People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.

CONTINUING ON A NEW SERIES, WHAT IS LIFE ABOUT AND WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? AND WHY DO WE EXIST? PLUS, CONTINUING ON THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.


Hello followers,


Happy Saturday!

This week is whining down, and we are also counting down to some cooler weather; Autumn arrives in 6 days; Thursday, September 22.


Well, it happened after seven years our laptop gave out.


At first, I panicked, how would I be able to do my blog.

Then I realized, what a challenge it will be adding all my apps to the new laptop.


However, even though it has been a challenge posting this post today on our new tablet; it is ending up better than I thought.


Thanks to Dan.


So, let us start!

Why not start with a fundamental part of why we exist?


Like Dan and I mentioned yesterday with all that is going on in the world today, some of us are forgetting the properties of life.


Yesterday we blogged on the first characteristic trait, organization.

Guess what, today it's going to be the second characteristic trait, metabolism.


Life depends on an enormous number of interlocking chemical reactions.


These reactions make it possible for organisms to do work, such as moving around or catching prey—as well as growing, reproducing, and maintaining the structure of their bodies.


Living things must use energy and consume nutrients to conduct the chemical reactions that sustain life.

The sum-total of the biochemical reactions occurring in an organism is called its metabolism.


Metabolism can be subdivided into anabolism and catabolism.


In anabolism, organisms make complex molecules from simpler ones.


While in catabolism, they do the reverse.


Anabolic processes typically consume energy, whereas catabolic processes can make stored energy available.


Until tomorrow, Homeostasis-

No matter what phase of life you are in, what you are striving to achieve or what you are lacking, your pursuit of meaning in life will be much faster by seven life multipliers, which was mentioned in yesterday’s post.

So, let us start with, self-empowerment!


This refers to sustainable motivation and confidence about what you want to achieve.


It means being clear about your purpose and knowing how to stay motivated during adversity.


Will continue tomorrow with, Self-Control-

SEPTEMBER – 17th, Dan and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with a little fun; What is it about September that is so significant during this month?


International Eat an Apple Day – September 17, 2022

It is held on the third Saturday of September each year and encourages us to bite into this crunchy, bright-colored fruit.


Do not stop there; the goal here is to eat one each day.


As the saying goes, that is how you keep the doctor away.


The apple originated in central Asia, in the Tien Shan Mountain range of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.


In human terms, we would call this species of apple the great-great-great (repeat many times) grandparent of the present apple.

This older wild apple featured prominently in the food and culture of the region it came from and Kazakhstan’s Alma-Ata.


Now called Almaty, loosely meant Father of Apples.


Merchants using the Silk Road, a network of trade routes connecting China and Asia to the Middle East and Europe.


They discovered these wild apples and were the reason this fruit spread to western Europe.


From there, European colonists took the apple to America.

As the story goes, the very first apple trees were planted in the Massachusetts Bay Colony by pilgrims.


Over the years, these wild apples were cultivated and cross-pollinated to become the species we see in commercial farms today.


Apples feature prominently throughout history, appearing in poems by Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson and in paintings by Caravaggio and Magritte.


Apples have also appeared in folklore and stories.


The Arabian Nights featured a magic apple that cures all human diseases, and perhaps the most famous book of all; the Bible, apparently alludes to the apple also.

Although the testament only specifies fruit, the idea that this was the apple came around in the 12th century in western Europe.


The thought might have stemmed from the fact that in Latin, malus means both apple and evil.


This thought gained steam and by 1504, there was even a painting by Albrecht Durer, showing Adam and Eve with apples around them.


Apples had unique significance in Greek and Norse mythology as well.


The Norse goddess Iðunn awarded eternal youth via apples and a golden apple caused the Trojan War in the Greek epic tale, Iliad.

By the 20th century, industrial agriculture-focused efforts on only a few varieties of apples in the U.S., like the Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and McIntosh.


The push for new varieties and diversity came in the 21st century, with new consumers driving this demand.

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:


BEGIN DOING WHAT YOU WANT TO DO NOW. WE ARE NOT LIVING IN ETERNITY. WE HAVE ONLY THIS MOMENT, SPARKLING LIKE A STAR IN OUR HAND AND MELTING LIKE A SNOWFLAKE.

Today Dan and I will be continuing 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 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!

https://www.amazon.com/Ten-Minute-Relaxation-mind-Body/dp/B000EJZZ6G/ref=monarch_sidesheet


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; TASTE-


KEEPING AN INTERNAL BALANCE-


The foods and drinks we consume have either acid or alkaline forming effects on our system.


Acid and alkaline are opposing qualities, like two sides of a coin.


Both are needed, but in the right proportions.

The average western diet is extremely high in acid forming foods like meat and cereals.


And extremely low in alkaline foods like vegetables and fruits,

This can be detrimental, leading to a build-up of toxins in your system which are hard to eliminate and can lead to health issues like stomach or kidney problems.


Continue tomorrow-

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 separate ways through body, heart, and soul.


It is 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 is important to know how it works!

Factors that Affect the Immune System-


Good:

Natural diet, happiness and serenity, high morale, a cheerful outlook, adequate rest and sleep, fresh air, physical exercise.


Adverse:

Most common

• Toxemia from dietary errors, constipation.


• Dietary deficiencies, in particular Vitamin C; worry.


• Chemicals from diverse sources including fluoride, chlorine in water supplies, pesticide residues in food, other chemicals in food.


• Medicine--aspirin, tranquillizers, cough mixtures.

More severe


• Alcohol.


• Smoking.

• Overweight.


• Overwork, fatigue.


• Mental trauma--anger, pain, worry, frustration, grief, fear.


• Physical trauma--sexual excesses, excessive athletic training, prolonged discomfort, heat, cold.


• Chemical trauma--mercury in amalgam tooth fillings, poisons from infected teeth, poisons from insect bites, ticks, septicemia, common medicines, prescription medicines, antibiotics, vaccinations.

Very severe


• Severe malnutrition--junk food, high sugar, high salt, high fat, high cholesterol, severe vitamin C deficiency.


• All drugs used habitually whether taken intravenously, orally or inhaled, including marijuana and antibiotics.


• Constant sexual promiscuity, receptive anal sex.


• Bereavement, low self-esteem, guilt, hopelessness.


• Mental trauma of voodoo or bone-pointing death sentence by shaman, witchdoctor, or

modern physician.


Here is a topic that is on everyone is mind these days!


Germs and Viruses????


Tomorrow, Dan and I will start exploring this topic; for we feel it's important to get the pro and cons regarding viruses.

The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.


We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.


If you would like to follow with us; hash tag words #walk, #meditation #Qigong on the right of the main blog page.

DIFFERENT ROADS

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Until Sunday, people take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.

Just because they are not on your road does not mean they have gotten lost.




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