A Dose of Healing from The Daily Om

I woke up this morning from a loooong series of dreams that left me sad, reminding me of the huge, gaping holes in my life that have yet to be filled. Maybe the extreme “busyness” of the week had left my mind screaming for thoughts and issues to be processed, or maybe I’m just being reminded that I can’t forever put off a lot of these things which need to be addressed.

A quick click to The Daily Om, one of my sources of everyday inspiration, brought me to these posts. I shall post some excerpts here, but beginning today I’d also like to start reposting some excerpts and reflections from old blog posts that are still as relevant today as they were years ago.

 

Waiting for Someday: Why Not Now?

The time we are blessed with is limited and tends to be used up all too quickly. How we utilize that time is consequently one of the most important decisions we make. Yet it is far too easy to put off until tomorrow what we are dreaming of today. The hectic pace of modern existence affords us an easy out; we shelve our aspirations so we can cope more effectively with the challenges of the present, ostensibly to have more time and leisure to realize our purpose in the future. Or we tell ourselves that we will chase our dreams someday once we have accomplished other lesser goals. In truth, it is our fear that keeps us from seeking fulfillment in the here and now—because we view failure as a possibility, our reasons for delaying our inevitable success seem sound and rational. If we ask ourselves what we are really waiting for, however, we discover that there is no truly compelling reason why we should put off the pursuit of the dreams that sustain us.

Continue reading the rest of the post in The Daily Om website

"Self-portrait #1" (NTZ, 2012)
"Self-portrait #1" (NTZ, 2012)

Shedding Light on Ourselves: Parts that Don’t Want to Heal

(which, interestingly, was posted on the same day as my birthday)

In almost every case, we know what is best for us in our lives, from the relationships we create to the food we eat. Still, somewhat mysteriously, it is often difficult to make the right choices for ourselves. We find ourselves hanging out with someone who leaves us feeling drained or choosing to eat fast food over a salad. We go through phases where we stop doing yoga or taking vitamins, even though we feel so much better when we do. Often we have no idea why we continue to make the less enlightened choice, but it is important that we inquire into ourselves to find out.

Continue reading the rest of the post in The Daily Om website

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. harveen kaur says:

    instantly resonated. Loved the Daily Om. Thanks n keep writing Nina!

    1. ninaterol says:

      Thank you for the feedback, Harveen! 😀 *Love and light*

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