Being Over Careful

What you see under the helmet is a happy, smiling face. Don’t be fooled by the easy appearance of confidence. I have had to do the hard work of getting back on a bike after an accident, not just once, but twice. This photo is a testament to the Power of Change. In spite of my fear, not due to lack of fear, I empower myself to realize the past does NOT define my present. If I can change, you can too. Let me help you.

Here’s a bit of an unpublished article shared here for the first time titled “I Fell Again.”

I started writing this Nov 22, 2015 the day of my second accident. ✨

“When I look back what I remember in the year before the accident was that I was living life ultra carefully already. I was checking in with fear first, then love. I didn’t know where this was coming from. In a sneaky way from that shift of insidious fear infiltrating my life, things started to change. As independent as I was naturally, I was losing my freedom. I was imprisoning myself for no apparent reason. I didn’t deserve it. I hadn’t done anything to be put behind bars of my own creation. And yet it happened.

Then came the pivotal moment of almost dying or rather dying and coming back to life. That was three and a half years ago. My severe concussion was a serious wake-up call, as was living with TBI.

It was as if that moment validated the careful way of living I had grown into. It seemed to confirm that this independent dependency was the right path to travel.
So when I say that getting on a mechanical thing with two wheels and a motor isn’t something I take lightly is no joke. I had one outside my home in Seattle the last 2 ½ years and never once drove it. I was careful. Maybe too careful.

The irony is that I am a natural risk taker; my life would prove that as a whole. That is my nature. As an entrepreneur and professional change agent, and story strategist – I teach, inspire, and coach others to lead the change in their lives. To be more bold. Not to stay tightly knit in the bud, but to blossom, grow, expand. I’ve dedicated my life to this. It is my dharma to teach what I know the hard way.

Well, earlier today this was going to be a story of how I got back on a bike, a scooter in Ubud, and succeeded in tackling my demons, those belligerent voices of “be careful.” And then…
I fell again.”

*Look for the article to be shared in its entirety on an as of yet TBD site. The lesson of the original intention upended by the new lessons of the second accident.
You might be wondering what was I so afraid of before that made me live so carefully?
Ahhh well that’s related to love.

Benefits of Vitamin D

There is a long list of the Benefits of #vitaminD from sunshine including:
☀️Enhances Your Mood☀️
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Regular sunlight exposure can naturally increase the serotonin levels in your body, making you more active and alert. In an article published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), exposure to bright light is seen as an approach to increase serotonin without the use of drugs. The positive correlation between the development of serotonin and the hours of sunlight during the day was seen in healthy volunteers. (Medical Daily.com)
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Sunshine makes us #Happy. ❤️
Take a sunshine break with me at Prana Del Mar
Nov 25-Dec 2 or Dec 2-9, 2017 with Emily Perry.
Hope these photos from last year inspire you!
#sunlover #youaremysunshine #highvibes #travel
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Do Your Daily Rituals Align with Your Dharma?

From my Nov 25 – Dec 2, 2017 Yoga Retreat at Prana del Mar you will learn to construct your days in ways that lovingly construct your best life. You will know how to Live a LIFE Inspired to action:

1. My daily rituals keep me grounded in my intentions.
2. My daily rituals keep me connected to my deepest desires for… (love, happiness, peace)
3. My weekly rituals keep me connected to my tribe
4. My annual rituals keep me aligned with my dharma

We will have loads of FUN while setting the course for manifesting our Best Intentions and embracing OUR Best Life. I promise ❤️
Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia

LINK TO RETREAT TO LEARN MORE

#travel #spiritual #adventure #yoga #meditation #transformation #love #happiness #jumpie #baja @alchemytours @pranadelmar

I am Not Afraid of the Dark

I am not afraid of the dark and neither should you be. I am your loving guide into Shadow work in a gentle way. At your own pace. I am honored that you trust me this way. I love you!

“Personal discovery and growth come from letting there be room for all this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.

Suffering comes from wishing things were different. Misery is self-inflicted, when we are expecting the “idea” to overcome the “actual,” or needing things (or people, or places) to be different for us so we can then be happy.

Let the hard things in life break you. Let them effect you. Let them change you. Let those hard moments inform you. Let this pain be your teacher. The experiences of your life are trying to tell you something about yourself. Don’t cop out on that. Don’t run away and hide under your covers. What will you learn if you face it with courage? With full honesty and – lean into it.” #pemachodran

Join me here at Prana del Mar
Nov 25 – Dec 2, 2017
Dec 2 – 9, 2017 with Emily Perry Yoga Training + Retreats
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Be Happy Practice Compassion

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama

I’ve taught more than 10,000 hours and since my very first teacher training, my goal has always been to practice more than I teach, to teach what I practice and to practice what I teach.

“It doesn’t matter how many hours you practice yoga or meditate by yourself, the union of being in relationship with others is what heals the world. Yoga teaches us that isolation is the root cause of suffering and connection is the essence of healing.” Silvia Mordini

In the Yoga Sutra’s Pantanjali gives us a four part process to help us clear our hearts of any negative energies as a means for quieting our minds and reconnecting to the deepest reservoirs of unconditional love and compassion.  The sutras advise we:

  1. cultivate maitri(friendliness) toward pleasure and friends;
  2. karma(compassion) for those who are in pain or suffering, yourself included;
  3. mudita(joy) for those that you are happy and whom we admire;
  4. and upeksanam(equanimity) toward those who have hurt us.

Starting now apply these Keys to Happiness and see for yourself how this changes your life!   Within the next 24 hours choose one tangible action you can take to endorse compassion and decrease suffering at home. Love yourself, love your day, love your life!

 

Looking for Peace? Here’s the Answer

When I was in the corporate world I both loved and strongly disliked Performance Appraisals. I enjoyed the feedback knowing how I was doing but at the same time it would make it harder for next time. The point came where the pressure just went up and up.

We do that in our life. We start giving ourselves a grade on everything when the reality is that it is all just pass/fail. We are passing if we learn to balance positive expectations with acceptance. “Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the isness of the Now. You can’t argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer.” (Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth) Acceptance brings about inner peace, joy and love. Otherwise we find ourselves in a state of fighting what life is offering and it can feel like we are failing at life.

Yoga has without a doubt made me more patient. It helps me move from that state of having too heavy of expectations and grading everything to allowing and accepting.  Don’t get me wrong sometimes it’s still hard not to grade myself at life but for sure I’m better at seeing the whole thing as simply pass/fail.  What’s changed? Well I don’t want to feel that TUG-O-WAR with myself or with anyone else.  Impatience doesn’t feel good and yoga teaches the antidote to impatience is, yes you can guess, patience.  Patience feels good.  It feels like a return to center no matter the chaos or what other people do or don’t do. It feels like compassion, peacefulness and a constant return to balance. When I am patient I feel like I can attempt anything without attachment to the result.

When Patient our minds stop playing the old games of pushing, pulling, creating anxiety, distrust, stress or simple heavy expectations.

It is a simply formula:
Over Expectations = Impatience
Accepting = Patience

Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth writes “To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad. It seems almost paradoxical, yet when your inner dependency on form is gone, the general conditions of your life, the outer forms, tend to improve greatly.”  Try it for a week or even a day where you try living in a way where you relieve the heavy expectations of yourself and others and live with less resistance to this isness of now. Instead follow the guidance of the Yoga Sutras which advise “enjoyment is the sweetness of noticing your life right now: smell, taste, feeling, sensation.” This type of enjoyment allows us to receive what life is offering regardless of whether it looks like what we expected.

“You can’t run after contentment it has to find you, all you can do is try to create the space for it.”  (Judith Lasater) We are through yoga really meeting ourselves with no further resistance or pre-qualifications. It is like what Derek Walcott writes about in his poem: So join me feast on your life! Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia

The How of Your Happiness in Tuscany

What if changing your life, and discovering who you truly are, is as simple as getting on a plane?
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“The life you’ve had doesn’t have to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen
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THIS #TUSCANY EXPERIENCE IS FOR YOU IF:
• You’ve been settling for far too little adventure in your life
• You’re ready to learn more about the How of Your Happiness & remove the obstacles
• You’re ready to stop making excuses
• You’re tired of compromising your true desires for what others want you to do
• You want to get to the heart of your Truth: You want to know your True Self; attract True Love; start living your True Purpose
• You long to feel grounded
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Passion for Life By Silvia Mordini

Did you wake up today loving your life?

Don’t you want to wake-up filled with energy and enthusiasm?
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Are you doing things because you love to do them or because you feel like you should do them? What percentage of the time would you say you live like that? Well, if you are spending more of your time doing stuff because you feel like you have to instead of wanting to, then you’ve discovered a simple formula for misery.
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Take the first step to get clear on what “sparks JOY” by asking yourself “what are you passionate about?” What stokes enthusiasm so much so that you can feel it in your body, whether it’s a smile on your face or sitting up a little taller in your seat. This helps you define the purpose of your passion.
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Second step is write it down.
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Now you may ask, why write it if we can just think about it? Because science tells us that by writing out your goals on a piece of paper you send a red flag to your subconscious mind that these thoughts are more important than the other 59,999 ones you’ll have today! It gives the other thoughts directions and where your energy goes it grows.
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This also helps you to filter out what is unimportant so you can focus first on what’s most important. You will enjoy life more fully if you stop focusing on the minor stuff and figure out what you want to major in life. The key thing to keep in mind is that you can have fun while you’re progressing along your path. You can reclaim the joy of waking up each day excited about your life!
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So ask yourself right now: “Where are you going, what path are you on; Are you excited about the direction? If I could choose to make any adventure which one would you do next?”
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Have you always dreamed of doing yoga on the beach in Bali? Or maybe you’ve dreamed of living under the Tuscan sun in Italy or to challenge yourself climbing the beautiful red rocks of Moab or surfing in Costa Rica? Then today journal about what lights up your life with passion. Plan your life’s next big adventure and make it happen. Stop holding back from what you really want to experience!
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And from this passion for life you will be transformed or as Pantanjali says in the Yoga Sutras, “When you are inspired by some great purpose all of your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world!” Be the cause of your own future happiness! Start planning the next wonderful adventure doing what you love!
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Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia Mordini.
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More inspiration at www.silviamordini.com

Bali Alchemy of Happiness Yoga Retreat $1,008 for 8 Days ALL Inclusive

 

April 2-9, 2017 Alchemy of Happiness Yoga Retreat

GROW YOUR HAPPY! Remember, Happy People don’t get that way by accident. They choose to live the Alchemy of Happiness. Join my retreat and learn how to gain back the power to say YES to living your most joyful life!


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THIS BALI EXPERIENCE IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You’ve been settling for far too little adventure in your life
  • You’re ready to learn more about the How of Your Happiness & remove the obstacles
  • You’re ready to stop making excuses and drop self-judgment
  • You’re tired of compromising your true desires for what others want you to do
  • You want to get to the heart of your Truth: You want to know your True Self; attract True Love; start living your True Purpose
  • You long to feel grounded
  • You are curious about healing ceremonies, mystical blessing rituals and heart medicine.
  • You want time to design your life on purpose through mindful intention setting, guided journaling, Alchemy Wellness Coaching and energy healing.
  • Bali is on your Dream List!!

The Full Moon Came to Me

The moon came to me last night

With a sweet question.

She said, “The sun has been my faithful lover

For millions of years.

Whenever I offer my body to him

Brilliant light pours from his heart.

Thousands then notice my happiness

And delight in pointing

Toward my beauty.

Hafiz,

Is it true that our destiny

Is to turn into Light

Itself?” And I replied,

Dear moon,

Now that your love is maturing,

We need to sit together

Close like this more often

So I might instruct you

How to become

Who you

Are!

#hafiz #fullmoon #sedonayogafestival2017