Monday Motivation: DR BRONNER’S

Made in the USA, certified under USDA National Organic Program this pure-castille soap is 100% biodegradable —and magical.

A friend I’ve long lost contact with (I hope he’s doing well) introduced me to Dr. Bronner’s about seven years ago, right before I went on a long backpacking trip across a few countries in Europe the summer of 2012.

For years I’d been on a mission to find healthier alternatives yet I had never heard of this magical soap before. It was simply a Godsend receiving Dr. Bronner’s as a gift. I used my mini bottle of Dr. B’s Lavender soap all summer long; it was my face-wash, my body-wash, my clothes and underwear wash. It was a tiny powerful bottle and I didn’t have to carry anything else. I fell in love.

I’ve been using Dr. Bronner’s magic soaps ever since.

In the last seven years I have not bought a single bottle of shampoo, or container of body wash other than my four bottles of Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 hemp lavender, almond, peppermint and tea-tree pure-castille soaps.

Dr. Bronner’s smells delicious and I don’t need anything else.

My favorite part about Dr. B’s eco-conscious and friendly soaps is the poetry. Reading Dr. Bronner’s labels always enhances my showers. Sometimes I even recite them out-loud, it’s super powerful. Over the years the labels haven’t changed much —perhaps when something is good all that’s left to do is to enjoy it.

I hope you enjoy the following Dr. Bronner’s label poems:

  1. the imposible dream —to dream the impossible dream! To reach that unreachable star, ’til united, All-One, we are! To fight that unbeatable foe! To go where the brave dare not go! To right that unrightable wrong! To love pure-chaste from afar. To try when your arms are too weary to reach that unreachable star, ’till united all one we are! For this is my goal; To reach that unreachable star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far! To fight for the Right without question or pause, to be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause. For I know if I follow this glorious quest, that my heart will lay peaceful and calm when I’m laid to my rest. For I know that all will be better for this: That one [hu]man, tortured, blinded, covered with scars, still strove with his last ounce of courage, to reach that unreachable star, ’till united All-One we are, the whole human race in Astronomy’s eternally tremendous All-One-God-Faith!
  2. Kipling’s “if” —If you can keep your head, when all about you are losing theirs & blaming it on you; if you can trust yourself when all [people] doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, or being hated, don’t give way to hating! And yet don’t look too good or talk too wise: if you can dream —and not make dreams you master; if you can think —and not make thoughts you aim; if you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two imposters just the same; if you can bear to hear the full truth that you have spoken, twisted by crooks to make a trap for fools; Or watch the things you have given your life to, broken, and yet stoop to make them up again with worn-out tools; If you can make one heap of all your winnings, and risk it at one turn of pitch or toss; And lose and start again at your beginnings and never breathe a word about your loss! If you can force your heart, your nerve, your sinew, to serve you long after they are gone, and so hold on although there is nothing left within you, except that voice with says to them: “Hold on! Hold on!” If you can talk to crowds & keep your virtue; or walk with Kings —nor lose that common touch; If neither loving friend or enemy can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much! Then, if you can work hard to teach each unforgiving minute the Moral ABC that unites all mankind free, come hell, hate, ban, you’ll enjoy God’s Spaceship Earth & do great work within it! And which is more you’ll help unite the human race in Astronomy’s great All-One-God-Faith! For we’re All-One or None! Sure, they say: “East is East & West is West & never the twain shall meet!” But there is neither East nor West, nor border, breed nor birth, once the Moral ABC unites all mankind free on God’s Spaceship Earth! Then, only then, no matter how rough the trip, how charged with punishment the scroll, you are thy captain of thy ship! The master of thy soul!
  3. Life’s Goal —To keep my health, to do my work, to love, to live. To see to it, I gain and grow and give and give. Never to look behind me for an hour. Never to wait in weakness nor walk in power. Always working, searching for more truth, more light. Always speaking, fighting for what I found good and right! Robbed, starved, beaten, fallen, smeared & slandered wide astray. Back with full truths I have learned —back to the way. Smile! Work! Help build the brotherhood of man. On full truths, ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH, it can stay. So help us God. Hurrah! Ahoy! & Hi!


Live your Present

a few good posts from
1. What is my Present?
2. Why should I meditate everyday? 
3. the Yogi utility belt

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