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Peacock: Inner-beauty, compassion, assimilator of anything. The beauty of the peacock is unrivaled. It's easy to think it comes from the plumage...but the secret of the peacock is that the beauty resides within and extends outward indefinitely. This adept creature can assimilate or 'digest' all experiences in life, so it does not harbor resentment, conflict, or past pain within it's psyche. The peacock type is extremely rare--not many of us have reached this advanced level of acceptance of the self and others. -When you pull the perfect card 💚 #peacock #animalspirit #spirit #magic #meditation #innerbeauty #innerlife #innerquest #tarot #tarotcards #guidance #signs #acceptance #yoga #photooftheday #ritualandremedy

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Learning to love the little things instead of constantly striving for something bigger. Do you ever wonder what you've missed on your journey to enlightenment, your next big career, a bigger house, a fancier car...a better version of yourself? Yesterday I was reminded this as I passed this beautiful corridor on an otherwise ordinary side street. If we focus too much on the "light at the end of the tunnel," we may just miss the dimly lit, intricate stone work of the tunnel itself. One of my favorite poets says, "everything is waiting for you." He literally means everything. The steam that rises from your coffee in the morning, the way the light hits the raindrops at night. If we can be at peace with everything as it is, let it all embrace us along the way, maybe we won't feel the weight of all that 'doing'. Maybe we won't feel so alone.

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Petition for Presence: Just be here with me. Signed: The moon. The stars. Your still hot cup of coffee. Your daughter. Your son. Your spouse. The green grass. The wildflowers. The waters you long to swim in. The color yellow. The color blue. Your favorite poem. Your favorite blanket. The wind in your hair. The waves on the ocean. The mountain air. Postcards waiting to be sent. Ink and paper. Brushes and paint. Downward facing dog. The color turquoise. The skyline. A hammock. Your belly laugh. Your breath. Your breath. Your breath.

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3 months ago I stepped away from my home, my 9-5 job, and almost all of my belongings. When I stepped back, I may have landed in the same physical place but I feel far away from where I once was. I'm pumped to be back in this city chasing my passion and my own version of freedom. I couldn't be more grateful to be planting myself in a community whose core values are passion, presence, and peace. Cheers to new adventures 🥂 Photo by the super talented @our_ampersand_photo 📸 #yogalanding #yoga #yogastudio #yogateacher #chattanooga #chattanoogayoga #passion #presence #peace #newadventure #adventure #photooftheday

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If it's something that sparks your soul and fuels your passions all you'll need is a glimpse. One glimpse, and you'll want more. ✨ #peekaboo #glimpses #california #coastal #highway1 #beachbum #tree #beach #adventure #explore #takeahike #outdoor #optoutside #getout #shoreline #seaside #photooftheday #travelgram #womenontheroad

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This old world keeps spinnin’ round; It’s a wonder tall trees ain’t layin’ down. 🎶 #talltree #yosemite #california #magic #roadtrip #wanderlust #adventure #explore #lookup #takeahike #vanlife #camplife #photooftheday #goodviews #goodtimes

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"Oh my god, what if you wake up some day, and you're 65 or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn't go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like you were a kid? It's going to break your heart. Don't let this happen." -Anne Lamott

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The biggest question we've gotten from fellow roadtrippers is, "where are y'all headed?" Out loud we answer, telling of our next stop - listing out the cardinal directions as if we've been doing this our entire life. In my head the answer is always quite different. Because where we're headed isn't a place. When we packed up the van two and a half months ago, we only had a vague direction of where we were going. There was no destination and no plan. For the first time in my life, I had no idea where I'd be the next day. So when people ask, I want to say something like: "we are headed into this moment" or "we are just right here." I'd imagine the search for the present moment could be the endeavor of a lifetime. But for me, the threshold to "now" has been at every canyon's break, every summit hike, and around every forested corner. It has been nestled inside every laugh-til-I-cry session and, surprisingly, every peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And I've been rewarded with every morsel.

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May your trails be crooked, winding, dangerous, and leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. #takeahike #angelslanding #zion #utah #optoutside #vanlife #getout #homeiswhereyouparkit #campervan #adventure #roadtrip #explore #nationalpark #wild #viewsfordays #mountains #summit

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Sunset at the Grand Canyon is unlike any other sight I've had the pleasure of taking in. The last time I was here, I felt like the canyon itself. I was ready to be filled. I had so many questions about my life and what direction I was headed. I wish that someone would have told me then that everything was going to be ok - that the future would exceed my expectations. So I'm here you tell you that everything is going to be ok. The future will exceed your expectations. #grandcanyon #sunset #northrim #arizona #grandcanyonnps #desert #desertsunset #enjoytheview #magichour #goldenhour #roadtrip #vanlife #camplife #explore #takeahike #adventure #photooftheday #motivation #inspiration #writersofinstagram #writer #writersofig #explorearizona

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Feeling stuck? Here are a few tips: 1. Go some place you've never gone before. 2. Sit somewhere quiet, close your eyes, and take 20 deep breaths. 3. Cook yourself your favorite meal. 4. Spend time with someone you love dearly. 5. Go on a walk. I don't know much for sure but I do know at least one of these will make you feel just a little better. You got this. #utah #virginriver #takeahike #desert #optoutside #adventure #zionnationalpark #zion #treatyoself #roadtrip #vanlife #photooftheday #motivation #inspiration #writersofig

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Almost every hike we've taken in the west has featured these stacks. I've learned recently that they are called cairns. Follow these little guys and you're sure to never be lost. I like to think this is our way of paying homage to mother nature; of creating something man-made out of something nature-made. Whenever I see them I'm reminded that many have come before me and many will follow. We, just like nature, are more than the sum of our parts. In a world that can sometimes feel out of balance, find solace in these guideposts - these rocks we've all put into balance over time. Let's defy gravity together. #cairns #rockstacks #desert #utah #adventure #takeahike #sandstone #optoutside #calfcreek #calfcreekfalls #rocks #vanlife #photooftheday #motivation #inspiration #writersofig

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