Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
NEW SERIES OF TRUST AND LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. ALSO CONTINUING THE SERIES ON HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
Did everyone have a great weekend! As I woke up this morning, I trusted that Dan made me my coffee.
While we were in Florida, we stopped in this store that had 45 blends Waking Up America strong, rich flavor, veteran owned coffee. Yes, it was a Trump store! But regardless how you feel about him, the coffee is great.
Trusting someone means we believe they’ll do what’s in our best interest. We believe they’re looking out for us. We trust someone or something to act in the way they’re supposed to act, to honor their commitments and their word and to be dependable.
Without trust, relationships, families, communities, and even nations fail and fall. Without trust a society ceases to be a safe and prosperous place to live. Yet, because human beings are selfish and flawed, the reality is we do break trust sometimes with other people and other people will do so with us. There’s an old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Behind that is the idea that when someone has failed or fooled us one time, we should always be on our guard after that. While I understand the thinking behind that old saying, but it doesn’t really help us to learn how to rebuild trust when trust has been broken.
QUOTES ABOUT LIVING
There are three levels of trust. It is possible to have all three or only one or two. It is possible to be truly happy only when all three are in place.
1. Trust in self. You make your own decisions, use your intuition. Talk to others, but don’t rely on others to make decisions for you.
2. Trust in others. Everyone has 100 percent trust until they prove untrustworthy. You believe all people are good inside.
3. Trust in the universe. You know you are part of a bigger plan, so even when things seem wrong, you know they will improve.
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MY JOURNEY OF COMPLETION (Body, Heart and Soul) – Enjoy Life While Managing Cancer
CONTINUING THE SERIES ON HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
Dr. Garcia de Leon - FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE DOCTOR / MD - Aug 12, 2020
Dan and I are very humble to have Dr. Garcia as a physician as well as a friend. I would like to thank him for giving his passion and accepting my invitation to do a personal interview.
I spoke with our Doctor, Dr. Garcia and asked if I can interview him regarding the treatments that he has treated us with, for the past ten years. I thought, how great it would be to hear from him personally.
So, today I’m dedicating this piece to Dr. Garcia for without him we would not have the knowledge and quality of life we are living.
Of climbing to
The top brings glory
To my soul with the spirits
That echoes through the music
We have listened to him and are very humble to know and follow his work.
Listening is defined as to give attention with the ear; attend closely for the purpose of hearing; give an ear. Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty.
Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand.
We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.
Dr. Garcia de Leon - IN SPANISH
Today, I’m starting on another book: LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE, by Elizabeth B. Brown. Dan and I continue to share ways to benefit and help keep one’s health good. A wise man told me ten years ago, when one is in balance with themselves; one’s stays healthy.
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CHAPTER ONE – PUT ON YOUR GLASSES
Vision is the starring point of victory. Ariel vision clears away illusions; wrong actions are wrong. Wrong responses to wrong actions are equally wrong.
The swamp bottom is often the beginning of renewal. When your vision is obscured by the swamp, you need to see your relationship with a challenging person from a different perspective.
Ariel vision allows you to see the possibilities, the improbabilities and the impossible.
With Ariel vision you can see that the yardstick by which you measure relationships is far more rigid and unforgiving for those close to you than is the stretchable line you use to judge outsiders.
That is why we can find the capriciousness of a stranger or acquaintance entertaining, but the same behavior in a friend or family member is potential fodder for arguments.
What is amusing in someone we hold at a distance is an idiosyncrasy that we want to expel from the person we care about, work with, or live beside. The closer we are to someone, the more we expect from them. We are disappointed, confused, angry, hurt, encouraged, happy, or ecstatic in our relationship according to how close our expectations meet reality.
Realistic vision frees us to relate to those close to us with the same objectivity we are able to use with those who touch our life but are not intertwined with our needs.
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. Thank you for being patient, while I was blogging for almost two weeks on the benefits of parsley. Who would have known how important this herb that has not gotten much respect? Are you ready for a recipe using parsley – PARSLEY POTATOES!
This is a version of a traditional recipe that comes from central France, where it is called Pommes de Terre Sarladaises.
2 pounds potatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick
1/3 cup duck fat (butter) melted
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups, finely, minced shiitake mushrooms
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 small bunch parsley, minced
1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
2. Combine the potatoes in a large roasting pan with the melted duck fat or butter.
3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Place the pan in the oven, and bake for 30 minutes; turning the potatoes halfway through.
5. When the potatoes are tender, add the shiitake mushrooms and garlic.
6. Then cook for another 5 minutes.
7. Remove the pan from oven, and stir in the parsley.
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).
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.
“Surrender is a gift that you can give yourself. It’s an act of faith. It’s saying that even though I can’t see where this river is flowing, I trust it will take me in the right direction.” ~ Debbie Ford
20 Minute Mindfulness Meditation to Develop Trust and Connect with Your Truth / Mindful Movement
Trust is one of the fundamental ideas of mindfulness. Perhaps you might initially think about practicing trust in your journey or trust in others and those ideas are important. However, for today’s practice, I will guide you to consider building trust in yourself.
Trust that you know what you need better than anyone else. This can inform your decisions and actions as well as reduce overall stress and suffering. Developing this quality or capacity during meditation allows you to be skilled at it in other life situations.
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!
Until Tuesday, trust in someone means that we no longer have to protect ourselves. We believe we will not be hurt or harmed by the other, at least not deliberately.