Mara Grace Yogini ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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Mara Grace Yogini ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
@maraisgrace
๐ƒ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐š ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ฉ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐œ๐ฒ. โฃ โฃ It can be very confusing when dealing with someone who intentionally creates unnecessary drama. Itโ€™s best to not over analyze the silliness. โฃ โฃ ๐๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ซ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐š ๐๐จ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐ฅ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ.โฃ โฃ Someone who lacks self-esteem, may create unnecessary drama because it gives them a false sense of self-importance, self-righteousness. ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ . โฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ“ธ @ljbnyc1โฃ โฃ โฃ #MaraOlneyYogaโฃ โฃ #DontFeedTheTrollsโฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ
โฃ โ€˜๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฏ๐ข๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฏ๐ข๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฉ๐ž๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ.โ€™โฃ โฃ In simpler words, your perception is your reality. ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ. Grasping this concept is the most empowering thing you can do for yourself. โฃ โฃ This is how you stop being a victim. This is how you stop giving a fuck about the things that truly do not need to affect you. โฃ โฃ The way you get to this place is by constantly practicing control over your own thoughts and reactions and most importantly, self-reflection. ๐“๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ /๐ซ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ. ๐“๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ฌ. ๐๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ ๐ ๐จ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐๐ž๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ง๐จ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. โฃ โฃ ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ. Mindful action, mindful communication, mindful activities. The more often you can replace mindless behavior with mindful behavior, the more in control of your experience you will become. โฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ“ธ @ljbnyc1 โฃ โฃ ๐’๐—ช๐ˆ๐๐„ ๐…๐Ž๐‘ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐…๐”๐‹๐‹ ๐๐Ž๐’๐„ โฃ โฃ #MaraOlneyYoga โฃ โฃ #Mindfulness โฃ โฃ #Stoicism โฃ โฃ #Yoga โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ
Forgiveness is a voluntary state of mind that takes intentional effort. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ I was intentionally working on my ability to forgive and release yesterday and found the very definition of the word forgiveness to be helpful. The definition of forgiveness is this: โฃโฃ โฃโฃ Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, and overcomes negative emotions such as resentment and vengeance (however justified it might be).โฃโฃ โฃโฃ Forgiveness requires intention. You have to want to move on. You have to want to better yourself. You have to love and respect yourself in order to drop your ego and release your pain.โฃ โฃ ๐“๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ข๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž. ๐’๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ. โฃ โฃ If you are holding onto anger and hate and bad feelings toward other people, This is not about the other person. ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ-๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ž. Forgiveness does not have to involve the person who has wronged you. If they havenโ€™t apologized, you can still choose to move into a place of forgiveness for you own peace of mind. Learn how to love yourself so you can love others again. Let go of what is heavy and weighing you down. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ“ธ @ljbnyc1 โฃโฃ โฃโฃ #MaraOlneyYoga โฃโฃ โฃโฃ #forgiveโฃโฃ โฃโฃ #release โฃโฃ โฃโฃ โฃโฃ โฃโฃ โฃโฃ
Itโ€™s your Birthday @cameronstory.photo โฃ Thank you for taking a million pictures of me and for being my friend even though I use K-Cups instead of real coffee. You are a true friend and a seriously talented photographer. โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Œโฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ“ธ @cameronstory.photo โฃ โฃ #MaraOlney โฃ โฃ #cameronstoryphoto โฃ โฃ #kcupsfordays โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ
breathing through the foot cramp ๐Ÿ˜Œโฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ“ธ @ljbnyc1 โฃ โฃ #MaraOlneyYoga โฃ โฃ #goddesssquat โฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ’ง @aloyoga โฃ โฃ โฃ
STEP ONE to not being defined by your lows is owning those moments. You donโ€™t have to hide from that shit. Shame is an illusion that we create because for some reason we have decided that making mistakes is unacceptable. Lies. Itโ€™s perfectly acceptable to not be perfect. We move into a place of self-love when we embrace our mistakes and grow from them. โฃ โฃ This self-forgiveness and acceptance creates empathy for others as well. โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ If you are fortunate enough to be blessed with the self-awareness and confidence to own your shit and talk about it, I encourage you to do so. This gives other people permission to do the same. Your confidence will inspire someone elseโ€™s healing process. โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ If you arenโ€™t ready to admit or talk about your pain and shame out loud that is ok. If you are ready to heal from it but arenโ€™t ready to talk about it, write it down. Journal. Journal honestly. Unapologetically write about all the horrible things that you have been stuffing down. Write down the words you feel about yourself. The ugly ones. All this self-help stuff that has you repeating positive mantras and only thinking about happy thoughts would be helpful if your life was perfect and pain free. That is not reality and pretending that it is will only delay healing. You have got to confront the ugly truth. That is the only way out. โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ ๐Ÿ“ธ @ljbnyc1 โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ #MaraOlneyYoga โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ #TheUglyTruth โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ #Journalโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ #Yoga โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ
I want you to know my life is not perfect. But I do live a blessed life. I have everything I need and more. โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ Years ago I was miserable. And eventually I got tired of being miserable. Hereโ€™s what I did to change my life. I made a decision that I was going to stop waiting for life to change in order to be happy. I decided to create happiness by choosing to live in gratitude during the thick of the muck. It wasnโ€™t easy to make that decision. I wasnโ€™t happy. But I could see things to be grateful for if I looked hard enough. The more I intentionally looked for things to be grateful for, the more happiness I was able to create for myself. And then my whole perspective toward life began to change. Eventually I got so good at finding things to be grateful for, I began to be grateful for the ugly shit too. And this, my friends, is where the magic happens. โฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ Like everyone who is blessed to be alive, I have experienced ups and downs and twists and turns and a lot of unpleasant moments. Some of those unpleasant moments caused me to feel ashamed a long time ago. I am fortunate that I am strong enough to have done the work to now be far removed from living in shame or guilt. But to give you some perspective, I will list a few of the ugly experiences from my past that I am now grateful for because they have shaped me into the woman that I am, and I love this woman. โฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ Juvenile detentionโฃโฃโฃโฃ Foster careโฃโฃโฃโฃ Substance abuse โฃโฃโฃโฃ Sexual assault โฃโฃโฃโฃ Eating disorder โฃ Self-mutilationโฃโฃโฃโฃ Divorce โฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ Iโ€™ve done some fucked up shit. Iโ€™ve seen some fucked up shit. Iโ€™ve hurt people. People have hurt me. And Iโ€™ve made peace with all of it because I chose to do so. HEALING IS NOT THE EASY CHOICE! But it is absolutely your fucking decision whether you want to continue to victimize yourself or empower yourself. I empowered myself. And thatโ€™s why not anyone or anything can fucking shake me. I wonโ€™t allow it. ๐Ÿ˜โฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ What are you ready to let go of to become who the fuck you are supposed to be? โฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ #MaraOlneyYoga โฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ #Gratitudeโฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ #Growthโฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ ๐Ÿ“ธ @ljbnyc1โฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃโฃ
This KC girl is getting hyped for the @chiefs game tomorrow! โฃ โฃ Instead of boozing or drinking sugary sodas, I will be sipping on my @koiosbeveragecorp and FitSodaโ„ข๏ธ by @koiosbeveragecorp โฃ โฃ These drinks are delicious, organic, and are a healthy energy source โฃ โฃ Legit in love with the Vanilla Root Beer ๐Ÿคคโฃ โฃ #MaraOlneyYoga โฃ โฃ #koios โฃ โฃ #GoChiefs โฃ โฃ ๐ŸŽง complicated Mac Miller โฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ’ง @fabletics โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ
Hanlon's razor is a saying that reads:โฃ โฃ Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.โฃ โฃ In simpler words: some bad things happen not because of people having bad intentions, but because they did not think it through properly.โฃ โฃ This idea has brought me a lot of peace and has given me clarity when I have felt slighted. If we can empathize with the people we feel have hurt us and understand they didnโ€™t know any better, then we can forgive and move forward. โฃ โฃ Thoughts? โฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ“ธ @ljbnyc1 โฃ โฃ #MaraOlneyYoga โฃ โฃ #MaraOlney โฃ โฃ #HanlonsRazor โฃ โฃ โฃ
Iโ€™ve been asked many times how I deal with negative feedback and how am I able to not let it affect me. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ How is my skin so fucking thick that I donโ€™t bat an eyelash at negativity?โฃโฃ โฃโฃ My answer is this:โฃโฃ โฃโฃ I allow it. I fucking invite the negativity in. I donโ€™t personalize negative feedback because I know it has nothing to do with me. โฃโฃ I donโ€™t care what someone thinks of me because I know who I am. I welcome criticism because I am able to differentiate between someone who is offering constructive criticism vs a troll who doesnโ€™t have any self-love. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ The more you step out into the spotlight, whether literally or figuratively, the more attention and feedback youโ€™re going to get, and not all of it will be positive. Iโ€™m cool with that. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ My goal has never been to become a people pleaser. Itโ€™s ok with me if you donโ€™t feel my vibe. Do you. Iโ€™m gonna keep doing me. ๐Ÿ˜โฃโฃ โฃโฃ If you want to know how to grow thicker skin, begin by pausing before you react. Listen, observe. Is this constructive criticism you are receiving and is the source credible or is this a fucking nobody trying to get under your skin? If itโ€™s the latter, donโ€™t waste your energy. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ“ธ: @ljbnyc1 โฃโฃ โฃโฃ #MaraOlneyYoga โฃโฃ โฃโฃ #MaraOlney โฃโฃ โฃโฃ #thickskinโฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ’ง @aloyoga โฃโฃ โฃโฃ โฃโฃ โฃโฃ โฃโฃ โฃโฃ โฃโฃ