sprinkling in some yellow flowers on this rainy, gloomy Miami day 🌼
from the archives of an impromptu shoot my dear friend @dreaflow.creative and I worked on in May.
trying to do the things that take me outside of my comfort zone, like getting in front of a camera and putting myself and my practice out there.
for so long, my intention was to create and live a life by my own design. all i had to do was tell myself that i am creator and get myself to truly believe it. i got on my mat everyday and repeated that intention to myself over and over. i visualized what i would be doing if my intention were to manifest and i felt how i would feel if that was so.
now, "create and live a life by my own design", is no longer an intention, it is one of my beliefs. i don't feel this way just because my day to day life has changed in so many ways, but because i learned along the way that intentions are manifested through consistency, patience and the belief that it is possible.
i invite you to set intentions and do whatever practice that clears your mind - whether yoga, running, swimming or singing, clear your mind and create the life you want to live.
“I wish I could do whatever I liked behind the curtain of “madness”. Then: I’d arrange flowers, all day long, I’d paint; pain, love and tenderness, I would laugh as much as I feel like at the stupidity of others, and they would all say: “Poor thing, she’s crazy!” (Above all I would laugh at my own stupidity.) I would build my world which while I lived, would be in agreement with all the worlds. The day, or the hour, or the minute that I lived would be mine and everyone else’s" ― Frida Kahlo
Sometimes, we choose not to express ourselves because of fear of what society thinks. It is up to the individual to choose authenticity. Through a life of authenticity, we reach our potential, we create, but above all, we are happy.
It's not easy for me to express myself, I am reserved and I am proud - but I am choosing to let go of ego and to express myself in the rawest, most authentic form. Through moving my body, studying the connection of the mind, body and spirit, and through teaching and spreading yoga.
I teach tomorrow at 11:00am and Saturday at 6:30pm @lovelifeyogastudio , would love to share my truest form with you. 📷 by @carolinemahomar