Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Let us get ready for Tuesday.
Today is Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras.
Moving Forward is important in life if you want to make progress.
So, today Dan and I are starting a new series of moving forward and how it effects our health.
Forward is defined as toward the front; in the direction that one is facing or traveling; onward to make progress; towards a successful conclusion; toward the future; and ahead in time.
Part of moving forward is taking wrong turns.
And talking to strangers.
Opening unmarked doors.
So, if you see a group of people in a field; find out what they are doing.
Do things without always knowing how they will turn out.
Be curious and smart, and you will see the choice between working hard and slacking off.
There are so many adventures that you miss because you are waiting to think of a plan.
To find them, look for tiny, interesting choices.
And remember that you are always making up the future as you go!
As Dan and I have been sharing and continuing the book from last week, Ten-Minute Relaxation, For Mind and Body by Jennie Harding, until the end.
Whenever you are feeling under pressure, ten minutes is all you need to relax totally, using tools that are always with you; 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 3; INTUITION/SIX SENSE
SENSORY CREATIVITY / CREATIVE TOUCH
LAYING ON HANDS/TEN-MINUTE EXERCISE
Sit comfortably beside your friend and place your hands across the top of his or her shoulders, each side pointing in the same direction.
Stay there for two minutes.
Then move a little lower, to a level at the top of the chest.
Again, for two minutes.
Move lower, to the level of the stomach.
Again, for two minutes.
Move down to the lower abdomen for two minutes.
Finally, rest both hands over the navel for two minutes.
When you have finished, allow your friend a little time to come slowly back into the room.
Then give him or her a glass of water.
It is interesting to ask your friend for feedback about the exercise.
How did it feel?
How relaxed did they become?
Also share how you felt as the giver.
Perhaps, you felt sensations in particular places.
Giving and receiving this exercise is a very simple and nurturing experience, tuning your hands to new levels of sensitivity.
It is also deeply relaxing and destressing at the end of a long day.
Make sure your partner is warm and comfortable during this very relaxing exercise.
Tomorrow, CREATIVE SOUND-
As Dan and I start a new year; we will be posting daily 365 morning meditations for joyful days all year long.
The book is SUNRISE GRATITUDE by Emily Silva.
WHEN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH A HARD TIME, the feeling of sorrow can seem impermeable.
Finding the light at the end of the tunnel seems like a daunting task and our minds may become paralyzed in hopelessness.
But there is an end.
The sun always rises, and hard times do pass.
Create space and allow your soul to renew.
Some things in your life may no longer serve you.
Bless them and open your arms wide for the incoming blessings.
PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
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Until Wednesday, as I look back on my life, I realized that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was being re-directed to something better.
HAVE A WONDERFUL FAT TUESDAY.