My name in runes.
Lately, everyone I know seems to be having an adventure of some kind or another.
My friend over at Crazy Catastrophes is in Sweden (yeah, I know!), and my sister over here is studying and working out hard towards her Certs III and IV in Fitness. My dad’s busier than ever in his new job,…
This is me on my personal blog. I’m riding 200km in October to raise funds for cancer research. The post above has information about my ride, and how you can support me. If you would like to keep up with my training and fundraising progress, click here to go to my personal blog.
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
I needed this.
The scientific term for breathing in is ‘Inspiration’. Therefore every time you breathe in you actually inspiring.
Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.
Alan Watts (via sixboroughs)
Today’s (25/01) Goddess is the Indo-Chinese Mother of Ten Thousand Things. She represents all that in unknowable in the universe, and bestows luck and good fortune. Ten Thousand Things is an Indo-Chinese expression which means that which is infinite and uncountable. For instance, the universe might be described as being made of ‘ten thousand things’.
I participated in her ritual today, asking her to fill my favorite lucky token with good fortune. My lucky token, an American quarter dollar I was once accidently given as change in Australia, lives in my handbag, and comes everywhere with me. I first held the token to my heart, filling it with my energy, and then held it up to the sky, asking the Mother of Ten Thousand things to fill it with luck. The ritual asked me to name the token after an area in my life in which I need more luck, so I called it Job Seeker. When I go for my interview today, I’ll take it out of my handbag and put it in my pocket, so that it is close to me when I need it most.
~ Spiritual Yogini