Agne Vei

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MEANINGFUL GIFTS

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Like I said… Birthday, or rather two birthdays came, gave me presents, and left.

It is genuinely nice that at least one day of the year very selfishly belongs only to you. That lifting feeling is not equal to any of those remaining few hundred days.

‘But how fast days pass???!!!’ - I looked at a teaspoon with one raised eyebrow, licking of the crumb of a third cake. Already a week has passed: beautifully smelling flowers - began to wilt, champagne bubbles have evaporated, but the most beautiful birthday wishes remained in the heart for a long time.

The power of words is indescribably strong.

I read what you wrote to me on my birthday, and I felt goosebumps running down my body. I felt lifted all day long.

And everything I create has words in it because I adore them and their power.

Sometimes just two letters (GO!), can wake someone in you, who can take down mountains.

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EQUANIMITY

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One day I realized that I almost forgot the philosophy behind this powerful word that could be a perfect daily reminder.

Word EQUANIMITY (calmness, spiritual balance) came to me while living in Asia when I was searching for myself through yoga, meditation, Buddhism, and so on.

I will share with you Dr. Chönyi Taylor’s explanation of the meaning of equanimity, which seems extremely simple and understandable.

Dr. Chönyi Taylor – What is Equanimity?:

Equanimity basically means having an even-minded emotional approach to things.

So, if you see chocolate because you are a chocolate addict – ‘I want this!’ is one side of it, and the other side is if someone gets it before you do – ‘That’s not fear!’ Equanimity sorts of sits between these. Equanimity is part of learning that we don’t have to be affected by this ego. So when there’s no ego, we’re not grasping for the chocolate. We’re...

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BIRTHDAY MONTH: two birthdays!

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When I was little I used to constantly ask my mother when will my birthday come, she would shout with a smile - ‘When 20 pigeons will come into the yard!’ (April in Lithuanian (Balandis) also means pigeon.) So I’d look out the window and wait, bored to wait I’d go to play. And when the birthday would come, those pigeons would ‘pass’ so quickly that I’d always miss the moment to see them fly away.

As a result, for me, a birthday is like waiting for something that never actually comes, or rather comes quickly, leaves gifts, and disappears into the thin air.

This year I’m celebrating two of my birthdays: my own (let’s name it “still 30+”, haha) and the 1st birthday of my e-shop.

On my birthday, I’m calm.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be 20+ again. I feel very good about where I am and what I’m approaching. I still have 62 to 100 to be creative. In theory, I don’t feel...

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HAPPY EASTER!

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I COOK / I DECOR / I DRESS

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How unnoticeably fast two first months of the year had passed and the third one is already mid-way.

Today, wearing the organic hooded sweatshirt ‘He Loves Me’ I realized that I was gone somewhere for while now and here I’m back again.

Clothing is an important part of our lives. Like my beloved Betsey Johnson said in one of her interviews: ‘<…> If we can’t express ourselves with how we cook how we decorate and what we wear there is no place left’ (My Way or the Highway: Betsey Johnson).

How?

I COOK

Today’s breakfast – coffee with almond milk, a French omelet with portobello mushrooms, and a small sandwich with keto bread and cheese.

Since I used to live in Italy and Asia, my meals always have to contain its cuisine, while still integrating something traditional, local Lithuanian meals. I love food, even though before my big life journeys it barely existed in my mind. It was never...

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HAVE A GO AT ANSWERING LIFE QUESTIONS BY YOURSELF: GO!

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HAVE A GO AT ANSWERING LIFE QUESTIONS BY YOURSELF:

EXPLORE.
SEARCH.
DREAM.
FANTASIZE.
REALIZE.
FIND.
LOOSE.
TRY.
BALANCE.
IMAGINE.
ATTRACT.
CHANGE.
LEARN.
BELIEVE.
CELEBRATE.
MEDITATE.
READ.
RUN.
BECOME.
LOVE…

GO!


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SIMPLE WISHES

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It seems like just a week ago I was squeezing snow in my palms and now it’s all melting away, flooding the streets with ice-cold rivers.

After a few hour-long walk I came back with my feet completely soaked, but that didn’t ruin my mood. Can’t wait for sun and warmth, feels like I can already see myself in the countryside, by the lake, my legs hanging off the footbridge, toes touching the water enjoying the summerish afternoon and its sounds - an unreachable dream for today. Oh, how could I not mention going on the boat in a golden hour? Magical.

Sunny Malaysia, became a mystical distant memory. Was I there? Did I travel? Did I fly? Did I teach students? Did I have lectures? Did I LIVE there?

At least for now, I have such simple wishes, that I even surprise myself sometimes…

To lose few Covid kilograms – by eating a lot of vegetables for example, by walking in the rhythm of...

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FEBRUARY THOUGHTS

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For me, February is always associated with my Mom’s Birthday and Valentine’s Day. It also goes very fast and usually reminds me to start taking care of my body lines because SPRING is just around the corner and soon we will see what and how much everybody ate haha.

Today, I heard the flattering sounds of snow cracking under my feet. Even though it was kind of slippery and hard o walk, there was a smile on my face hiding under a bubbly mask.

Would you like something bubbly?

Post staff didn’t seem happy.

Nobody I crossed paths today did…

Or maybe the unhappy one is me? And I was the only one seeing it that way.

God took us from ourselves, when just not that long ago we thought that the best things in life can be bought – new items, travels, bottomless consumption, and one thought ‘I need this’’. But now, when our needs are reduced, it turns out that we can’t live without live...

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QUARANTINE MORNINGS: I DRINK COFFEE, I LOOK OUT THE WINDOW…

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I noticed that during quarantine time slowed down.

I started looking at everything more consciously, closer, with a much greater concentration.

I’m willingly going to clean my dishes!

I’m scrubbing dirty sneakers in a meditative mood!

I’ve started drinking my morning cup of coffee while looking out the window. I can be in silence for a good half an hour or more because I don’t have to rush anywhere!!!

And here today such quarantine coincidences-memories-thoughts
came to my mind, so I’m sharing it:

My dear, some things will work out by themselves, just give them time!

I remember my kindergarten, a three-story building. It was winter. On the roof edge, there were gigantic-sized icicles. I called my friend and asked what icicle would she like. ‘That one!’ she pointed her finger up. I took a huge stone and threw it… On the ground floor, a window was opened, so the stone fell on...

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