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Everyone Gets the Same 24 Hours

Uncategorized Sep 05, 2020

 

      Life — it’s what we do between the time we get here and when we go. We only get one at time, and despite what other folks might suppose, it’s ours to determine what to do with it.

* We don’t measure life in hours and minutes. We measure life in memories and moments.

* Life is when we take hold of it and live it. 

Here are 10 Ways to get a life and start living it.

  1.   Give yourself permission to claim your life. That’s right — permission. You’re the only one who can decide you are in charge of your life. Even though it feels like you’re not supposed to do so, turn off the internal editors, the old tape recordings, the “shoulds, have tos, and musts”, and the rules that didn’t come from you.

  2.  Define what living means to you. It’s not as hard as it sounds. Just picture yourself at the end of your life looking back. What words would you want to describe how...
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Trust to 'Let Go' and Enjoy the Ride

Uncategorized Sep 04, 2020

 

     During my morning walking today, which I love doing in a beautiful nature park close to home, my attention was directed to this awesome grandfather filled with a great  amount of patience, giving his all to teach his grandson the joys of riding a bicycle with no training wheels.
     Initially it was visible the fear and hesitance from the little one in taking his foot away from the ground; balance wasn't there and the ground looks way too hard for a fall down, and besides that, the unknown of only two wheels was a bit frightening.
   
    

But little by little grandfather's love, care and support was like a magic wand on the boy's body awareness and strength, and a small distance of terrain and several pedaling turns was manifesting inch by inch as the new rider's trust was increasing, the new perspective of freedom was widening and their faces were happily softening.  


After many...
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Can Yoga make you 'sick' ?

Uncategorized Sep 03, 2020

 

This is a cute and funny Blog by Ramdesh Kaur which I decided to share w/ you all.....enjoy it :) and have a good heart laugh through it ~ namaste

Can Yoga make you 'sick' ???

Oh no! I've discovered through extensive self-study corroborated by my dog and two blog readers that yoga can make you sick!  Beware these yoga-related diseases!

 
       Persistent Happiness "Joyitis"

This disease is very dangerous.  No one likes someone who is persistently happy, preferring instead to be around those who form bonds through mutual complaining.  Symptoms include smiling, spontaneous laughter, a whole heart, and loving everyone.  If you find yourself suffering from Joyitis and want to be gloomy, cut your yoga practice.
 

Repeated Chanting  "Mantraitis"

I wish I could count the number of friend's I've lost to this scary disease.  Singing mantras not only sounds weird, but can also cause deep healing of long-time trauma, and who...
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Are You a reflection of Nature... Is Nature a reflection of You ?

Uncategorized Sep 02, 2020

 

   Two days ago during one of my "nature watching moments" I caught myself mesmerized with 3 bunnies playing and running around on a field of wild grass, showing no signs of fatigue, worries or fear. Surely the presence of predators in the wild is inevitable, but at that particular moment they were totally and completely immersed in the magic of the now.


Suddenly I observe my thoughts (and being on the 7th day of a body cleanse, I feel a bit more in-tune with my thoughts, feeling and awareness of what is going on inside of me and around me) and within the flow of thoughts, the question of prime importance was, 'Am i being fully present within each moment of my day?'

As quite often I say, share and hear  within the practice of Yoga "...feel your body grounding on Earth, feel and sense the Earth, feel Nature, breathe in to the awareness of being the reflection of Nature, as Nature is the reflection of you..."
With that in mind, being me the reflection of Nature...
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What a "Good Walk" can do

Uncategorized Sep 01, 2020

 

A good walk is one of the best ways to clear the mind, to focus the mind, or just unravel the tangled threads of a situation. The mind works better when the feet are moving.
 
When my mother wanted to describe a troublesome, complicated situation, she would say “All the circumstances got involved.” It sounded funny at the time, but as I have dealt with life’s challenges I can see how often “all the circumstances get involved.”
                                                                                             

To clear up involved circumstances, Aborigines do walkabouts. Essentially they walk until they find a solution or peace with a problem.

Native Americans do a vision quest in search of a...
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Choosing to be happy

Uncategorized Aug 30, 2020

 

This was placed on the front door of a healing center in a small town in Brazil.


The ‘cold’ drips down when the body is holding on to its tears.

The sore throat tightens when we cannot communicate our afflictions.
 
The stomach burns when the anger is not been released.
 
The diabetes expresses itself when loneliness hurts.

The body gets overweight when dissatisfaction overwhelms. 

Headaches appear when doubts increase.

The heart gives in when the meaning of life is obscure.

Allergies show up when to be perfect becomes intolerable.

The nails break when the self-defenses become threatened.

The chest tightens when we slave self by pride.

Blood pressure heightens when fear imprisons.

Neurosis paralyze when the ‘inner child’ is abused.
 
Fever burns when the emotional defenses explode the immunity horizons.
 
Harvesting always comes after planting…
Pay deep attention in what you are planting, since your harvesting is inevitable.

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The Outer & Inner Seas

Uncategorized Aug 27, 2020

 

 
The amazing opportunity to dive deep down & in the oceans of planet Earth is such a marvelous gift from life.
Exploring the natural beauty through the diversity of life in forms, shapes, colors, sizes, motions is a delightful gratitude awareness.

Observing the daily flow of the incredible ocean's cohabitants. The beauty of an elegant ray sweeping the sandy bottom, the mischievousness of the angel fishes looking for the best place to shine, the excitement of the puffers while inflating self and get ready to 'fight', ahhhh the lion fish as he poses for a picture on a rope of a king and the speed of a parrot fish  while munching on some interesting corals.


Talking about corals, wow how many colors, shapes, mysteries, surprises they hold and they express. While you find the beauty and the gentle flow of sweet ocean passengers, you also experience the struggles for survival on moment by moment as they chase and get chased, as the surfer fishes take rides on bigger...
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The Flows of our Inner Selves

Uncategorized Aug 22, 2020

 

As I went through the many 'flows of my own selves' today,  I reconnected with the preciousness of life, as every and each moment just exists in the now !! 
 
Last night, as I participated in a beautiful 'Fire Walk Ceremony' I received an awesome reminder, the words of Heraclitus: "You can't step into the same river twice".

As the "present" is a slippery little concept,  a snapshot of a moment. ~ Nothing stands still.
For that I share a poem with you.
 
 
You  
You may not think the world needs you, but it does.
For you are unique, like no one that has ever come before or will come after.
No one can speak your voice, say your piece, smile your smile or shine your light. 
No one can take your place, for it is yours alone to fill.
If you are not there to shine your light, 
who knows how many travelers will lose their way 
as they try to pass by your empty place in the darkness.
~  Anonymous
 

Brothers and...
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The Effects of Gratitude on Your State of Mind

Uncategorized Aug 14, 2020

 

Here are some reflections on what science has to say about gratitude, which has been called the “forgotten factor” in happiness research.
By drs. Blair & Rita Justice

Psychologists Robert Emmons at the University of California at Davis, and Michael McCullough, at the University of Miami, are foremost researchers in field of gratitude. What they have learned so far is that gratitude is good for you, really good for you.

In an experimental comparison, people who kept gratitude journals on a weekly basis exercised more regularly, reported fewer physical symptoms, felt better about their lives as a whole, and were more optimistic about the upcoming week compared to those who recorded hassles or neutral life events (Emmons & McCullough, 2003). It doesn’t end there.

Participants who kept gratitude lists were more likely to have made progress toward important personal goals (academic, interpersonal and health-based). And there’s more. Young adults who...
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She amazingly pulled off the incredible feat

Uncategorized Aug 03, 2020

 

The long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad took close to 53 hours non-stop to swim the 103 miles between Cuba and the Florida Keys, becoming the first ever to do so without a shark cage and at the young age of 64 years old.
Sharks and jellyfish are no match for sheer determination.


Diana Nyad has had attempt this journey several times in the past.
Her first attempted for this swim was in 1978 in a shark cage.

In 2011 she attempted the swim twice with no shark cage, but had to stop because of shoulder pain the first time, and jellyfish stings on the second.
Her last unsuccessful attempt ended in August 2012.

This time, Nyad does not swim in a protective cage, so she has no real defense against aggressive sharks or, the more likely threat, jellyfish - which have stopped her in the past by inflicting so many stings that she simply couldn't continue.


Surely Nyad had to realize that she would face the same danger this time, but she didn't let that stop her. A special silicone mask is...
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