I am beginning a series on the Art of Surrender. And I'm so excited!
This practice has become a focus in my warrior training and it is an exciting, sometimes nerve-wracking, always potential-filled roller-coaster experience. And in those moments when "It" happens, ahhh... there are no words to describe it.
Today's article comes from a wonderful writer named Robert Adams.
I'm seeing too much hatred on the tube, and all because a movement (a law) has begun so that, finally, all people in the US can have access to a doctor. Yes, there are problems with the policy, it is politics. But can't we celebrate the humanity behind the law and work TOGETHER to tweak the final "how it will work best"?
Master teacher Pema Chodron speaks on "This Lousy World."
My own "lousy world" attitude sometimes includes "the dumb doctors," "those darn people who polluted our planet," "(and still do and don't care and still don't get it)" and "what is wrong with people?!"
Thank goodness I have good guidance as I too make the shifts.…
A nice little practice for this week. Think I'll begin first thing tomorrow!
From The Secret Daily Teachings Write down all the great things about everyone you know. Make a huge list of all the wonderful things about you. Compliment people wherever you go. Praise every single thing you see. Be a ray of sunshine to everyone you meet, and make their day better for having seen you. Say "Thank you" at every turn.… Continue
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Hubby & I were at the colorado "beach" yesterday w/our dogs. We were having a pretty awesome discussion about the new cycle coming in 2012 and we saw a bald eagle flying overhead! It was the 1st time I have seen an eagle soaring freely! He had a beautiful stark white head & tail and everything. :) It was amazing. It took both our breaths away.
Added by Alexa on March 17, 2010 at 2:00pm —
We are all related. ~ Lakota saying
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~ Mother Teresa
This Ranger is assigned to prevent poaching around the wildlife refuge area of Lanseria , South Africa The way these animals interact with him is absolutely stunning! The lions seem to know he's there to protect them. His charm works with a black panther, and hyenas, too,… Continue
Added by Alexa on March 17, 2010 at 7:30am —
Today's Juice Tip: Spring is coming and it's a wonderful time to break out the ol' juicer and start cleansing! Of course, juicing is a simple and delicious way to enjoy live nutrients and it always feels so packed with chi! The recipe I made today: 4 large kale leaves, 2 celery stalks, 1 small organic apple and a chunk of fresh ginger. Yumm.
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Working from Center: In the Thick of It by DailyOm
When we are "in the thick of it," overwhelmed by too many things that need our attention, it’s important to remember that we are never given more than we can handle. When life’s challenges make us question this, our best coping mechanism is to follow the reliable and well-known course to our calm center and anchor ourselves there. It is for these times that we… Continue
In '02 I made a power journey to Teotihuacan, Mexico with my beloved warrior group. It was so wonderful and a reminder for today that we need only "tune in" to visit these wonder sites around the globe.
The Spirit of a Place Visiting Sacred Sites
Connecting energetically with sacred sites in the world allows you access to their peace and power if you cannot…Continue
There is nothing in our life that cannot be overcome with time, love, friendship and attention to the matter.
The journey that each human being makes through earthly existence can have hardship as often as it is touched by joy. When we encounter adversity, the stress we feel can erode our optimism, eventually convincing us that the… Continue
Added by Alexa on March 10, 2010 at 7:00pm —
"The Cove" is an incredible documentary film about the inhumane slaughter and sale of wild dolphins in a "secret" (no longer) cove in Japan. And it just won the Academy Award. I am so excited!
The film features dolphin crusader Ric O'Barry whom I met in Key West FL back in '95. Ric was the original trainer of Flipper the TV-show dolphin(s), who's life - and mission - changed when Kathy, (a.k.a. "Flipper") the dolphin, died in his…
Animal activist Richard O'Barry at home in Florida.
Richard (Ric) O'Barry was first recognized in the 1960s for capturing and training the five dolphins that were used in the well-known TV series Flipper.
Soon, after one of the Flipper dolphins, Cathy, died in O'Barry’s arms he made a radical transition from training dolphins in captivity to assertively combating the captivity industry. O'Barry is currently featured in The Cove,…