Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I'm re-reading one of my favorite sci-fi/fantasy series - The Ephemera Series by Anne Bishop: Sebastian, Belladonna, and Bridge of Dreams.
I love the premise behind these books, which is that you can only reach that which truly resonates with your heart. Your heart can carry currents of Light and currents of Dark, what resonates with you can and does change; however, you do hold within you the power to direct yourself and to choose the focus on what resonance inside yourself is strongest.
In this series, a great darkness attacked the world and the people. In order to isolate the evil behind the dark power, the guides of the heart "broke the world" into pieces. Now, you cannot necessarily walk from one piece of the world to another; however, you can walk across a "resonating" bridge, which will read your heart and send you to the piece of the world with which you are resonating.
Great books. I love and recommend them to sci-fi/fantasy lovers.
What does all this have to do with SparkPeople?
For me, I have found that Sparkpeople resonates with me. I enjoy the learning experience. It's a blast earning points, even though the points net me no material gain. Note, I did not say "no gain," just no MATERIAL gain. I do benefit from the points - they give me a mental boost and are recognition of me taking the steps to learn about health & nutrition or to enact what I have learned.
Walking for exercise "resonates" with me; running does not. Working out at home, using my mini-trampoline or dumbbells is "in tune" for me going to a gym is not; although attending a yoga class does resonate.
We have to tune our hearts and minds to resonate in a positive way, so that when we cross those "resonating bridges" (read food & exercise choices), we end up where it's best for us.
What resonates with you?