Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Beautiful...

"Oftentimes we call Life bitter names, but only when we ourselves are bitter and dark. And we deem her empty and unprofitable, but only when the soul goes wandering in desolate places, and the heart is drunken with overmindfulness of self.

Life is deep and high and distant; and though only your vast vision can reach even her feet, yet she is near; and though only the breath of your breath reaches her heart, the shadow of your shadow crosses her face, and the echo of your faintest cry becomes a spring and an autumn in her breast.

And life is veiled and hidden, even as your greater self is hidden and veiled. Yet when Life speaks, all the winds become words; and when she speaks again, the smiles upon your lips and the tears in your eyes turn also into words. When she sings, the deaf hear and are held; and when she comes walking, the sightless behold her and are amazed and follow her in wonder and astonishment." -khalil gibran
"Be fearless in expressing yourself"- without hurting others. If expressing yourself hurts other people, you're doing it wrong and it is a reflection of how you feel about yourself. Choose your words and actions wisely.

TDL wisdom

People you feel drawn to reflect your inner self back at you, and you act as a mirror for them as well.


When we look at other people, we see many of their qualities in innumerable and seemingly random combinations. However, the qualities that we see in the people around us are directly related to the traits that exist in us. “Like attracts like” is one of the spiritual laws of the universe. We attract individuals into our lives that mirror who we are. Those you feel drawn to reflect your inner self back at you, and you act as a mirror for them. Simply put, when you look at others, you will likely see what exists in you. When you see beauty, divinity, sweetness, or light in the soul of another, you are seeing the goodness that resides in your soul. When you see traits in others that evoke feelings of anger, annoyance, or hatred, you may be seeing reflected back at you those parts of yourself that you have disowned or do not like.

Because we are all mirrors for each other, looking at the people in your life can tell you a lot about yourself. Who you are can be laid bare to you through what you see in others. It is easy to see the traits you do not like in others. It is much more difficult to realize that you possess those same traits. Often, the habits, attitudes, and behaviors of others are closely linked to our unconscious and unresolved issues.

When you come into contact with someone you admire, search your soul for similarly admirable traits. Likewise, when you meet someone exhibiting traits that you dislike, accept that you are looking at your reflection. Looking at yourself through your perception of others can be a humbling and eye-opening experience. You can also cultivate in you the traits and behaviors that you do like. Be loving and respectful to all people, and you will attract individuals that will love and respect you back. Nurture compassion and empathy and let the goodness you see in others be your mirror.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

salsa salsa salsa!

I'm sitting here eating chips and salsa from Whole Foods. It's SO good. I could eat salsa just as it is...soup style but I know my tummy wouldn't be so forgiving. I haven't blogged much lately....I was discouraged after I found out someone from my past was stalking me online. I made my twitter private, made absolutely sure I knew everyone on my fb, and just felt odd about blogging for a while. I'm pretty much an open book and really enjoy my online life, so it was difficult for me to make things so private. Even if I don't have lots of readers, I still like to share :) LA life is same as it always was... I'm not much of a party girl so I don't go out much...I'd much rather curl up and read a book, paint, write, or make music. I feel that so much of life in the "Hollywood scene" is going out and making contacts....even if it is just knowing the other young Hollywoodians... I'm just not that into it. Don't get me wrong, I dig a red carpet here and there, but I don't enjoy clubbing at all. I've thought about bartending in the future, but the reality is that I don't think I'd dig the environment!
So, I have been on a creative streak for about a month- I started 7 paintings and completed 3. Whew! I would love to post them on here but am not ready just yet to show them to the internets space. mmmmmm another bite of chips and salsa.
In other news, I am going to be on a panel at Comic-Con this year along with lots of other ElfQuest gals. I'll also be introducing films at the iTV festival red carpet event coming up. Not bad gigs. :) I've never been to comic con and honestly, I'm not a big gamer/geek type of girl (although there are articles online saying I am). I've never even seen a WoW game --I've only played Grand Theft Auto and that was only to randomly shoot things, steal an ambulance, and run over pedestrians making a blood donut. haha....that was funny...
So, I'm sure I will be overwhelmed with people in costume and crazy fans of different sci-fi /gaming shows. we will see! Aight...well, time to go. xoxo