Affirmation #2

I've been writing affirmations and little notes to myself lately. Here is Affirmation #2:

Progression NOT Perfection. That's a motto, I'm trying to live by--I can't be perfect, but I can be the BEST version of me. I can go at my own pace and do no need to rush--I have the TRUST THE PROCESS. 

Buddhism....

When I went to the museum yesterday, they had an exhibit on Asian Culture. Buddhism has always appealed to me because it's not about placing things in your head to control you--it's about placing things in your head that help you to control you. If that makes sense--it provides you with the tools to enlightenment and looking within oneself--whereas I feel other religions try to engrave/brainwash you to live a certain way---buddhism asks you to look within yourself, other religions ask you to look outside yourself. I wish more people understood this and I also hate when others whom are religious try to project their religion on me. I'm fine with people having their own beliefs, it's when they are aggressively trying to get me to believe this and that. 

 I learned that   Reclining Buddha   is showing him in his last moments, but it is not meant to be sad, but rather it is meant to be showing calmness, encouragement, awakening, tranquility and obtaining nirvana. Whereas below is a picture of   A Buddhist Deity   there can be male and female deities. A deity means different things across cultures..to some a deity represents knowledge, divineness, heroic---while others relate it to being ones soul/self--realizing self-knowledge and one's divine self. 

I learned that Reclining Buddha is showing him in his last moments, but it is not meant to be sad, but rather it is meant to be showing calmness, encouragement, awakening, tranquility and obtaining nirvana. Whereas below is a picture of A Buddhist Deity there can be male and female deities. A deity means different things across cultures..to some a deity represents knowledge, divineness, heroic---while others relate it to being ones soul/self--realizing self-knowledge and one's divine self. 

Bruises Heal & Again We Feel

 

This is my debut poetry book. Within it, lies a whole lot of blood, sweat and tears.

Why blood? Because poetry lives in my veins, poetry helps to keep me sane, poetry is my therapy, poetry helps me feel alive--it helps me--survive. 

Why sweat? Because I'm a perfectionist in some ways. I worked incredibly hard day, evening and night constructing the cover, on constructing the layout, on revising and re-editing again and again and again and again. At times, I felt like giving up, but I kept pushing until I felt it fit my ideal of "perfection".

Why tears? Because all of my poems are spoken from the heart. Whether they're expressing emotions and feelings of love, of hurt, of pain, of joy, of anger, of self-love. Tears because I'm over-joyed and feel accomplished that I did something I've always wanted to...And that's publish a book of my poetry. 

If you've ever been bruised and thought you'd never again feel, thought you'd never again feel; yet somehow find that you can heal and can feel again. Then this book is for you.

You can purchase it here, enjoy!