The Philosophy behind our label


These days, more and more people are dealing with discontentment and suffering, with regard to their jobs, family life, or sometimes even life itself. The feeling of being stressed out, unfortunately has evolved to a common state of being and affects nearly everyone of us, by now.

 

As for me, I have experienced firsthand, what it means to feel unhappy and unbalanced, all while not being able to name any specific reason for these feelings. Life can sometimes seem like a continuous, never ending struggle for many of us. The ways and methods I tried to overcome these feelings were plentiful and affected many different areas in my life. In the end, what really changed my attitude towards my own, terminable life,  and had the biggest impact on my thoughts, feelings, and general state of being, was to take on an holistic approach. Hence, to always take my body, my mind, as well as my spirit into consideration when making any kind of decision. This approach changed many things for the better - not all of them and certainly not all at once, but gently one step at a time.

 

In the last several years, I have learned a lot about the concepts of Mindfulness and Conscious Awareness, which encompass the ability to find your way back into the present moment, and than staying in it for quite some time. Because the present moment is really all we will ever have - not the past, which is long gone, or the future, which is uncertain and uncontrollable (at least to a certain extent) - only this very moment, right now.

 

Another contributing factor for finding inner peace and a balanced way of life is my attitude towards consuming. "You are what you consume!", this quote by the renowned buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh implicates a very important fact, most of us seem to be unaware of. We do not only consume through taste, e. g. the foods we eat and drinks we have, but also through our other four senses, namely sight, hearing, touch and smell.

 

When we mindlessly buy things that do not stimulate our senses in a positive way or eat our meals in a hurry without really noticing their taste and recognizing when we are full, or when we watch movies that create feelings of anxiety or fear in us, than it should not come as a surprise to us, that we constantly feel overwhelmed with negative, stress provoking emotions and feelings. My way to change these patterns for the better, was to really examine my consuming habits. Since recognizing your own thought patterns and habits in the very moment that they occur gives you the ability to consciously decide whether to indulge in them or not.

 

Now, what does all this have to do with the brand name Ease of Being, you may ask yourself. The term Ease of Being is what is deeply implicated behind all of my decisions and actions. For me, it serves as a personal Mantra or reminder, to gently always come back to the present moment - to mentally stop in this very moment and actually recognize how it presents itself.  When you are conscious of your individual feelings, thoughts, habits, and patterns, it will be much easier for you, to also recognize what's best for your own body, mind, and spirit. This on the other hand, will enable you to make mindful, and conscious decisions which will be of much help for you to live a joyful, balanced, and in the end, a happier life.

 

We, the founders of this brand, chose to create Ease of Being in order to spark some joy in other people's lives and to enable them  to deeply appreciate the gift of the present moment. Therefore, all our carefully selected products are meant to be helpful tools, which are hopefully able to provide you - our customer - with a proper means to include more Mindfulness in your busy everyday life.

 

A good example is our meditation coin: I myself have one, and I really appreciate having it with me all the time. It's original purpose was to function as a key chain or a tag, but my loving husband gave it to me with the engraving "Ease of Being" and a special cord. So, now I am wearing it either as a necklace or attached to my belt in my trouser pocket, where I can touch it or take it into my hands and actually feel it. As soon as I notice the coin, I am snapped right out of my thoughts and get carried back into this very moment. I am finally able to actually recognize all the wonders around me, and to live my life with ease, again.

 

Well, my husband's gift to me literally started this whole journey. Now, we want you, to join us and make this world a better place to live in. Our brand slogan "Give yourself a gift" underlines this special idea. Our products are meant as a gift to the world. Whether you buy one for yourself, a friend, or a loved one, we would be thrilled, if we were able to spark some joy within all of us.

 

All of us only have this one life to live, so let's try to take it all in and enjoy the ride, as long as it may last.

 

In this spirit, I want to conclude my thoughts with a little prayer:

 

"May all beings be free from suffering,

 may all beings be happy and healthy,

 may all beings have ease of being."

                                                                                           Kristin , Founder of Ease of Being