👰 "Impossible Wedding Vows: Would You or Did You Make Them"🤵 Perhaps we wouldn’t or didn’t say these particular words.
But I wonder if, for many of us, these weren’t implicit in our expectations.
None of us plan on changing our beliefs or losing our faith and morphing into a different person.
And none of us hope our partners will change beyond recognition.
BUT IT HAPPENS!
What are you going to do when it does
I talk with people about this all the time. This is what I do! And here’s what I say:
When you love a person, you entrust them to their own spiritual journey.
You can’t predict or plan where you’ll end up, or your partner.
This is what makes love an adventure… both scary and exhilarating.
#marriage #wedding #vows #weddingceremony #weddingvows #marriagevows #love #romance #deconstruction #relationshipgoals #spiritual
SELF LOVE 💖
What does it mean to love yourself How do you love yourself Tell me about it and let’s share our rituals!
We have a lifetime to learn to love ourselves and I believe this is part of our purpose.
Loving yourself means you are ready to spend a lifetime with that person. You are in love. You are ready to commit to her/him. You marry that person.
To marry yourself is to write yourself vows, right This is what vows to yourself could look like :
In Joy and in sorrow : We are all a duality. Good and bad. Beautiful and ugly. We need both sides to live our human experience. Love these sides fully, deeply. Accept your shadows and love yourself as you are.
For richer, for poorer : Forgive yourself. Let yourself fall, learn, grow. You’re not doing anything wrong, you’re growing.
in Sickness and in health : take care of yourself. Treat yourself. Take time off from the busyness and “helping others”. Help yourself first. Fill your cup to then be able to share your water with others.
So which one o do you already apply and which vow are you ready to commit to
I personally struggle to apply the vow of duality. I sometimes still think that I’m not good enough or not worth it. But it’s a work in progress... everyday loving my shadows that allow me to learn, grow and heal so much!
Drawing by Petra Lemonnier. www.petracitron.com
Wondering what we do when we're not traveling and sitting at home 🙈🙈 We just sit down and look at some of our fondest memories from exploring this BEAUTIFUL planet! 😍
And of course, look up new photography ideas and find awesome accessories to wear! This one is our newest add on - a pair of subtle Golden rings! Not just minimalist in design, this one's actually very wallet friendly too! 🤓
Use the code "DWXTBP" and get an additional 15% on the website (www.danielwellington.com)
#DanielWellington #DWcompletethelook with #thebackpacksters 👫
Happy Wesak Day 2019
Taken Bodhisattva vow in Wesak Day.
"Taken Bodhisattva vow step by step, and also engage Bodhisattva actions step by step.
All sentient beings have Buddha nature, their natures is stainless yet, they have no discover this, I shall awaken them, I shall do whatever I can to insist them to awaken to this state.
Sentient beings as infinite as sky, but time, quantity, directions are all relevance.
Thinking this and also once again thinking all of Buddha and Bodhisattva in front of you. In the present of Buddha and Bodhisattva, you will do this subsection.
One more time, at the end, you will take Boddhisattva vow.~DJKR"
Also make my daily regular vow again, hopefully can follow Maitreya come to the world together, also be benefit all of sentient beings be liberate and achieve Buddhood in future.
#dzongsarkhyentserinpoche #dzongsar #dzongsarkhyentse #khyentse #mastershengyen #聖嚴師父 #bodhicitta #bodhi #vow #maitreya #mind #guruiseverything #compassion #wisdom #djkr #futurebusdha #bodhisattva #vows #菩薩 #菩薩願 #彌勒 #未來佛
The funniest moment of our wedding....... It was time for me to say my vows, @john.john23 was in a bit of shock that I had a full A4 page to read out.. His comment “is that the run sheet of the whole ceremony” I seriously lost it and couldn’t stop laughing......
If anyone knows me, they know I like to express my emotions deeply and at our wedding I went deeeeeeep!!
Thanks @nicoleorlowskiphotography for capturing this perfect moment
Winter Not today. Melbourne thank you for your kind weather this Sunday
Today, I had the honor of co-officiating the Covenant of my childhood friend and Armorbearer, EJ Webb, and his lovely bride, Kiera! A beautiful ceremony for a beautiful couple! I pray that love will continue and that all of your dreams come true. We are excited about the future of this family!
#WeddingThings #WeddingOfficiant #Vows #Covenant #Love
FrickFracker of Polity *
says the coloniser
to the Land,
dispensing all explosive
implosions of competing
#Homage to Elders & Ancestors
of #Wurundjeri & #Bunwurrung
Country, past, future & omniPresent;
Your sovereignty, never ceded,
has invited me into solidary Care,
& interdependent Truthing;
I commit to abiding by the terms
of your Welcome, as
best as I can;
#Narrm #Birrarunga #Melbourne
After all political performances
Pretending possibilities of
of Polls and sobering
there is still You and Me,
phoned and unPhoned,
called and unCalled (for);
the habits of pulling rugs
out from under
one another's misRePresentations
has not done (yet) away
with the terrorising trappings of
all Our traumas &
so Again, down Under
and back to the habits
my kin will have none
of yr kin, will have only one,
or just the some, as much as None,
already too many, fantasy futures of
"Security," from the hordes
of ourselves, desperate
to be known and
to be free;
I am not Chinese
and so, unFormed as neither
Truth nor unTruth
of any and all empty Frames,
with all their traces of
pungent pigmentations &
I have Voted for You
& Me together;
we Abide by
the evolving Reformation
of all the Nations
of all of our Names;
May all error in my
political judgements ripen
their ill consequences completely
May any benefit & virtue
taken and not taken
bloom swiftly for the prosperity &
welfare of all Beings;
May I work with all
ghastly karmas, own &
unowned, so that all Beings
will be free from the Violence
& hauntings of Samsara;
know Peace beyond
& referential Prejudice;
May all Beings be Free;
#NoSelfie #Queer #NonBinary
#Aspirations #Vows #Dedications
LOVE FROM AFAR 🌏
HONG KONG > SINGAPORE > AUSTRALIA
Linda & Joey arrived last week to embark on a wonderful journey of love, marriage and family ☺️ In an intimate ceremony on the Brisbane River Friday morning, they promised to give themselves to the other, securing in the knowledge that they will be each other's constant friend; faithful partner in life and their one true love.
Congratulations 💞💞 Health. Wealth. Happiness. May your life together be abundantly blessed. It was an honour help you become one. xoxo
Date: 17 May 2019
Location: Orleigh Park, West End QLD
Photo & Video: @everlaststudios
LAID BACK and FUN were the key ingredients on Thursday for Erin & Vincent's ceremony amongst the lush and beautiful City Botanic Gardens 🌳🌱 Vincent promised to remember to purchase an extra cheeseburger for Erin on the way home from gigs (even if she's fast asleep) and continuing to adhere to the “1-fish-tank-per-new-drum-kit” policy they have had in place these past few years 😉
Erin promised to only occasionally beat Vincent in Mario Kart and to always beat him in Scrabble, oh and to give him the pickles from her cheeseburgers 😂👌🏻 #insync
I particularly loved the time, effort and thought that went into the hand-made buntings on the arch, which were made by family, to be later be hung at their family home as a wonderful wedding keepsake ☺️ Congratulations Dr & Mrs P 🥰
Two hands, two hearts, two souls…one love. May all paths lead to happiness and may all your dreams come true. Thank you for letting me share your joy. xoxo
Date: 16 May 2019
Videographer: Josh Dobrik
Guest of honour, Molly 🐶
Ceremony Music: Quinn McHugh
Day #19 of the 31 days of Discovering Your Worth
There is something POWERFULLY MAJESTIC about renewal. Whether it is a renewal of marriage, a renewal of one's mind daily Romans 12:1-2 or a renewal of faith and new life as a believer.
18 years ago December 2001 the late Sgt Michael E Bitz and I committed our life and family to Christ through baptism and baby dedication.
17 years ago on the 19th of May 2002, the late Sgt Michael E Bitz and I, RENEWED our marriage vows to each other.
Little did we know that 2 months later we would grow from a 👪 of three to a family of 5 👪👫as I was pregnant with twins.
7 months later I would become a widow and single mum of 3 under 3 but NEVER was I abandoned in my faith & relationship with my GOD. As it is written: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." Bad things happen to good people.
Pain, grief & loss come to us all.
Life is not always fair.
Hardship, struggle and suffering paves the way to a life worth living. One of blessing, hope and of a future
IF WE LET IT by RENEWing our minds daily.
#renewal #vows #marriage #wedding #forgiveness #griefandloss
#usmc #silverstar #recommitment
#Repost @2x_ms_olympia with @get_repost
Don’t skip chest training! This doesn’t necessarily mean benching like you’re training for a competition..but, throw some exercises into your current routine! I like to focus most on the upper chest.
Muscles that are trained together tend to flow better. Totally skipping a muscle group can lead to imbalances- both in physique and in overall health!
A well-developed upper chest has the following benefits:
🔥added volume in the upper body. This looks especially good when you’re leaning down, as we tend to lose volume from the upper chest/back first.
🔥ties in the shoulders with the rest of the body. If you train shoulders, then it’s a good idea to develop the upper chest, too!
🔥appearance of a smaller waist. Anytime you add size to the top of the upper body, it will make your waist look smaller 🔥helps in balancing the body from top to bottom. Most of us ladies have more muscle in the legs! Adding a bit of muscle to the upper body can improve balance/symmetry 🔥injury prevention. Being strong all over improves balance, coordination, and decreases the chance of injury. .
What’s your favorite exercise for chest
#erinstern #chestworkout #progressisperfection #muscleisbeautiful #loveyourself #bedifferent #smallchangesbigresults #workoutmotivation #fitfam #aesthetic
Beautiful long ceremony shot by @mrobertsonphotographer
Channeling all the good weather vibes
for our summer brides across Canada!
If you’re getting married during the summer of 2019 comment below with a ❤️!
Happy wedding season!!! The weather is getting warmer and the weddings are getting fired up! We are so excited to get rolling a bit more as the summer ramps up!
Check out this summer bride vibe from @charlotterosalynphotography .