Feel the gentle breeze and internalize it.
Air is the very essence of life. All pervasive, it represents movement, change, curiosity, learning, flow, and flexibility.
You can connect with air to lift yourself up when you feel down, breakthrough constricted habits and mental pattens, or get unstuck from an entrenched argument or point of view.
Tuning into the 5 elements – earth, water, fire, air, and space – is a powerful way to transform moods, accelerate personal growth, and activate the healing power within.
Each element represents unique qualities that exist both in the outer environment and the internal environment of the body. Thus, connecting with the outer elements can help restore balance to the inner elements. This will aid in bringing about greater well-being in mind, body, and spirit.
In the first article of this series, I suggested nourishing yourself with space. This time we explore the transformative power of the air element.
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That’s the topic I explore in my guest post - The Wisdom of Ecology – at Upcycled Love.
Here’s a teaser:
Isn’t it intriguing that the definition of ecology reflects the natural principle of interconnectedness that lies at the very heart of many of the world’s wisdom traditions like Buddhism?
The Oxford Dictionary of English defines ecology as: “the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.”
It appears that ecology and spirituality agree: we are all inextricably linked – for better or for worse…
Continue reading The Wisdom of Ecology at Upcycled Love.
If you haven’t been to Upcycled Love yet, please don’t miss this chance. Lynn Fang has a unique voice and her articles are smart, practical, and heartfelt. Upcycled Love “strives to empower and inspire you to realize that you have what it takes to make a difference.” Lynn says, “If we can form a genuine alliance with nature, we may be able to stay, to play and love, just a little while longer.” Isn’t that what we all would like?
Many thanks to Lynn for the honor of guest posting at Upcycled Love.
The one year anniversary of Always Well Within flew by on April 4th. I didn’t blog about it. At the time, I didn’t have anything noteworthy or provocative to say.
After all, it’s just a blog – a dreamlike stream of words melting into a growing archive that will eventually be lost in time and space.
And, I’m not a super blogger like Leo Babauta, Penelope Trunk, Daniella LaPorte, or Gretchen Rubin. I don’t even have their focus, verve, sass, or energy, respectively speaking. And – no offense – I don’t want to be them either.
You don’t have to be a celebrity blogger to create positive change in this world. Every drop of positive action adds to the great ocean of change. Even touching just one person’s life, you’ve made a difference in the world.
Blogging Can Really Mess with Your Head
So I’m late with the anniversary, but I finally figured out something to say.
Have you noticed how blogging can really mess with your head? Oh, the hope and fear about the numbers, getting it right, being good enough, and being well received! Blogging easily becomes a wild emotional roller coaster ride. Your true purpose can easily get shoved to the side.
If you’ve ever had this experience, you are not alone. Chris Guillebeau from the popular blog The Art of Non-Conformity recounts his own emotional ups and downs:
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