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I was waiting to see my Specialist and found this article on how to live without regrets from “More” magazine.

It is again a good reminder on how to live a life without regrets. In the article’s case, to release a long-held regret, the writer had to fulfill a promise she wasn’t able to complete many years before. In doing so, she was able to let go of the guilt and sadness she felt for that broken promise.

I believe that we each have some regrets in life. Some are easier to mend, some may not be… Some may even require some changes in ourselves or our situation… Whatever it is, may each of us find a way to let go of regrets that keep us from living life happily and fully.

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.” –Joseph Campbell

“When you arise in the morning think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…” –Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

20140907-044526.jpgI am grateful for my constant reminders to keep me focus on what’s important to me.

20140814-185701.jpgDay 21 – Zorba the Buddha, the Ultimate Synthesis

Thought for the day: I embrace both the Zorba and the Buddha within me

Daily Quote:
Everybody is telling you to keep a low profile. Why? Such a small life, why keep a low profile? Jump as high as you can. Dance as madly as you can.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about being able to live life fully and be spiritual too.

You can have it all… To live life fully and be spiritual too.

As you may have read before, I believe in reincarnation. I am grateful for this life and the opportunity to experience as many things as possible.

I have a chance to try different foods from different cultures. I have a chance to explore different places and get to learn different languages and cultures. I have a chance to be a better person as work through karma, and experience more grace and dharma. I have a chance to explore who I really am–especially my spirituality, and celebrate the masterpiece that is me.

Life is so short, enjoy it. Live the masterpiece that is you!

Excerpt from the course
“Zorba the Buddha”, is Osho’s vision of a new man who is whole, not split between materialism and spirituality – a person able to celebrate every aspect of life. Zorba the Greek, as portrayed in an old movie, is a man who embraces the pleasures of the body through all his senses. He enjoys life to the fullest. Zorba is playfulness. The other dimension of the new man is represented by ‘Buddha’, the embodiment of the spiritual, the silence and awareness that lie beyond the material world, or hidden in its deepest depths. For Osho, these two are complementary, not divisive. His vision is the synthesis of Zorba and Buddha.

Zorba is the foundation and Buddha is the palace. Buddha is the peak, but the foundation stones are laid by Zorba. It will be foolish to choose to be a Buddha without having the foundation stones. The Buddha is asleep in the Zorba. It has to be awakened. And nobody can awaken you except life itself. First become a Zorba, a flower of this earth, and earn the capacity through it to become a Buddha – the flower of the other world.”

(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
Day 11: Everybody Is Creative
Day 12: Intuition – Tuition From Within
Day 13: Meditation And Conditioning
Day 14: How to Drop Judging People
Day 15: The Art Of Listening
Day 16 – Relaxation Through Awareness
Day 17 – Accepting Every Part Of Me
Day 18 – Sex, Love And Meditation
Day 19 – Living In Joy
Day 20 – Maturity: The Responsibility Of Being Oneself

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

20140522-103445.jpgEach sick person I have visited. Each funeral I have attended so far. Each death I have heard about… Life is so short. Live well. Forgive now. Love completely. Cherish each other and each moment you spend with your loved ones. Tell your loved ones you love and care for them before it’s too late. Be brave! (Something I am working on myself…)

(Image courtesy of IMGquotes.com)

Related post:
Tell Them Today

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I have decided that it is time to write a letter of forgiveness to myself. I am ready to let go of things that I haven’t yet forgiven myself for–the stuff that has kept me a bit of a prisoner still inside.

I have been putting this off for a few weeks now, but tomorrow is my birthday and it’s time for a new beginning. So after I post this, I will continue to handwrite my letter of forgiveness–something long overdue, but truly needed to set myself completely free and to truly live my life fully…

I am grateful for the forgiveness process and for now being ready to forgive myself.

Related posts:
Day 99/365: Another Lesson In Forgiveness
Day 38/365: Forgiveness

20140101-204959.jpgI am grateful for a new year… 365 opportunities to live each moment fully.

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If you died today, would you be happy with the life you have lived?  Well, since you are not dying today, not that I know of anyway ;-), you have a chance to make some changes, right?  Why not write your obituary so that you can be sure that you are living your life the way you want it to be lived.

Please don’t think about it as an exercise of mortality or morbidity.  Let it be an exercise of “no regrets.”  This way, it can be a sort of rules to live by for a life fully (and well) lived.

Here is my working copy of the fun stuff:

Mercedita lived her life fiesty ’til her last breath (which sounded more like a laugh), and with a peaceful smile (smirk?) on her face.  She was surrounded by her family and friends until her last moments, reminiscing about the wonderful times they all shared with her.

She was a prolific writer, healer, world traveler, and foodie until the very end.  Her last meal was a sashimi plate of hamachi (yellow tail), toro (fatty tuna), sake (salmon), and shiro maguro (white tuna) with a nigiri plate of uni (sea urchin roe) and ikura (salmon roe) with a quail egg yolk on top.  This nearly centenarian’s last thrilling adventure (just the other day) was paragliding.

Mercedita was a philanthropist, donating her time and money to countless charitable organizations to fight hunger, support education, and mentorship to children in underserved communities.

She saved the lives of three children while living and hopes as a donor to save more lives.

To add one day: 😉

She follows her Imzadi to heaven, and leaves behind two beautiful children and their equally beautiful families.

How’s that?  That wasn’t macabre, right?  Make it fun (and funny)!

I am grateful to have the chance to review my life, so that I can make necessary changes to be able to live my life without regrets later.  Now the hard part… to be brave!

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