Archives for the month of: July, 2014

20140727-212531.jpgMy cousin, my toddler niece, and newborn nephew came over, and spent the afternoon with me.

It was… Wow! Tiring to be at the beck and call of a toddler, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! It was fun, too.

Baby M is so cute! Babies, most particularly boy babies (family or strangers), love to look at and watch me for some reason. When he couldn’t see me and smile at me, he cried. I joke that my angels must be playing with him.

I am grateful for time spent with family today.

20140727-141400.jpgSomething new and different for such a majorly HOT day. Zero calories and tastes like mild Korean barley tea and boba.

I am grateful that I have completed all the postings up to this morning posts on The Atidecrem Life Project Facebook page. That took a long time…

20140726-093903.jpgGotta have a leap of faith!

20140726-092255.jpgDay 6 – Living Dangerously

Thought for the day: There is always enough time to play

Daily Quote:
When the seed becomes a sprout it is going into something unknown. When the sprout starts growing flowers it is again a movement into the unknown. And when the fragrance leaves the flowers — again, a quantum leap into the unknown. Life needs courage at each step.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about allowing yourself to live.

It is always very amazing to me that when I am having a problem learning or understanding a soul or personal lesson that I encounter some sort of help! HaHa!

I have been working on how to live in this world without guarding and protecting myself all the time. Over the last few days, I started to feel myself close up regarding someone. I wanted to understand this person’s intentions toward me. In the process, I started to want to protect myself.

Osho’s course and meditation today is about taking down the armor! Isn’t it fitting?

“Living dangerously” is allowing yourself to open to all possibilities of life. If you don’t take risks, how can you know? If you protect yourself from life’s experiences, how can you grow?

The goal of life is to play in it. Don’t be afraid to live it as if it’s your last day.

You carry an armor around you. It is just an armor – it is not clinging to you. You are clinging to it, so when you become aware, you can simply drop it. The armor is dead. If you don’t carry it, it will disappear.” ~Osho

The course followed with a process of meditation to remove a layer of armor around yourself, but still feel safe and secure.

From the course:
Play should remain your life, your center of life. Work should be as a means towards play. Work in the office and work in the factory and work in the shop, but just to have time, opportunity, to play… Play means doing something for its own sake. To live dangerously means to live life as if each moment is its own end.”

(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

20140726-083832.jpgDay 5 – Love and Meditation Should Go Hand in Hand

Thought for the day: I ground my love through daily meditation

Daily Quote:
Be ordinary. Nothing is wrong with ordinariness, because in your very ordinariness you are extraordinary.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about how Love and Meditation together will bring you harmony.

Going within… To calm yourself, your mind… will give you the chance to find clarity and solutions to any problems, including those arising from love.

Funny how I just wrote that–“problems arising from love.” Lately, I have been thinking how the idea of love can get so blurred. Love is the ultimate gift, but sometimes it gets terribly blamed for all sorts of things between people.

It is an innocent bystander, but sometimes it is used to close one’s heart, i.e. “I have loved, got hurt, don’t want to love again.” Sometimes it is used as a weapon, i.e. “I can’t believe I ever loved someone like you.” I could go on and on with more examples from what is happening in our society today.

Imagine if even only one person in a relationship meditate. This person will have found the gift of self-love, would have the clarity and focus to steer drama away and find solutions to couple problems he/she can bring to the table.

Imagine if both people meditate. They will probably have more love to give to one another, more harmony, less drama, and less strain.

The message followed with a lesson in meditation where you imagine your heart center (chakra) as a bud. You could choose any flower you wish. You expel all the air in your lungs, pause, and when the air rushes back in, allow the petals of your flower to bloom.

What a beautiful meditation! It’s a moment where you are allowing your “heart” to open, allowing for self-love, and allowing for love to grow for others.

This meditation can also be used when you are feeling anxious, jealous, etc., to let love back in! I really like day 5’s lesson.

From the course:
When you are in love, don’t forget meditation… Love is only going to show you who you are, where you are. And it is good that love makes you alert…Now is the time to meditate. If love and meditation go together, you will have both wings, you will have a balance. Love and meditate, meditate and love, and slowly, slowly you will see a new harmony arising in you. Only that harmony will make you contented.”

(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

I am grateful for the internal ecards at work, to let co-workers know just how cool they are and how much I appreciate them!

20140725-201641.jpgThe necklace is lovely!

20140724-182634.jpgDay 4 – The Art of Living in Balance

Thought for the day: I accept all that life offers me today, knowing nothing is static

Daily Quote:
If you can love and if you can laugh, totally, wholeheartedly, your life will become such a bliss and a benediction, not only to yourself but to everyone else. You will be a blessing to the world.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about living in balance.

Osho used the tightrope walker as an analogy. He believes that to stay in the middle is not living. As there is night and day, light and dark… we often move forward and back to keep in balance on the tightrope that is life.

We should appreciate life, both the sadness and joy. From sadness, we learn to appreciate the joys of life.

From the course:
Life consists of extremes. Life is a tension between the opposites. To be exactly in the middle forever means to be dead. The middle is only a theoretical possibility; only once in a while are you in the middle, as a passing phase. It is like walking on a tightrope; you can never be exactly in the middle for any length of time. If you try, you will fall.”

(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

20140724-175456.jpg“Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama

I am a very light and sensitive sleeper, so I am very grateful for the 6-hour straight of sleep for two nights in a row! So rare!

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