Navigating the Wondrous Waka of Life: Embracing the Present with Aroha and Ice Cream

December 21, 2023
Navigating the Wondrous Waka of Life: Embracing the Present with Aroha and Ice Cream

Kia ora, beautiful souls of the online whānau! 🌺✨ Shel here, ready to embark on a blog journey that includes life reflections, humour, and a generous sprinkle of aroha. Grab a cuppa or your favorite snack – we're diving deep into the seas of embracing the present.

Quote: When thinking about life,remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future. - Unknown.

This is a tough lesson. Well for me it is. I am alot better now about not worrying what comes my way that seems to feel a bit 'sticky'.

The "Glorified Processor" Chronicles

We've all been there, haven't we? The glorified processor phase, or as I like to call it, being an overthinker on steroids. 😏 Anxiety knocking on the door, sometimes with a swag, ready to crash for a couple of days. It's like an uninvited guest overstaying their welcome. Anxiety – not the best bed pal, I must say!

Ice Cream: The Unofficial Anxiety Antidote

Now, here's a little secret remedy that works wonders for me – ice cream therapy! 🍦Yes, you heard it right. There's something magical about indulging in a bowl of your favorite flavor that makes the worries melt away. It might not solve the world's problems, but hey, it's a sweet start

Lessons from the Wondrous Waka

Life, my friends, is like a waka, a canoe navigating the vast waters of existence. Sometimes the waves are gentle, and other times, it feels like we're riding a storm. But in this wondrous waka, we have the power to steer, to choose our course with intention.

The Tough Lesson: No Room for Yesterday's Guilt

Reflecting on this journey, one tough lesson stands out – no room for yesterday's guilt. Guilt, that heavy backpack we sometimes carry, filled with 'what ifs' and 'should haves.' But guess what? That backpack belongs to yesterday, and we're living in today's canoe. Let's drop the unnecessary weight and paddle forward.

Anxiety, the Uninvited Guest

Now, let's talk about anxiety, the uninvited guest that loves to crash at our place. It's sneaky, trying to find a cozy corner in our minds. But here's the thing – anxiety is a terrible decorator. It messes up the place, disrupts the creative vibes, and generally makes a mess of things. So, how do we show it the door?

Embracing the Beauty of Now

Taking a moment to embrace the beauty of now is the key. It's like throwing open the windows and letting the fresh air in. By being present, we send anxiety packing. No room for it in our vibrant, present-filled minds.

Here's a truth bomb: no amount of anxiety can fast forward tomorrow. It's like trying to time travel with a broken compass – not happening. So, why let tomorrow's worries steal the joy of today? By embracing the present, we reclaim our power and navigate with grace.

Navigating with Aroha and Courage

Life's waka is propelled by two mighty forces – aroha (love) and courage. Aroha is the compass that guides us, reminding us to treat ourselves and others with kindness. Courage is the paddle, helping us navigate through challenges and uncertainties.

Mindful Moments and Sensory Symphony

How do I personally embrace the present? Ah, let me count the ways. Mindful moments, where I pause to appreciate the textures, scents, and tastes around me. Connecting with my senses is like tuning in to the symphony of life – each note a reminder of the beauty within and around us.

Your Turn: Share Your Present Embrace

Now, dear reader, it's your turn. How do you embrace the present? Share your thoughts, your rituals, your go-to remedies for navigating the waka of life. Let's build a collective treasure trove of wisdom and aroha.

Wrapping It Up with Aroha

As we paddle through the seas of life, let's remember this – no guilt can rewind yesterday, and no anxiety can fast forward tomorrow. So, let's savour the sweetness of today, indulge in a bit of ice cream therapy, and navigate our waka with aroha and courage.

Wishing you a wondrous journey filled with laughter, love, and the joy of embracing the present.


Shel 💚🌈

Kia ora! I'm Shel, the creative brain behind 'The Art of Acceptance.'

🎨 As a Maori enthusiast on a never-ending journey of self-discovery and personal growth, I invite you to join me in exploring the vibrant canvas of life.

With a sprinkle of humour and a deep love for nature and life itself, my blog is a testament to the art of acceptance.

From life's quirkiest lessons to the sweet symphony of love and the comedy of everyday mishaps, I'm here to share, learn, and make you giggle. Nature is my muse, music my companion, and connection my guiding star.

At the ripe age of 50, I've made it my mission to enjoy life even more, with a definite wanderlust for travel. So, let's navigate this beautiful world together, one blog post at a time.

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