Have you found the joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others? A film concerning the often missed nature of happiness, by my lovely friend Kath Temple … twitter.com/kathtemple
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How often do we take the time to look at the sky? This is how your awareness grows.
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|“I have lived with several Zen masters – all of them cats.”
~ Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now.
I often wonder, when cats are sitting quietly, bolt upright with their eyes half-closed, are they in a state of feline meditation? Are they thinking profound cat-thoughts, or is it just there way?
The Optimist Creed was written by Christian D. Larson 100 years ago in 1912. Use it as a powerful tool to become the most brilliant magnet for magnificence and joy in your life!
I Promise Myself:
To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature I meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of myself that I have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
His work is an expression of the subconscious in free form. He uses brilliant colours superimposed with playful, delicate lines and abstract, amoebic shapes. His works often have a humorous quality. His backgrounds are usually neutral and rendered in a limited set of basic colours.
Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride.
The other night, while tuned in to the BBC World Service, I happened upon a fascinating interview with Nicholas Dunlop, co-founder of the Climate Parliament. He was saying that the answer to the climate problem would be the creation of a Renewable energy supergrid. Here is a transcript of part of the interview:
“This is a really key idea for finding our way out of the climate problem. If we share our clean energy resources, our solar and wind and hydroelectric power and geothermal and the others, over a wide area, over a whole region or a whole continent, then we can actually switch the whole world economy to clean energy much more quickly than most governments currently imagine.
The way you do this is you use high-voltage direct current cables to link up the region, and these can can transmit energy over long distances – thousands of kilometers – with very little loss of energy along the way. They work well under water. You can bury them so they are out of sight.
And what that would enable us to do is to draw essentially unlimited solar energy from the world’s deserts and dry lands, where you’ve got the sun shining all day everyday, and you can harness that energy through photovoltaic panels, but also through solar-thermal power stations which use mirrors to concentrate the sun’s heat and boil water and drive a steam turbine.
Secondly, you can make wind energy a much more reliable resource. We all know that if you are in just one location the wind comes and goes, but over a wide area the wind’s always blowing in some places, so if you harness wind over a wide area you get a very steady supply.
And thirdly, we could link everybody to the big hydro-electric dams in the mountain ranges so that we could use hydro power as back-up to solar and wind energy to enable us to get a hundred percent reliability and make it a hundred percent reliable.
In the process, many parts of the world are going to make a lot of money. For example Scotland, which is the Saudi Arabia of wind and rain, could actually become a major exporter of wind power. Or Rajasthan and India, which has wall-to-wall sunshine year round in the Rajasthan desert, could be a solar power house for the India sub-continent, and so on …”
For more info on these ideas check out the Eparliament web site.
When your mind is full of distracting thoughts and worries, why not try using this technique to stop thinking, calm down, and bring everything back into focus…
“To understand how you might be thinking
thoughts without realizing it, stop right now,
close your eyes, and do not think a single
thought for ten seconds.
If thoughts came even though you decided to
stop them, you know thoughts are happening
in your life without your knowledge of them.
If your mind will not obey you and stop for
ten seconds, can you imagine the amount of
thoughts that are being produced in one day?
You can change this and master your mind. All
it takes is practicing the process of not thinking
a thought for ten seconds. In a short amount
of time you will be able to stop all thoughts for
ten seconds, fifteen seconds, thirty seconds,
and so on, until you are the one who decides
whether you will think a thought or not. The
peace that comes when you are the master of
your mind is indescribable, and along with
that you will also be a master of the law of
attraction. Imagine that!”
~ From The Secret Daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne