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Vivien  ✨ Sydneysider in Hong Kong 🌾 Mover, yogi (@vfyoga) πŸ’› Lover of right brain activity

HOME. SWEET. HOME. πŸ’•πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ίβœ¨ (background also appropriate given 60% of my to-do list is re food πŸ“πŸ₯‘πŸ³πŸ₯žπŸ•πŸ”πŸ₯—πŸπŸ±πŸ°πŸ¦β˜•οΈπŸ€£) #sydneysiderforever #lovemycity #sydney #friends #littleones #love

β€œThere is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.” -- Rumer Godden πŸ’­.
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Felt a resounding YES in my mind reading this quote. I've always felt a significance around physical asana for me personally, an importance made plain in how I feel when I haven't moved enough; this thought makes a lot of sense for a natural emotional/mental dweller like myself. That shit fks me up πŸ‘€
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#proverb #realtalk #asana #warrior #frequentlyincompletebuttrying (thanks for sharing the quote @chinchowdoll x)

4 months in and I find myself enjoying Hong Kong most with sweat in my eyes and sand or green all around me, or when I feel like I'm in the matrix.. a photo of the matrix, island-side πŸ‡­πŸ‡° #favouriterooftopbar #wooloomooloobar #hongkong #island #cityneversleeps #butidefinitelydo

Remember the torrential post-typhoon rain, streetlights, trundle of tram.. 🌧 #romanceinhongkong #wanchai #home #summerweatheriscrazyhere (πŸ“· @alanboydell)

Sparks of light in Hong Kong park πŸ”₯ made me laugh on a tough day #koi #hongkongpark #waitingforfood #sorryguys #surprisinglycute

A throwback to a time passed, when we wandered onwards in Cuba.. .
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This struck me very much today - a quote by the late Michael Stone (from @chinchowdoll). I didn't know him either, but these words have stuck. .
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"When we lose people, friendships, health, or we're dispossessed from a place we loved, we may think it's a temporary process of mourning that we are in. But maybe loss shows us some basic truth about who we are: we are tied to others and to place. Those bonds form us. It's not like there is an "I" that exists over here and a "you" over there somewhere. When I lose you, I lose me too. .
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Grief challenges the very notion that we are separate selves. We do not always succeed at being whole. The faces of others, the touch and smell of them, our memories of places we have lived and loved - all of this undoes us. It should. Falling down is necessary for waking up to our shared humanity.".
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I do believe whoever we hold or have held close becomes literally a part of us - osmosis at a cellular level, at once no one else, and everyone. .
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This photo and this quote remind me of the wabi sabi of relationships with - as Michael said - people, friendships, health, places.. never permanent, never over, never perfect .
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#cuba #throwback #wabisabi

And when the clouds cleared, this scene was laid bare in continual and seemingly endless variations. ☁️ .
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Brought to mind the devastatingly beautiful Japanese concept of wabi sabi, an aesthetic grown from the wisdom and appreciation of the impermanent and imperfect.. 🌧 .
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From Richard Powell: "[w]abi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect." ❄️ .
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#hongkong #hikes #lantauhike #lantaupeak #wabisabi #serenemelancholy

Ponytail/shirt wind vanes at 1000 feet up⚑️ #hongkong #hike #lantauhike #lantaupeak #windyaf #wetweathergear #yay

Zero visibility, Sunday morning hikes in Hong Kong / cloud surfing through a thunderstorm warning.. 🌨 #hongkong #hike #lantauhike #wetweatherready #norwaygearinbag #wheee

Current mood: eternally seeking this sense of expansion inside and out. Letting go. Giving time and focus to what really matters to me. Recognising then stepping around the spitfire desire to take flight or burn things to the ground. And right now, cautiously comfortable with not succeeding sometimes.. dusting myself off.. apologising to myself or others.. trying again. πŸŒ±πŸƒπŸŒΏ #infinity #earth #love #throwback

Post-thunderstorm peace, if you just look up.. 🌦 fluffy cumulus clouds, blue sky and this particular hue of pink seem to be rare occurrences in Hong Kong; after getting out of the cab outside yoga, I stopped and just stared up for a few long minutes #hongkong #moments #tsimshatsui

Moments when you wonder if you've died and gone to heaven πŸ˜‚πŸ’›πŸΆ #doglover #dogs #ladyhadsix #oneinapram #classichk #hongkong #repulsebay #beachlifeisdifferenthere #PUPPIES

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