ive got 27 papers to do hahaha x
i do but i don’t like my pulse says no and my heart says yes so i do but i don’t????
this is the third caption ive typed the first one i got rid of because i literally used the persons name i was writing about lol #subtlety the second one because i might as well have @ them that’s how obvious so basically i talked to them today and it made me realise that i don’t need to miss them because nothing has changed like we just don’t talk as much but when we do it’s still the same??? and i’ve been completely fine without that and i might miss the frequency but i’ll take what i can get and next year we have 0 lessons in common so i can’t use “what’s the hw” as a way to slide into those dms but at least they’ll still be there :)
If we want to live a psychedelic life, to fully step into the expansion, the exaltation and the enchantment of being alive, all we truly have to do is stop courting the conspicuous and begin flirting with the subtle.
We live in a forthright culture, one where there are blacks and whites, absolutes, lights to turn on to banish the night. Our ancestors, however, lived in a world of subtleties. Cave shadows and an existence that depended on hitting a curve of obsidian so it flakes just right. Seasons that flow with the moon and springs slowly seeping from the hillside. We are truly, subtle creatures. And when, in contemporary culture, we begin to feel like we are starving, it is most often for the rich nectar of the subtle that we are missing.
Like the tiny seed of sweetness lapped from a honeysuckle flower, subtlety is one of the most psychedelic substances on the planet. And when we learn how to tune into the subtleties on a momentary basis we can find the numinous always. ~ Asia Suler, One Willow Apothecaries
Any weather app or site I checked predicted rain and snow and even storms in their forecast throughout my trip, but I was welcomed with nothing but sunshine with an occasional drop coming down at night. It was sunny, it was warm, the world began to bloom, bright colours started sprouting wherever the eye could reach, and there they were. Seemingly everywhere in Baltimore, the most magnificently delicate cherry blossoms proving that it doesn’t take the brightest colour or the most extravagant appearance to be beautiful or captivating. They’re subtle, understated, classic, and don’t pretend to be more than they are. They’re everywhere, but never common or boring. Always special to us, maybe because they don’t need to be.
#baltimore#flowers#colours#spring#cherryblossom#symbolism#nature#spontaneoustrip#worldtraveler#international#light#subtlety#delicate#soft#strong#powerful#amazingplaces#inspiringspaces @swimbee @ga_kay
Mastery of life lies in being able to recognize subtle balance between things. For instance - are you being compassionate or are you being weak. Are you being kind because you truly care or are you just being nice so someone would like you.
Recognizing subtlety in ourselves and others is important. Not so that we can be judgmental - but so that we are not deceived by false values.
There is no real growth - let alone enlightenment - without being able to penetrate the subtle workings of the Ego. It takes a great deal of self-observation through meditative concentration (and courage) to truly SEE ourselves as we really are. And then it takes much self-compassion to help ourselves grow out of our unenlightened tendencies.
When you start to recognize traces of negative qualities in yourself that you usually witness in other people (and sometimes focus on too much) - then you know you are on to something big. Seed of enlightenment is inside of the sewer of our being. Lotus grows out of mud. We need to go deep into our own garbage and dig - to find a diamond (vajra) that is the enlightened mind.
✨ One Drop of Truth at a Time✨
🌿It is the fullness of our attention to whatever is near that has birds fly out of God's mouth.🌿 In practice, if we look closely with our whole being at anything - plants, trees, the human heart, emptiness, fish, even the worn gears of a watch - the same core of deep instruction will rise before us in a language that waits beneath words. The world, it seems, both natural and constructed, is an endless net of particular lessons, each made of the same compelling thread that is always hiding in the open, simply waiting for our complete attention to reveal itself. By pulling at these threads, I have discovered again and again, the deep and common way of things that is embedded in everything. ✨Give your full attention over to the nearest patch of life - to how an apple peels and juices - and after a while each thing attended will reveal yet another way back to the center.✨
🌑This is a walking meditation. Center yourself and breathe deeply as you slowly step into the world nearby.
🌑Once centered, look around and focus on one thing that seems to have the rhythm of what you are feeling. It might be the slight sway of a bush or the tumble of a cup blowing down the street.
🌑Breathe slowly and give your attention to the small outer rhythm that is matching your mood.
🌑Breathe and watch until the rhythm you are seeing and the rhythm you are feeling reveal their common truth. 📖 #marknepo The Book of Awakening
something I’ve recently realized is that I’m in love with my photography. it may sound like vanity, but really, how far can self-deprecation carry me? in truth, being in love with my art is essential if I am to persist. I have often felt disappointed as an artist when others seem unimpressed by pieces of which I feel proud, and then impressed by pieces which, to me, are nothing special, mere placeholders. it’s not a real problem, but it is frustrating. I share my art because, among other things, I want to be seen and understood. it’s self-seeking. but I’m coming around to the understanding that others’ approval of my art, or anything about me really, is unnecessary. I still want it how and when I want it, of course, but I don’t need it. I love my art. I love my vision. I didn’t always feel this way. it was not love-at-first-sight when I started doing photography, but the process started satisfying something in me fairly early on. if I was having a tough day emotionally, engaging in photography—and with beauty—was a salve. it’s a process of discovery by which I frequently feel blown away. my mistake has been putting others’ approval and appreciation (or lack thereof) above my own. I’m turning 40 in less than a month, and I can feel some long-time-coming inner shifts a-shifting. the worst part of getting older is the physical body stuff. the best part is everything else. maybe this all sounds trite, but that also doesn’t matter. I don’t want to do work that’s degrading and meaningless to me anymore. I rode that horse until it was dead, and then a few more years for good measure. and now that part of my life is over. I’m ready to succeed.
This beautiful patient came to me knowing I specialize in #scarless#closedrhinoplasty . @drmarcmani ⚠️Scroll to see more views and finally, the morph she brought me which we were able to reproduce in her actual result⚠️. The profile view shows that the “strength” of the bridge of her nose was preserved while the hump is gone. Her result demonstrates that it's possible to narrow and reduce a hump AND refine tip cartilages with sutures and sculpting and achieve perfect symmetry, without leaving any scars. Now you notice her beautiful eyes and smile even more. 👃 I prefer doing all my rhinoplasties closed to spare the patient having that scar. Open rhinoplasty allows direct visualization of the cartilages - but so does closed rhinoplasty if the surgeon knows the technique well. I made a decision fifteen years ago to only do closed rhinoplasty even in revision and complex tip maneuvers. I have consistently been able to get precise, symmetric, and often dramatic changes without a scar. 👨⚕️#finesse#revisionrhinoplasty#drmarcmani#beverlyhillsplasticsurgeon#newnose#beauty#subtlety#artfulplasticsurgery#rhinoplastydiary#contours#plasticsurgeonartist#beauty#art