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Osho: Day 9 – The Integration of Body, Mind and Soul Through Meditation

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I am participating in Osho's meditation series and wanted to post today's entry as it might resonate with those of you who are more active than me.

Osho tells us to, "Drop old ideas of meditations, that just sitting underneath a tree with a yoga posture is meditation. That is only one of the ways, and may be suitable for a few people but is not suitable for all… Running can be a meditation – jogging, dancing, swimming, anything can be a meditation."

He also offers an “Imagine Running” meditation in which we can, "Lie on your bed and imagine that you are running. Just imagine the whole scene – the trees and the wind caressing your face, the sun, the beach, the salty air... everything, visualize it and make it as colorful as possible.

Soon you will find that your breathing is changing... and you keep going on and on... you can go on like this for miles on end... And you will be surprised that even doing this on the bed, you might attain to moments when suddenly meditation, silence, inner peace is there.
Then... after maybe 15, 20 minutes: Let the running come to an end and be still. Take a deep breath and rest for a while – watch within and without."

Wonderful ways to celebrate the GOOD Life.
And Live it Daily, Gratefully and on our way to becoming "AWAKE, ALIVE, AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL that IS".

OSHO: A Course in Meditation
A 21–Day Workout for your Consciousness
Mentors Channel
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ANAWESOMELIFE 7/29/2014 9:04PM

    Great blog! I really love the picture emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 7/29/2014 8:17PM

    Great message - I find that pool time is also meditation time for me also

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-WISPY- 7/29/2014 7:13PM

    Kali, just perfect.

So wise and soft.
No pressure to have to be or do.
Just to relax and enjoy.
I love this kind of meditation.
So perfect when in hospital, or bedbound at home or just plain lazy like me. emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/29/2014 6:49PM

    Ah-hah! He's got it... zen in the pool, on the bike, and on a run! So much of meditation focus is on the breath... what more perfect time than when in motion. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 7/29/2014 6:01PM

    What an interesting idea!! A virtual run as meditation would create no joint problems at all!!

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_LINDA 7/29/2014 4:33PM

    I absolutely LOVE this idea!! Enjoying a virtual run -something I could never do in real life -would be a fantastic experience! It would be a glimpse into that passion runners have so strongly for their favorite activity! I have heard how visualization can be so powerful for athletes or anyone trying to achieve a goal. To enjoy a wonderful meditative experience would be the bonus!
Thanks for sharing this segment!

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2014TODAY 7/29/2014 2:26PM

    A lovely picture!

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Blooming Humans - Day 16 - Source Coded to Thrive

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Today is one of my favorite days in the Blooming Humans journey.

We are asked to connect with the Multitudes of generations... that have refined our bodies to BeCome Love. Produce Love. Share Love. and Receive Love." Giving thanks and honoring "the carriers of the lineage of the Codes of Love....remembering we are (ALL) carriers of Love, designed to facilitate the continuance of Life, while Birthing New Reality with grace and ease."

"The Blessing Seed" ~ by Alison Dexter

How wonderful. Giving thanks to those who proceeded us, planting the "Dream Seed' within our bodies, hearts and souls allowing us to "remember we are Love. Loved. Beloveds One and ALL."

Here's to the GOOD Life.
May we Live it Daily, Gratefully and on our way to becoming "AWAKE, ALIVE, AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL that IS".


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ONEKIDSMOM 7/16/2014 7:33PM

    What a great meditation to strengthen the love of families and ancestors! Love this one.

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WATERMELLEN 7/16/2014 6:53PM

    What a wonderful thought -- and love the image too!!

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-WISPY- 7/16/2014 6:37PM

    Blessings to you Kali. What a lovely thing to bless all our ancestors for bringing us to this place and time. Thank you.

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_LINDA 7/16/2014 12:30PM

    Love does make the world go around! Its a shame all my grandparents on both sides of my family are all dead. The grandfathers were dead before I was born, and one Grandmother died in Germany before I had the chance to visit her. My Mom's Mom wouldn't say anything about her past, would have been fascinating to hear their stories! Would have liked to thank her for bringing my Mom into the world for sure!

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NANCYPAT1 7/16/2014 10:28AM

    Love the connecting with generations - truly an awesome experience

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Parallel Blog 7 - 14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I love how articles just seem to 'pop up' @ the 'right time'.

Robin Hilmantel of "Women’s Health" asked several nutritionists to share what they'd NEVER eat.

Photo by Women’s Health

- Processed and/or Canned Meat or Cheese & Sugary Beverages —Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D., senior clinical dietician at Mount Sinai Hospital
- Non-Dairy Creamer —Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., a wellness manager at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute
- GMOs & Artificial Sweeteners —Katie Cavuto, M.S., R.D., the dietician for the Phillies and the Flyers
- Pepperoni & Bacon —Keri Gans, R.D., author of The Small Change Diet
- Diet Soda & Fluorescent Orange Crunchy Snacks —Keri Glassman, R.D., Women’s Health contributor
- Maraschino Cherries —Michelle Davenport, Ph.D., R.D., a Silicon Valley nutritionist
- Cold Cereal and Fat-Free Dairy —Brooke Alpert, M.S., R.D., founder of B Nutritious
(Note: she avoids the fat-free because she feels good fats are important in our diet)
- Soda & Hot Dogs—Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D., the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s TODAY Show and Founder of NourishSnacks

Have to admit I eat pepperoni nutritiondata.self.com/facts/sausage
, bacon nutritiondata.self.com/facts/pork-pr
and an occasional hot dog (4th of July or baseball game) nutritiondata.self.com/facts/sausage
all of which are high in saturated fat (68-82%) and sodium (463-680 mg/ounce).

Food for Thought in the GOOD Life, as we Live it Daily, Gratefully and on our way to becoming "AWAKE, ALIVE, AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL that IS".

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ALM0226 7/17/2014 2:47PM

    I need to give up my creamer....but it is my only treat most days and I so look fwd. to it each morning. :)

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/16/2014 7:37PM

    Well, I've given up a *few* of these, most notably soda and most recently non-dairy creamers. Almond milk makes a fine substitute!

I consume about 1 hot dog a year, usually as a reward for an athletic outing... AFTER the event! emoticon My how the habits have changed! But also the preferences, which might be more surprising to the "old" me.

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WATERMELLEN 7/16/2014 6:56PM

    My goodness I'm glad I'm not a nutritionist because think how embarrassing it would be to get caught eating one of those bright orange snacky things!! I'd HAVE to be professionally "more virtuous than thou" about my eating and I'm absolutely sure I could not sustain it for very long . . . the rebel in me.

(But gotta say, don't actually eat most of the things on this list often or at all . . . . ) emoticon

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_LINDA 7/16/2014 12:04PM

    Interesting -I used to love Maraschino cherries as a kid, was my special treat and my sister always got me chocolate covered cherries for Christmas -took a very long time to convince her I really didn't want them anymore! Unfortunately cheese is one of my favorites, but I only eat no more than one or two thin slices a day.. I do love Cheezies, but limit those as well. I disagree with the non fat dairy -I read animal fats are not good for you, far better to consume plant based omegas. I absolutely hate pork so its something easy for me to stay away from, don't like meat in general, which is why I went vegetarian. Staying away from processed has been touted for a while with all these newer diets (paleo). I agree.
Thanks for posting the link and info!

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ERNOINACTION 7/16/2014 10:54AM

    Interesting article. It all looks like mostly processed things....except for the milk maybe. I wonder about the cherries....thanks for sharing!

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Blooming Humans - Day 15 - (K)new Structures

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Today we are asked to "Contemplate the (K)new structure of our Dream Seed. Appreciate how it has grown. With a Single-Point of focus, call all mental energy into the Present and see the Great-Full-Ness of this Dream Seed coming to Light."

heART work by Oceanna, "Sacred Visions"

To do this, we are offered 4 stages in which we "choose to own, accept and embrace our vision, dream or calling"
- Aptitude - Firm conceptual understanding
- Passion - We receive joy and pleasure from our experience
- Attitude - We choose to follow our Bliss.
- Opportunity - We journey into the Mystery.

"We Birth New Reality by seeing it as SO.
We are Awake! Alive! Aware!
We see the signs of our success and give thanks!



Wonderful ways to grow into the GOOD Life, as we Live it Daily, Gratefully and on our way to becoming "AWAKE, ALIVE, AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL that IS".


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ONEKIDSMOM 7/15/2014 7:28PM

    "We Birth New Reality by seeing it as SO." Love it.

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-WISPY- 7/15/2014 6:06PM

    Growing towards the light and the truth that will set us free.

Blessings to us all on our journey.

Hugs Wispy.

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WATERMELLEN 7/15/2014 6:00PM

    Coming to light -- I like that.

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LINDA! 7/15/2014 1:20PM

    So true... striving for all that is positive. Love the quote.

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_LINDA 7/15/2014 10:49AM

    Words to live by, the pursuit and realization of happiness. In the end that is all we truly want to have. Possessions and money mean nothing if you are not happy and satisfied..

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Parallel Blog 6 - Canned Fish

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

As noted yesterday, Omega-3 rich fish quiet our body's response to inflammation, reduce stress and may help depression, but a potential problem with fresh fish is
Per Matthew G. Kadey, M.Sc., R.D. of Runner's World, "Sometimes, super-convenient canned seafood is even better than fresh." shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/5-can

Not only that, but he offers ideas for tasty meals...
CAN DO: Anchovies: rich in selenium and an excellent source of niacin, which converts food into energy.

The fish "are healthy and there is little contamination risk...salt-cured and packed in olive oil, makes them ideal after a sweaty run when you need electrolytes (or to eliminate some of the salt, soak them in water for 30 minutes and pat dry with paper towels)."

TRY THIS: Anchovy and Olive Pizza
Brush whole-wheat pitas with oil. Broil for two minutes, until golden. Spread pizza sauce on top. Sprinkle with chopped anchovies (4 per pita), sliced kalamata olives, sliced artichoke hearts, red pepper flakes, and shredded mozzarella. Broil one minute, or until cheese melts. Garnish with basil.

CAN DO: Crab: 3 ounces provides almost a ¼ of your daily zinc requirement.

TRY THIS: Crab and Black Bean Tacos
Whisk 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 teaspoon curry powder, and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne. In another bowl, stir two 6-ounce cans crab, one 15-ounce can rinsed black beans, and one cubed mango. Spread on tortillas. Top with baby spinach and curry yogurt. Eat taco-style.

CAN DO Tuna: chunk light tuna is a low-mercury option, but albacore contains four times more omega-3s and 32 grams of muscle-building protein- the same as a chicken breast. Look for Wild Planet and Raincoast Trading labels - they test for mercury "and harvest their fish using environmentally friendly methods."

TRY THIS: Tuna Salad with Parsley Dressing
Toss together 4 cups baby spinach, two 5-ounce cans drained albacore tuna, 1 can rinsed cannellini beans, 1 diced avocado, 1 sliced red pepper, 1 diced cucumber, 1 chopped orange, and 1/2 cup sliced red onion. In a food processor, pulse 1 bunch parsley leaves, 1/3 cup olive oil, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar, 1 minced garlic clove, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve tuna salad with parsley dressing.

CAN DO: Sardines: omega-3s, vitamin B12, and vitamin D... "nutritional might, sustainability, and low toxin risk." What's not to like?
TRY THIS: Sardine Penne with Prosciutto
Combine 1 pound cooked whole-wheat penne, three 4-ounce tins sardines (chop them), 2 ounces diced prosciutto, 2 cups sliced cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, and 1 tablespoon fresh thyme. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup olive oil, juice of 1/2 lemon, 3 minced garlic cloves, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes. Toss dressing with pasta and garnish with Parmesan.

CAN DO: Salmon - one of the richest sources of the omega-3 fats EPA, DHA, protein and vitamin D. Pink is less expensive, while sockeye contains 65% more vitamin D and 35% more omega-3s.

TRY THIS: Avocado Salmon Cakes
Mix two 6-ounce cans salmon, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1/3 cup milk, 1 shredded zucchini, and 2 teaspoons curry powder. Stuff into 8 greased muffin cups. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. In a food processor, puree 1 avocado, 1/2 cup yogurt, juice of 1 lime, 1 teaspoon wasabi, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve salmon cakes with avocado sauce.

Wonderful ways to reduce stress, fight depression and meet the weekly budget + you can see the meals made on “Little Fish, Big Health Benefits” www.runnersworld.com/recipes/quick-b

Life is GOOD.
Here's to Living it Daily, Gratefully and on our way to becoming "AWAKE, AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL that IS".


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WATERMELLEN 7/15/2014 6:02PM

    Great sounding recipes, thanks! It's been a long time since I've had either anchovies or sardines -- gotta remember them at the store!

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IYA_EKUNDAYO 7/15/2014 11:32AM

    Thank you for posting this blog. I am going to try some of these.
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ERNOINACTION 7/15/2014 11:11AM

    I might have to make some salmon cakes! Thanks for sharing!

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_LINDA 7/15/2014 10:46AM

    Love tuna and salmon! I wonder how long this would keep, as the calories and fat would likely mean small servings.. It sounds so very nummy!!
Thank you for giving us these recipes! For a non cook like me, canned is the only way to go, although we don't get those brands here :((

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ALM0226 7/15/2014 10:19AM

    Perfect timing for this blog as I'm venturing in to the world of canned sardines. :)

I've been eating them with hot sauce....or I chopped them up with Dijon Mustard and put it on to of a potato....Pretty good!

I love crab so that will be an easy one ;) thanks for sharing!

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