Please watch video: Dying to be me! Anita Moorjani at TEDxBayArea
“Life is about the management of energy, where you place your attention, is where you place your energy.” ~ Joe Dispenza
“...your biography — that is, the experiences that make up your life — becomes your biology." ~ Caroline Myss
Self Study Homework
Take one day this week to observe and journal. Keep a thinking, tracking the mind journal. Where are you placing your attention? How is it affecting your energy and your life, your being?
"Smiling is mouth Yoga." ~ Thich Nhat Hahn
(remember is cost nothing and is contagious)
"I am often accused of being childish. I prefer to interpret that as child-like. I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things. I tend to exaggerate and fantasize and embellish. I still listen to instinctual urges. I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. I never water my garden without soaking myself. It has been after such times of joy that I have achieved my greatest creativity and produced my best work." ~ Leo Buscaglia
Homework: Smile : )
Symptoms of Peace
Tendency to think and act spontaneously
Rather than from fear,
An unmistakable ability to enjoy the moment,
Loss of interest in judging other people,
Loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others,
Loss of interest in conflict,
Loss of interest or ability to worry (very serious symptom)
Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation,
Feelings of connectedness with others and with nature,
Frequent attacks of smiling through your eyes
And from your heart,
Increasing tendency to let things happen
Rather than make them happen,
Increased susceptibility to love extended by others
As well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.
~ Native American Cultural Center
“We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing?” ~ Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras
"We should plague everyone with joy."
Plague everyone you know and don't know with joy and sprinkle it with love.
"If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am for myself only, then what am I? And if not now, when?" ~ Rabbi Hillel
Befriend a Tree.
Think Like a Tree
Soak up the sun
Affirm life's magic
Be graceful in the wind
Stand tall after the storm
Feel refreshed after it rains
Grow strong without notice
Be prepared for each season
Provide shelter to strangers
Hang tough through a cold spell
Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring
Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky
Be still long enough to hear your own leaves rustling.
~ Karen I. Shragg
Spring has a gift for you! Open yourself up to possibilities and move into it with Grace. Find a corner in your life to practice resurrection.
"Every exit is an entry somewhere else." ~ Tom Stoppard
"Practice Resurrection" ~ Wendall Berry
"Transformation is not radical nor revolutionary - it is subtle and gentle and it rests within your mind all the time." ~ Dorien Israel
Spring has a gift for you! Open yourself up to possibilities and move into it with Grace.
Find a corner in your life to practice resurrection.
"What If?" Part II - POSSIBILITY
"...I guarantee you this: A creative life is an amplified life. It's a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life and a hell of a lot more interesting living in this manner - continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you." ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
Say Yes to inspiration, Say Yes to possibility.
"Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them." ~ Elizabeth Gilbert