Spring readings: In this volume of #tsubasaworldchronicle , we have an almost contemplative pace as Syaoran, Kurogane, Phi and Mokona explore the reverse world. In that world, while Three of them see everything dark and monstrous, Syaoran sees everything beautiful. This contrast marks a new level of expression of the #dualism that is a theme over explored in all #clamp works, and it’s really beautifully drawn. We also see a backstage of Watanuki, that adds to the explanation about the happenings of #xxxholic#rei
This is polemic but, in fact #tsubasa is one of my favorite manga, and I am just really happy to read another volume of this crazy, messed up story.
I've always been aware of the two Rachel's that reside within me.
It used to scare me...being able to be up-beat and joyful one moment, then pulled so swiftly into a deep longing - like an ache in my soul - it left me feeling confused and unsure "which one is ME?" I'm both... Sure, I am a Gemini...but it's so much more complex and rich than the position of stars.
One Rachel thrives in the light, the idealists, the one who sees vast opportunity and the spark to strive for it. That Rachel is exciting when present, and that vitality is part of my warmth that I try to lead with in public.
And the other Rachel, she is equally valuable but rarely visible to people outside of my immediate circle. She is thoughtful, melancholy, very sensitive to the nature of passing, things closing, and death. She is the keeper of the pain. She is what's needed for me to stay grounded and true to my story. I don't lead with her, it takes a lot of energy, but I call upon this part of me very often - especially when I need to turn inward and at risk of over exerting myself.
Both equally feel like me. The light and the dark. Both are Love, but of different wave lengths so they illuminate different things. 💗
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We’re all in it together.
Through consistent awareness practices, I’m more frequently able to set aside the persistent reactive nature of ego-identification. (For me it’s jealousy, competition, judgment, self-criticism and other triggers related to self-worth.)
Without these, it’s easier to view and relate to others as fellow beings just trying to navigate this existence and manage the inevitable shitstorm of suffering. By relating this way, there is a perspective shift and a physical sensation that is sooo much better. (Warm/fuzzy/connected vs cold/sharp/separated you know?)
When you think about it, it makes sense. Of all the humans ever, no one has ever figured out what life even is. What is it for? How do we know? Why aren’t we freaked out daily trying to figure this out? It actually is terrifying and we’re helpless to that, but at least it applies to all of us.
That’s why we need relationships (tribe) and why it feels good to support and be supported. To be on the same team.
Try to experiment with viewing things from the heart instead of the mind (especially yourself). I think it’s important to note that each of us has a different starting point; some relatively harder than others based on karma or the socioeconomic situation a person was born into.
It takes constant effort, but knowing that no one understands the cosmic play and we’re just trying to live, this practice should add comfort/ease to your experience and the environment.
“We’re all just walking each other home”