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Festive Living 101: “Decorating Life”

March 2, 2013

Happy Saturday, daisies! This weekend is extraordinarily busy with post-fashion week runway presentations, concerts, and my dear mother coming to Brooklyn for a cup of tea (and a lending hand… I have this filing cabinet I need to build that’s been sitting in pieces for weeks). That said, I leave you with this extremely important, beautiful post from DailyOM that could have been torn right outta my own book of life.

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Decorating Life
The World as Home

by Madisyn Taylor

“Each day we choose to decorate our life just as we do our homes.”

“There are few things more thrilling than having a new house or an empty room to decorate. Our imaginations soar as we consider the many possibilities. In the same way, our lives offer us the opportunity to express ourselves within various contexts, to ask ourselves questions about what we want to see as we move through our days and how we want things to flow. Some people do this instinctively, moving through the various environments they inhabit and shifting the energy with their presence.

These people have a knack for decorating life. This can be as simple as the way they dress, the way they speak, or the fact that they always bring a bouquet of wildflowers when they come for a visit.

As we move through the world, we make a statement, whether we intend to or not. We shift the energy one way when we enter a room dressed elegantly and simply, and another when we show up in bright, cheerful colors and a floppy hat. One is not better than the other. It is simply a question of the mood we wish to create.

What we wear is just one choice we can focus on. The way we speak to people, or touch them, shifts the energy more profoundly than almost anything else. The words we speak and the tone in which we say them are the music we choose to play in the world that is our home. Some of us fill the space with passionate arias, others with healing hymns. Again, one is not better than the other. We are all called to contribute.

Just as we consciously create an environment within our homes, we can consciously choose to decorate life itself with our particular energy. Ideally, in doing so, we express our deeper selves, so that the adornments we add to the world make it more meaningful, more beautiful, and as welcoming as a beloved home.” (DailyOM)

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