TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – Food for thought….
# 2 – An excerpt from Rob Brezsny’s newsletter, taken from his book Pronoia: The Antidote For Paranoia…..
EXPERIMENT: I invite you to act like a person who’s in love. Even if you’re not currently in the throes of passion for a special someone, simulate that state.
Everywhere you go, exude the charismatic blend of shell-shocked
contentment and blissful turmoil that comes over you when you’re
Let everyone you meet soak up the delicious wisdom you exude. Wield compassion like a performance artist who exults in carving up pessimism and cynicism.
Dispense free blessings and extra slack like a rich saint high on natural endorphins.
Without straining, direct your perceptions to discern the most noble and attractive qualities in each creature you encounter.
# 3 – A good one from Caroline Myss……
# 4- This is a great little video about how gratitude and compassion make for a happier brain…..
# 5 – Check out this Self-help Health post for LOTS of health, household and beauty tips using hydrogen peroxide…..
# 6 – Oh, this is a good one! Got chills when I read it…….
When you talk about what you want and why you want it, there’s usually less resistance within you than when you talk about what you want and how you’re going to get it. When you pose questions you don’t have answers for, like how, where, when, who, it sets up a contradictory vibration that slows everything down.–Abraham
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5 Replies to “Education, wise choice, pronoia, a happier brain, hydrogen peroxide, and Abe”
Hi Zirah :-)
Thank you for sharing the tips! :-) <3 I am sitting here with a little smile on my face after reading them. The video was interesting and cute. It is fun to see how someone puts ideas into animation to explain them. When I was walking outside this morning, my thoughts were about imagination. About a decade ago, I knew someone who wished to fill my imagination with fear. He didn't think I should run or walk by myself or drive across the country to visit my family. He wanted me to watch movies with story lines about women in perilous situations who suffered horrible fates. It felt like he was drawn to me by my optimism and happiness and then set about trying to squash them. Back then, I didn't know how to have boundaries and I absorbed or rather learned a lot of this fear. I remember how good it felt a few years after I had left him and the town I was living in then when I had run the fear out of my system. The lightness and joy had returned. I was thinking about this when walking earlier after the news of the last couple of weeks and the reactions to it that I have read from people I know or don't know. Again, there is this push to live in fear. This time, I know how to do boundaries and I'm not letting it in. One of the great things about the imagination is that we have absolute say over what we put in it. Nobody can put stuff there without our cooperation. I choose to fill my imagination with images of birds, flowers, dew drops, sunrises, and all kinds of other natural wonders numbering in the 1000s that I have either seen or created in my imagination from photos or from scratch. My plan is simple. To share as many of them as I can manage to in the time I have left. I used to be unhappy with myself for the time I spent with the person who wanted me to live in fear. I now think of it as a lesson and a first hand experience of what it means to live that way. Now, I am not even remotely tempted to spend time filling my mind with fear.
Thanks for sharing all that. Nice to get to the point where we see the blessings hidden in what seemed like negative experiences. That whole situation reminds me of the meditation today (I’m a day behind in the series) for Deepak’s latest 21-day series titled Getting Unstuck. I’m really enjoying it and his voice is so soothing and balancing to me. Just hearing it helps put me in a meditative state. :-) Anyway, the “lesson”/focus is on first-hand and second-hand experiences and he uses the terms a little differently than what I’m used to. All the experiences we have (even though we seem to be having them directly ourselves, i.e. first-hand) that are based on other people’s input, opinions, etc. are really second-hand experiences. He goes deeper into it than just that, but that’s the starting point of the reflection for the day.
I am really happy you mentioned the meditation series. I was going to sign up for it and then forgot. :-) I just did so I will start listening from today. It looks like I can listen to the ones from past days as well. Summer has been speeding by. I like to spend as much time outside as I can when the weather is nice. Yesterday, I saw a young barn swallow who might have just left the nest. He looked like it. He was resting on one of the plants in the area between the marsh and the pond. I didn’t see any siblings. They usually travel together. While I was watching him, his parents (or other adult barn swallows) came by and chattered at him. Before this, he didn’t seem too worried about me. They apparently weren’t as happy to have me there. He flew off after that. It was nice to be able to spend some time with him. I was imagining what I would ask him were I able to speak barn swallow. :-) His cute little face will be part of the next post.
I think you’ll like the meditation series. You can go back 5 days as far as the previous days’ lessons, so even starting “late” you will be able to catch most of it.
And it’s interesting you should mention the barn swallow. Neat experience. Just about 15 min ago I was out eating on the balcony and a cute little chickadee landed just a few inches from my toes (I was barefoot). Then he realized I was right there and hopped down to the swinging/hanging feeder. I also have a place right on the balcony that I put out food and water for the birds and they get so used to flying in and out to that that when I happen to be out there it usually startles them and scares them away. But there’s one particular bird that seems to have no problem w/ it. There have been a couple of times when he would stop by to eat a meal at the same time I was out there eating. Such fun to have a “dinner date.”
That is a fun story! :-) Yes. I agree. It is a happy situation to have the birds feel comfortable enough to stop by and visit. :-)