Fear not the unknown. It is a sea of possibilities.
CONTINUING ON THE SERIES OF FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN AND THE SERIES ON HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
HAPPY FRIDAY! When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen.
There will be something solid for us to stand upon or we will be taught to fly. Do not fear to step into the unknown for where there is risk, there is also reward.
The unknown is a field of possibilities; an adventure that waits for all of us. It’s an oasis a start to something new; we are essentially being reborn again during the process of the “unknown”.
Dan and I have needed to grasp the concept that the unknown is not a terrible place; it’s our destiny we create each day by being true to ourselves.
Without uncertainty and the unknown, life is just a stale repetition of worn-out memories. You become the victim of the past, and your tormentor today is yourself left over from yesterday.
Relinquish your attachment to the known, step into the unknown, and you will step into the field of all possibilities. “~ Deepak Chopra
Are you valuing yourself?
Treat each day as a gift, we are not supposed to be here forever. Give yourself recognition, for how far you have come in life and all your personal achievements. Your wall may not be filled with certificates or plaques but that means nothing. You are extraordinary, simply because you exist.
Tell your stories, travel the world, blog, write, inspire and don’t give up on your dreams.
QUOTES ABOUT LIVING
Only you know in your heart what feels best for you. Trust yourself and your innermost intelligence. If the choice is to disappoint another person with the truth or disappoint yourself with trying to deny the truth, find the courage to disappoint them. It will only be short-term.
In the long run, the real disappointment would be for them to find out your heart was never there.
By then however, it will be too late and neither of you will be able to relive a life that’s really true.
DEALING WITH COLLEAGUES
Work buddies can be the trickiest of all to deal with when you’re trying to build a gentle world of JOMO. The reason is, they’re not your nearest and dearest so you may not want to share with them your innermost feelings. Since as you’ll be spending most of your week with them, you also don’t want to upset them if they ask you for a drink after work.
Stay polite but vague to keep them on your side; you’re totally within your rights to politely refuse any unwanted invitations. Keep a ready set of excuses handy such as you’re going to the gym, you have another engagement or even you’re just too tired.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. By Oprah Winfrey
This is the time to get ready for food and remedies that heal; alchemy of herbs.
Continuing blogging on the herb - PARSLEY. Parsley can be used in many different ways to support almost every aspect of your health. Yesterday the topic ended with how much nutrients are in parsley? Today we are going to explore how it prevents breast cancer and protects our blood vessels?
If you choose to live a healthy lifestyle that protects your body from cancer, then it is a wise decision. Choosing to keep a diet today that keeps your body healthy and prevents chronic diseases will help you in the long run.
That’s why you should try adding parsley into your diet. It contains a compound called apigenin that prevents cancer cell growth, which will help your body fight against these cells.
Adding a handful of parsley into your dishes or smoothly will be enough for the rest of the day.
When it comes to protecting your blood vessels, parsley contains vitamin B which has folic acid in it. This means that the folic acids work to prevent stroke and heart attack, while also protecting your blood vessels. So, a parsley smoothie would be a great choice for dealing with strokes.
If you are interested in reading Dan’s and my journey through cancer without surgery, chemo or radiation, just click on the books for more information:
MY JOURNEY OF COMPLETION (Body, Heart and Soul) – Enjoy Life While Managing Cancer
NEW SERIES ON HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
TOUR TRIP to the Teotihuacan Pyramids & the Guadalupe Shrine. •Nov 1, 2015
Mexico City so far has not disappointed me, with its flair and culture that I have witnessed for the third day. This day we decided to take a tour to see the Teotihuacan Pyramids and the Guadalupe Shrine.
The day started out early with a van coming to the hotel to pick us up. Then we met with a bigger van with other people at a spot close by. Off we go for about a 10-hour day.
The first stop was an Aztec Ruin in the heart of town. We next went toward the Guadalupe Shrine, and we walked by a priest that was standing outside blessing people. Our group went over to that space and we all got blessed with holy water.
The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) is a Roman Catholic Church, basilica and National shrine of Mexico in the north of Mexico City.
The shrine was built near the hill of Tepeyac where Our Lady of Guadalupe is believed to have appeared to Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. This site is also known as La Villa de Guadalupe or, in a more popular sense, simply La Villa, as it has several churches and related buildings.
The new Basilica houses the original tilma (or cloak) of Juan Diego, which holds the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. One of the most important pilgrimage sites of Catholicism, the basilica is visited by several million people every year, especially around 12 December, Our Lady of Guadalupe's Feast Day.
Since we went with a tour, Dan and I were unable to see many of the awesome sites that we would have wanted to see.
Off to the Pyramids, the Sun and the Moon. It was a pleasant ride through areas of Mexico City that we would have not seen if we did not take the tour. When we got to the Pyramids we were briefed on the history and then was told that we would be picked up in two hours. It was impossible to see everything in that short amount of time, but we made the most of it. This was one of the main attractions that Dan came to Mexico City to see. He even got a credit card with the picture of the Pyramid of the Sun.
Teotihuacan also written Teotihuacán (Spanish About this sound teotiwa'kan (help info)), was an ancient Mesoamerican city located in a sub valley of the Valley of Mexico, located in the State of Mexico 30 miles (48 km) northeast of modern-day Mexico City, known today as the site of many of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas.
Apart from the pyramids, Teotihuacan is also anthropologically significant for its complex, multi-family residential compounds; the Avenue of the Dead; and the small portion of its vibrant murals that have been exceptionally well-preserved. Additionally, Teotihuacan exported fine obsidian tools that garnered high prestige and widespread utilization throughout Mesoamerica.
The city is thought to have been established around 100 BC, with major monuments continuously under construction until about AD 250. The city may have lasted until sometime between the 7th and 8th centuries AD, but its major monuments were sacked and systematically burned around 550 AD. At its zenith, perhaps in the first half of the 1st millennium AD, Teotihuacan was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas, with a population estimated at 125,000 or more, making it at minimum the sixth largest city in the world during its epoch. Teotihuacan began as a new religious center in the Mexican Highland around the first century AD.
This city came to be the largest and most populated center in the New World. Teotihuacan was even home to multi-floor apartment compounds built to accommodate this large population. The term Teotihuacan (or Teotihuacano) is also used for the whole civilization and cultural complex associated with the site.
Although it is a subject of debate whether Teotihuacan was the center of a state empire, its influence throughout Mesoamerica is well documented; evidence of Teotihuacano presence can be seen at numerous sites in Veracruz and the Maya region. The later Aztecs saw these magnificent ruins and claimed a common ancestry with the teotihuacanos, modifying and adopting aspects of their culture. The ethnicity of the inhabitants of Teotihuacan is also a subject of debate.
Possible candidates are the Nahua, Otomi, or Totonac ethnic groups. Scholars have also suggested that Teotihuacan was a multiethnic state.
The city and the archaeological site are located in what is now the San Juan Teotihuacán municipality in the State of México, approximately 40 kilometers (25 mi) northeast of Mexico City. The site covers a total surface area of 83 square kilometers (32 sq. mi) and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico.
We were picked up around 3:00 o’clock and off to lunch and then back to the hotel. The weather was fabulous until we got back and then came the rain.
NOTE AND REPEAT – PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth
THIS IS AN ENCLOSURE – will be at the end of all the blogs, for I stress; this daily routine will heal and keep your body cells happy.
As I end this blog, Dan and I for several years have shared our experiences with enjoying life while managing cancer. By keeping healthy, our routine daily has been walking (exercise), meditation (for stress), Qigong (exercise and for stress).
83F blue clear sky great day for a walk, yesterday.
I know some will say they do not have enough time with work, kids and household chores!!!
Dan and I have put together videos from WALK AT HOME together on our website, that you can follow in home; when you have short periods of time and unable to go out. They are from 15 mins up to 30 mins depending on the miles. This is one of the first steps to making your cells happy!!
Also, meditation videos, help to lower stress and is also one of the first steps to making your cells happy; click on https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/meditation . Again, they are no more than 10 to 20 mins and they are guided meditations.
Calm Your Distracted or Overthinking Mind / Mindfulness Meditation / Mindful Movement
Enjoy this guided mindfulness meditation. When your mind is busy and full of thoughts, and you find yourself distracted, you may notice it doesn’t work to simply tell your mind to stop thinking.
In fact, the expectation of a mind free of thoughts is impossible. This resistance to the experience of thoughts may even cause them to show up more frequently and seem louder.
In this practice, I will guide you to practice shifting your attention to the quiet part of your mind, rather than expecting the noisy part of your mind to simply stop. Imagine expecting the chaos and noise of a party to simply stop because you wanted quiet. Instead, you would leave the chaos rather than asking the it to stop.
We are still working on Qigong video’s to be posted on the website for easy access, until now you can go to the blog https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/blog and on the right-hand side are hash # tag words, just click on the word #walk #Qigong #meditation. The post will pop up and then you can begin. Have fun with it!
WHAT WE THINK 🤔
Until Saturday, it’s fear of the unknown. The unknown is what it is. To to be frightened of it is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love, hate, all that-it’s all illusion. Unknown is what it is. Accept that it’s unknown and it’s plain sailing. Everything is unknown-then you’re ahead of the game. That’s what it is. Right?