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// We all live on this magnificent magical planet, which I love. But through the years it feels like it's moving faster and faster. Sometimes I catch myself thinking I can't keep up. Sometimes, when I look at other people, I feel like they've got it all figured out. They know where they want to go and what they want to achieve, which makes me feel small or not good enough. So, I catch myself sitting there with the thought carousel in my head running on full speed. Feeling like I can't get out. It's running in circles. Over and over again and it keeps getting faster... Until… Until...I start to write lines like these. Until I start to talk about it. Until I start to share how I feel - knowing that opening up will make me feel so vulnerable. And that's scary as hell and overwhelming, too and yes, it hurts and anxiety comes up and all that… BUT over time I learned that it's worth it. Talking about everything that's going on inside of me feels like hitting the emergency stop on my carousel. And all of the sudden it comes to a hard stop and I can get off of it. Finally. Starting to see things more clearly…Feeling like I can breathe again. Opening up, for me, leads to other people opening up. Sharing might lead to other people sharing their stories, too. It leads to support, a shoulder you can lean on, a hug, kind words, friendships, healing, connection and most importantly, it leads to love. Love for one another and for ourselves. Which is the most incredible gift we can give to ourselves. Because you start to notice that you are not by yourself. There aren't hundreds or thousands of people out there who feel the same way you do. There are millions. And imagine yourself filling up with all that love for yourself over time. Imagine yourself starting to feel the warmth inside. #takeadeepbreathhere Expanding it into your whole body. #takeadeepbreathhere Expanding it so far outside of your body and touching everyone you meet on this earth. And who knows…maybe that's how you can help them to be able to feel a little warmer inside, too. And maybe that makes the world move a little less faster for them, too. //

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// conclusions of the past few days: 1. Make and take time for yourself! 2. Listen to and follow your heart! 3. Overthinking won't get you anywhere! 4. Change your perspective and get a different view! 5. Be happy for other people's achievements! 6. Go outside! 7. Breathe! 8. Be, love and show the purest version of yourself! 9. Repeat all of the above! // . . . #letsbevulnerabletogether #SHAREsomeLOVE #listen #lovelovelove #energy #flow #heartful #mindful #meltyourmind #partnachklamm #gooutside #garmischpartenkirchen #river #klamm #stream #rocks #mountains #naturelover #this #views #meltphotography #truth #puremel #thelittlethings 🍉 #share #openyourheart

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// do you ever sit outside, watch the sun set, listen to the wind, a gentle breeze and just breathe? Well, if not - you should! // . . . #sunsets #meditative #ease #views #candlelight #darmstadt #skylover #candles #light #glow #thelittlethings #decorations #rooftop #gooutside #meltphotography #writing #focus #listen #alllove 💛 #begentle #energies ☀️

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// I see everything you can be I see the beauty that you can't see On the nights you feel outnumbered Baby, I'll be out there somewhere . #throwback to one of the most beautiful sunrises I've ever seen ♥️ // . . . #sunrise #costarica #travels #light #glow #waves #beach #ocean #thatglow #morningglory #reflections #viewsforthesoul #meltyourmind #meltphotography #nature #onemagicalplanet #magic #colorful #stopandstare #allofthelights #thelittlethings 🍉 #alligned #alllove 💛 #goseetheworld #AMAZED #appreciation #mood 🎵 #dermotkennedy #outnumbered

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// Do you ever hear yourself saying things like: I'm sorry, I'm having a bad day because... ...I didn't sleep well. ...someone did this and that to me. ...I am tired. ...I am hungry. ...some planet is having a meltdown. ...(for girls) I'm on or about to be on my period. (these are only a few examples, the list goes on and on). Why do we try to find an explanation for having a bad day? Would you consider apologizing for a good day? Or a neutral one? Is it because we want to keep up a picture of ourselves? Because others do to? Because society tells us to do and it's something we've gotten used to do? Because we don't want to show ourselves being vulnerable? Because we're trying to keep up our guards? How would you feel about changing the phrase to: I'm having a bad day! (Exclamation mark!) And that's it. Life isn't 365 days a year happiness and sunshine. Having a bad day or a few of them in a row is totally fine. Don't apologise. If you feel off, take time for yourself to figure things out. Seek help if you need to. Talk about your thoughts and feelings to a friend or loved one (or even a stranger, often times that can help a lot!). Share 💛 Do whatever feels good to you. That can be lots of things like unplug for a while, do some kind of sport, stay in and listen to some music, go for a walk/run/swim/drive, journal, meditate, zone out with netflix for a while (I don't recommend doing this for to long though🙈) - better idea: go out and see a movie, meet some friends, read some inspiring books... Again, these are only a few examples, the list can go on and on and it's different for everyone of us. Be okay with being vulnerable. Because we all are. And if you're reading this and you want to talk to someone but you don't know who to call or text: call me. text me. 💛 Let's be vulnerable together. // . . . #stopapologizing #vulnerability #believe #share #alllove #eveningthoughts #selflove #selfcare #meltyourmind #magic #montezuma #costarica #sunrise #skylover #meltphotography #silhouette #thereislight #twloha #glow #SHAREsomeLOVE #oceanside #nature #natureatitsbest #view #mindful #love #heal ♥️

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// reminder: there's always a blue sky behind the clouds 🌤️ // . . . #bluesky #clouds #cloudy #airplane #views #abovetheclouds #somewhereinbetween #feels #cominghome #skylover #meltphotography #travel #explore #views

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// evening views from our hotel 💛 I don't think I need to add anything to that 😍 only that we were told to close the doors at night because the monkeys might come in and steel our stuff 🙈🙉🙊 // . . . #canilivehere #luzenelcielo #costarica #montezuma #forest #alllove #glow #views #distance #meltphotography #oceanside #hotel #hostel #magic #magicalplaces #travels #wellhellothere #explore #mindful

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// this is the so called "cloud forest" in Santa Elena. Home of beautiful birds and beautiful (but intimidating) snakes 😋 Usually the clouds are so low that you kinda walk through them, when you walk through the forest. Today we got to the highest point and, as you can see, the clouds are way up high above the trees. You still get to see the "cloud forest" during mornings and on days when it's not as hot as it was today. But the possibility that you won't see the clouds in the forest in a few years from now is really high. Well, it's not only a possibility anymore. Sadly, it's a fact. I wish all of us could take a tiny little bit more care of this magical place 💛 // . . . #clouds #cloudforest #savethecloudforest #monteverde #santaelena #costarica #forest #jungle #contrast #perspective #meltphotography #naturephotography #natureatitsbest #naturelovers #colorful #birds #arenalvolcano #volcano #shotbypixel #thetouriststuff #thelittlethings #whatawonderfulworld 💛

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// travels with a friend who's also a yoga teacher + hostels with space for yoga + views = jackpot 🎰♥️ // . . . #yoga #meditative #heartopening #views #thankyouuniverse #meltsmyheart #thelittlethings #breatheinbreatheout #repeat #costarica #monteverde #sunset #meltphotography #stretchyourself #allofthelights #alllove #flow 💛 🙏

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// yesterday we did a hike through the jungle to get closer to the Arenal Volcano. We saw monkeys (they actually didn't quite like us being there 😄) and birds. The volcano is on of Costa Rica's most active volcanos, the last eruption took place 9 years ago. We were told it's kinda dangerous because this volcano doesn't really show the usual pre-signs of an eruption. That's why usually you can only go as far as we did, because that way you might be able to get back safe when an eruption is happening. So, you never know when it'll happen. Also the land is always moving, so if we came back in 5 to 10 years all this right here can look totally different. Yeah, this can be intimidating. But it also shows us, that our planet is moving and changing. And the one thing we should do is try our best to keep it alive 💚 // . . . #arenalvolcano #lafortuna #costarica #volcano #arenaljungletours #goseetheworld #travel #skylover #greenery #naturephotography #naturelovers #meltphotography #goseetheworld #educateyourself #savetheplanet #culturalexchange #thankyouuniverse #shotbypixel #onemagicalplanet

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// best thing to do is writing a journal while you're traveling, so it can fall into your hands, right when your getting ready (and anxious) for your next adventure. And...been through all the feels 💛 A year ago today I left New Zealand to head back home. I arrived, started to go to work again, met up with friends, talked about the trip, made plans for new ones and soon the routines of every day life got me back (don't get me wrong, that's totally fine). We do something, it makes us feel thankful, happy, sad, joyful, angry or whatever feeling you wanna choose, we talk and think about it for a while, it comes up every now and then and at some point it becomes a memory, we start doing another new thing and the whole cycle starts again. That's how we make memories. And there are thousands of books and people out there tellin you to live in the now, cherish every moment. Which is the right thing to do, of course. But every now and then we should reflect on things that happened. How did they make us feel? How did they affect our present? What did we learn from them? That's why, 20 min ago, I sat here on my bedroom floor. Crying. Because I was reading what I wrote down a year ago. How afraid I was to go on a trip around the world by myself. I knew I needed to get out fo my comfort zone. I can here my mom saying: "But why do you have to travel half around the globe?" Every time someone asked that I was like: "Because." (Bc I wasn't sure why.) Well, let me just say: I just read the entry from the day I left NZ...and yes, now I why! Every day (not only on trips like that) we make memories that affect the person we are, the person we become. So, maybe sometimes it's a good thing to sit down and read who you were a year ago. Just to see how far you've come, to remember what you've accomplished through the bad and the good, to feel what you've felt back then, to be thankful for everything 💛 and if you're not feeling so good today, then it might just remind you of a time you did feel good. Which can be enough, too. A wise man ones told me: "When you're sad about sth, than that means it made you happy." And I only remembered that, bc I wrote it down 🙏 #writeitdown //

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