stephynow Lean in love. By my love, @stvntiller. 9min

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stephynow Dark, rich, and sexy is my kind of beer.
Breakfast of champions.
Breakfast with the lovers.
Breakfast in Tahoe.
@mrscoolhand @lukehandcool @stvntiller
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stephynow Happy day of love everyday. 8h

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stephynow Good morning, world! 1d

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stephynow It is not insane to hold on to the deepest parts of you. Insanity is to follow the delusions of a system that tethers your worth to processed goods and servicing for the quick fix, cure-all, with one dose for skinny that. Like walking zombies in the production line for profit with wide focus to keep you small. With a hypnotic finger snap, you wake. Dazed and confused, the defenses, shame, guilt, and false-hoods strip. You start here. You get undressed and know yourself best here. You look without picking and prodding, you taste the food, you sip the wine. You come out of yourself.
Understand that there are teachers and teachings everywhere. Sometimes it's the harsh critic, sometimes it's the hidden agenda, sometimes it doesn't come from feel-good quotes. Sometimes the greatest lessons transpire out of our own withholding and softening judgments. A discerning will for truth.
Hold on to your essence and let it be fueled by fire. Burn with others dancing in their flames.
Not the takers.
Not the liars.
Not the cheats.
Not the bypassing.
It's not that people are the things listed above. People are not fake, not cheats, not liars; they're just the ones acting from pain. They are clothed in fear and layered armor. Dressed for the battlefield, like second nature.
In your steadiness, you strip the defenses and sling love fast and hard and sometimes the best kind is from a distance.
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  •   travelcoasterlife You always have such beautiful words @stephynow 2d
  •   rose.schultz You have no idea how much I needed to hear those words...each and every one of them...in this very moment in time. Thank you 2d
  •   loveandlightalways Yes I hear you sister! If we all acted from love then there would be no pain! Love would be passed on instead of the pain and fear! Much love lady! 🏼! Xxx 1d
  •   loveandlightalways P.s. Loving the is this a selfie snapchats!!!! Hee hee xxx 1d
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  •   monkeymix Gorgeous looooooooooooooooove! 18h

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stephynow Bonita Applebum | Tribe Called Quest 3d

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stephynow Open, open, open. Open heart, open life. This month is all about heart-openers on the @lucyactivewear blog, take your pick. I share my favorites and most frequented bends with a few counter-poses between.
Head over to: http://www.lucy.com/lets-go-blog/Move/open-heart-open-life.html
#lucyambsdr #lucyletsgo
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  •   stephynow @monicajustesen Adore you, beauty! 3d
  •   loveandlightalways Thank you for this reminder! @stephynow! Much much needed as my heart began to close today! My first try at a new relationship after my break up and the girl has crushed me and felt so upset! I have spent the night sending a lovely honest reply and focusing on loving myself and trying to move on! Much love lady xxxx 3d
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  •   stephynow @sequellife_bp A day late for your hump day hearts! Certainly thought of you for this month's post! 3d
  •   sequellife_bp Well I never need more than your thoughts. 3d
  •   elinorecohen Beautiful, wide open heart 3d
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stephynow To awaken others, you have to awaken yourself. When asleep, we don't know when we are acting like bed hogs and cover-stealers. Or that we've sprawled ourselves to penetrate space. We talk in our sleep, snore, drool, kick and flail. It's so surprise we don't know what we don't know. How could we know we've ripped the covers away from a lover? How could we know our dreams unleashed through limbs and thrusts? We simply don't know, the awareness sleeps.
Think of this in terms of love. Self love and acting in esteem. It's not accessed until you've woken up. There's an awareness and responsibility that gives you the guts to tune into the deepest, truest, realist parts of you. You don't look to the other or billboards or guides of the superficial. This insurance is built from within, never seeking validation outside.
You begin to realize that the otherness is you. As the outside comes at you, the people and their experiences and stories and traumas, they are yours. It does not excuse diligent behavior and actions, it simply brings forth compassion. It allows you to see yourself in others. It welcomes boundaries, releasing burdens, and rests by gifting others and yourself the freedom to Be.
As you ruffle the sheets and stir from slumber, you realize that you'll not treat others with anything less than the love and respect you have for yourself.
Your greatest connection to all starts within.
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stephynow Maybe it's not about you. Maybe it's not for you. Maybe it's not you at all. Would you change your ways? Would you reach? Would you say those three words? Would you take offense to things unsaid? Or perceived notions that maybe it's not about you. Sit with this. Maybe, just maybe, it's not about you.
This light flashes in bulbs and rounds, cradled in darkness. It does not cower or beat or drag, it's separate and yet equal. It is not here to keep, but free. Stare long enough into a bulb and you blind, dilated. It becomes foggy, unclear, confusing. Or is it? Perhaps discombobulated shades becomes the clarity and uncertainty you need. No ease in sight, like a tease to treasure.
Maybe you have to dig. Holes make not without blistered palms and bent over aches. This is the light you seek. Or the darkness you crave. Not one over the other but equal, productive, countering, and balancing of another.
In this light, I am.
In darkness, I am.
I am free.
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stephynow We are saying yes and inviting you. This summer, Kauai adventure awaits your beautiful-badass-presence with @jadealectra and myself. We are laying it all out on this yoga retreat and bursting our hearts wide open with you.
This is a retreat on love; being seen, being heard, being felt, and so much more. We are going to dive in and go deep.
Head over to www.stephynow.com. Email us with the subject line: Kauai Retreat for more details.
Here we go!
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stephynow Dancing in the sun.
Music: Movement | Us
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stephynow Forecast is 72 degrees today. As the temp climbed, we opened the windows, and searched for our summer clothes. When the sun pours in, it's time for a dance break or two or three.
Follow the dancers.
Follow the teachers.
Follow the givers.
Follow the lovers.
They're often pint-sized, full of wisdom, in truth and comedy, and wildly present. You teach me so.
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stephynow Pajamas and posing. Less is more. Yoga thang.
Wake up and live it up!
Music: Kat Dahlia | Gangsta
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stephynow Hair-scapes. #littlebigman 7d

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stephynow All in with @evacollins. Coach + Yoga Teacher extraordinaire.
Photographing women might possibly be my favorite subject. You all are so beautiful.
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stephynow Never. Don't. Stop.
Wake up. Get dressed. Move your body. Expand your lungs. Raise up your love.
Remember, you are contagious!
Come practice with me anytime, anywhere at @oneoeight.tv. Access classes, writings, story-telling, healing, body-moving and massive love along-side some badass-beautiful souls changing the world. Link in bio.
Happy Sunday-Funday, beautiful people! #oneOeight
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stephynow Precision focus with breath. Strip the titles and formalities into nothingness. Desired outcomes remain non-existent and the practice becomes free.
Fluidity without restrictions.
Fearless without the safety net.
Courage from the heart.
Mindfulness is not mindlessness.
We desire ease, safety, and comfort. Living is proof that life is not full of ease, not always safe, and often times uncomfortable.
Take comfort in the unknown, what makes you shake, and fuze with discomfort. Bring forth an emptying into nothingness, it's the space we crave.
It's the breath we follow.
Music: xxyyxx | dmt
@tbnewyork, in freedom.
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stephynow People say funny things. These funny sayings are not about you. They may be said to you or behind you or around you, but they are not for you. Understand that people spew these funny things based off perceptions, images, and riddled pieces. I've been called many things by many people. I'm often labeled "rude" or "bitchy" because I've not returned an email in a timely manner. That I'm too much this, not enough that. That I've said no. Or that I'm selfish because I won't promote some random fucking product on the Internet. Some people accuse me of acting "better than" and that's quite alright.
Here's the thing, those labels are not my own. They're not that of my tribe, my inner circle, my family, and friendships. I don't belong in boxed labels according to strangers or anyone for that matter. There are many times I may come across as rude or bitchy or better than simply because I'm quiet, don't engage, or that I draft wordiness so openly. That I say what's real. I've been told I'd be taken more seriously if I put on some clothes or if I didn't write so much on here. Perhaps that's true for those opinions, but they don't ring true for me. They're the "ifs" and finger-points of another.
People say funny things.
People do funny things.
People will create funny things.
Sometimes funny is cruel, hurtful, and will gut-check the shit out of you. Then you come back to knowing what's real and true for you. You'll understand that small opinions hold no power and you'll cease from formulating your own in return.
Fill yourself with so much love so that it overflows into your neighbor's cup.
And -- As the saying goes, do no harm but take no shit.
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  •   tbnewyork Stunning! 1w
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  •   _indie.love_ I love that "fill yourself with so much love so that it overflows into your neighbor's cup". Beautiful. Thank you! 1w
  •   lionheartwholeliving I think your life is adorable and your family is beautiful and your words are lovely 1w
  •   superkaterina Apparently me and some others don't speak the same language that's all. If they used the language of love we could totally be blessed. 7d
  •   kittigirl11 Perfect!!!! 6d
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stephynow That one time the Tiller man made us stop at the Wood Bank in Berkeley.
This still makes me laugh like the mature adult that I am. @stvntiller
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stephynow Buns up.
Planning mode turned on.
Happenings underway with Jade the Babe. Getting our buns in gear for some sun, sweat, and sea.
Stay tuned. @jadealectra
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