But don’t live vicariously through me, feel it for yourself – Dayna Lisa

Allow me some brief meanderings and may you walk away inspired

Here’s to:

  • New adventure
  • Self acceptance
  • New found passion
  • Inner guidance

Recently, in a dream, I remember looking in the mirror and being ugly. First, I was with a man who was protecting me and in love with me. But when I looked in the mirror, I was ugly, and thought of myself as unlovable. Even though I already had love.

 

You are a loveable Goddess. You’re allowed to be smart. Successful. Passionate. Hard working. Articulate. Sexy. Beautiful. Flirty.

 

Don’t sacrifice any piece of yourself to make one trait stand out greater. Be whole. Have your integrity shine through.

 

October 7th, 2018

It’s a Sunday so many of the small shops are closed. The locals are enjoying a day of rest away from the hustle and bustle.

In the center though, despite the clouds and earlier rain, many tourists are wining and dining. I join them.

I am at Bepa!, a sweet spot in one of the squares of the palace. I’ve ordered the Tartufata — a homemade pasta with truffle — and the recommended wine of choice. A delicious red from Bura-Mrgudić Plavac.

What a joyous occasion to be dating myself. The time spent tucked always in corners, reflecting on the past and daydreaming about the future.

But more than anything living in the present moment for the first time. Really embracing what is in front of me in all its clarity and beauty.

I imagine I can tell who is new here and who has seen all of this before. Some passerbyers stop to marvel at the beautiful sculpture and artwork that is an intricate part of every building within the palace. Others pass by quickly, glancing around at their surroundings but not fully digesting the beauty.

The newcomers versus the regulars.

There is something interesting that happens when we become accustomed to a certain way of life, an external environment, or a relationship.

We start to let go of the awe inspired moments. We stop living each day in full and begin to take little miracles for granted.

I am making a conscious decision each day to enjoy every single moment. But it isn’t easy.

For example, I felt a deep loneliness during periods over the last couple of days.

But today, I’ve taken my power back. Today, I choose to love this moment I am having with myself. This beautiful separation away from anyone or anything I’ve ever known before. This precious time that I am taking to be with me and with nobody else.

You too can take your power back. In moments of sadness, frustration, loneliness, despair…

Feel into them. You need the full range of human emotion to truly appreciate the variations. Contrast gives us life.

But don’t stay stuck on places in the spectrum not serving you. Choose your happiness and to feel into the precious intricacies of each moment that make them all worth living.

C & J from Quebec politely asked me if I am alone. With a warm smile’s, we begin to share our journeys with each other.

The lightly awkward conversation of new acquaintances is a refreshing break from the day’s solitude.

I’m not sure a Sunday, which are notorious for rest and rumination, could have been better spent.