Friday, September 09, 2011
As I started looking for ‘U’ words in www.crosswordsolver.org/definition/u , I stumbled across the prefix Un.
Dictionary.com defines Un as, “a prefix meaning ‘NOT’, freely used as an English formative, giving negative or opposite force in adjectives and their derivative adverbs and nouns”. The emphasis is on force.
Un words are incredibly strong.
Add Un to positive words and we come up with descriptors like; unable, unachievable, uncontrollable, unhealthy, uninspired, unlikeable, unrealized, unsupported and unworthy.
Add Un to negative words and we come up with; unafraid, unapologetic, unbounded, unceasing, undeniable, unfailing, unmatched, unparalleled, unselfish and unstoppable.
I’ve read blogs where the descriptors during the first part of Sparkers’ journeys contain more of the first category, but as goals are met and successes start to add up, some of the second set of words show up.
As our journeys progress, we begin to feel other words beginning in Un like; United, “made into one, in agreement or harmony”, Unanimity, “everyone being of one mind” and Universal, “relating to (Sparkers), the whole world, the universe, applicable to all.” (Encarta)
SparkPeople provides not only the place for us to work through our fears and failures, but a place to share our successes. I know I would ‘NOT’ have experienced the accomplishments or met the wonderful people I have without this site.
Here’s to all of us forcefully turning our negatives into positives as we become AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and Appreciative of ALL that IS".
Namaste my friends
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
StoryPeople’s Story of the Day: Partial Enlightenment
“The problem with knowing everything's going exactly as it needs to is that when you're not having that much fun it doesn't even do any good to complain.”
After a long holiday weekend where I Tried (and almost succeeded) Too much, receiving the StoryPeople Story of the Day, and reading ONEKIDSMOM blog on structure www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4468934 I’m reflecting on how I ‘spend’ Time.
Encarta defines Time as a “system of distinguishing events, period with limits, or method of measuring intervals”. I however often view time as a “period chosen as ‘appropriate’ for something to be done or to take place”.
Viewed in the light of here and now, that everything IS flowing as intended, I don’t need to distinguish or limit or measure or decide what I ‘shoulda, woulda, coulda’ do/done.
I instead need to remember to give Thanks for every part of my journey. To give Thanks when I Try to do Too much and fail. To give Thanks when I waiver and stumble. And to move past ‘partial’ enlightenment to accept “it doesn't even do any good to complain’.
Here’s to all of us learning to go with the flow, giving Thanks for what we can and can’t do, enjoying the gift of the present and becoming AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and Appreciative of ALL that IS".
Namaste my friends
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Day 17 of the Chopra Meditation Challenge focuses on Taking Time "to nourish ourselves as an essential step in creating a life full of meaning, joy, and abundance". www.chopracentermeditation.com/bests
Rachelle Williams, Medical Coordinator for the Center, talks about her own experiences and how when we only give, we deplete our gifts. She focuses on exploring the flip side, to help us "discover that when (we) serve (ourselves), (we) are also serving the world".
Rachelle notes the mantra 'Om Vardhanam Namah- I am the nourisher of the universe' comes from Deepak's "Seven Spiritual Laws of Success", and asks us to make a commitment to give and receive. www.mantrasltd.com/today_i_will_put_
The website en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Spir
itual_Laws_of_Success sums up the laws:
- The Law of Pure Potentiality: TAKE TIME to be silent, to just be. Meditate for 30 minutes 2x a day. Silently witness the intelligence within every living thing and practice non-judgment.
- The Law of Giving: Give whoever you encounter a gift: a compliment or flower. Gratefully receive gifts. Circulate the world's energy by giving and receiving care, affection, appreciation and love.
- The Law of Karma: Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. Choose actions that bring happiness and success to others.
- The Law of Least Effort: Accept people, situations, and events as they occur. Take non-judgmental responsibility for your situation and for all events seen as problems.
- The Law of Intention and Desire: "Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment." Make a list of desires. Trust the universe.
- The Law of Detachment: Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. Uncertainty is essential, and the path to freedom.
- The Law of Dharma: Seek your higher Self. Discover your talents. Ask yourself how to serve humanity. Use your unique talents and serve others to achieve unlimited bliss and abundance.
And for those of you who practice yoga, you can find the laws (and mantras) here: aprilstolf.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/
May we all Take Time to experience the natural flow of giving and receiving as we continue to become AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and Appreciative of ALL that IS".
Namaste my friends
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I just found out my aunt was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. My mom died from peritoneal cancer (her ovaries were clean), so I am notifying my OB GYN. The current test is a CA-125, but it is unreliable as a cold can influence the numbers.
As I continue with my Chopra meditations, delving into what I want, I understand Benjamin Franklin’s emphasis on health. When you think about it, if we do not have our health, we have nothing but problems.
I was looking for a ‘reason’ to refocus on a healthy journey. I think I found it.
May we all find what we need to be AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and (ESPECIALLY) Appreciative of ALL that IS".
Namaste my friends
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