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Be Aware of your…

Be aware of your thoughts, they become your words.

Be aware of your words, they become your actions.

Be aware of your actions, they become your habits.

Be aware of your habits, they become your character.

Be aware of your character, it becomes your destiny. – The Upanishads

I really like this article. I don’t have children but I know from friends and family that it can be a challenge! Some great idea’s listed here.

Awesomely Awake

It’s not easy being a parent. No matter if you work outside the home, inside the home. No matter if you have one, two, three or fifteen children. No matter if you have a small house in a big city or a big house in a small city. No matter if you have money or very little money.

Raising children is hard work — at least it is if you are doing it right.

It’s really no wonder parents are spending more time than ever checking in on Facebook, smart phones, or doing project after project after project. It helps to have something to do rather than sit around and dwell on all the stuff we want to be able to do or used to be able to do but no longer can. This self-medicating with social media is harmful — as Rachel at Hands Free Mama has said so eloquently this…

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Beautiful Flowers…

Life of flowers (Жизнь цветов) from VOROBYOFF PRODUCTION on Vimeo.

Worth a read….

Thanks to Holstee for the picture. Inspirational to say the least. Great products too. Check it out. If it is difficult to read, just click on the link.

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind…

Marc and Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living

These guys have a great blog. It’s very thought provoking. Here is a bit I loved. I actually asked myself every question and was quite happy with my answers. It also highlighted what I need to sort out!

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind

Questions to Change Your Mind

These questions have no right or wrong answers.

Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer.

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
  3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
  11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.  What do you do?
  12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
  13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
  14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
  15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
  16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
  17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?  What’s holding you back?
  18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
  19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
  20. Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
  21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
  22. Why are you, you?
  23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
  24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
  25. What are you most grateful for?
  26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
  27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
  28. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
  29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?
  30. What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special?
  31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
  32. If not now, then when?
  33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
  34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
  35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
  36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
  37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
  38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
  39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
  40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
  41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
  42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
  43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
  44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
  45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
  46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
  47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
  48. What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
  49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday?  What about the day before that?  Or the day before that?
  50. Decisions are being made right now.  The question is:  Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?

Life = Risk…

Love it!

Guide To How To Lead A Successful Life…

I liked this:

Loved this and felt the need to share it.

When You Just Shouldn’t Give A Damn: Living A Fearless Life

Loved this and felt the need to share it. Thanks to Daily Health Boost for bringing it to my attenion and thanks to Live Life and Bloom for creating it.

Daily Health Boost

Today’s Inspiration: Lifeboldandbloom.com

“This article really opened my eyes, I find this so inspiring and empowering! I think that this is a great read  for almost everyone. Doing something that may seem scary at first can feel so liberating and can give you a feeling of freedom. I hope this article inspires you to do something that you may have had any doubts about before.”
~Sophie

When You Just Shouldn’t Give A Damn

Part of living a bold life, a fearless life, is knowing when you just shouldn’t give a damn.

Sometimes we must have the courage, the guts, sometimes even the anger, to not care about the possible consequences so that we have the freedom to live life on our own terms.

In spite of the freedoms we’ve won as a nation over the last 236 years, in spite of civil rights, religious tolerance, women’s liberation, sexual freedom, and…

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Emelie Sandè’s music does something to me…

It really does. Her song Heaven was something I heard on the radio a while ago now and I had a serious compulsion to find it and hear it again. This isnt normal behavior for me but it happens occasionally. I think she is very talented. What do you think:

Time for a Quote….

You gotta play the hand that’s dealt you.

There may be pain in that hand but you play it.

By James Brady

And don’t I know it but hindsight is a beautiful thing and there is learning to be had!

So no matter how bad things get, always know there is a purpose and probably an enhancement to be gained out of it.

Hmmmmm….

Thanks to The Independent

Beautiful Quote…

Stand through life firm as a rock in the sea

Undisturbed and unmoved by its ever rising waves.

By Hazrat Inayat Khan

Inayat Khan set forth ten thoughts that form the foundational principles of Universal Sufism:

1. There is One God, the Eternal, the Only Being; None exists save He.

2. There is One Master, the Guiding Spirit of all souls, Who constantly leads all followers toward the Light.

3. There is One Holy Book, the Sacred Manuscript of Nature, the only Scripture that can enlighten the reader.

4. There is One Religion, the unswerving progress in the right direction toward the Ideal, which fulfills the life’s purpose of every soul.

5. There is One Law, the Law of Reciprocity, which can be observed by a selfless conscience, together with a sense of awakened justice.

6. There is One Brotherhood, the human brotherhood which unites the children of earth indiscriminately in the fatherhood of God. … (later adapted by followers) There is one Family, the Human Family, which unites the Children of Earth indiscriminately in the Parenthood of God.

7. There is One Moral, the Love which springs forth from self-denial and blooms in deeds of beneficence. … (alternative, source unknown) There is one Moral Principle, the Love which springs forth from a willing heart, surrendered in service to God and Humanity, and which blooms in deeds of beneficence.

8. There is One Object of Praise, the Beauty which uplifts the heart of its worshipper through all aspects from the seen to the unseen.

9. There is One Truth, the true knowledge of our being, within and without, which is the essence of Wisdom.

10. There is One Path, the annihilation of the false ego in the real, which raises the mortal to immortality, in which resides all perfection. … (alternative, source unknown) There is One Path, the effacement of the limited self in the Unlimited, which raises the mortal to immortality, in which resides all Perfection.

Today’s juice was…..

A simple carrot and pear combination. Both have great healing benefits if you fee like doing some research!

The Musical Body Program…

My friend Stewart introduced me to David Ison. I have the full set of CD’s that David has created. They each balance a chakra using a particular musical note.

The Musical Body: Chakra Meditations for Spiritual Exploration provides a liberating experience unlike any other.

The Musical Body is a nine CD, music based transformational system designed to create a deep state of relaxation, release your creative life energy and communicate a practice— a method that brings you closer to your highest self.

Out of the darkness into the light: the path to the Ison Method

“In 1980 I was in a serious car accident. Left unable to walk and in terrible pain, I drew upon my experience as a musician and meditation teacher to explore how I could use breath, meditation, and music to heal and free myself from pain. To my doctor’s amazement, I made a full recovery. Wanting to share my experience with others, I refined what I had discovered and created a new kind of music, and I also developed a new way of using music, which I call The Ison Method™.”David Ison

The Ison Method (IM) has brought relief, self awareness and emotional balance to people and practitioners around the world. Combining music, sound, and vibration with conversation and meditation, IM helps you:

I have personally found David’s work very interesting and healing. I would not hesitate to recommend this.

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