Monday Motivation: a poem about meditation

Meditation is not reflection,

meditation is not flow,

meditation is re-connection;

reconnection to your mind, body and soul.

Your Soul is not your thoughts.

…your thoughts may not even be yours.

You are but the listener, the mere perceiver, the observer.

Are you listening?

Your heart is saying:

You are not your mind, it is solely a part of you. You are not your thoughts, they are clouds; sometimes they come and sometimes they go.

You are not your feelings, they are energy, they fuel you, they are mere tools —they help you navigate existence, but remember who’s in control.

It’s not the talker or the thinker or the thoughts inside your head.

Listen closely, oh so closely, you will hear your Soul instead.

It beats inside you, it breaths in life.

One last thing it’s just your body yet it’s a magnificent thing for it’s your vehicle for this existence and it helps to navigate your Being.

—by deydreaming

Namaste
💗🙏✨
a Soul prayer from last week’s Monday Motivation:
I am in harmony with my inner being
I am in Harmony with my soul My human experience is  incredibly delightful, true traumas and turmoils I’ve overcome…everything I’ve faced has made me stronger. Thank you God for the guidance along the way. Thank you God for all of the grace in times of sorrow. Thank you God for lifting the veil and shinning a light on this Darma, this dream I’ve chosen…this wonderful life. I am incredibly grateful for everything, everything I’ve been able to handle, and embrace. I only grow stronger in faith, grace, and self-love; which consequently mirrors the world around. I am what I perceive. I am the narrative I tell me. I am conscious of one thought. I am one with God. I am one with God. I am one with God.
Amen.

For inspiring children stories check out YouTube channel: Deydreaming Storytime
Live your Presenta few good posts from 7daysPresent.com
1. What is my Present?
2. Why should I meditate everyday? 
3. the Yogi utility belt

 

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Monday Motivation: begin again

Don’t do something that you don’t actually want to do.

Do the things you keep imagining you’re doing.
Have an idea? Have a vision? Manifest it.
Take actionable step to attain it. Baby steps work just fine —99.98% percent of babies learn to walk. Actually, I might be underestimating our species because even this guy with no legs learned to walk and he manifested his innermost dreams in life. Nick Vujicic (Wikipedia profile) is a painter, swimmer, skydiver, and motivational speaker; regardless of being born with no legs.
I practice what I preach. I like to walk my talk, so even thought it’s been months since my last Monday Motivation, here I go again.
I start anew, continue moving forward, one step at time. Some times I pause, but overall I keep going. Because it’s not over till the end. And I love to enjoy all of the in-between, life is full of gooey stuff in the middle.

It’s what makes life worth living.

1. I am grateful for beautiful sunsets.
2. I am grateful for my church.
3. I am grateful for my students.
4. I am grateful for my home.
5. I am grateful for my life.
6. I am grateful for another chance to begin anew. Everyday is a new day. Everyday I am thankful for this and other things.
7. I love you.

Thanks for sharing this 21st century with me.

Happy New Year.
Happy new consciousness.
Happy New You.
Namaste
💗🙏✨
soul prayer:
I am in harmony with my inner being
I am in Harmony with my soul My human experience is  incredibly delightful, true traumas and turmoils I’ve overcome…everything I’ve faced has made me stronger. Thank you God for the guidance along the way. Thank you God for all of the grace in times of sorrow. Thank you God for lifting the veil and shinning a light on this Darma, this dream I’ve chosen…this wonderful life. I am incredibly grateful for everything, everything I’ve been able to handle, and embrace. I only grow stronger in faith, grace, and self-love; which consequently mirrors the world around. I am what I perceive. I am the narrative I tell me. I am conscious of one thought. I am one with God. I am one with God. I am one with God.
Amen.

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Monday Motivation: sweet dreams

I love children’s books. I love reading to children. So, I started turning all of my favorite storybooks into videos because I enjoy it, and because I strongly believe we need to offer our kids more content of value.

I may not be Mr. Rodgers, and I know children are not dumb. They are little human sponges, just soaking up everything they hear, see and feel. They really don’t need exuberant, loud and fantastical programming like what is shown in so many kids shows these days.

Calm, reflective and slow programming works just as well —and perhaps better.

What kind of humans do we want to co-created?

I don’t think any of us want the next generation to be manic, running around in a world that just won’t stop.

Can we all just slow down and breath a while? What are we really rushing for?

There is nothing to rush for. We will all get to the finish line eventually. But some of us will enjoy the journey more than others. Some of us will savor each bite and taste every flavor, and we will rest in utter peace because we have made space to fulfill our hearts true desires.

My heart desired to make some children’s videos. Been making content for kids as a hobby. Just completed my first playlist, a sweet compilation of ten children’s storybooks for any occasion, or for bedtime —to help send them off into deep, restful sleep.

May the child in each of us enjoy deep slumber.

Sweet dreams.

 

 

 

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Monday Motivation: break the cycle

 

how-to “break the pattern”

these are just three of the ones I use:

1) Conscious THOUGHT GUIDANCE -once I become aware when my Saboteur is talking.

2) MEDITATION.

3) and, WRITING I guess a form of “timeline writing” helps me pinpoint where the Original Wound was implanted…

Just a few of the methods I’m incorporating to finally BREAK my self-imposed (through early programming) Glass Ceiling. To break out of the cycle.

With continued work,
one day, I’m just bound to figure this out!
🤷‍♀️

 

 

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Monday Motivation: next chapter

I am watching the movie unfold and I wish I could change things… it all just goes back to the original wound.

..at any point in time, at any moment, we have the complete ability to shout
(probably internally), “STOP. CUT. This is NOT how my story continues. This is NOT how my story will end.”

Commence new scene.

The next chapter is only limited by your own imagination and what YOU allow for yourself

Whatever you set limits to you will NOT reach.

You continuously set your own limits by your very thoughts and words.

Take the wheel behind your mind and mouth.

SOLUTION BASED talking and thinking.

Never over complain, don’t become repetitive with your thoughts of lack. That is a bad habit.

For a better habit practice POSITIVE THINKING. Now this type of thinking is not all rainbows, candy and magic elves.

It’s real, heartfelt, solution-based thinking.

SOLUTION BASED.

Why shine a light on the problem? You get more of the problem.

Shine the light on the solution, on the outcome: reach THAT.

We haven’t had to struggle to survive for sooooooooooooooo long. Our needs are met easily. Now, how can we THRIVE?

End scene🎬

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Monday Motivation: life mates

Sharing your life experience with another —for life— is one of the best personal growth tools humanity has invented.

💞

I see you
You see me

through the ups and downs I know you are more than what we are perceiving.

You allow me to grow/evolve, you see my growth, you honor it
I see yours, I honor it.

WE manifest the best life we can imagine because believe me WE can manifest anything.

Together we’re better.

You are my mirror, I see myself in you so i understand you are not mine, you just CHOSE to travel this path with me
and I chose to travel it with you.

I hope we share many wonderful years. And when things get hard I hope we blast through those challenges, I hope we rise above and
come out better people on the other side.

You are me.
I am you.

💗

Namaste

 

 

 

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Monday Motivation: wash your bowl, mind your thinking

Sometime around the time that I discovered the HighExistence website and the Zeitgeist movie I Stumbled across a site by  Leo Babauta. Specifically I stumbled across a post he wrote about a famous Zen story that goes:

A monk told Joshu, “I have just entered the monastery. Please teach me.”
Joshu asked, “Have you eaten your rice porridge?
The monk replied, “I have eaten.”
Joshu said, “Then you had better wash your bowl.”
At that moment the monk was enlightened.

Never had the words of Dory, from 2003’s Finding Nemo, rang more true in my ears:

“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming”

There are certain things that we all have to do in life. Waiting in lines, sitting in traffic, washing dishes. Isn’t it time that we learn to enjoy these little things? The little things are what make our life flow. In the end, how we handle managing the little things helps to give our life meaning.

You can swim a mile a day and eventually reach the shore. You can build good habits, wash your bowl, not have anything hanging behind your head, have a stress-less and clean life all for taking the extra minute to wash your bowl, or fold your laundry, or look at the flower, or smell the breeze, or enjoy the road, the thrill of living.

All while living in the PRESENT. While flowing with Life’s current, not getting stuck on a though or a feeling.

No matter how heavy the cloud it doesn’t get stuck, it eventually disperses.

Disperse like the clouds, be one with the sky, enjoy the weather.

Be the climate.

Wash your bowl, just keep swimming, enjoy it.

 

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Monday Motivation: can you name five women who inspire you?

Mother Nature is abundant. Mother Nature is all around us. Mother Nature feeds us and in many ways shelters us. We are here because of Mother Nature. Gaia is a She and she gets so little credit, she gets so little gratitude for what she continuously gives us. Gaia gives us female energy. Female energy nurtures and creates, it is the compliment to the yang. We need both yin and yang, both moon and sun, to make the world go round.

Culturally we are lacking Yin. We are lacking female power, female recognition.. we don’t show enough gratitude for our sisters. Within some women circles there’s even some competition and a lot of cattiness around. Personally, I look at other women not as competition but as role models. I like to learn from them. I am fascinated. I am intrigue. I am inspired.

Here are five Inspirational Women who’ve inspired me.

Can you name five women who inspire you?

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Monday Motivation: support children’s rights.

As I talked about is a previous post, I started this website a few years ago and I had no actual goal for it. When I started this site I was living in China, so I began by documenting that: my experience of living abroad.

 

Living in the People’s Republic of China for over a year really did something to me. It unlocked a huge potentiality of new and wonderful possibilities…as well as a tidal wave of repressed childhood memories. Childhood Demons.

 

Coming back to the states was inevitable and in doing and I —inevitably— had to face myself. No longer could I go back to the utter chaos and drama that was my life before the PRC. I was determined to evolve and to grow.

 

That is how I ended up here.

 

I’ve been on my own. Completely. No family or friends to consistently see, hang-out with  or rely on. Or to keep me in a mold and shield me from seeing my true self.

 

For the last year and a few months. I’ve had the privilege of solitude; for days, not just hours. I’ve sat with my inner child, I’ve connected with my higher being, I’ve reached out to my future self.

 

I’ve let source travel through my fingers. I’ve let my heart guide me.

 

Where I’m going I do not yet fully know —I just know my inner compass guides me.

 

There is still much I have to learn. There is still much left to decide. Yet the evidence is clear, something is leading up to something here.

 

I find flow and passion in the things that I do, and the things I share. I love doing these things. I love writing. I love making videos. Yoga and meditation are my solid grounds. I enjoy and appreciate water and nature.

 

Yes, I’ve faced a lot of demons. Lot’s of can’ts, shouldn’ts, and I’m-not-good-enoughings. I am clearing them out which is what brings me to this unusual post.

I’ve always wanted to make t-shirts; to wear the words I live by on my clothing.

In the spirit of why the f🙊k not… i just went for it. Now I have my own “online store” !!

—what does that even mean? It means I have to start telling people to start buying🤷‍♀️ lol. Really I just want people to respect children and to wear cool clothes that they actually believe in.

So support children’s rights!

Purchase yourself (and your family and friends) one of these hoodies at my online store, here.

Many blessings

🙏

Namaste

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Monday Motivation: get lost in a book —15 “fiction” books that changed my life…

Every book is a new adventure. Some adventures go beyond the story, and straight into your heart.

Here is a list of 15 “fiction” books that strung my heart and changed my life.

  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, first published in 1970.
  2. Running Out of Time is a novel by Margaret Peterson Haddix, published in 1996.
  3. Where the Red Fern Grows is a 1961 novel by Wilson Rawls.
  4. The Giver is a 1993 American novel by Lois Lowry.
  5. Anthem is a novel by Ayn Rand, first published in 1938.
  6. TheMetamorphoses a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid
  7. Plato’s Republic written by Plato around 380 BC.
  8. Veronika Decides to Die is a novel by Paulo Coelho.
  9. The Alchemist by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho which was first published in 1988.
  10. The Little Prince first published in 1943, is a novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
  11. Ishmael is a 1992 novel by Daniel Quinn.
  12. The Pilgrimage is a 1987 novel by Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho.
  13. The Fountainhead is a 1943 novella by Russian-American author Ayn Rand.
  14. The Hunger Games (trilogy) by Suzanne Collins.
  15. The Forty Rules of Love a 2009 novel by Elif Shafak.

Some of these books I’ve re-read —I’ll re-read all of them again some day. I’d love to design each of them a cover as well!

In the meantime, I wonder how many more great books I’ll find.

Do you have any suggestions.

What more great books can I add to this list?

Have you read any of these books.

[clicking on any of the links on the list will lead you to the Author’s Wikipedia page —I encourage you to do your own research, find out WHO makes the things that you consume]