Monday, 31 December 2012

New Years Resolutions: 2013


New Years Resolutions

The Year of Joy

About New Year’s Resolutions: It was pointed out to me today that we often make resolutions which are based on some final destination, some abstract final moment which will bring great happiness and self-fulfillment upon its 'eventual' arrival. There is nothing wrong with having a goal except that too often there is focus on the final destination with its promised glory, rather than the enjoyment of the journey there. No one gets rich, gets slim, or becomes happy by doing these things in one big rush or by saying it and hoping it will somehow happen. These goals come to life through the daily rituals we dedicate towards attaining such goals. Each day is a brick which is placed and built up to be the foundation of our own personal temples, which we continue to build, renovate, and remodel throughout our lives. With each brick the structure becomes more complete, more solid, more tangible, and more credible. So, when I make my New Year’s resolutions this year I will remember that life does not happen a year from now, or a month from now, or a week from now, its starts with this moment. It starts today.
                 Because in a way, each 24 hour period is a sort of mini life. We must, as it was said by Dale Carnegie, live in day tight compartments; each day contains all the cycles occurring in the span of a life time. Long term goals are truly daily affairs, so the true test of whether something is worth attaining is knowing ‘is this something I enjoy working towards’, ‘can I do this every day?’ Self improvement is a daily endeavour, not something which you will magically exhibit in a moment of complete chaos and fear. It must be practiced. So, in truth, health, wealth, and self improvements are not goals, they are daily choices we make because we love ourselves and those around us.
                Now, this may seem selfish (to focus on oneself) but it is quite the opposite.  Selfish is the new selflessness, for when one learns the art of taking care of themselves, they remove that burden off the shoulders of those around them. This in turn gives others the freedom and example to do the same for themselves and creates extra time and energy they can use to fulfill their own goals and dreams.
                So, in this new year of 2013 (the number 13 in numerology means the ‘manifestation of joy’ btw) I will make plans that I know will benefit me and add to the joy in my life, not the stress. This means I want to be my authentic self and not hide behind the mask that society or anyone else tells me I should wear. I will be healthy because it feels good and it tastes good, not because my body is not beautiful enough or because, like most others, I condemn myself to feel guilty because my butt and thighs don’t fit into a sample size. I will work hard at completing school because learning is the essence of life. Life is a school in itself, always providing us with lessons and teaching us new skills for survival and to discover our true joy in the time we are here. I will become wealthy because I have respect and love for my future self who will know how to spend the money more wisely than I would now. I will take every moment and see its light, its blessing, and what it can offer me and then I will take what I have learned and offer it to the world.
May you discover your true joy, this year of 2013, and may you live it everyday
Here I leave you with some photos of the beauty
and the fun involved with the arrival of a new year.
All of the images on this page were found
at a wonderful blog called

Getting ready for an evening of dancing and girlish fun!

Lighting up the night sky with sparkles and smoke
Dancing brings so much joy and is a not guilty way to be fit and healthy
And of course tea, make sure to have some!!

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Misty Mountains

Misty Mountain Meditation

Before I head off to bed I wanted to share some
inspiring and dream inducing mountain views which I find myself
looking at from time to time. I have included the places where these images
ere found so that you can investigate further if you enjoy an image and want to see more!
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Friedrich Nietzsche


Intro: Tea is Liquid Wisdom


What is Tea Talk about?


This Blog is dedicated to all of my thoughts and musings about life and its many twists and turns. As I embark on this great journey of life I realise there are so many things to discover, investigate, discuss, and enjoy... and I want to share all of these with you. Lets open up discussion about all things in one space. I mean ALL things. Atheism and theism in one; politics and conflict; school or lack there of; social paradigms; beauty and its ugly consequences; ugliness and the beauty within it; Carl Jung and the shadow; Frued and sexuality; relationships and creativity; health and the many debates around what's good or bad; and of course Tea versus Coffee ( clearly I am in favour of the former; however, the latter has its benefits and blessings too. ) Let's discuss the ways in which our world provides us with opportunities for unity rather than division, let's enjoy variety instead of using it as a divisive tool. Let's discuss this over some tea!

It is my personal goal to post different topics every week or so and express what I see as truth within in these many arenas. I will also be posting the odd picture I am working on as an artist and encourage feedback on these works as well. Keep in mind I will not only be discussing serious issues but also the more frivolous and enjoyable topics too. How could one ever appreciate the finer things in life if their eyes have not been cast in the direction of the darkness that exists in the world. So the two go hand in hand, one cannot be known without the other? or can they? Perhaps a more philosophical debate could be later derived from this thought.
What I write about are my own thoughts and what I feel is true but they may not be true to you and so I invite you to comment if you so desire.

Why Tea Leaves?

Tea leaves allude to the reading of ones fortune using the tea leaves found at the bottom of a cup after consumption. This is also known as Tasseomancy. I bring this up because I have recently delved into the world of spiriuality which has helped me to see myself and the world in a new light. It is a truly benefitial and core moving perspective and practice (as I believe all things to be.. which is a whole other topic of discussion). I wanted to share my epiphanies and realizations with you regarding this way of living. The tea leaves are relavant because the domain of spirituality encourages the development of pshycic knowing and understanding. It is also closely tied in with psychology and personal growth. It really is personal growth at the core. But I digress...
I hope that you enjoy my readings and if you don't I am equally as glad that you took anytime at all to visit my blog.

May you always be allowed to speak your own truth and not have that hurt anyone around you or have the words of others hurt you either.