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Let your light shine!

"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually who are we not to be?" Marianne Williamson.


Winter 2015 5% Challenge. Go Starfish Team!

90 minutes for ninety days.
Start date 1/14/16. Wt: 154
Minimum of ten minutes to keep the streak going.
End date: 4/14/16.

November 2015.
Everything is happening FOR you, not TO you.

What is it you are seeking outside of yourself? You ...
"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually who are we not to be?" Marianne Williamson.


Winter 2015 5% Challenge. Go Starfish Team!

90 minutes for ninety days.
Start date 1/14/16. Wt: 154
Minimum of ten minutes to keep the streak going.
End date: 4/14/16.

November 2015.
Everything is happening FOR you, not TO you.

What is it you are seeking outside of yourself? You are the source of your own happiness, peace, love and beauty.


Update March 23, 2010
Cholesterol is back in the normal, healthy range. Lost 20 pounds. For three months, I logged nutrition daily, ate within a healthy calorie range, and walked a minimum of 10,000 steps a day. Now eating more fruits and veggies than ever before. Thanks Spark People!

Here is more of Marianne's quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are we not to be?
"You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
"We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us. It's in everyone.
"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fears, our presence automatically liberates others."
Source: A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson.

�We cannot do everything at once but we can do something at once.� ~ Calvin Coolidge

�Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.� ~ Madeleine L�Engle

�Hope is not a dream, but a way of making dreams become reality.� ~ Cardinal Leon Joseph Suenens

The great Indian teacher Nisargadatta Maharaj once said, "Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. Between the two my life flows."

From Shri Swami Satchidananda
1 February
Ultimate Help
"On a pilgrimage you learn to depend on a higher source. You learn that you cannot depend on anything else for your safety or for your peaceful life. All other things, though they are around, can only help you to a certain extent. They are limited. The ultimate help comes from the God within.
Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi"

"Do you have the courage to be who you truly are? " -Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more. - John O'Donohue

"Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those that matter... don't mind...
And those that mind... don't matter."
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Conjure something glowing
Take this day
You were born with hands for spinning
Talent for dreams and making them real

Roll the hours like yarn
Spin something that makes you feel full
And big and open to talk

Make this day your own square
In your own life quilt
So shining it brightens the whole of your years
This far
Make this day like one of God's seven.
-- Ruth Forman
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Tao Te Ching, Verse 11:

Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.
Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows for a room:
It is the holes which make it useful.
Therefore profit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there.


Inner guidance 2/14/2010:
"Be happy with who you are. That is the main thing."
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Member Since: 11/16/2009

SparkPoints: 18,210

Fitness Minutes: 16,840

My Goals:
To reach and sustain the 120s in a happy, healthy way according to the divine plan for my life.

Gain mindfulness, excellent self-care and radiant self-expression.

Goal1: 10% from 160 to 144 by March 31, 2016.

My Program:
Regular sadhana.

Walk 10.000 steps daily.

Track everything. What gets measured gets transformed. Awareness precedes choices precedes results. Trackers help to build awareness.

5-7 freggies per day, eating mindfully and intuitively.

The direct perception of truth in meditation acts as a purifying agent for mind and body. It harmonizes thought and activity with the way of right action.

--Ellen Grace O'Brian


Personal Information:
I have lived in India, England and the US and I embrace the best of each of these cultures. While celebrating my heritage, I love the Universals that transcend culture: Love, Truth, and Beauty.

I am an author and yoga instructor, trained in the classical Ashtanga tradition as practiced and taught by Baba Hari Dass of Mount Madonna Center.

I am also blessed to have trained in India with Swami Mahadevananda, and Mani Chaitanya at the Sivananda ashram.

My writings have been in publication since 1996.

Other Information:
Practicing compassion towards myself and others.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." M.K. Gandhi

A blessing:
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HUMMER65
2/11/2016 7:07:19 AM

Thanks for visiting- always up for a challenge- Bollywood dancing in Mumbai sounds wonderful!!



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2/11/2016 2:47:44 AM

Thank you for the tickets, I can't wait!! They made me laugh. Have you been to Mumbai before? I always wanted to go to India. emoticon



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2/10/2016 10:27:07 PM

emoticon on the week 5 weight loss!



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RAINBOW1010
2/7/2016 7:55:19 AM

Thank you so much for your encouragement Brightspark, I really appreciate it. I actually believe that this time I will get there, and I think that in itself is different. emoticon



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DOGLADY13
2/6/2016 10:13:54 PM

Your comments are always so thoughtful. Thank you for sharing them on my blog on self image. I'm happy that we are Spark Friends, too. I try to live a mindful life, but fail pretty miserably at it. Your example is a great reminder to me to start over and to remain in the present moment.



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