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sophiaserenity So I woke up at half 4 this morning completely lacking the sense of purpose I had within me last Monday. I knew finishing university would throw me but never to this extent. I've spent virtually my whole life in education and since the age of 14 continually in work. To have both of those factors come to an impermanent halt yet nevertheless a stand still... falling into a pending motion that will eventually install a new chapter into my life but not just yet, feels extraordinarily bewildering. You've been given a higher status yet you feel somewhat power...less, because the freedom to "choose" has never solely been in your hands. There's so many directions you could take yourself but in following certain avenues are you limiting yourself from others. Maybe so? But through craving a sense of belonging in a scenario of which you are yet to take the time to explore, you are only capping the limits of your potential destination. 1 week down, now to more weeks focus... right Sophia! Sometimes not knowing where you are going can lead to the most beautiful of places #nowbacktosleep #morning #jobhunting #reflection #mentality #spirituality #talkyourselfintoit #thoughtoftheday #studentlife #focus #motivation #determination #quoteoftheday #purpose #stopbeatingyourselfup #brainpower #uk #girlsthatlift #allornothing #instafit #persistence #progress #mind 4min

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stalksnu Issue 9 of #SHIFTmag examines the bigger picture of social change - the spiritual and existential questions, which convey our deep yearning for connection with each other and the planet.
You can browse all articles here: http://shift-magazine.org/magazineissues/issue-9/ including my reflections on the Spiritual Imprints of Collapse.

#spirituality #sustainability #metaphysics #writing #activism #consciousness #bigideas
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rinaperu My Hannah practicing Minuet in G by Bach. Video taken by Tim. Oh, the simple joys of motherhood! And then for our dose of heavenly vitamin: In times of trouble, David encourages us to give priority to praise and worship: praise God give Him glory be in awe of Him- all the while continuing to trust. For we are overcomers and victors in Christ! #psalms #wordsoflife #WordofGod #inspirational #encouragement #scripture #spirituality #christianfaith #christianliving #piano #mygirl #bach #minuetinG #music 5min

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Photo by: @rezaphotography |
#Azerbaijan, #Baku, Holy Myrrhbearers Cathedral

In Azerbaijan, while working on a long term assignment, I found a very specific and interesting tradition. This picture belongs to a series of photo reports on the Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities of Azerbaijan, who inhabit the same land. This unique exhibition sheds light on the incredible assimilation of diverse religious groups all driven by the desire to share in a mutual respect that is not present in other countries.

This Russian Orthodox Church was closed down during Soviet times and used as a warehouse and gym. During Black January in 1990, it was severely damaged by Soviet missiles. In 2000, the church was fully restored with financial aid from the Azerbaijani entrepreneur, Aydin Gurbanov, a Muslim. The Church became a Cathedral a year later. On the Saturday night before Easter Sunday, all of the candles in the cathedral are put out to represent the death of Christ. When the sun sets on Holy Saturday, the Easter Sunday celebration begins. The Orthodox Church holds an Easter Vigil at sundown where a Paschal candle is illuminated by a sacred flame. The candle is passed around so that all the participants can light the candles they are holding. The growing light symbolizes the light of Christ coming into the world.
Published in the book "Azerbaijan, Elegance of Fire" (2014)

#light #candle #people #sacred #religious #celebration #spirituality #cathedral #sacredflame #christ #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى #عكاس @thephotosociety
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