Always desire to learn something useful.
CONTINUING THIS WEEK ON A NEW SERIES, DESIRE WITHIN AND FINISHING ON LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. PLUS, CONTINUING ON THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
Countdown to some cooler weather, Autumn arrives in 16 days.
Going back two days ago, Dan and I went to one of our favorite parks; Explore Park.
There is a reenactment of a town from the 1750’s for the movie, Alone Yet Not Alone.
The movie is based on the inspirational, true story of Barbara and Regina Leininger; two immigrant sisters forced to embark on a journey of faith that will lead them through the darkness of war into the light of freedom.
As Dan and I were walking, it started to rain.
So, we welcomed ourselves to sit down on one of the house porches for cover.
While waiting for the rain to stop, thoughts came over me.
We all have different journeys in life.
We all have challenges, issues, problems.
Our choices are what leads us to where we are today!
This is what led me to our topic today on desire within; Find Some Gratitude-
In the meantime, while you try to answer what is the point of life?
You can give your internal reality a boost with a good dose of gratitude.
Even if you aren’t sure of your purpose or which direction you want to go just yet, there are things in your life you can feel grateful for in the present moment that can lead to an enjoyable life.
Research has shown time and again that those who practice gratitude become more optimistic and are happier with their lives overall.
This doesn’t mean they have everything figured out, but it does mean that they’ll be happier as they search for the answers.
Time is precious and is priceless, so Dan and I will continue each day to pull from a box of 365 inspirational quotes; one quote and share with you.
Today is: LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT AND ALSO LARGELY DOWN PERSPECTIVE. WE CAN CHANGE OUR ACTIONS AND ALSO THE WAY WE PERCEIVE EXPERIENCES. WE NEED A CONSTANT REMINDER TO APPRECIATE THE GOOD IN OUR LIVES AND TO KNOW WHAT TO DO TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS IN AREAS IN WHICH WE’RE UNHAPPY.
SEPTEMBER – 7th, Dan and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about September that’s so significant during this month?
International Day of Clean Air – September 7, 2022
Get ready to breathe easier on the International Day of Clean Air.
A time to recognize the amount of work that must be done to reduce the effects of smog, smoke, airborne chemicals like excessive CO₂, and other forms of harmful air pollution.
It’s estimated that about seven million people worldwide die from diseases related to unclean air each year.
And according to U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, nine out of ten people regularly breathe polluted air.
In a document compiled and presented at the U.N.’s 74th General Assembly and adopted on December 19, 2019, the following text addresses clean air; which is only a tiny part of the whole resolution.
Clean air is important for the health and day-to-day lives of people.
Air pollution is the single greatest environmental risk to human health and one of the main avoidable causes of death and disease globally.
The resolution also stresses the importance of cross-borders cooperation, since air pollution does not respect political boundaries.
World leaders have enthusiastically recognized the day and its meaning.
Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea; was quoted in September of 2020 as saying, I am very pleased to celebrate the first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies.
This was adopted at the UN General Assembly last year.
I hope this event will help enhance global public awareness of transboundary air pollution and provides an important milestone in the global efforts to harness solution-based actions for cleaner air.
According to the Geneva Environment Network, poor air quality has implications for a wide range of human rights, including the rights to life, health, water, food, housing and an adequate standard of living.
Air pollution also clearly violates the right to a healthy and sustainable environment.
However, air pollution is also a preventable problem.
The benefits of fulfilling the right to breathe clean air for all humanity are incalculable!
Science shows there are numerous health and psychological benefits to breathing clean, fresh air.
It helps clear our lungs, gives us more energy and mental focus, lowers our blood pressure and heart rate, helps us heal faster and even can improve our digestions.
The United Nations recognition of the difference in air quality and the intention to do more to purify the air we breathe is important both symbolically and in a practical sense.
Together, on the International Day of Clean Air and beyond, we can all take part in that action.
Today Dan and I will be continuing on the book; ten-minute relaxation, For mind and body by Jennie Harding.
Whenever you are feeling under pressure, ten minutes is all you need to relax totally, using tools that are with you at all times; your senses.
This book is packed full of wonderfully simple ideas and exercises for using sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch and that vital sixth sense of intuition to rebalance your energies and bring you back into harmony with the natural world around you.
Identify your favorite sensory relaxation solutions and combat that stress!
Per Dan and my experience this is another component in keeping ourselves healthy; meditation.
By using your five senses, you can learn to relax in just ten minutes.
CHAPTER 2; THE SENSORY JOURNEY
LOOKING AFTER YOUR EYES-
Today Dan and I will be posting on Natural Eye Soothers-
They are easy to do at home.
One idea is simply to cut 2 slices of fresh cucumber from the fridge.
And lie down comfortably.'
Placing the slice over your eyes.
Cucumbers has a very high-water content, which hydrates and soothes the eye area.
Within the plant tissue are ingredients that reduce redness and puffiness.
Another option is to make a mug of chamomile tea with 2 tea bags.
Allow the infusion to cool.
Then squeeze out the excess water.
And place the tea bags over your eyes.
Chamomile is an herb well known as an eye soother.
The remaining infusion can be used as a lotion to bath the eyes.
Discard bags and liquid immediately after use.
Tomorrow, VISION OF NATURE-
As I ponder over all that I have learned, I have come to the findings that we all have our own blueprint.
Our bodies are precious and there are many components in taking care of them.
Throughout the blog, Dan and I have related the different ways through body, heart and soul.
It’s all about power of knowledge and learning to take care of yourself, keeping your cells happy.
Our immune system is one of the key factors in keeping healthy.
It’s important to know how it works!
There are people in the world such as the Hunzas, who as a race maintain better health and greater resistance to disease than we do.
However, they are by no means perfect specimens.
Perfect specimens are only to be found in environments perfectly suited to them where the food perfectly suited to them is plentiful and not altered from its natural state.
Thus, the only perfect specimens to be found in the world are wild animals.
While their natural food is plentiful, wild animals never get respiratory infections, tooth decay, skin complaints, venereal diseases and so on because they lack the skills to improve their food and otherwise complicate their lives.
Their immune systems are not one scrap better than human immune systems.
They are to all intents and purposes exactly the same, it's just that their immune systems are fully functional while human immune systems are always to a greater or lesser extent handicapped by toxemia and stress.
Animals, too, can in this way be handicapped and thereby suffer infections.
But investigation shows that these are always animals domesticated or confined by man and fed unnatural food.
The most common examples of this are pet dogs and cats fed on perfectly balanced canned and packaged foods.
These animals not only get sick from time to time, have tablets and injections, but even get heart disease and cancer.
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
Until Thursday, honor each and every desire you have. Cherish those desires in your heart.