Number twelve, today's look. I'm in Helsinki again and went to watch some roller derby this evening!
|corset Belle Modeste (blog collaboration) / pencil skirt & lace blouse second hand / tassel earrings Seppälä|
And for number thirteen, a very important book.
I could say the practical perceptions on those pages changed my life around.
I read The Power of Now for the first time last year, and it's been on my nightstand ever since. The great thing about this book is there's no certain ideology or religion pushing from the text (wouldn't recommend it if there were), just the most wise and natural observations of how there's no life in past or the future, only in the present moment. If you ever feel pain, anxiety, too much stress burdening your shoulder, don't forgive nor forget or just want more happiness, I really recommend giving this book a chance! Some form of awakening can only do good things.
-"Nobody’s life is entirely free of pain and sorrow. Isn’t it a question of learning to live with them rather than trying to avoid them?
The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life.The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgment. On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this in turn depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind."
-"See if you can catch yourself complaining in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness."