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Put some Ohm into your Day ~

Hi Everyone,

Recently chatted with my friends on how to include some meditation in our day to gain focus, relax, and even recharge. Writing this article has strangely become both a focused as well as relaxing activity today. You see as a  writer, investor, explorer, all of the pieces- which make up my life – don’t always come together in a neat picture. But as I read – and began to live – the recommendations from mediation expert Jean Marie DuHamel of Fostering the Journey with Jean Marie, I found something Amazing which gels with my life. And as I spent 30 seconds gazing at a squirrel or took five seconds to appreciate how soothing the sunlight coming in through a window could be and took a minute to be grateful for how hard working this has help me become, then alsoI noticed how the weight of my life began to lift and not only was I smiling more,  but I also felt free and happier.

So it is with great joy that I bring you 10 Ways to Fit Meditation Into Your Day from Ms. DuHamel – along with some inspirational thoughts from some of the most influential individuals known to mankind –  and I hope you will find it inspirational enough to Pinit or place it on a vision board.

“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity,” Voltaire

1.  Gaze

gazing

“All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.” – John Ruskin

2.  Repeat throughout the day three things for which you are grateful

grateful

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled.  If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

3.  Find meaning in whatever you are doing

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“We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to your sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.” – Earl Nightingale

4.  Find joy in the moment

joy

“By knowing who you are – your authentic self – you can find joy in the moment. When tuned to this, joy is in every moment.” – Jean Marie DuHamel

5.  Be present in the moment

moment

“Be present in the moment by focusing on something such as breath or a mantra or the task at hand. Become one with the task at hand.” – Jean Marie DuHamel

6.  Smile

smile

“Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.” – Henry Ward Beecher

7.  Laugh

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“Mirth is God’s medicine. Everybody out to bathe in it.” – Henry Ward Beecher

8.  Focus on the heart

heart

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

9.  Inhale and exhale slowly and evenly

exhale

“Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.” – Krishnamacharya.

10.  Play soothing background music

music

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us”, – Martin Luther

“Dedicating some time to meditation is a meaningful expression of caring for yourself that can help you move through the mire of feeling unworthy of recovery. As your mind grows quieter and more spacious, you can begin to see self-defeating thought patters for what they are, and open up to other, more positive options.” – Sharon Salzberg.

Enjoy a Boundrylessly relaxed and focused Day ~

Featured photo credit: aigarius via morguefile.com

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Harness Nature to help You ~

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Hi Folks,

Was recently chatting with my friends from Tai Chi class. We got to talking about the recent solar eclipse. This led us to discussing how the more we work With Nature the more attuned we feel in our day.

Here’s some of our discussion and hope you’ll share your thoughts too !

All of us are in a amazing global pattern that over the next coming years can have an affect on us all.

Now, sounds like a good time to practice staying grounded for keeping you balanced.

A Solar Eclipse occurred at 7:47 pm on last Sunday May 20th 2012 and the Lunar Eclipse will happen on June 4th.
The full moon has triggered an aspect telling us to pay attention to what is right under our nose.It is time to look at mental patterns that no longer work.

Pay attention to your habitual thinking and what you create as the by-product of those thoughts.

Change the way you think about a condition and the situation will change.

It’s as simple as that!

What you are saying to yourself can change a habit and it creates the space for something new to happen.

It’s your Self-Talk – which is that conversation that goes on inside your head, the running commentary about everything you do. It never lets anything go by without some comment, remark or evaluation.

Once you become aware of this process you can charge yourself to the positive, successful, powerful person you want to be. If the your Self-Talk is not under control, look out -the automatic reactions you have to this constant chatter of judgments and evaluations can keep you feeling stressed and less able to meet your goals and challenges of life.

Mind chatter like, “I’m not smart enough, good enough, something is wrong with me, I can’t do it, I never finish anything, and this is too hard” can rule you if you don’t take charge.

You may have initially formed these negative ideas about yourself from things you heard from a parent, teacher or someone who was an influence over you. You definitely don’t need those people to tell you what to do anymore, even if it’s just in your head.

These thoughts surface when you are faced with doing something that is counter productive to what
your mind thinks you can do.We may still crave things that are no longer fulfilling. But now it’s essential to move in a new direction. It is time to let go of the old mental chatter and learn something new.

The past is the past — it is time for a healing and release!

We need to communicate what is important to us. “Put your money where your mouth is”
“The proof is in the pudding” or “There is no free lunch” may be the mantra for this period.

Start to look at things from outside of the box, think differently and get on a healthy program.

Learning new things is the big key to the situation.

It is time to listen, learn, practice and ground your energy.

This will give you the rooting and the grounding you need to keep your balance mentally, physically and spiritually.

So take that moment first thing in the morning to deep breathe for at least 5 to 10 minutes. Not long really.

Next, imagine clearly a goal you want to accomplish today.

Now, face the challenge of keeping balanced by stretching, do some yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi, or other easy flowing movement while deep breathing then go about your day Centered and Focused for Success !!

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Have Boundryless Focus and Concentration in 5 ~

Concentration ~ I CAN Do it ~

Concentration ~ I CAN Do it ~


Hi Folks,

Know if you’re time is anything like mine….and Friday arrives soon….so does the
crazy schedule to finish the week while starting the weekend and …..

WOw!!! Just typing that was crazy, even lose your focus….or perhaps there IS a way to get it back!?!

Read and apply these 5 easy tips….You’ll soon feel more focused, a lot less crazy (well, it at least less if more focused 😉

In our current busy world today…being able to concentrate
and focus is extremely important for work or everyday life.

So that’s what I’ll be touching on today…=)

When you want to strengthen your muscles, you lift weights.
If you want to improve the concentration and focus of your
mind, then you need to work out and exercise your brain.

The correct brain exercises will improve the way your brain
works and develop better focus and concentration.

As we age, we may lose the ability to concentrate, but
brain exercises can improve concentration even in older
people. Brain exercises are excellent tools for people
of any age who would like to strengthen their mind!

Here are some great brain exercises that can help you
build your brain:

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1. Do some crossword puzzles. Not only are crossword puzzles
a lot of fun, but they can help improve your concentration.
Relying on your long-term memory and trying to solve tough
questions help stimulate the brain.

Taking only 15 minutes daily to work on crossword puzzles
can benefit you.

To keep a fresh supply of puzzles handy, you can buy a
crossword puzzle book, check your daily newspaper, or look
online to find them for free.

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2. Changing your daily routine challenges your brain to
do something that’s outside your comfort zone.
This can
strengthen your problem solving abilities.

Consider changing things by taking a different route to
work one morning and then finding another on your way home.

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3. Try Sudoku puzzles. These are number placement puzzles
based on logic. You complete a 9×9 grid so that each row
and each column only has numbers that range from 1-9.
Within the grid, in each 3×3 block, a number can only be
used once. Most definitely challenging!

These puzzles are often found in daily newspapers, printed
books, and online.

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4. Eat foods that help your brain. Your brain will stay
healthy and function at its best if nourished with
nutritious foods.

Proteins are great for the brain, and may be found in
cheeses, meats, fish, and milk.

Complex carbohydrates are important as well, and these
carbs come from fruits, vegetables, and grains.

The brain needs some fat, so don’t shy away from healthy
oils like olive oil or fish oils.

Eat foods that include omega-3s, such as trout, salmon,
and tuna, which are oily fish. Some nuts contain these fats
as well and are healthy food for the brain.

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5. Start a new hobby. Trying a new hobby is another way
to expand your interests and use your brain to learn
something new. Being busy and learning new things expand
the way the brain thinks and gets you out of a rut.

Join a local club or take a class at a hobby store or
community college.

Challenging yourself and improving brain function is
something that any person can do. Young and old alike
can enjoy and benefit from these great techniques. Get
your whole family in on the fun!

Make just one change today to stimulate your brain.
You won’t notice any drastic changes overnight, but with
time and practice, eventually you’ll find that you can
finish puzzles quicker, solve problems more easily, and
enjoy improved concentration and focus.

Keep the Focus while enjoying a Great Day Everyone !!!

Focus is Power !!

Focus is Power !!