Archives for the month of: July, 2014

20140731-185222.jpgI was telling a work friend about a genealogy show called, “Who do you think you are?,” and he told me a story about his own.

E is 100% Jewish on both sides. He told me that if things had been different, he would not have been born. He began to tell me about his paternal grandmother.

E‘s grandmother was born in Poland. She was the eldest of eight children. She was well liked in the town her family lived.

When one of the families left for America (New York) due to the problems that were arising during that time, they wrote to ask if his grandmother could come to New York to be their house maid. His grandmother, then twelve, with her family’s blessing, left for America. She was the only one of her family to survive…

Wow… I don’t even know what to say.

I am grateful for E. I appreciate him even more.

I believe we all have stories of survival and gratefulness for life in our genealogy, regardless of race, culture, etc. We all have this is common.

Let us appreciate each other. May kindness bring forth peace for all. We, each of us, have the right to live in this beautiful world.

Disclaimer: Image from LiveLifeHappy.com

20140731-063838.jpgDay 11 – Everybody Is Creative

Thought for the day: As I go through the day, I allow my creativity to spring forth

Daily Quote:
A creative act enhances the beauty of the world. It gives something to the world, it never takes anything from it.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about creativity.

Osho said that we have a limited view of creativity. This is something we have learned.

Everyone can be creative. It is not in the activity itself, but is in the attitude… the inner approach or how we look at things… that makes us all creative. It is in the way we love, enjoy, and being grateful for what we are doing or creating.

We can do any activity (i.e. dancing, poetry, etc.) in a noncreative way. But when we add quality to what we are doing, then even if we just sit silently, we are being creative.

Everyone is born creative, but we have forgotten that through what we learned from our culture, society, or other learned conditioning. Osho advises to observe children as they play and create–as they enjoy whatever they are doing, because they have not given into conditioning yet. They are simply enjoying and sharing. We can learn from them.

We, each of us, were born here in this life for a reason. Each of us is a major contributor in this life. Be creative and share your creativity with the world.

Excerpt from the course:
Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing it is not purely economical, then it is creative. If you have something growing out of it within you, if it gives you growth, it is spiritual, it is creative, it is divine. Love what you do. Be meditative while you are doing it, whatsoever it is – irrelevant of the fact of what it is.”

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger
Day 4: The Art of Living in Balance
Day 5: Love and Meditation go Hand in Hand
Day 6: Living Dangerously
Day 7: Watching The Mind
Day 8: It Needs Intelligence To Be Happy
Day 9: The Integration Of Body, Mind and Soul
Day 10: How To Slow Down

The Tech from the alarm company came by today to fix one of the consoles that just simply stopped working. He figured out some more things to fix, and took care of many things including a rewiring, a replacement of a second console, and a battery change, for which I was truly grateful for. Now everything is working great!

20140730-170321.jpgDay 10 – How To Slow Down

Thought for the day: Since I am a human BEING, today I focus less on doing and more on simply being

Daily Quote:
Women can wait, and they can wait infinitely, their patience is infinite. It has to be so, because a child has to be carried for nine months. And look at a mother, a woman who is just about to be a mother: she becomes more beautiful, she attains a different type of grace, an aura surrounds her. Now she is blooming, soon she will flower.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about slowing down.

Excerpt from the course:
Life is not going anywhere; there is no goal to it, no destination. Life is non-purposive, it simply is. Unless this understanding penetrates your heart, you cannot slow down. Slowing down is not a question of any “how”; it is not a question of technique, method… Change your basic philosophy: that of an achiever. Relax into your being.”

Before I started meditating, I did not understand how to “slow down.” I am Aquarian. We think, act, walk, and sometimes “know” in lightning speeds. There is no such thing as “slow down” in our dictionary. It’s a totally foreign concept.

The herniated disc was my lesson in “slowing down,” and my few weeks of medical leave last year, became my body, mind, and spirit overhaul. It forced me to look at my life–what the past was trying to teach me, how my present was unfolding, and how I wanted to approach my future for my best and highest good.

Before the herniated disc, I worked like a dog. My life was crazier. Our society conditioned us to go, go, go… But where were we going? A stressful and quick way to deterioration…

Have you been feeling or even felt your own “slow down?” And I mean, your personal “wake up” call–where you are made to really look at your life and see if that’s what you want your life to be? I think that is the beginning of a “slow down” which would eventually lead you to a more peaceful way to be.

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger
Day 4: The Art of Living in Balance
Day 5: Love and Meditation go Hand in Hand
Day 6: Living Dangerously
Day 7: Watching The Mind
Day 8: It Needs Intelligence To Be Happy
Day 9: The Integration Of Body, Mind and Soul

20140730-154101.jpgDay 9 – The Integration of Body, Mind and Soul

Thought for the day: Each day new activities become my meditation

Daily Quote:
Learn the art of celebrating yourself – for no reason, for no cause. Just to be is enough, more than enough. To be part of the whole is such a great metamorphosis that you cannot resist – you have to dance, you have to sing, you have to express your joy, your blissfulness.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is all about different kinds of meditations.

Excerpt from the course:
Drop old ideas of meditations, that just sitting underneath a tree with a yoga posture is meditation. That is only one of the ways, and may be suitable for a few people but is not suitable for all… Running can be a meditation – jogging, dancing, swimming, anything can be a meditation.”

I was one of those people who thought meditation was sitting under a tree, cross-legged, etc. LOL! Until, that is, I started meditating and figured it all out for myself.

When I was sick in bed and had difficulty walking due to my herniated disc, I meditated on my bed, stayed quiet, did my best to focus and quiet the mind, and I was able to find relief from pain.

When I got better, I would take long walks in nature and by 2.5 miles, I would feel very spiritually connected.

I learned that when I listen and/or sing certain mantras while meditating (from the last Mentors Channel meditation series with Deva Premal and Miten), I could feel my chakras (or energy centers) vibrate, cleanse, or heal.

Prayer is a deep form of meditation to me.

When I am writing or even just quietly focused on creating something and I get in the “zone,” those were different forms of meditations to me.

Meditation is what you do that get you connected to you and to the beautiful Spirit that is within you.

How do you “meditate”?

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger
Day 4: The Art of Living in Balance
Day 5: Love and Meditation go Hand in Hand
Day 6: Living Dangerously
Day 7: Watching The Mind
Day 8: It Needs Intelligence To Be Happy

20140730-162530.jpgThanks to Bodymindspirit1021 via instagram for sharing this image. I had to regram it!

“Everyone is scared of being the one who cares too much, love too much – this is why relationships fall apart.”

How true is this? Love is a gift, but it is also kinda scary.

I, for one, have the capacity to love and care deeply and that is especially scary to me. We need to learn for ourselves how to feel safe and secure to care and love deeply, regardless of the outcome.

To share love is a beautiful gift. To share love unconditionally is the ultimate gift–certainly to the other person, but more so as a gift to our own selves.

It means that our hearts have expanded and we have become aware of love and the connection we all share with each other.

This gift makes us more empathetic, kind, grateful to one another, compassionate, and considerate to one another. We would, in our own way, help make this world a better place not only for ourselves and our loved ones, but for others too. How cool is that?

Link to my instagram post:

I am grateful for the massage I received today. My Acupuncturist hired a massage therapist who did the acupressure massage on me. It was pretty intense and thorough. I appreciated it.

20140728-235159.jpgDay 8 – It Needs Intelligence To Be Happy

Thought for the day: Today I call on my intelligence to create something wonderful

Daily Quote:
Meditation is fire – it burns your thoughts, your desires, your memories; it burns the past and the future. It burns your mind and the ego. It takes away all that you think that you are. It is a death and a rebirth, a crucifixion and a resurrection. You are born anew. You lose your old identity totally, and you attain to a new vision of life.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about how to learn to be happy.

Osho said that we have learned, over time, to repress happiness. It is now important to learn to be happy and to respect not only the happiness we cultivate, but also to respect other people’s happiness, rather than be envious or jealous.

In order to be happy, you need intelligence. Osho’s meaning of intelligence is not about being intellectual however. It is about gaining insight from within, to be guided from within and not from without, to walk your truth, to take risks, and to be creative (co-create your life). This is how to cultivate happiness.

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger
Day 4: The Art of Living in Balance
Day 5: Love and Meditation go Hand in Hand
Day 6: Living Dangerously
Day 7: Watching The Mind

20140728-210346.jpgI am grateful for 100 happy days! And for my 100th Happy Day, I share with you my treasure box. I can’t show you what’s inside, but it contains one of my heartfelt desires.

Yay for 100 days!

20140727-231503.jpgDay 7 – Watching The Mind

Thought for the day: I am willing to be a witness to my mind, without judgment

Daily Quote:
This is the only distinction between the dream and the real: reality allows you to doubt, and the dream does not allow you to doubt….

To me, the capacity to doubt is one of the greatest blessings to humanity.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about how to be a witness to your mind.

Many Spiritual Teachers and Mentors advice that it is important to be the master of your thoughts. It’s not an easy thing to do! Even when you know that you attract what you think…

However, I have found that meditation and a focus to turn my thoughts around do help, when my mind is on a roll. Also, I try not to beat myself up these days. All is well, and I can always change my thoughts as soon as I catch myself.

Osho advises to not worry too much about your thoughts. It’s natural. Instead stop what you are doing and focus on quieting the mind. You will find gaps and openings in which you can distance yourself from thoughts. Then focus on the present. The sudden change will give you a chance to regroup… from here you can quiet the mind.

Or… You can change the thoughts to better, peaceful, or loving ones. 😊

The course is followed by techniques to help with watching the mind.

From the course:
Mind exists with your cooperation or your conflict…When you fight with the mind, you are giving energy to it…So whether you cooperate or you conflict, in both the cases the mind becomes stronger and stronger. Just watch. Just be a witness. And, by and by, you will see gaps arising.”

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger
Day 4: The Art of Living in Balance
Day 5: Love and Meditation go Hand in Hand
Day 6: Living Dangerously

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