Life Lessons.

Via Rachel Brathen
on Aug 18, 2013
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Rachel Brathen

You get what you need, not what you want.

The universe will never give you anything you can’t handle.

There is so much love within every single one of us, it’s difficult to grasp. So much love. Love is always here. It can never be lost.

Allow yourself to be vulnerable. Risk getting your heart broken. It’s worth it.

The earth is part of us, as much as we are a part of it. Caring for nature means caring for ourselves.

Move past your fears. They are here for you to learn. Let go, and only love remains.

Separación no existe. Es una ilusión creado de la mente, por miedo de ser abandonado. Todos somos UNO.

(Caption from my notes during my last trip to Costa Rica earlier this year. Felt the need to revisit this wisdom. It’s a good day to meditate on love.)



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Ed: Bryonie Wise


About Rachel Brathen

Rachel is a yogi on a world tour. Born and raised in Sweden, she currently resides in the beautiful island of Aruba where she is busy teaching yoga at a resort in the mornings, coordinating retreats at noon, taking her three somewhat crazy dogs to the beach to keep up with the surf in the afternoon and trying to survive as a vegan (where no vegetables grow!) in the evenings. She firmly believes that life is not black or white – it’s black and white and blue and yellow with rays of pink and sparkle in between. You can teach yoga and still be a party animal. Meditate and ignore your spending problems. Be vegan and eat too much chocolate. Have a Swedish passport and live in the Caribbean. You can do anything, as long as it’s you! You can find Rachel on the beach, probably practicing her Astavakrasana, or on


2 Responses to “Life Lessons.”

  1. Mermaid7 says:

    Pretty but a little trite. The Universe does give people things they cannot handle and then they have breakdowns etc. Can you somehow address that?

  2. you get what you need and not what you want?? not always true..