Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. - Marilyn
Monroe

Monday, July 23, 2012

how beautiful you are

Photo by Anne-Marie Pauley


I've written this blog and dedicated it to all who read it. May it help you.

"Discover your beauty within, then never forget it. Because, no one can truly hurt you when you know how beautiful you are."

~Me...over a 2nd cup of coffee, morning bliss and a little funkiness of emotion.

After being kindly reminded by silence, spirit, emotions taming and freshly brewed caffeine, I affirmed to myself: I am beautiful! And by-golly...people like me! Well, most people. ;)

This is an amazing affirmation/pep-talk to tune into first thing each day. I wish you the same self-induced uplift.

May no amount of failure or struggle with another person derail your life train from off it's tracks. Without our tracks there is nowhere for us to go, so we must stay on track. It's our only hope, and hope is everything. Failure and struggle is merely a part of the journey onward. It's just a ride some soothsayers have been known to declare. What you cannot control you must learn to accept, and what you cannot accept you must learn to let go of. Let it go, then let it go again as you pop your head from out of a cabin window where you perch in wonder while anticipating an expected arrival to a destination unknown. Watch as all the burdens drift waywardly, backward in the wind as though uniting with every yesterday. And...just enjoy the ride. Don't worry about where you're going, your train will get you there. Rather, focus on where you are and savor the view.

And so it is...

This quest into the unknown, this pilgrimage within our very own body where we explore in our mind in hopes of voyaging back to our heart, is indeed just a ride, a roller coaster ride to be more precise. Every roller coaster ride I've ever screamed and possibly puked my way through has always lead me back to safety - back to stability and back to peace where my loved ones await me with a smile. So, why worry about anything? Why not just have fun instead? To not worry does pretty much feel impossible, but there is a catch. When we don't worry, anything is possible. To worry is to lose our energy. To lose our energy is to lose out on all the possibilities, and to lose out on all the possibilities is to lose sight of a much bigger picture, because without possibility, there is no bigger picture. So, the next time you're screaming because life's "train ride" (aka) roller coaster ride is getting much too scary, just know that you're on the right track. Love awaits you with a smile. The next time you're possibly "vomiting" up the weight of the world - sick to your stomach from all the selfishness, tired, lost, angry and confused - know that you're on the right track. You're being lead back to peace. Next time you're on the verge of giving up and giving in to all of those fears, losing your faith and losing your mind...know that you're still on the right track. You're being lead back to clarity. The next time you feel like giving up and walking away from all your dreams and all of your heart's deepest desires, know that you're on the right track. You're being lead back to faith and purpose, and knowing this is exactly what makes you beautiful. Being aware and understanding that you are on the right track no matter how difficult life may be for you right now, no matter the pain and no matter the loss, is to know how beautiful you are. And knowing that every "roller coaster" ride leads you back to your peace and back to your safety is what makes life beautiful. For without your tracks, there would be no where to go. Without our pain, there would be nothing to learn. We were born to learn and we were born to journey onward with purpose, and where ever your journey takes you...there you'll find you're peace.


Love & Light,
AM


Please visit Undergo Yoga & Meditation for more information regarding AM's yoga classes and workshops. Undergo Yoga is a Health and Wellness blog that AM has designed and dedicated to all who seek information regarding body, mind, spirit and healing.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

noble woman

Noble is a virtue that affects every soul
As innocence effects the heart, we're effected as a whole
And a woman has one virtue, to be noble 'till death
Letting go in her battles, letting God in her breath
A noble woman looks and lives in nobility
Even if she lives in dire poverty
A noble woman conceives a noble life
No matter the surroundings, no matter the strife
And as a mirror distorts her face when it's cracked
Distortion will guide her back onto her track
And as she wipes the tears away from both cheeks
She's prays to God that the truth always speaks
From the tip of her lips
Into the rip in her heart
A noble woman comes together
And she nobly falls apart.


-AM



Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge. -William Shakespeare

Saturday, July 7, 2012

undergoyoga.com




Relax your body and mind and let your spirit fly...

For lots of information on yoga, body, mind, spirit and wellness, please visit my BRAND NEW yoga & wellness website blog @ www.undergoyoga.com


Below is a lovely piece written by my latest featured writer and author, Paulo Coelho at Undergo Yoga & Meditation.



"Call it spirit, soul, life force, or what you may, there is that within us that knows who it is we’ve come here to be and what it is we’ve come here to do and if we don’t listen to its call, it begins to wane.

This is when life becomes more about enduring until we die rather than thriving while we are here.

Perhaps what our critics don’t understand is that beneath the layer of what they may refer to as “choice,” there lies another layer where lives the authentic self, and its voice perpetually whispers ever so softly in our inner ear, “Be who you are and you’ll find freedom, fullness of expression, joy, peace, purpose and meaning in this precious life you have been given.”

This voice beckons us to be true to ourselves; when we hear and listen to that voice, it’s not so much that we are then guided to choose a certain path in life but, in truth, realize that our path has chosen us. However, do not consider this a “get out of jail free” card for the bad choices we all have made along the way that may have caused pain and suffering in our lives or the lives of others; the reality that our path chooses us when we are ready in no way alleviates the fact that we are always personally accountable for the choices we make in our day-to-day lives.

The voice to which I refer is incapable of guiding us in a direction that is self-destructive or harmful to others or that in any way dishonors the sacredness of life, because it is life itself that beckons us."

-Paulo Coelho

Thursday, July 5, 2012

About the Author

Anne-Marie Pauley is an innovative, insightful and spiritually provocative writer, music composer, yogi and yoga teacher. Her debut album entitled, "Forward, The EP", released this year and is now available for download at Amazon and iTunes.

She is the founder of Undergo Music Inc., Undergo Video & Publishing and Undergo Yoga. At Undergo, AM composes music, writes and directs music and meditation videos, scribes an abundance of blogs, and teaches yoga. Her creative hopes are very high and her aim is that of helping and sharing with those who seek change, inner peace and healing. AM's goal as an artist, as a human being and as student at life is to transpire the 'real' meaning of life, purpose and growth. She believes we can each experience these intimate and personal revelations via the simple virtue of our own self-discovery. "All it takes is love, patience and understanding."...she says. AM affirms daily that God is discovered in our deepest gratitude, and she gives thanks to all life and to all whom have crossed her path and shared a part of their life with her. "Even the pain has purpose, because everyone is a message. Everyone can be someone very special to us if we just take a closer look at them. If we can see their soul, we're golden." AM also offers her deepest gratitude and appreciation to all those out there who strive to empower the world by empowering themselves.

"May we each undergo and overcome circumstance...in the name of Love and self-discovery." -Anne-Marie Pauley