I have been nominated for the Liebster Award 2018 by Krafting Thoughts, you can find her inspiring blog here : Krafting Thoughts. Thanks again for this honor and appreciation !
The Liebster Award helps bloggers and writers connect with more inspirational people and offers them the ability to share their blogs with a bigger audience.
Whether you are here to inform, to inspire, or just to share your writings with other people, I am often struck by the purity, the rawness, and the beauty of all your stories.
These were the questions I received from Krafting Thoughts :
1. If given a chance to choose between a solo trip or a family trip, what would you like to choose? Why ?
We just talked about it earlier, we dream of taking a family trip to India. My son, my fiancé and me, accompagnied by my neighbours, a Sikh family of 4 members.
I know in advance it would be a fascinating trip. I know we would take care of each other and we would be each other’s guides. I think the adventures of our trip could be worth a movie script ! It would at least make life time memories !
My son has been spending so much time with our neighbours (he grew up with their youngest son) that Mr. Singh decided to name him Keith Singh. We gave their eldest son the nickname “Boom Boom Swami” because he is so into hiphop !
I am inspired by Haidakhan Babaji, an Indian guru whose universal message of truth, love and simplicity, is the red thread throughout my blogging, but I have never been able to visit the country he lived in.
In summer while I’m in my garden, I close my eyes and I already feel catapultated to India, I smell Mrs Varinder’s cooking, hear Indian music playing, it doesn’t take long to feel immersed in the Indian culture. It is as Babaji is whispering “you don’t have to come to India to be part of me, you are already part of me wherever you are.”
2. Whether you prefer dusk or dawn ? Why ?
I’m drawn to that deep blue of the twilight zone, I am attracted to both dusk and dawn. Recently while I was scrolling through my pictures on Pinterest, it struck me that almost three quarters of my pictures were blue-ish. https://www.pinterest.com/phuro1008/blue-inspiration/
I also like the quietness they both share. Before the night falls, everything is silencing itself to sleep. Then in the morning at dawn, when the sun is about to arise, the silence of the night gradually makes room for the anima of a brand new day.
If I had to choose I would be grateful to wake up to another new day.
3. Which is that one characteristic within you which is completely different from your current personality ?
People see me as a balanced individual : reasonable, responsable and always in control. They know that I’m a coach working around topics such as mental strength, emotional resilience and personal growth. Most of them think I am a very down to earth person.
As soon as I use the word “spiritual”, they look amazed, scan me from top to toe and say : “Oooh you are such a type.” I often lose them when I tell them that in order to go full option in life, they have to explore the spiritual world and take the whole in consideration. I wish I could be more “hootless” when it comes to expressing my spirituality.
4. What is that one moment of your life you wish to live again, but had severe doubts about its comeback ?
Sometimes we have to endure a lot of shit in life, sometimes we even hit rock bottom, but we always have the ability to rise above it. I realised I had to change myself when I lost the sparkle in my eyes, I wasn’t in awe with myself anymore and nothing around me could amaze me anymore or even stur up my emotions. My inner critic had dulled that sparkle. I lost the zest for life and my desire to give meaning to it, to give it my personal touch. Being highly sensitive I felt I lived burried under other people’s junk for years. Now that I am awake I won’t let my eyes be stopped from smiling again.
5. If you are given a piece of land to build a building, what kind of building will you prefer to get constructed ?
I have a dream that makes me exuberant of joy everytime I think of it. I see myself living in an elegant white house, where many friends come to visit me. Each time I imagine myself on that property I find myself talking to the trees, the flowers, the birds..and each time I whisper “I love you” the house is smiling back. It feels like the house is asking me to be its owner so I can take care of it.
6. Do you prefer foggy-sky-and-snow-filled-mountains or clear-sky-and-green-mountains ? Why ?
It is always difficult to choose between nature’s wonders, both views have their charm but I prefer a clear sky and the myriad of colors nature shows off on a sunny day. Being able to feel the warmth of the sun, walking bare feet in the sand, lying in the grass watching clouds passing by…
7. When is that one time when you fell down, but adamantly stood up ? Think & share.
That was after a shocking divorce only weeks following the birth of my son. At times I could barely remember I was breastfeeding my son, sometimes I was in tears, sometimes I felt completely numb, I was feeling miserably low ! Luckily there was a little being I loved that needed my care and attention, who was entitled to have a happy mom and to see happy faces around and that made it all worthwile to climb back up !
8. What is that one social issue which needs to be talked about, but not got enough attention yet ? (Try to give us a new perspective at the issue)
I’m surprised to see how many youngsters are on anti-depressants, I am digusted to see what a cocktail of drugs kids are given on a daily basis. In many cases doses are increased to such a level it starts destroying neurons in the brain. If we could give children the proper attention and support and give them tools that strengthen them, we would make them more resilient in life, without a life time addiction to drugs. As long as we are paralyzing ourselves and numbing ourselves down with meds we are unable to see what is happening with us and with our kids aswell…It takes courage to admit that we feel bad because we are going against our grain, it takes courage to express ourselves genuinely and to take our power back.
9. Lastly, share some random well-known 5 facts about yourself, that create a puzzle into the reader’s mind regarding your personality. (Specify those facts that are generally known to people near you, but writing them here creates a confusion into reader’s mind regarding your personality-)
What makes people open up around me or what makes them shy away…according to friends…
“We use her for scanning the environnement, whether a pub is safe or not. She can change vicious dogs in submissive pups. At times she still needs to learn to control her powers. We call her Storm, we can feel it when she is up to something…”
“She is a pitbull, too much power compressed in a small body, never letting go of her bone and unstoppable. Can act mean when cornered. Excellent behaviour around other animals and children.”
“You can’t hide your deepest secrets from her, you just simply spit them out in her presence. She doesn’t use force to get hem out of you…it feels like you are unable to tell her lies. When you fake things she gets in your head and tells you what you are thinking.”
“She speaks in images, thinks in feelings. Dopes herself with music.”
“She liked mysteries so much that she became one.”
Here are my nominees for the Liebster Award 2018 :
Esther heeft er een heel mooi Nederlands stuk van gemaakt ! Laten we de Liebster award ook volop in Nederland en België rondgaan. Ook zij heeft inspirerende mensen genomineerd. Ik ben benieuwd naar hun stukjes ! Je vind de antwoorden van Esther hier : http://www.heyesther.nl/liebster-award/
You can read Rudra’s answers here : https://whimsicalblogfeed.wordpress.com/2018/02/10/liebster-award-nomination/
Thanks for the inspiration !
You all are precious pearls ! I have nominated you because you are sharing the positivity and I can’t wait to read or hear more of you ! Thank you for inspiring us !
Here are the questions for my nominees :
1. Write your own version of psalm 23
2. If you would write a script of your life and make a movie of it, what genre will I get to see ?
3. When were you in awe for the last time ? Why ?
4. Post a song or music video that triggered you emotionally.
5. If countries didn’t exist and space travel would be possible, what would appear on your universal ID so other beings would know who you are ?
6. Is there a message you want to share before you leave this world or is there a legacy you would like to leave behind ?
7. If you would have a remote control for your life, would you use it to pauze, rewind or fast forward things in life ? What would you change ?
Have fun with these questions !
You can read more about the Liebster award here : The Liebster Award 2018
Phuro! Be inspired!