Four rules that, if you have the interrest and the capacity to follow them, will forever change your life.
If you, like me, add a daily yoga/meditation practice, you will achieve body and soul control.
It will help you to avoid negative reactions on comments from others.
You will become better in not falling for evey craving comming over you.
You will feel more content with your self.
You will sleep better.
You will be nicer to your self.
You will have realistic demands on your self.
You will have more realistic expectations on your self.
You will be healthier
You will be happier
Today I recieved my copy of Naele Donald Walsch´s well recommended “Conversations with God”. A number of sites – “Buddhist Boot Camp” I remember – has it as a recommended book to read for it´s filiosophical and open uncomplicated nature (though there are some very complicated reasoning in this first chapter that I have read so far).
I want to share with you the parts and sentences that I underlined during the reading and that cought my interrest.
“The best prayer is never a pray to recieve somtething but a prayer of gratitude”
“…what you know is what is shown as your reality”
“you are given the choice to do what you want with your life”
“Every human thought and act comes from either a feeling of love or fear. There is no other human motivation…”
“There is no other meaning of life, which apply to you and all other living, and that is to experience complete bliss”
“Therefore, don´t try to find who you are, try instead to define who you want to be”
“…you can not experience yourself who you are before you know who you´re NOT”
“Don´t judge the karma path someone takes.. Don´t envy success, and don´t pity missfortune as you do not know what is success or failure in the soul’s final bill”
“Every circumstance is a gift and every experience is a hidden treasure”
“And remember that your biggest trial may be your biggest triumph”
“It is much easier to change what you do yourself than to change what somone else does”
“As long as you nourish the thought that there is something/somebody out-there “doing” things towards you, you deprive yourself the power of doing something about it”
“The way to diminish the the pain you attach to worldly experiences and events – you own and others – is to change the way you look at them”
“Something is only right or wrong because you say it is so. There is nothing right or wrong in it self”
“Feeling is the force that attracts. What you feel great fear of, that you will experience”
Today I am in my third week of a yogaprogram running over twelve weeks. Every morning I step up somewhat earlier in the morning to listen to Sara E guiding me through a short yoga-pass. Ten to fifteen minutes. Beginning with deep breathing, sufi.circles, respiratory anchor, babypose and ending with a bodyscanning. I find it really rewarding, doing it on a daily basis. It has been my goal to achieve that. As a daily routine. Everyday giving myself the good practise of yoga, meditation, breathing. I´ve had it as a goal but failed as I thought I had to do very long passes every day. It is achievable when not having that as a must and finding a way through these short everyday passes. And I can already feel the difference it brings to me. I feel lighter. More focused. Less stressed in situations of stressy nature. In meeting of certain people that can make me unsecure, stressed I feel a difference in how I meet them. How I listen. How I look at them. I try to be, and I succeed in, beeing here and, now focused on the very moment that is happening here and now with me and others.
I am reading the book of Don Miguel Ruiz – “The four agreements” – and it helps me getting my mind in focus, and aware while the doing is happening. I can more control my behavior in the present and that is a great and sensational experience. To be able to direct my self in the step. In the making. Talking. It is really magic to realize that it is possible to change the manner in which I act and react. Thanks to meditation, yoga, walking long distances, meeting different people with all the different experiences and backgrounds, lerning techniques to control my breath, control my body, control my mind, control my thoughts makes a big difference in the everyday life.
Tomorrow evening I will also have my, so longed after hatha-yoga pass with my regular group.