Vision boards

Without poetry …

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The Invitation
Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Vision board on old schooling!
As I am a sucker for poems, ballet and opera … I can’t let you miss out on a beautiful Poem about love, trust and beauty ….
Hope this inspires you too!

Meet Oriah mountain dreamer, story teller, teacher and author of amazing books!

 

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dreams
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon…
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your
fingers and toes
without cautioning us to
be careful
be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand on the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
“Yes.”

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after a night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the center of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

hugs!

Me!

At times we all need Poetry …  XXX

http://oriahmountaindreamer.com

Explore your dreams!

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After years of traveling to the most beautiful resorts of the world, I discovered my own traveling style.

So in April 2011, I decided it was time to leave Belgium and experience Thailand and its natives.

The idea was to get out of my comfort zone and go on a journey to discover myself, a journey to me!

I was fed up with my regular life here, the day’s in’s and out’s. I wanted to explore, to confront myself with new things.

And until today, this was my best ‘audacious’ decision I’ve ever made! The experience changed my life …

The people I met over there, Dimka, Oumar, Pauline, Graeme, Sarah, Amandine, Gianpaulo, Eric and Duan, they made me grow bigger than I ever imagined I could be! They became lifetime friends.

It all felt a bit like the book ’eat, pray love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert. I learned to engage with people, appreciate other cultures and enjoy the simplicity of life.

I ate the best Thai food right from the street, I learned Sanskrit prayers and I actually enjoy chanting them. I’ve learned to be humble and grateful!

for all the beautiful things life gives you.

But most of all, I learned to let go!

Let go of how other people judge me, but most of all, I learned to let go of judging myself!

The experience totally changed my vision of traveling. I discovered the true richness of life! And better still, I discovered what it means to me!

When I close my eyes, I envision ‘Kashmir’ in India with the palace of a ‘thousand winds’ and the beautiful colors and scents the land has to offer. I see myself driving from the North to the South island in New zealand, counting sheep and visiting the Maori. Walking on a beach in Polynesia or having a pint of Guinness in Dublin while listening to street musicians play. Skiing in Schotland, I know, it’s rare but it’s something I really want to do! :) Bathing in the ‘ blue lagoon’ in Iceland, to name a few …

If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll know that I like to make vision boards, and of course, I also do this for my travels!

And so can you! It’s weekend, relax, be bold and let your dreams carry you to wherever you want to go!

Explore your dreams!

Love 😉

Me :) XXX

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I have a dream… How about you?

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As a firm believer in ‘the law of attraction’ I use dream or vision boards as a helpful friend to organise my wants, dreams and goals…

These days, and thanks to Pinterest, I can make it easy on myself and put beautiful pictures of food, interiors, fashion, words or poems down in categories.

Every category, every picture is a piece of me, how I view the world, what I love, what I want, what touches me or dreams of mine that I want to be fulfilled.

It made me ‘Pinterest addicted’ and a ‘daydream professional’ 😉

Ever so often I will share my vision boards on this blog, at times accompanied by words, but mostly in pictures. I’m mostly using Pinterest pictures, so thanks and credit all go to the authors.

Today I want to share with you my ‘vision board‘ of my dream interior and hope to inspire you to envision your dreams, either by building a classic vision board or by creating a big one on pinterest.

Relax, still your mind, breathe deeply, take a glass of wine and start dreaming …
The only impossible thing in life is your mindset, and all should follow his/her bliss.

Here we go!

 

My dream Interior

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A beautiful cosy interior, in a house with high ceilings, large windows, to let the light in …white painted wooden floors and an amazing kitchen.

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Winding down in my sultry bathroom next to the amazing dressing space, with enough space to hang my collection of clothes and accessories, and to give my beloved shoes the place they deserve.

An airy and light bedroom with beautiful bed linen and many of cushions. Throughout white is the main color with accents of color.

And now go envision yours …

Me.