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Comment from Liora Levin:

I’m finding Instagram slimy. I’ve felt this way for a while now and kind of pushed through, but I’m pretty sick of it. I get that it’s a social network, that it is building billions of businesses around the world but I still feel kind of disappointed by it and by so many people using it. . I detest the follow and unfollow shit. Daily I have 30-40 accounts follow me, that I’m clear aren’t interested in what I’m sharing, and then unfollow a few days later. Why do I even care? I wish I didn’t, but I do! What I share is real, it’s a creative space for me, for art, for expression, I find a lot of space in what I write. And it just feels trivial. It’s not all this way, I have connected with many interesting and inspiring accounts who are actually reading and interacting. I also have a lot of people on here who I love interacting with and feel very supported by. . I see so many people buying followers and it’s so obvious! There are a whole bunch of people who I know personally, liking and following weird-ass accounts of 13 year old boys, smoking a joint - I’m clear they don’t actually like this picture or account, but the service they’re paying for to build an audience does. These aren’t real audiences. You aren’t going to attract a soul mate tribe who wants to read what you have to say, or buy what you want to create, by purchasing ‘likes’. I feel sad for this. . In the big picture, it’s wholly irrelevant. Why do I even care? Perhaps if I’m honest, there’s frustration for me because I feel that it’s a space that I use to share what’s up. To connect with like-minded people, as I find this happens less and less in my day to day life these days, and actually, I have a number of friends in my life right now, who I did meet through this space. . Truthfully, the last week or 2 on here has felt a bit fake for me. As though I’m showing up because the rules of the internet say that to ‘build your reach/tribe/following’ on Instagram, you must show up daily, but actually 3-4 times a day. It’s felt intentional and contrived, out of alignment, like I’m conforming. . Continued in the comments below 👇

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Comment from Rooh:

Phase . I've heard this word too many times this week Mostly in my mind Ugh just phase Don't fret only a phase What? Calm down just a phase Probably a phase, it gets better. . Maybe it does Who knows? . Real time experiences Morbid situations Unreal outcomes . If all of it was a phase It wouldn't recurr So often So much so That, that's all you Live Think Imagine . Art Courtesy: @elmo_84 . . #indianpoets #ttt #feelingssuck #writersofig #writersofinstagram #indianpoetry #mumbaipoets #spokeword #designandpoems #writersofig #writersofinstagram #poetsofig #poetsofinstagram #poetry #wordgasm #wordsmith #poetrycommunity #word #writingcommunity #writing #womenwhowrite #instagramwriters #musings #spilledink #mom #mother #nature #poetryofinstagram #poetryporn #poetryisnotdead #advertising #copywriting

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Comment from Fort and Co.:

Mission accomplished.

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Comment from Jontae Foster:

I am an empty whisper, shapeless in my own right...what gravitates towards me is rescinded by the pain that guides me true. Into the shadows I follow only to have everything else fade away. Frightened I cry and joyous I claim. The little light that is so near, I want to reach but I can't. These chains wrapped me up tight, like it was about to be a goodnight. Confused and dazed I rattle about, trying my best to escape . It is here I fail, it is there I win. Shimmering light come and make me new again. I want to scream and I want to shout but the hands of the world cover my mouth. Distant whimpers and tears that fall...I'm defeated for there is no sound. Yet the light continues to shine through and a smile finally performs...the chains release and I am let go. My voice is full and my soul is well. . . . . #skylovers #skyporn #sky #dusk #sunset #poetry #poetrycommunity #abstractpoetry #poet #portland #hawthorne #writersofinstagram #writer #writing #musings #hope #beautiful #nature #outside #love #beauty #clouds

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Comment from Lauren Taus:

Thanks for this gem @lightwatkins! Let’s have a tea together this week. ☕️ 🍪 🦋

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Comment from Kristen Brady:

Do the projects that scare you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let’s be honest: I have no idea how to blend paint. I took a class in college on traditional oil painting and was so embarrassed half of the time. How did I get this far without learning how to blend? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In high school, I was working with acrylics for the first time on a very small canvas—and painting one of the simplest things: a sunset. I spent hours trying to figure out how to make the paints blend and blend in a way that enhanced them rather than detracted from them. And, eventually, I just kind of gave up. It was for a grade, so I didn’t want to quit entirely. I wound up shrugging it off, and using little dots to make the painting. About halfway through, my art teacher came over, crossed his arms, and tilted his head. I thought he was going to tell me that I was doing it all wrong, but instead, he said: “This is Impressionism.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of my greatest skills emerged after I discovered one of my greatest weaknesses as a creative. Without the proper support, I could have easily given up on something that I now find so fulfilling. I’m so thankful to have had someone tell me, “This is Impressionism,” rather than, “This is wrong.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s a little scary for me to think about how many times I, and those around me, gave up just because no one gave name to a skill that we only saw to be a fault. Don’t give up just because you can’t name your potential. Someday, you might find a name for it. If not, you might create one. . . . #seekthesimplicity #amomentofwonder #thiscosycorner #musings #seekinspirecreate #livefolk #liveauthentic #nothingisordinary #nothingisordinary_ #darlingmovement #kinfolk #ourwhimsicaldays #thehappynow #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #creativityfound #mydomaine #finddailyhygge #slowliving #breathepausereflect #mindfulmoment #theartburrow #the_gentle_manifesto #slowandsimpledays

52 Minutes ago

Comment from The Hearth Of Wholing:

M O N D A Y M I N K A M U S I N G S • Getting this one out a little earlier, and realizing how excited I am to talk about this wonder! 🌹🌚✊🏽 @minkabrooklyn. This space is huge for me in so many ways. One with my hapa heritage and wanting to connect deeply with my roots, I have struggled not finding spaces in the West where I can explore Japanese spirituality. Minka means home of the people in Japanese. Right there. Boom. It lands • The space offers healing modalities and workshops as well as community acupuncture. This blessed space by a group of friends including this wonderful witch pictured here. They offer sliding scale and thrive within the paying it forward vision. • Fuck yes. Just looking at there calendar makes me stoked to see what’s being offered. I would love a chance to offer something in the terrain of the feminine psyche and deep imagery here. I’ve never been to New York, it sounds pretty magical if I landed myself in this space, though the city pulse can be crazy intense. I think taking a leap like that seems beautiful and also well see how it unfolds. • @soulflowermedicine offers reiki and flower essence healing magic which for me would sing my heart song in the vibrations and rush of the grid grind. Her posts are full of real and radical, and inclusionary principles of knowing we’re all in this together, so let’s support, lift up, and shine some starlight shall we? • Big props to you goddess woman. Your sparkling all the interweb and seeing woman like you, give me such sweet soulful knowings that my work here matters. . . . #culturechangeofimagination #musings #lifteachotherup #minka #

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Comment from Sa Nou (St Lucia):

#Monday mulling and #musings When your light's just so bright that often people try to figure how to try to dim it instead of challenging themselves to #encourage you to keep on #shining

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Comment from Just Passing Through:

There’s something intrinsically reflective about a rainy day. . Here I sit, #blankpages before me and droplets upon rooftops in perfect harmony, #reflecting on all the things that brought me to this moment in time. . currently: I’m a #20something #aspiringauthor living 1,200 miles from the place I once called home and 2,000 miles from the home I knew before that. It’s scary and it’s wonderful all rolled into one, and, to be honest, I wouldn’t change a thing. Because tweaking even the tiniest molecule of the #past would mean an entirely different #present. . It’s moments like these where we stop and #reflect, and take a good gander at our lives in all its then-and-now glory. . Is this what we imagined the current panorama of our days to look like this time last year? (Or the year before...? Or the year before that?) . It’s funny, time. . How slowly it seems to pass in the moment, then in a blink of an eye, we’re left #wondering where it all seemed to have gone; how time managed to rush by and slip through our fingers when we weren’t even looking. . I suppose these are more often the #musings of someone far beyond a #quartercenturyold, but here I sit – just like you – a culmination of minutes and #crossroads that have gotten me to #hereandnow.✨ . Wherever you are in the #world, no matter the quantity of #life you have under your belt, #slowdown and soak up the ticking seconds – of a #rainyday or otherwise. You may wonder down the road where times like these, however beautiful or messy, raced off to. . And maybe, just maybe, we can make them last just a little bit longer. . #justpassingthrough #rainydaymusings #rainydaze #writersofinstagram

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