give thanks this evening and sit in stillness. The more gratitude we cultivate and the more we learn to be quiet, the more we can truly be present no matter what comes our way.

xoa

Comments

  • meighan

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    Photos are gorgeous. Love the that one of your tags for this post is 'own it'. YES.

    • ashley

      Thanks so much Meighan! I love that you noticed that tag. I was feeling it last night ;)
      xoa

  • topa

    This is funny, it was my mantra for this past week even though I am reading it for the first time now. With these words on my mind I am doing much better and I was able to accomplish a lot of things that have been on my to do lists for a very long time. :-)

    • ashley

      We are on the same page ;) I am happy to hear you are getting things accomplished and crossing tasks off of your lists – doesn’t that feel great?!
      xoa

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