when love pops on your life

two girls on a beach

i’m creating {poplove} to share with you the people, the projects, and the creations i love. some days you’ll have a pick at my feed {decluttering as we read}, others just a single awesome “something” i discovered and couldn’t wait to share!

like now.

i’ve found this blog the other day, while searching for related simple living / buddhist / mindfulness blogs. and let me say i am in a – w – e!

the urban meditator

I truly believe we all have it in us. I don’t think one person is “stronger” than the other. We just need to dig a bit deeper to discover what it is we truly want and make tiny shifts as we go.

~ tum

tum talks a lot about spirituality and mindfulness, while showing her experiences and insights. but all in such a kind and compassionate way! i’m addicted.

my favorite article so far is women in spirituality. but her latest is great too!

i really think she deserves lots and lots of love. so go give her. read her stuff, like, comment and share.

{note: also if you are or know any simple living / buddhist / mindfulness blogs, let me know. i want to create a community of simple living blogs. leave your links in the comments with your favorite // or your own // blogs, posts, youtubers, etc. 💜}

thank you!

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if you liked this x, you’ll love my y.

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p. s. really?! you’re still reading? go read the urban meditator instead. (;

what if you received a gift in your e-mail?

someone offering raspberries

do you know i am now sending bitsy letters? but what are they?

they are tiny newsletters about my journey towards a simple living. my experiments, my deep thoughts, my vulnerable moments. my downfalls…

they won’t occupy much of your inbox space, or your precious time. and they will appear at random days, as a surprise gift.

i will only e-mail you when i have something interesting to share. something i’m excited about and eager to tell you. so, it’s got to be really good! (;

you can find more details here, or move on to subscribe!

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also, tell your friends. they’ll love you for it. {and me too!} (;

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p. s. did you know that i’m a pen-paler? i just love to write letters. and i’m really good at it, just try me!

are you too collecting smiles?

i was reading this article about bicycle diaries and collecting smiles. just the title is inspiring, don’t you think?

after i saw the quote you’ll read next, i had the urge to comment. but there were so many thoughts circling around that i felt the need to create a post in response. please read the article yourself because it’s full of beautiful imagery and touching lessons. and the end, oh the end… (;

enjoy!

The road is bordered by flowers. I don’t know their names and it doesn’t matter so long I think they are beautiful.

i find this thought incredibly charming as well. when i see something beautiful, for which i don’t know the name, i stop to enjoy it and look for more information. i want to know everything about it. but then i loose its magic, because all i need to know is that i am here, at the same space and time of that flower, or bird, or whatever. and if i want to know more, all i need is to stop and observe it, to admire it. isn’t it?

shakespeare has said already that ‘a rose by any other name would smell as sweet’. names are just labels we created to communicate with others, to share. and, at that time and space, all i needed to do was to point and say: ‘look how beautiful!’

Regardless of the enormity of what could drag me down, there is always space to grow, to start afresh.

i believe that it is because of what drags us down that we can grow. we need sleep, so we can have energy for the day. we need silence, so we can organize our thoughts. just like the seed is comfortable in the deep, dark, warm earth, but stretches itself to reach the light and expands its reality.

riding a bicycle is something magical. it always brought me joy, a sense of connection and peace. but specially, freedom!

i can’t wait to read more on this series: if you like bikes or to collect smiles, you shouldn’t wait either!

you can read the whole article at worn corners. and give deepika a big thumbs up, will you?

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if you liked this interaction, tell me what other posts you’d like me to comment on!

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p. s. did you know that i had a blue shining bicycle and that it was robbed? i have another one, but i still miss it. i just loved that colour… (;