We hope you have had an amazing weekend filled with love, happiness and well-being. We surely have and as you can see in the pics we have been spending a lot of time outside in the sunshine. Now finally it feels like the spring is making its entrance for real so let us have our fingers crossed we will have a lot of sunshine from now on. 🙂
Today we wish to share some thoughts and life experience we came across this weekend. It is a wonderful thing when you are aware and pay attention to your life journey and the self-development you are doing on the way. At occasions it is extra striking when you realize how far you have actually come. We got one of these realizations this weekend. It has been absolutely amazing days filled with relaxation, laughter, well-being, bikram yoga, juices and raw food meals, sunshine and leisure. When we were sitting on one of the outside terraces along a canal in the heart of Amsterdam enjoying the sunshine, sipping on our fresh juices and having a street musician playing and singing one of our favorite songs something just occurred to us. We realized how we these days are living our lives right here, right now, staying in the present. Of course the thoughts are drifting away every so often but mainly it is the pure essence of each and every moment we have started to live to the fullest. Not wanting to be anywhere else but just here.
It has taken a lot of practice and consciousness to come to the place and state of being where we are now and we would not want to be without any of our previous life experiences. All of them have shaped the persons we are today and taught us important life lessons. Previously for instance when we were at places we could be longing to already be at the next destination. We both have lived in different countries before. Julie used to live in Rome and at a different point in time in the Netherlands for longer time periods meanwhile Katrin has lived in Rome, Florence and Berlin. What makes those experiences different from now is that we back then were thinking and focusing too much of where our next home or life experience would be and take us. Now we have come to a point in our development and learnt that it is by staying present and being grateful that we are where we are now. Instead we are now amazed of how universe unfold for us with such a great timing. You become presented with these new Life situations when you are ready for it, being able to enjoy and handle the new changes to the fullest. We have learnt to focus on our own well-being, seek for the answers within ourselves, follow our bliss and dare to live our dreams. We are still far from being perfect but it is great to realize how far we have come, each step forward is still a step forward. Maybe sometimes there is a need to take a step back to see things form a new perspective but that will hopefully also make you take even further steps ahead. Donnot ever be too hard on yourself, most important thing is to listen to yourself and your own needs. We wish to share these thoughts with you because we know that life can be a roller-coaster but always remember how far you have come and what an amazing journey you still have ahead of you. But most important of all remember to enjoy the moments you are presented with in your life, be grateful for who you are and everything that surrounds you. Love Life and it loves you back!
Today´s powerful words by Sri Ramana Maharshi:
“Peace is the inner nature of humankind. If you find it within yourself, you will then find it everywhere.”
With our hearts,
Julie & Katrin