Life can be so difficult..
it can help to practice yoga and meditation.. to turn inward for peace.
I love the directed meditation in yoga classes and have found some meditation recordings online that I return to time and again.
Buddhism is fascinating, with its stories of gods and goddesses…
Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
Saraswati is the goddess of art, nature, learning and music,
she represents knowledge, enlightenment.. and plays the music of love on her instrument.
So she resonates for me.
White Tara represents
compassion, long life, healing and
“The Great Mother”
who also vowed to only incarnate as a woman..
One of the earliest feminists, she resonates for me as well.
Some set up a little alter at home, with incense, candles, and flowers.. and chant a mantra that speaks of longevity and the merit of living a good life.
Incense, candles and flowers will always have a place in my home.
I think with practice we can learn to manage our thoughts better, whatever path or method we choose.
It is so easy to get stuck in unproductive and unhealthy patterns of thought.
There are tools you can purchase, like this Muse – The Brain Sensing Headband..
but technology, for me personally, isn’t the best solution.
Mindful living for me is about taking note of small details around us,
artfully creating and allowing beauty to enter
our minds, our bodies
Do you meditate?
White Tara Breakfast Bowl Recipe
filled with almond milk, berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries), bananas, white chia seeds and more..
this is a healthy and lovely start to a mindful day..
substitute protein powder with hemp or soy protein to make this bowl vegan + raw
- 1 scoop vegan protein powder
- 1 frozen banana, sliced
- 1 tsp white chia seeds
- 1 tsp flax seeds
- 1 tsp cacao nibs
- 1/3 cup frozen berries (blackberries, raspberries or blueberries)
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- Add all ingredients to a magic bullet, blender or food processor and blend until creamy and smooth. If using a Magic Bullet, leave a little space at the top to add more almond milk if the mixture won't blend.
- Scoop into a bowl and top with fresh berries, unsulphured coconut and a scoop of gluten-free granola.
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