Wednesday, 12 August 2015

A yogini's thought: Give up or try harder?

Good day to you! While pondering on a blog post idea, I thought why not share something that sparked my spirit recently. A mixture of good times and bad times is life. The circle of life as they say it. While experiencing a series of good things can be joyful and make you feel contented, it's the down times in life which  really puts us into the test and may possibly bring the worst out of us. Another cliche statement that I've heard is you get stronger as you get older. I beg to differ from this statement. At whatever age you may be, IT'S OKAY to be vulnerable and weak. One of the most important lessons taught to me over my two years course in yoga is to avoid suppression(thoughts and feelings) and masking emotions. Every individual, every thought and every emotion is valid. What I've noticed among my other Generation Y peers is that, vulnerability, freedom of expression and down to the simple aspect of being emotional is labelled as a weakness. This is when I realized, having a yoga practice as my grounding element sets me apart from the rest. Nevertheless, I still have to find a way to blend in with other 90% people of my age group. How? Haha.. let's keep that bit of the story for another day,

Allow me to provoke your thoughts for today. When your vulnerability or strength is tested, or life just merely decides to be difficult....what's your choice? Would you choose to give up and move on or try harder till you get what's yours? Tough question. How do you decide when you presume your life is in shambles? This is where my older self actually comes in and does something that I probably wouldn't even imagine doing 5 years back. Why not try harder? Why not go that extra mile? Why not hold on for another day? Well, it's really difficult and I admit I can't pull it off most of the time. Giving up always seem easier but think of the heartache that follows that decision. Trying harder is going to be equally painstaking. Think about it, if something really affects you to this extent, wouldn't you invest your effort one more day because you know it's going to be worth it? So, girls and boys, whatever that's bothering you right now, talk, scream or cry it out and try again tomorrow! Every soul is precious and your thoughts/intentions/wishes are all VALID! I wish you a happy life.

~M~

Friday, 7 August 2015

No plan is my new plan.

Let me say hi to whomever that may come across this post. If you're seeing my blog for the first time, I must say that I've been missing in action for the past 4 months. My blog space has been super quiet and basically, abandoned. Oh no, I don't feel guilty at all because I was too busy living my exciting life. Ever since returning from my adventurous trip from Kerala, I was provoked to go out and explore more exciting things in my city. I kept myself open to new activities, new events, new people and new experiences. New Facebook account, weddings, holi festival, new braces, street feeding, movie premieres, fellowship parties, beach vacation, snorkeling, and a whole bunch of new friends, just to name a few things that happened while I was away. I think photos can speak for themselves.

Holifest 2015- Colors of Malaysia

International Yoga Day Celebration 2015

Street Feeders of KL - June 2015

International Yoga Instructors Evaluation

Snorkeling for the first time ever in Perhentian
Although my life became very busy with social activities, which is super fun, no complaints but I began to reflect on my lifestyle earlier this month. And to my surprise, I came to a realization that everything that has happened so far was unplanned. Yeah, I did slack a bit on my practices and work but I took up on every experience that came my way and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. To sum up my thoughts, being organized is good but taking everyday as it comes is a better perspective. I still have a to-do list, but I do not stress on it. I may have gone off balance between work and social life, but bouncing back makes the whole journey more meaningful. Initially, I planned on doing Blogust where I thought I could blog everyday for the month of August, but I knew I won't be able to keep up. So plan B is to start blogging on a regular basis, which seems like a more doable task for now. I love my blog, so why would I ever stop? Making the best out of everyday is the best way to go about life, at least for now. Till I see you in my next post, toodles!

~M~