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I've come to really realise that many of the things I and others deemed as flaws, tests and even punishments (not a healthy mindset), were truly the most blessed gifts from God. I know this is something that people of often say and we might know it in our head or reject, but now I really feel it to be true. Even though there are still things I struggle to see and the beauty and wisdom in, the more I'm learning about myself the more I'm understand why. I have a strong sense of self supported by a drive for freedom and creative expression. But I also have a sucker heart that feels almost more than it can bear, and along with naivety (that still subtly lingers) I would of ended up in far too many messy situations that would have depleted me alot more than the ones I've been through. So my being brought up in a 'protective' (love lacking, fear led and unknowingly oppressive) environment with a culturally limited mindset, and being 'caged' in my physical being (unexplainable fatigue, psoriasis, pcos, acne, ibs, intense 'sun' allergy etc. (unpleasant, I know) was God's way of taming, protecting and preserving me, and a very unconventional way of educating me. I was driven deeper within myself and it's there where I discovered (and am still discovering) treasures I couldn't have found else where or in any other way. Instead of being left to hastily burn out like lit coal, God decided to pressure me, and so long as I surrender and don't resist, He'll make a diamond out of me... and you to. - I.Nafia #inafia  #spiritual_reflections  #reflections  #thoughts  #quotes  #wisdom  #inspiration  #writersofinstagram  #writerscommunity  #diamond  #carbon  #struggles  #battle  #courage  #faith  #patience  #surrender  #trust  #God  #spiritualjourney  #consciousness  #perception  #realization  #healing 

@emmavo 0

As we had to stop our short southtyrol trip one day earlier because of bad weather, we made a short stop at the famous sylvensteinspeicher. Did you know that it can storage up to 124 million m3 of water? 😳 🌊⛰🌲 . . #bavaria  #bayern  #sylvensteinsee  #sylvensteinspeicher  #turquoise  #reflections  #mountains  #hiking  #lake  #stausee  #picoftheday  #pictureoftheday  #photooftheday  #landscape  #photography  #instanature  #instadaily  #wanderlust  #discoverearth  #naturelovers  #summer  #spring  #nofilter  #beautiful  #visitbavaria  #natureaddict  #rsa_outdoors  #dielandschaft  #mountainlove 

Moved down for a closer view of the other side of the lake, as the light bouncing off the water was pretty neat--especially with the stars overhead. #lakecuyamaca  #julian  #sandiego  #sdcounty  #california  #socal  #southerncalifornia  #southerncali  #cali  #reflections  #lake  #water  #stars  #night  #nightsky  #nightphotography  #longexpo  #longexposure  #longexpoelite  #ig_longexpo  #teamcanon  #canonusa  #canonglobal  #24mm  #photo  #photography  #beautiful  #colorful 

@danielh62 0

Unreal. SubhanAllah 🙏🏻 📸: Ibrahim Imran

Picture perfect - you could turn almost any photo of Venice into a postcard. It is just too beautiful! 😍 Venice was never on my travel bucket list, but after just a few hours of wandering around the Italian gem, I couldn't help but fall in love with it. "It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone". #throwbackthursday  #TBT  #traveldiary  #memories  #travelphotography  #venice  #venezia  #italy  #italia  #gondola  #canals  #reflections  #pictureperfect  #winter  #nofilterneeded  #water 

*Instagram mi ha ridato il mio account!* Promenade Le Corbusier

Wansbeck Dusk - Headed out last night after the skies cleared and decided to stay local. Got lucky with the light but nearly fell in the river. #morpeth  #northumberland_pics  #north_east_captures  #livingnorth  #northumberland_uk  #explorenland  #capturingbritain  #ukpotd  #visualsofbritain  #visitengland  #northumberland  #sunset  #sunset_hub  #reflections  #landscapelovers  #ig_england  #ig_sunset  #instagood  #travelgram  #uk_greatshots  #photosofengland  #scenicbritain  #exploretocreate  #beautiful  #beauty 

Il magnifico Castello Visconteo in una splendida giornata di Sole in questo scatto di @gg2017 Complimenti👑 Foto selezionata da @rickysempli 😄 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Per avere la possibilità di essere selezionati per la nostra gallery basta aggiungere gli hashtag #vivopavia  e #vivo_italia  ai vostri scatti di Pavia e provincia! ✌ #vivolombardia  #ig_italia  #city  #light  #ig_lombardia  #fotoitaliane  #cittàitaliane  #sole  #all_shots  #summer  #sunset  #all_sunsets  #reflections  #cielo  #bluesky  #Lombardia  #spring  #nature  #sky  #tv_living  #landscape  #archilovers  #pavia  #art  #liveauthentic  #livefolk  #communityfirst 

@vivopavia 0

People Gamble every day hoping that on that next roll of the dice.... it'll be that perfect hit. But at one point do u stop tha gambling and live for what's tha sure thing? They are who they are.... But why are you ... you? What is it that ur truly doing? Living or settling? Being fearless or afraid? Standing on ur own ....or reaching for a crutch? Raq #reflections  #ryanpiercemorethanamoviecharacter  #truthhurtssometimes  #whenuseeit 

"It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” ... #AliceInWonderland  • • I started this business a year and a half ago to get me out of my funk and to inspire my children that working hard does pay off. I love being a "stay-at-home Mom" now ... all the while being a multi-talented business woman in my many ventures. I may not just do #LuLaRoe  as my sole business, but I have to admit it's one of the most joyful and fun business out there! I always remind my #LuLaGirls  that you get everything in this business that you put into it ... and never forget the joy and fun... because it ain't worth it if those components are missing 🦋🌸💫 #Reflections  @lularoe #LuLaRoeVision17  #BeFabulous  #BeReady  #BeHumble  #BeHungry  #BeSmart 

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