Tuesday, August 31, 2010
in the basic awareness
you do not know
In this humbleness
toward their own true nature,
Not the weakness
of complicated cleverness
that disguises the ego
as the master,
to blend peacefully
into common-place cycles of life
with sensible precaution
of the silent destiny
always at work,
regardless of your particular opinion,
There lies comforting understanding,
within faithful surrender to the unknown,
invisible, inevitable presence,
that a clearer pattern exists,
Containing the joy
of simply being
amidst the unforced process
of the Tao.
"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be."
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I used to make a point of it at least 3X's per week. I'd just force my self to leave the house (and my to do list) for a few hours, and I'd be out there strolling, camera in hand. Sometimes I'd just get on my bike or hop on a bus, the sea bus, aqua bus, skytrain...what ever!
It's one of those things you sometimes have to force yourself to do because (of course we all have a million other things we "think" we "should" be doing). But lets face it...whats the worst thing thats going to happen if we take a little "me time" once in a while? Umm...well, for me my mood is gong to be better, my immune system is going to be stronger, my mind is going to be clearer, I am going to way more fun to be around.
It is very important to take a break. Regularly. Even if you absolutely love what you do.What are you investing in with that little bit of time devoted to yourself? Your whole entire life. Every aspect. and area. Your health, peace of mind. It's much like a yoga practice. It is too easy sometimes to listen to our mind telling us that there is no time.
I have been letting the chaos if life and business get the better of me this past while so I am making a pact with myself to get back out there.
Whatever is on my to do list simply can wait!
Getting out, much like getting on your mat, really clears the cobwebs out. I have always found that after a nice walk/ride/ personal adventure I am so much clearer and able to tackle those tasks I resist and avoid doing (with all my might)!
Make time for you. Make time for your own self care.If you don't do it, who is?
Make time to get outside. Don't wait for the visitors to come and force to you to be a tourist! This city is breathtaking and FILLED with prana! It's all there for the taking. If you are like me getting out can be difficult sometimes but you can do it. Force yourself!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
The ultimate expression of meditation comes when we can feel all the pains of the world, experience them with mindfulness and equanimity so they dissolve into energy, and then recolor that energy and radiate it out as unconditional love, moment by moment, through every pore of our being.
The human body is simply beyond words incredible. This is a picture of my eye. Behind my eyelid, behind the eyelashes and mascara, this is my eye. Have you had your peepers checked lately? Much can be detected through an eye exam. Plus you may get to keep a cool picture of your eye like I did!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Niyama : Personal observances
Asanas : Body postures
Pranayama : Breathing exercises, and control of prana
Pratyahara : Control of the senses
Dharana : Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness
Dhyana : Devotion, Meditation on the Divine
Samadhi : Union with the Divine
We want to do them throughout our lives, whether we are still having our periods, whether we have reached menopause, or any of the times in between. Including while pregnant, or if nursing.
-Check your breasts on a regular basis, (i.e. once a month)
-Check 5 to 10 days after your period starts so your breasts will be less tender.
-Irregular Periods? Pregnant? No longer have a period? Pick the same day of the month.
-Do not check more often than once a month, you might miss a change that is developing slowly.
-If you forget to check, don't worry; simply check your breasts the next month.
Click on the picture below and it will enlarge.
*I get a monthly reminder send to me via email. You can too!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Sometimes taking the high road is very difficult lets face it. It isn't always easy to get through sticky situations with peace and grace.We're human and each one of us is so different.
Relationship conflict and stress have been shown to have a clear negative impact on health, affecting blood pressure, contributing to heart disease, and correlating with other conditions. That’s why it’s in your best interest to minimize (or sometimes sadly) eliminate negative relationships in your life. We aren't going to change anyone. We can sometimes "influence" another person but in the end we can only change ourselves.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
With such a small life, with such a small energy source, it is simply stupid to waste it in sadness, in anger, in hatred, in jealousy. Use it in love, use it in some creative act, use it in friendship, use it in meditation: Do something with it which takes you higher. And the higher you go, the more energy sources become available to you. At the highest point of consciousness, you are almost a god. -OSHO
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Do you try and eat local? As much as I have been slacking in my garden this year our little household really does try. We grow some of our own food and do our best to eat food that is local and in season as much as we can. I try and keep the exotic foods to a minimum (although I do love my olive oil and bananas and can not lie).
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
— Alfred D. Souza
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Hi Yoga friends! I just made a Facebook fan page specifically for all things Yoga and me!