To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
THIS WEEK STARTING 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 21 days.
And the first Friday of September.
What are your plans this first week-end of the new month and Labor Day weekend?
As Dan and I blog about desires within, to us this is the same as goals, dreams and achieving.
However, it also depends on what your perception is in life!
Within our perception of the reality, we live in, there are three components to look at; our external reality, our internal reality, and the unknown.
Today we will post about EXTERNAL REALITY-
Within our external reality, we have our culture and religion.
Our culture is simply the environment in which we grew up.
It includes all the factors that influence us.
One of the most powerful influencers is religion.
Religion can influence everything from what we believe to how we treat those around us to what kind of community we create for ourselves.
However, religion is not the only part of external reality.
Your culture, education, ancestry, family traditions, and friend groups all help make up your external reality and combine to create the unique individual you currently are and ultimately will become.
Each of these factors will help you answer What is the point of life and your desires within?
Tomorrow, Internal Reality-
SEPTEMBER – 2nd, 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?
World Coconut Day – September 2, 2022
You can’t make a piña colada or a decent Thai curry without it.
Its water makes a great recovery drink, and its fibrous husk, when burned, repels mosquitos.
These are just three of many excellent reasons to celebrate World Coconut Day.
One of nature’s most versatile products, the coconut plant (and its various parts) can be used for food and drink, cosmetic preparations, and decorating.
Some coconut proponents (cocoproponents?) even claim that the fruit’s oil can reverse dental decay.
If you swish it around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day!
Most of us aren’t comfortable with a mouthful of oil, no matter whence that oil comes or what it’s purported to do.
But we can still get caught up in the coconut craze.
Whether you’re stuck on a deserted island or comfortable in your own home, here are some (relatively normal) ideas for using this tropical wonder fruit.
The aim of celebrating this holiday is to bring coconuts into the spotlight and recognize their importance and benefits.
And not just health-wise but economically too.
Coconuts are especially celebrated in Asian and Pacific regions by the APCC, Asian and Pacific Coconut Community; which facilitates most of the coconut production centers.
The coconut’s adorable name has an interesting origin.
As portrayed in many cartoons and children’s illustrations, there are three indentations on the surface of a coconut, which resemble a human face.
Ancient Iberian folklore tells us that when the Portuguese and Spanish explorers saw these indentations, it reminded them of the bogeyman or a similar entity.
The mythical character from stories of their native lands was called Coco.
So, the word coconut was born.
The coconut made its way from India to the coast of East Africa, thanks to Arab sailors.
And from Southeast Asia to the west of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean and to the east of the Pacific, thanks to Austronesian sailors.
Coconuts have been a powerhouse since, providing us with a vast range of products and benefits.
The tender white flesh inside the coconut is used in an array of cooking recipes and the oil, milk, and water is used for both cooking and non-cooking purposes.
Coconut butter, coconut cream, and coconut oil are staple byproducts used in beauty products.
The husks and leaves of coconuts are used for making doormats, roofs, and huts.
The first observance of World Coconut Day took place in 2009, commemorating the creation of the APCC.
Every year, the International Coconut Community sets a theme for World Coconut Day.
In 2020, the theme was ‘Invest in Coconut to Save The World.’
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.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND ALL THAT YOU ARE. KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMETHING INSIDE YOU THAT IS GREATERNTHAN ANY ABSTACLE.
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 minute
CHAPTER 2; THE SENSORY JOURNEY
SIGHT COLOR IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT-
Today we are blogging on one of the 10-minute eye exercises-
§ Sit in a comfortable chair, relax, close your eyes for a moment.
§ And take a few gentle even breaths.
§ Now open your eyes.
§ Keeping your head perfectly still.
§ Look up as far as you can for 5 seconds.
§ Don’t strain!
§ Just feel the movement.
§ Now do the same thing looking down.
§ Now look straight to the right without turning your head.
§ Then to the left, each time for 5 seconds.
§ Then close your eyes again and relax for a minute.
§ Now open them.
§ Look up in a right diagonal, down diagonal, straight left, left up diagonal, and back to the beginning.
§ Then do the same thing to the left, in a circular direction.
§ Then rest and relax.
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!
Your white cells are called leucocytes and there are many types, each with a different way of working but co-operating together as circumstances require to achieve their joint purpose.
White cells are constantly being manufactured in the bone marrow of the body and migrate to inhabit all the tissues and body fluids in great numbers.
Whereas your red blood cells (erythrocytes) never leave the blood circulation.
Phagocytes are white cells which destroy antigens by consuming and digesting them.
Macrophages are large phagocytes which can consume larger antigens such as defective or worn-out body cells.
Neutrophils are the most numerous of the mobile phagocytes and are primarily concerned in attending to foreign germs or viruses.
Lymphocytes are another type of white cell which patrol in the blood and lymph, there being two kinds; B lymphocytes.
This manufacture antibodies.
And T lymphocytes.
This has other specialized functions for which they have been prepared in the thymus gland.
Antibodies are specialized protein substances which B lymphocytes produce in large numbers when necessary to help destroy an antigen of a particular kind.
The antibodies are so specialized they will be effective only against one particular antigen, so even after the antigen has been destroyed, tests of the specific antibody retained in the body for possible future use will allow identification of the antigen for which the antibody was made.
Thus, a blood test which discloses the presence of a certain antibody may indicate either the presence of its associated antigen (such as a virus) or that it has been present but now destroyed.
So, you see why your immune system is a big part to keeping healthy!
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
TO DESIRE IS TO OBTAIN
Until Saturday, desire knows no boundary.
It is simply the very nature of the universe itself.
Desire is the very root of the universe.