12 July 2016

Inner Peace

The story that follow is a short glimpse of my life as a young teenager, and how I learned to meditate. If you skip further down I will show you a manicure that I did using Bundlemonster BMXL-175 Work It stamping plate. The stamping plate has images related to Yoga and Meditation

When I was 15 years old my mother took me to a camp for a week. Not only was it our first camping trip together, it was also the first time we really sat down and talked about our issues and I started unravel the mess of stories that made up my biological family.
If you have read some of my other stories on here, you might know that I am a foster-child, and that I moved to my own flat when I was 14 years old.

I think my mother had wanted to open up for a long time, she just didn't quite know where to start. The NA -camp was for her a healing place, and she wanted to go there with me, partially for backup and moral support, but also because she wanted to create a bond between us and get to know "the real me".

Thinking back, I remember the island we went to, as filled with broken souls and the smell of salt water.

The days were filled with meetings, some open meetings and some closed meetings (meetings only for people with an addiction). I ended up attending all the open meetings, and was even asked to host one myself. There was a lot of openness in the meetings, and I think we all touched each others hearts the week we where there. I certainly learned a lot.

As a person used to get up early in the morning, I quickly discovered that there was only one other person there who did the same. Each morning he would get up, wash his face in the cold water and greet the sun as it rose lazily on the sky. It did not take long until I joined in on his morning ritual and he taught me some basics about Meditation and Yoga.

When you picture a Yogi in your head you might picture an old man with semi long hair and a bushy beard, and that is exactly how this man looked. Later I was to meet another Yogi that looked nothing like the first. This one was in his late 20's with handsome sun bleached hair, a strong but lean body sitting on a pile of pillows in Camden Market, London. That is an entirely different story.

I was seeking for something back then, and these two helped me find it.

“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” -Zen proverb 

 For today's manicure I used Barry M - Cream Soda as a base, and stamped using Barry M - Ballerina. Barry M - Ballerina is from the core line and has therefor the black cap, be warned that not all of the polishes in the core line from Barry M stamp as well as the Gelly line.

Barry M - Cream Soda with Bundlemonster BMXL-175 stamped using Barry M - Ballerina over. 

I hope you enjoyed my little story, and nail art.
Dina Ramse Training and Developement

Secretary, Hiking-entusiast, Gamer and Nail Art Addict.


  1. Thank you for sharing that nice story. I love the manicure.

    1. Thank you! It's a very simple nail art look using only one stamping plate (sometimes feels like cheating), but I like how it turned out.
      I am happy to hear that you liked my story.

  2. I love that quote. It's somehow relaxing by just reading it. I used to do yoga until a couple years ago and then stopped because I am so lazy but I would start any day because I loved it.

    1. I am totally the same, and catch myself thinking to myself every now and then that I should start doing Yoga again.
      I always take a deep breath whenever I see that quote, and it reminds me to always find my center.

  3. The quote is great-- it really reminds me to stop for a minute and take a deep breath. Your story is great too; thanks for sharing that. I like the manicure you created to go along with it; sometimes you just need something simple.

    1. That is so true. Not all stories are best told with elaborate designs and works of art. Sometimes all that is needed is one paint stroke.
      Thank you for your lovely comment.

  4. Great manicure! I love your story as well, it's nice to have a reminder that we all need some quiet time every day, no matter who we are. :)

    1. So true. Thank you for your kind comment. <3

  5. Great mani and great quote--extremely true. :)


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