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Mantra from the Dalai Lama………

A lovely presentation from my special friend Lauren. I don’t get to see her that often but she is one of those friends who I know is always there. She is also beautiful inside and out. I like people like that! It would be very easy for her to be arrogant over how beautiful she is, but she isn’t like that. Her feet are firmly on the ground.

Here is the presentation. It has really nice pictures and words alike CLICK HERE.

Survival or nonesense?

About 10 years ago, I had the realisation that my left hand is totally useless, as is the left side of my body. I am right handed and do everything with that. When I vacuum or do any work, I tend to use my right side. I noticed that I have strengthened my right but really neglected my left. I wanted to make it more even. Also if something were to happen to my right hand or side, I would be useless.

So I started writing the alphabet with my left hand in pencil – to make it easier. I also clench my left hand now and again to strengthen the muscles. I am more conscious of it. My Sister is really good. She has specific purposes for her left hand like all chopping of food is done with that. Household chores are done with her left. So she is better than me in that respect. I try to do some chores with my left but get frustrated with the lack of power and eventually revert back to using the right. I need to try harder at this.

A good thing to do is test the opposite side that you are used to and you will soon see how functional it is. If it needs evening out, recognise this and put actions into place.

Also when I swim, I have taken time to train my body to be able to sim with either just on arm or one leg or just the arms or just the legs. Maybe my fate will explain this to me at a later stage in life. I have felt compelled to do this. Time will tell!

Our bodies are beautiful machine like beings. We should make every effort to look after them. They serve us after all.

The goals of justice….

Words of Strength and Perserverance“Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertion and passionate concerns of dedicated individuals.”

Quote by Martin Luther King

When you reach an understanding of life….

Words of Strenghth and PerseveranceThis was written by Kahil Gibran (1882-1931.) As soon as I read it, I could immediately relate it to my life. I still have many situations that put me to the test but I choose to view them through a different perspective now. This makes life much easier.

“You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a want and a grief. But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.”

(Taken from the pocket book Words of Strength and Perserverance, published by Exley)

I have finally let go. I don’t plan ahead. I don’t live in the past. I am very present. I want to feel every bit of this present moment. This makes me feel free.

(The catalyst behind this was loosing my job a few months ago and not being able to get another one at that level. I have switched the academic, high achieving me for a calmer go-with-the-flow me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been really hard to wind down. But now I’m here, I love it. I’m learning new things about myself. I am just in a state of being. And it’s extremely comforting.)

Letting go and allowing the universe to lead, is for me……………………..like breathing in new air.

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