"You Have It Within YOU"
I'm trusting and being myself as fully as possible, everything
in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously."
~Shakti Gawain, Bestselling Personal
Today's Tune (on/off):
From the Inside Out...
Point of Life
Body & Soul
Were They Thinking?
What a Site!
BE the World
You Want to See!
Fantasyland is what I call
the Drama of Phenomena ...
and it always stands
between our authentic
selves and happiness.
From the Inside Out
TO FANTASY LAND
was the last time you visited a theme park? Did you enjoy it?
people love to go to theme parks and escape the humdrum chores of
everyday living. How real are these parks? All those fascinating
furry creatures that come up to us and give us a big hug ... How
cute they look, but how real are they?
an eye to a young child they are very real, but through the view
of adulthood they are just a person in a costume ... Right? Well,
not exactly, for many times we use our imagination for just that
one day and we go along with the fantasy. After all, that is the
fun of going into a theme park to indulge in the fantasy.......
is it not?
allow our imagination to go back to our childhood and we enjoy all
the fun of the fair. At the end of the day we are tired, but very
contented with all the release of worry and tensions the fantasy
has relieved. But.....we do not live in fantasy worlds do we? We
have to go back out into the "real world," to face all
the negativity and dangers of modern day living, or do we?
what is real and what is fantasy in our everyday lives? Worry and
anxiety seem real enough when there are events in our lives that
take on harmful emotional stress. Being in debt, sickness, death
of a loved one, all this stuff will play havoc with our enjoyment
of life and turn happiness into sorrow. Debt, illness and lack of
joy can be avoided if we know the true, authentic paths to follow,
but death of our physical form is a certainty...You can bet your
life on it! But ... what is life? And...... how real is death...
the physical presence on earth disappears. The ego/intellect that
was so worried about its appearance, other people's gossip, making
lots of money, keeping up with the Jones's, world events, family
arguments and a host over other "Important Stuff" will
all disappear like smoke just as if it was all a fantasy?
theme on life .... in a park of drama perhaps?
sure is a shame most folks forgot their lines they were given at
birth and tried to ad-lib a script fabricated by self-torment and
mental-torture. The fantasy they enacted really seemed like reality,
but since all finite substances are glued together atoms, fed by
chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine, they are bound to come
unstuck eventually and the "reality" fades into oblivion.
The good news is the tangible authentic BE-ing will never fade away.
The true essence of a human-being is a constant flow of intelligent
energy that cannot disappear. We label it a soul, but such identities
cannot describe the indescribable ...... that has to be experienced.
is it time to get real now? ....To rediscover the authentic life
that is projected here on earth and throughout eternity. Is it time
to take off our fluffy costumes, our masks, our facade and to live
as our authentic self?
there any difference between eternity and the now existence? If
you say: Yes there is, then you are living in a fantasy theme park,
but this one has a long dark shadow that turns happiness into grief.
It exists only in a will-o'-the-wisp called ego.
already! I guess it is time to cut out the Non-Sense of the ego/intellect
and to turn on ...... tune in ..... to our S-SENSE! The Spirit of
a True Soul. Now that's a valid existence that experiences how to
live in infinite Love and Joy! A design, within a subject, within
a point, within a theme, within a dream, within a fantasy land......Enjoy
it all from within! But understand what is not born.... cannot
die. The eternal soul will nourish our life on earth. For without
the soul there is no life .... just a Fantasy of Delusions.
FIRM YOUR FACE
Facial exercises are of great benefit to everyone women and
men of all ages who want a smooth and healthy-looking face
and skin. Firm muscles in your face can easily be achieved for free
with very little effort.
appearance of your skin relies in part on the supportive muscles,
and in order for these muscles to be well toned, firm and to help
project a vibrant and youthful face, they need to be exercised.
spend literally thousands of dollars each year on skin care and
cosmetics, yet sometimes fail to address the chin, throat and neck
mothers used to say that in order to ascertain a persons age,
look at their neck and throat a "crepey" looking
neck or throat with loose skin hanging around, and fold upon fold
of tired looking skin.
people might think that a double chin is simply excess weight manifesting
itself, but it also is the manifestation of loose skin and terrible
folks struggle with a double chin, but if they only did these exercises
regularly they would realize a disappearing double chin in a short
period of time.
following exercises will help relieve and prevent a double chin,
loose skin on the neck and throat area and will assist muscle tone.
exercises work on the facial muscles to create a far smoother, unlined
and unwrinkled face.
1: A great exercise is to sit upright, tilt your head back
looking at the ceiling while keeping your lips closed and then start
a chewing movement. You will feel the muscles working in your neck
and throat area and will be truly amazed at the results.
Repeat 20 times.
2: Sit upright, head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping
your lips closed and relaxed. Start puckering your lips together
in a kiss and stretch the kiss, as if you were trying to kiss the
ceiling. Keep your lips puckered for 10 counts, then relax, bring
your head back to its normal position.
Repeat 5 times.
3: Sit upright, head back looking at the ceiling, while keeping
your lips closed and relaxed. Open your lips and stick your tongue
out as if you were trying to touch your chin with the tip of your
tongue. Keep tongue out in this position for 10 counts, and then
return your tongue and head to its normal position.
4: Sit upright, tilt your head back looking at the ceiling,
while keeping your lips closed and relaxed. Next move your lower
lip over your top lip as far as possible and keep it there for a
count of 5.
Repeat 5 times.
5: Lie on bed, with your head hanging down over the edge. Slowly
bring your head up towards your torso and keep it there for 10 counts.
Relax and lower your head towards the floor again.
Repeat 5 times.
Sit upright and face forward and while keeping your lips together,
separate your teeth by dropping your jaw and then push your jaw
forward, keep for a count of 10, bring back to starting position
Repeat 5 times.
MASSIVE MUD MOSQUE
Photo: J. Aaronson /Day in the Life
priest stands outside the massive Grand
Mosque complex in Mali's medieval city of
Djenne. The largest mud-brick building in the
world, the mosque is reinforced with a sturdy
network of internal timbers. Built in 1905, it was
modeled on a mosque first erected on the site
in the 11th century. Two times a year all the
city's residents drop everything, cart mud up
from the nearby Bani river, and together
they re-pack the temple walls.
"POINT OF LIFE"
A journey to enlighten your mind, body and soul from renowned motivational
speaker Michael Levy. Michael's philosophy provides people with
the methods to manage their lives in enjoyment
without a dependency on drugs or dogma.
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BOOSTERS FOR BODY & SOUL
the best gifts are the ones you give yourself. By pampering your
mind and body with the TLC they deserve, you ensure your well-being
for years to come.
the seasonal blahs. Winter
can bring about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression
that goes far beyond cabin fever and hits as many as
one in 20 adults 75 percent of them women. Experts theorize
that decreased sunlight alters the body's circadian rhythms, aka
our "internal clock," which in turn disrupts the balance
of hormones related to mood and energy
levels; symptoms include lethargy, carb cravings and
episodes of crying, anxiety or irritability.
Hogan Bruen, Ph.D., senior director of prevention at the National
Mental Health Association, says going outside for just a few minutes
daily, preferably midday, and getting plenty of exercise can help.
If you think you have SAD, talk with your doctor. You may need light
therapy, in which you sit close to a special lamp for a half-hour
each morning or taking antidepressants.
Clean your closets for good. Gather friends together
for a clothing swap where all cast-offs are up for grabs and the
leftovers go to charity. Streamlined storage space is a plus, but
even better is how good you'll feel. Research has shown that giving
to others gives individuals a sense of social connectedness and
self-confidence. Donate your discarded office wear to charities
such as The Women's Alliance; take other clothes to Goodwill Industries
or a local thrift shop.
care of your heart.
Make sure yours is in tip-top shape. After all, coronary disease
is the biggest health threat facing people today, says cardiologist
Nieca Goldberg, M.D.
your waistline. Anything greater than 35 inches (40 inches for
men) indicates increased risk.
your snacks. Excess salt and fat are no-nos. Try this fatty
chip alternative: Cut a few corn tortillas into quarters, arrange
on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes until
moving. Exercise is the best way to start caring for your heart,
says Dr. Goldberg. Even better: Get sweaty with your partner. Research
has shown that camaraderie
helps you stick with your routine.
Top tip for a better relationship. Redbook magazine says
the number one thing you can do to improve your relationship is
to greet your partner at the door when he/she gets home. If this
seems too simple, think about how the "coming home" scene
is played out in your home. Often the "home" partner is
deeply involved in working on the computer, tending to the kids,
cooking dinner, or doing household chores. As a result, the tone
of any greeting is likely to be lackluster. Next time your mate
arrives home, take 60 seconds, stop what you're doing and give them
a pleasant hello and a hug. Do this consistently it only
takes a minute (literally) and it's a great way to create more of
the happiness you want in your life.
Cut down on pessimism. Adopt a daily exercise called
"Three Good Things." At some point each day dinner
time, for instance have family members take turns telling
one another about their day. Each person has to think of three GOOD
things that happened during the previous 24 hours. Make it a routine,
and you'll all have a better outlook on life.
~Martha Schindler for Lifetime
Laughing It Off
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?
I was signing the receipt for my credit card purchase when the clerk
noticed I had never signed my name on the back of the credit card.
She informed me that she could not complete the transaction unless
the card was signed. When I asked why, she explained that it was
necessary to compare the signature I had just signed on the receipt.
So I signed the credit card in front of her. She carefully compared
the signature to the one I had just signed on the receipt. As luck
would have it, they matched.
I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call
the local township administrative office to request the removal
of the Deer Crossing sign on our road. The reason: too many deer
were being hit by cars and he didn't want them to cross there anymore.
THE TACO BELL:
My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked
the person behind the counter for "minimal lettuce." He
said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg.
I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee
asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your
knowledge?" To which I replied, "If it was without my
knowledge, how would I know?" He smiled knowingly and added,
"That's why we ask."
A FAREWELL LUNCH:
At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker who was leaving
the company due to "down-sizing," our manager commented
cheerfully, "This is fun. We should do this more often."
Not a word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that
I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into
itself and for the life of her couldn't understand why her computer
system would not start up again.
When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick
up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went
to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly
to unlock the driver's side door. As I watched from the passenger
side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that
it was unlocked. "Hey," I announced to the technician,
"It's open!" To which he replied, "I know
I already got that side."
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Look at THAT!
Photo: Tony Gentile /REUTERS
A man dressed as a Roman Gladiator
holds up a cat during a march for feline rights in Rome. Some 2,000
cat lovers turned out for the city's first "Cat Pride"
march to demand protection and funding for the city's thousands
of strays. Donning whiskers, bearing signs and in some cases cradling
cats in their arms, protesters streamed by the Coliseum and ancient
Fori Imperiali ruins, home to many "sacred strays" which
Rome declared a part of its historical heritage last year.
Joyful Lifestyles: Weekly Insights
CHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES (Part
a good resolution for ANY given moment: See if you can stop
using the Seven Deadly Habits of Truly Miserable People.
to psychiatrist William Glasser, MD, president of the William
Glasser Institute in Chatsworth, California, and the author of
"Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom,"
most of the emotional turmoil you experience
is directly traceable to the fact that you've learned to try to
control those around you through Seven Deadly Habits.
explained recently in articles published by Emazing.com, these
seven habits include: Punishing... Complaining... Blaming...
Threatening... Nagging... Criticizing... and Bribing.
exactly do these habits originate? Dr. Glasser says that we learn
these habits from teachers, parents, grandparents, and others
as a child. After years of hearing this manipulative patter, we
eventually begin to use it ourselves. And it seems to work
at least in the short term. However, these "seven deadlies"
take a terrible toll on relationships.
According to Glasser, unless you recognize what you're doing and
learn how to get what you need in a relationship without trying
to control other people, every relationship you have will disintegrate
into a power struggle that will make everyone miserable.
how do you avoid these "seven deadlies"? By replacing
them with what Dr. Glasser calls the Seven Caring Habits: supporting,
encouraging, listening, accepting, trusting, respecting, and negotiating
differences. Sounds easy enough. Accept people for who they are,
listen to them, respect them, trust them, encourage and support
them, and negotiate any differences you may have. A lot harder
than it sounds.
up next week ... "Tricks of Truly Happy People."
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