Monday, 12 August 2013

link party ♢ weekly wishes #6


...time has run away with me, in just three short days I will be boarding a plane that will fly me into the next phase of my life. Eeshk!
I'm going to be a Londoner again and my heart could burst I'm that excited.

Today is a flurry of folding and packing, checking off lists and re-organizing piles.
And for making big decisions on what is important enough to bring and what can be let go of and left behind.... both literally and symbolically.

I've decided to dedicate today's weekly wishes link up to a few affirmations for 'London V.2'~ just a little contract with myself that will help me make the absolute most of this move and avoid returning down paths best left in my past:

△ Be a present participant, not a passive observer of my own life~ looking back over the past couple years I recognize that there have been times, moments and events which I have not taken an active part in and enjoyed to their fullest potential. By continually practising mindfulness I won't be a passive participant any longer, instead I'll make an effort to be present and active in each precious moment.

△ Keep one eye on my heart and one ear on my soul~ I've learnt the hard way that ignoring something that your soul is screaming for doesn't lead to anywhere good. We have a little inner guru working away inside of us that only has our best interests at heart. It's tricky to tap into what he's telling us at times but it's a necessary tool and well worth the practise.

△ Cultivate connections: friendship, communication, intimacy, conversation. All are vital to happiness and sense of self worth. Don't ever neglect them or shut them out. 
& don't be afraid to reach out, there'll always be someone there to hear you, whether you believe it or not.

△ "Change is a present activity, not a future event"~ This motivational quote has helped me no end in these last few months of healing and growth. These are words to live by and draw from in those moments when I just feel like phoning it in. 


Thanks again to the inspirational Mel for this wonderfully motivational link-up~ the posts I've written for them have unwittingly ended up being some of the most cathartic and therapeutic posts I've written!
Her blog is also a massive resource for positivity, honesty and self love. 
Go check The Nectar Collective and get your own spoon of honey!


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16 comments:

  1. I loved reading your post--a few of the things you mentioned really hit home. I wish you the best with your move to London and hope that it is a positive change for you.

    Améliorer la Vie

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement, this means the world to me xx

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  2. I really love your approach to this -- this little contract you've written. And though it might contain just a few points, they are POWERFUL points. Thank you for this! :)

    --Erika
    http://www.chimerikal.com

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    1. Thanks Erika, this is why I love this link up~ It kinda forces me to sit down and take stock of a few things, which is so healthy! Hope your doing well with your wishes x

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  3. I love how you did this week's goal! This contract of affirmations is so AWESOME! I hope London is ready for you the second time around because it looks like you are ready to rock!

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    1. ha!I am ready to rock!! Thank you so much dear xxx

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  4. I'm so excited for you to take London by storm! Make sure you email me your new address ASAP so I can respond to your latest letter. <3

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    1. I will Maria love, so excited to get going with the letter writing again x

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  5. Good luck and enjoy London! So jealous that you are going back, and I have never even been there. None the less, good for you!
    And I love your goals for this week,taking care of yourself is very important. Especially when you are going someplace new.
    Good luck!

    xxSusanne

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    1. I can't wait to rediscover it, it's been so long! Thanks so much for your lovely comment Susanne x

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  6. I hope you know that you can consider me one of those friends who will hear you, whenever! We do, for sure, without a doubt have that inner guru. I completely agree! We gotta learn to listen to our bodies, and our souls. They know what's up!

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    1. I do indeed Angie my dear, you've been a constant source of encouragement and good vibes over here and I hope you know how much I appreciate it!! Mwah xx

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  7. Lou, I am absolutely in love with your wishes, particularly "Be a present participant, not a passive observer of my own life." This is something I struggle with, too, but when I consciously try to actively participate in my own life beautiful things happen. Your blog is new to me (I'm brand new on the Weekly Wishes train) but I am loving it. Following along on Bloglovin and am excited to see what you have in store!

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    1. This is SUCH a lovely comment, thank you Amy! I'm so happy that you are here and I can't wait to read your wishes in the next link up! >.< xx

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