Life lessons

13653450303801365345131560136534500046613653578496571365344935880Hello gorgeous,

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

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18 thoughts on “Life lessons

  1. Love Life and it loves you back- ❤ så fint!!
    Jeg føler jeg sier dette til dere hver dag, men virkelig, det er så spennende å lese om deres reise.Og det er så sant som dere skriver at for å ha det bra, må man klare å leve her og nå. Nyte hvert lille øyeblikk og innse at det er akkuart DET som er livet!
    Jeg må løpe avgårde til dagens yogaøkt, så jeg kan ikke skrive mer. Men jeg ønsker dere en fantastisk mandag og ny uke. Helgen deres hørtes perfekt ut!!
    Stor klem

    • Tack tack TACK! Vi älskar att få dina kommentarer och du får säga det tusen gånger till 😀 Vi blir lika glada varenda gång!!! Det stämmer. Här och NU – är det viktigaste. Ibland glider tankarna iväg men därför är det extra viktigt att påminna sig själv och komma tillbaka till sig själv. Hoppas yogan gick bra och du hade en bra tid på mattan! Stor kram fina du

  2. It´s so inspiring to hear your your thoughts about Life. I read your blog daily and you really spread positive vibes! You go girls!

  3. So true! Thank you!

    And maybe you never taket a step back, but only a step forward but to a place you have been before 😉

    • Very well said Sara! So true. We need those moments to realize how far we have come and we all need to enter new areas in life.. and be ok with feeling a bit rooky 😉 Thanks for your comment! Big hug

  4. Vilka härliga bilder från Amsterdam! Kul att du kikar in hos mig då och då Katrin, jag har inte mycket raw food recept… men några. Har du inte testat powerbollarna kan jag varmt rekommendera dom!

    • Tack så mycket för din kommentar Amy! Vi ska genast spana in dina powerbollar. Vi älskar att göra sådana själva också. Perfekta nyttiga snacket att ha! Ha en jätte fin tisdag 🙂

  5. Inspirerende! Herlig å høre om veien deres hittil i livet og at dere er fornøyd med hvor dere er akkurat NÅ 😀 Amsterdam er en så vakker by, og det høres ut som om dere storkoser dere og nyter hvert sekund! Alt fører til utvikling, uansett hva det er. Universet er i evig forandring og livet går i bølger. Slik vil det alltid være. Bølgedaler etterfulgt av bølgetopper og atter nye bølgedaler. Men det beste med det er at jeg nå aksepterer bølgedalene og ikke lenger ser på de som negative. Ønsker dere en deilig kveld 🙂

    • Perfekt skrivet Tess! Vi älskar alla dina fina kommentarer. Du är fantastiskt! Livet är verkligen HÄR och NU – ibland glömmer man av det och därför är det extra viktigt att bli påmind att inget annat är viktigare än att fokusera i nuet. Ha en jätte fin tisdag!! Stor kram från oss båda 🙂

  6. Det er så godt å se at dere er så bevisste på ting. Jeg liker det at man skal fokusere på der man er her og nå, og ikke la fortiden ødelegge. Det er så fort gjort å leve i fortiden eller fremtiden og glemme hvor man er nå. I love my life<3 Ha en vakker dag dere! Gleder meg til å høre mer 🙂 Jeg er så takknemlig for at dere deler så mye med oss.

    • Tack så mycket för dina kloka ord! Det är så sant. De allra flesta av oss är antingen i det förflutna eller framtiden. Därför tycker vi att det är så viktigt att ständigt bli påmind om att fokusera i nuet. Ha en jätte fin dag! 🙂

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