We do not have a fear of the unknown. What we fear is giving up the known.
CONTINUING ON THE SERIES OF FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN AND STARTING A SERIES ON HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
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The fear of the unknown, uncertainty and ambiguity is becoming increasingly relevant in an unstable, fast-changing world. According to a study, it has become one of the top 10 common fears nowadays.
The fear of the unknown is so strong that many people actually prefer to remain in undesirable life situations instead of changing it.
“Fear of the unknown… They are afraid of new ideas… They are loaded with prejudices, not based upon anything in reality, but based on… “If something is new, I reject it immediately because it’s frightening to me.” What they do instead is just stay with the familiar. You know, to me, the most beautiful things in all the universe, are the most mysterious.” Wayne Dyer
Even some uncertainties can haunt you with fear. The other day, Dan and I went to Michaels’s to get supplies to put up borders to divide where Heckle can roam. We had to turtle proof the place, for fear that he does not get under any furniture.
I have nightmare’s that he will get stuck under or behind a piece of furniture and we will not get him out. So, now I can sleep a little better tonight, knowing that Heckle will be safe to roam around without fear.
Another way to control unknown fear is the power of visualization. Other methods that can be used to combat the fear of the unknown involve visualization and meditation. These methods will help you focus on the positives, rather than focusing on your fear.
You will have to find a quiet place, which is immune from all kinds of noise so that you can meditate peacefully. Once you find a quiet place, stay seated and visualize in your mind how you are going to fight your fear step by step. Imagine different ways to combat your fear at least once in a day. Habitual practice of this activity will make you feel better. In this manner, you will already win the battle in your mind, before you set off to take real action.
QUOTES ABOUT LIVING
Intuition is the intelligence of the heart and the knowledge of the soul. It knows instantly and constantly what can take decades of experience for the mind to logically sort out and understand.
Trust it and the reason will follow in time.
Next time you meet up with your best friend, don’t make any plans. Simply decide a date and time, then see where your mood takes you.
You might enjoy an impromptu trip to the movies or picking up last-minute tickets for a gig or trying out a new bar. This feeling of freedom will allow you both to connect and not worry about missing out on what others are doing.
This is the time to get ready for food and remedies that heal; alchemy of herbs. Yesterday I started 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 why you should try adding more parsley into your life. So, today it will continue with how parsley improves your blood sugar.
Keeping the fact that increased blood sugar levels can be caused due to diabetes aside, blood sugar levels can also occur due to a physically inactive lifestyle or an unhealthy diet.
High blood sugar levels elevate the risk of getting health issues that include a wide range of syndromes and diseases. Though, studies tested on animals mainly may prove that parsley can improve elevated blood sugar levels.
A study done conducted on rats in 2003 promotes the usage of parsley, as it may improve high blood sugar levels. Although, no research has been conducted on humans to actually provide undeniable proof that parsley is efficient enough to improve blood sugar levels.
Some people use parsley tea to calm down their blood sugar levels to normal. It has vitamins and properties that prevent your blood sugar level from increasing and developing metabolic syndromes.
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NEW SERIES ON HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
FIRST DAY IN MEXICO CITY •Nov 1, 2015
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Our first day in Mexico would be visiting the historical area of Mexico City. We were advised from the front desk of our hotel if we wanted the best way to go it would be the subway (metro). So, it was and was an experience of a lifetime.
The Mexico City Metro (Spanish: Metro de la Ciudad de México), officially called Sistema de Transporte Colectivo, often shortened to STC, is a metro system that serves the metropolitan area of Mexico City, including some municipalities in Mexico State. It is the second largest metro system in North America after the New York City Subway. In 2012, the system served 1.609 billion passengers, placing it as the eighth highest ridership in the world.
From where we were staying it took two stations to get to the historical area and well worth the experience.
The historic center of Mexico City (Spanish: Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México), also known as the Centro or Centro Histórico, is the central neighborhood in Mexico City, Mexico, focused on Zócalo or main plaza and extending in all directions for a number of blocks, with its farthest extent being west to the Alameda Central. The Zocalo is the largest plaza in Latin America. It can hold up to nearly 100,000 people.
This section of the capital has just over nine square km and occupies 668 blocks. It contains 9,000 buildings, 1,550 of which have been declared of historical importance. Most of these historic buildings were constructed between the 16th and 20th centuries. It is divided into two zones for preservation purposes. Zone A encompasses the pre-Hispanic city and its expansion from the Viceroy period until Independence. Zone B covers the areas all other constructions to the end of the 19th century that are considered indispensable to the preservation of the area's architectural and cultural heritage.
This is where the Spaniards began to build what is now modern Mexico City in the 16th century on the ruins of the conquered Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Empire. As the center of the ancient Aztec Empire and the seat of power for the Spanish colony of New Spain, the Centro Historico contains most of the city's historic sites from both eras as well as a large number of museums.
This has made it a World Heritage Site.
After enjoying some of the sites there we headed out to the area, which was known for the Mariachi music.
The common perception of the music and look of mariachi was developed in the 20th century, as the music was transformed from a regional rural folk music to an urban phenomenon that came to represent Mexico. The music was first introduced to Mexico City in 1905. During this time, many farm workers moved to the city, including those from Jalisco, which settled around Plaza Garibaldi.
These mariachi musicians developed new practices, such as performances in plazas and restaurants. However, it also continued its more traditional venues such as serenades, and performances at major family events.
While we were there, I had to capture this man sitting on a bench wearing a Tampa Bay Buccaneer jacket. This hit home for Dan and I for this is where we lived for many years before moving to Ajijic, Mexico. We were season ticket holders and still fans of the sport and team.
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).
Great weather yesterday here in Roanoke, 80F with little humidity. It was a pleasant two mile walk to the store and back. Look at the beauties along the way.
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.
Six Healing Sounds Qigong with YOQI master Instructor Marisa Cranfill (YMAA)
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.
ALL THE DIFFERENCE
Until Thursday, I leave you with this phrase; “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Fear of the unknown is our greatest fear. Many of us would enter a tiger’s lair before we would enter a dark cave. While caution is a useful instinct, we lose many opportunities and much of the adventure of life if we fail to support the curious explorer within us.” Joseph Campbell