Well, hello there! Happy Monday–I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and that it is starting to feel a little bit like Fall where you are (sadly, it definitely is not here in Phoenix)! Today, I am kicking off a new blog series where I will be sharing the meanings behind many of the symbols you see on Zenned Out jewelry. We love using decorative patterns and symbols on our pieces, but to us they mean much more than just added prettiness.
Have you ever heard of this Zen Proverb? Move and the way will open… This phrase seems so simple, yet, in actuality, there are many moments when we can just feel stuck. It can feel like nothing substantial in our lives is moving forward–creatively, spiritually, relationally, professionally, etc. Sometimes when we feel this way, it may be that we are holding onto something that is weighing us down. This proverb is an encouragement to let go, relax and allow for change in our lives. Perhaps we just need to make that tough decision and get moving. For me, personally, this is... Continue Reading
If you’ve bought any of our pieces you may be familiar with our care card that comes with every order. You may also know that many of our pieces do require some maintenance to stay nice and shiny. We get a lot of questions about our metals; why they change colors, and how to clean them. And I wanted to take some time to answer some of our most frequently asked metal cleaning questions here on the blog!
What does it mean to be the soul of a place? Using this Rumi quote in my meditation practice, it draws many ideas to mind for me. Where do I stand on a daily basis? In line at the grocery store, at my work bench, outside while walking the dog, in front of other people. How can I infuse light and peace into those spaces? To be fully present, aware and grateful of that moment. I find the more I dwell on these ideas, the more powerful, real and significant they become. What are steps you take to be the... Continue Reading
Do you have dreams, goals and wishes for your life that keep bubbling to the surface? You try and push them aside and yet your mind is consistently drawn back to certain thoughts, perhaps specific people or events bring you back to these desires over time. This is the beauty of Rumi’s words, “What you seek is seeking you.” It is the belief that you would not have these dreams, goals and desires if the universe was not putting them before you. And they should not be ignored.