“The purpose of life is to be beautiful, to be bountiful, to be blissful, to be graceful and grateful. What a wonderful English word—grateful. If one is great and full, one is God. And whenever smallness faces you, you should be great. And full. Full of that greatness.” Yogi Bhajan
“To be grateful is to be great and to be full—full of greatness. In Kundalini Yoga, the attitude of gratitude is the highest way of living.
Everything in our lives comes from the hand of the One. It is Divine to observe what we have and to give thanks for it all. Even when difficulties come, there is something to appreciate. Having a sense of gratitude puts us in touch with the preciousness of life.
Think about everything you can give thanks for—all your blessings and all your challenges. Can you discover the hidden gifts, even in the most difficult moments? How can you make it a part of your practice to appreciate everything in your life? Living with an attitude of gratitude opens doors to opportunities we can't foresee.” @3HOFoundation
4 years ago today, Dana and I started out on an adventure that changed our lives. We didn’t know it at the time, but 26 countries and 4 years later we have made friends all over the world that will last a lifetime.
We have both completely changed our lifestyles for the better learning how to let go, move on and start over. We are healthier, happier and have fuller hearts than when we began this journey.
Originally, we were only traveling for 3 months. We fell in love with the rich cultural experiences, scenic landscapes both rural and urban, endless new relationships and fantastic culinary adventures. From there we just followed our hearts returning back to countries to see friends, spending time in the US and kept on taking photos.
We use a Polaroid camera to take photos of children all over the world that sometimes have never had a photo of themselves. It’s a way for us to give back to the world.
Our photography has been noticed by a gallery in Los Angeles and we will be having a show at a time still to be determined in the future. We will be selling our prints on several different mediums including canvas, metal and wood. We hope to have them online for sale soon as well.
Links below to see our photos from this unforgettable life changing experience. We have numerous new adventures planned for 2019 with new countries to add to our list and can’t wait to share them all with you.
This blog is written directly from my heart. Peace, Love, Coconut is inspired by the Inner Compass Cards (inspiring guidance cards). I come from a vulnerable place full of love, light and most importantly truth. I’ve learned though the years that my writing is stronger and comes easier when I speak truth with my words. I also include inspiring quotes and teachings from 3HO Foundation and Yogi Bhajan — the father of Kundalini Yoga in the United States.
Read the blog and enjoy getting to know me better, even get to know yourself better too.
Links to my Instagram are also on this blog under photography —www.peacelovecoconut.com/photography
My Instagram handles are @sirimanpriya and @eliza__anne
Dana has 2 instagrams to follow showcasing his outstanding photography:
Thank you for all of your love, support and laughter over the years. Our hearts are filled with gratitude as we carry on with this endless adventure we call life.
My prayer for you today is that you find gratefulness for everything God has provided for you. This month, I invite you to explore the incredible gifts that come into your life when you create a habit to be grateful. In this life, being grateful is the biggest gift we get. We have all been blessed with more than we could ever imagine.
Sat Nam 🙏💫💜
💫Today’s @innercompasscards Reading 💫
Be grateful in and for this life! Gratitude is the most powerful emotion we know. filled with positivity, this particular feeling immediately lights a smile on your face, making you feel more connected and complete. gratitude stands for happiness, simplicity, understanding and love. It helps you to see the mirrors and lessons you did not ask for. on the other hand, should you moan or resist those things, you put the emphasis on what is not there. this causes you to live in a state of shortage, further activating a negative spiral of creation. In a state of gratefulness, you do not need such defensive shields. Open your heart instead and meander at a hi- gher vibration. this state is essential for creating and receiving. A proactive stimulation of gratitude has a multiplying effect: it makes you see more and more things to be grateful for. Every evening, write a list of all those things that made you feel happy and grateful that day. through this practice, you will accelerate gratitude and receive a flow of abundance in return.