Monday, January 30, 2012

Sleep, Sleep, Sleep??

No more counting sheep??
You mean, I'll be asleep
Before four, five, sssssszzzzzzzzzzz...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Midnight Snacking

... With my colleagues! Not much healthy snacking where we went, but we all ate plenty. De-stressing after work - WHEW! It was fun - no, not work, the night-time snack!

We should do it again, guys!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Whew!

This is my first break in 2 months from work, meaning, able to do personal business. I'm not off today but the day is too gorgeous not to enjoy the sun while still running errands. Plus, after having been "incommunicado" for a long while, I finally felt ready to go out again. It's been so hectic, so stressful at work - short staff, sick calls, rush, rush, rush!!! Sheer exhaustion! This is it for me. Not worth it! I'm cutting my workdays. I've been neglecting my music and that's bad. Music is my life!

You read my post from yesterday? Word For the Day - Stillness. I saw this word one after the other in 2 different articles within a few minutes of each other. When things like this happens, Nature is trying to say something. And we've got to listen.

Thank you, Father Nature. Speak to me for I'm listening.

P.S.
Don't you notice, when Nature tries to tell us something, it speaks soft, like a whisper or an inner voice or in silence, short and easy. But when we ignore, it speaks to us loud and sometimes painful, like in accidents, disasters, and so on. Sadly, sometimes we wait for such things to happen before we learn our lessons. And when we still don't, history repeats itself until we finally learn. I'd rather listen to God's whispers. They're soothing.

AMEN.

Monday, January 23, 2012

What is Yagya Again?

A few posts below, I linked an article on yagya from a religious point of view. Here's a scientific explanation of yagya by Dr. John Hagelin, "Yagya is a technology of sound. It employs the chemistry of sound, the scientific fact that through sound, you can change anything into anything." - great videos! Watch them.

Related topics you might be interested in:
http://www.maharishinationalyagya.org/

Friday, January 20, 2012

Joy

Fresh clean air 
After the rain
Renewed, refreshed -
I'm alive again!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Comment

One thing I beg to disagree with on the handbook here is #2 -
In Ayurveda, the heaviest meal should be lunch as it is when our digestive fire, agni, is at its peak; hence, strongest, like the sun is at 12 noon. Sadly, in this culture, where everything is fast-paced, rushed and the like, no one has time to sit down and enjoy a good lunch, so we seem to settle for snacks here and there. There are healthy snacks but there are also junk food, so it's a matter of choice, although sometimes, also a matter of what's handy at the moment. Remember, life here is rushed, so sometimes we just grab whatever we can!
HANDBOOK 2012

Health
:
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2011.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours..
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.


Personality
:
11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...


Society
:
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything..
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.


Life
:
32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.


Last but not the least
:
40. Please Forward this to everyone you care about, I just did.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Yagya

I can't explain in plain English what a yagya is. A ritual, an offering, a prayer derived from the Vedas is called a yagya. Derived from the Vedic Sanskrit which constitutes the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, it is religious in practice. A scientific point of view comes from Maharishi Yagya. I like it 'cause I always want an explanation. It just satisfies my curiosities. Somehow I compare the Vedas to the New Testaments. The Vedas is not religious, but from it, formed the basis for Hinduism. Jesus didn't found Christianity, but from his teachings came about the religion.

There are many kinds of yagyas and I believe one of the first I had done was called Surya Yagya, a personal special 2012 New Year gift to myself, a beautiful wonderful experience!

Way to start the New Year!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Afterword

Indeed, life is here to enjoy! So... BE PRESENT.

BE HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND BE PRESENT.

Maharishi Says,

"Keep your desire turning back within and be patient.
Allow the fulfilment to come to you. Gently resist the temptation to chase your dreams into the world, pursue them in your heart until they disappear into the Self, and leave them there. It may take a little self-discipline, be simple, be kind, stay rested. Attend to your own inner-health and happiness.
Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after your needs of life - it is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them.
In this way life proceeds more naturally, effortlessly.
Life is here to enjoy." 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Looking Back and Moving Forward

As I look back to what I've done and not done, undone, redone and on and on in the past year or so, and move on to thinking, dreaming, reaching my goals, achieving and accomplishing this year and on, I remember an ad I saw on a window display of Ralph Lauren Store recently - BE PRESENT.

I liked it! It hit me good. It can mean a lot - being current, trendy, noticeable, whatever the store wants to convey fashion-wise. For me, it's all that and more. It's NOW - Here and Now - this very moment!

I really like it. Yes, I know what I want in life, but the past is past and the future is future. As the saying goes, "The best way to predict the future is to create it."
I will create it now. I create it now. Create it now.

That's my New Year's resolution - BE PRESENT.

BE PRESENT.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

WELCOME 2012!!

Hey, where'd 2011 go? It started off grandly with 1/1/11 and 1/11/11! Then it flew to 11/1/11/and on to 11/11/11/... and now it's over?!

Out with the old... in with the new!

WELCOME 2012!! WITH BIG HUGS & KISSES!! XOXO