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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

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I am grateful for the gift of cooking. I love to cook and create dishes. I also enjoy recreating dishes I encounter, by look and taste. Cooking is one of my many outlets and passions, and allows me to be creative, even when on a diet.

For dinner to share, I made salad with cilantro dressing. I am not into beans overly much, but I added white kidney beans for protein with shredded parmesan cheese and lightly salted fried onions. I also made crab, clams, and corn soup.

I am grateful for very generous friends! We had dinner at a Hawaiian lounge, with a surprise Chocolate Dream Cake for me and another friend, who will be celebrating a birthday next month. On top of that, the painting class was still yet another birthday gift!
 
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We had fun getting our creative thing on!

Yesterday, we had hamachi poké and a Hawaiian-style Ahi poké salad, so I was still craving some.

I grabbed some hamachi (yellowtail) and ikura (salmon roe), and made a healthier version of poké with just enough sesame oil to taste but not load the poké with extra calories. So yum!

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I had gone in to a large office supply store to look for a specific kind of journal by Markings that’s small enough to carry with me at all times. I was lucky to find the journal there with different design variations that were cheaper. That’s always a cool find!

I found something cooler! As soon as I saw them, my brain came up with all sorts of creative things to use them for, including my vision boards.

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I am grateful for post-its, and even more grateful for gigantor ones!

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