Do not let people’s opinions of you mold your destiny.
Let unhappy people have their unhappy thoughts.
Continue on your path courageously.

— Haemin Sunim

Grateful for embracing simplicity, it allows me to gradually purge from my life those commitments, activities, and people that do not benefit me in some (positive) way. The extra time I consequently gain can seem like vast, empty stretches of wasted potential. But as I learned to slow down (since the early 2008), I know that eliminating unnecessary rapidity from my experiences allows me to fill that time in a constructive, fulfilling, and agreeable way. I can relish my morning rituals, linger over quality time with loved ones, immerse myself wholeheartedly in what I have to do, and take advantage of opportunities to nurture myself every single day.


This coffee plant might not be able to produce enough coffee fruits to meet my coffee demands, but it is still cool to have it around.😝

*Coffea arabica likes moist soil but not soggy, high humidity, indirect light, temp of 60-80°F.

The only evil is inattention. It is the father of stupidity and the grandfather of the twins, suffering and sorrow.

— Wu Hsin

So grateful to wake up again today. To the softness of the grey, gloomy morning. To the gentle breeze, to the energetic sound of my plants. I am truly grateful for the gifts of life. I am grateful for the daily reminder that this life is not centered around my ego. I am grateful to realize that “rights” and “wrongs” are just a figment of my imagination. That it’s not my place to evaluate what’s “good” and what’s “bad”. I am grateful to have some people I can call friends, relating to each other with love, compassion, with deep respect and without any form of validation.

Today, I am grateful, I am mindful.

Today, I am only human. I make mistakes, I take and I expect some. I measure, judge, I waste this precious time, sometimes. I am human.

Today, I am grateful for I know it all teaches me to be a better person. I remain teachable. I remain humble and I keep my heart open for all that is yet to come.

I am so grateful to be able to share these thoughts in this space.


If there’s one plant I’ve been waiting to grow lush and trail, it is this one. Lush is not happening any time soon but it is starting to trail and I cannot be happier. I got this cutting in January this year and I’ve checked on to see if its growing a new leaf every single day, no kidding. This is something I love about gardening, a true labor of love.

splash pothos
(scindapsus pictus “silver ann”)


Loving this gorgeous mound of creamy white foliage touched with green and combined with the arrowhead-shaped foliage that creates an illusion of butterfly wings.
This wonderful plant is called syngonium white butterfly.

Grateful today for simple pleasures – a good mug of coffee, a great meditation sessiom, houseplants, embracing imperfection and getting some work done.🙏🏻


Often the most beautiful ornamental indoor plants are the biggest a$$holes. This is why I have a love and hate relationship with Alocasias. After killing one, I’ve got Alocasia care down to a science. The most important thing for this is the soil you plant it in. Don’t use soil straight out of a bag — always add perlite and some bark too. This plant needs a lot of air pockets, lots of indirect light, and humidity of up to 50-70%, good quality balanced nutrients, and a good source of water.

I am growing it in leca this time and I only use filtered water and boy it makes a tremendous difference. Not jinxing it though.🤞🏻🙏🏻

Now is just what’s happening because it is the only reality.

Zen zumai (zen way of living) upright, absorbed precisely into reality as it is, really creates my every step in life.

Right here; right now; this breath; this heartbeat. Life is lived exactly as we find it.

I can’t imagine living any other way.

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