Archive for October, 2007

Yes, What’s The Price Of A Kiss?

What’s The Price Of A Kiss?

I would love to kiss you.
The price of kissing is your life.
Now my loving is running toward my life shouting,
What a bargain, let’s buy it.

Awards

Awards

 

Thanks a million, Morgan.

 

This is an award bestowed by Morgan for me probably 3 weeks ago. I am not very good with posting my awards as they come. However, I’ve always immediately sent my gratitude and thanks to each one of my friends who gave them to me.

This next award is from Jang Bok Jae. He gave me a surprise just a few minutes ago saying that he has given me one. This time I’m making it a point to post it up almost as quickly as I can. Thanks…Jang Bok Jae!!

 

I know these awards mean a great deal. And they represent splendid friendship, generous effort of sharing, care for others, and most of all, a connection that has enormously value and support for me, personnally. A connection of Mind and Spirit.

 

These awards are absolutely priceless.

 

Thank you!!

 

Footnote – If you haven’t visited Morgan’s or Jang Bok Jae’s blogs, I recommend that you drop over at theirs now.

Natural Herbalism

 

Many of us today are very much into Alternative Medicine. Due to the much excessive use of antibiotics, our immune system has been compromised and chemically overdosed. Bacteria and viruses mutate rapidly as a result. Our human defend system against these bacteria and viruses are not longer effective. These medicines, at best, will give us instant temporary relief. Nothing beyond that. The reason simply enough to understand and rational. Such medicine addresses the symptoms and never the root causes.

 

I’m a staunch believer in natural herbalism. Herbs resolve the cause of our illnesses. By using herbs, we ensure that the root cause is taken care of, so that, a possibility of being immune or a non-reoccurrence is much higher.

 

Have you noticed when animals get sick, how they will immediately go to a grass patch or a field? They instinctively knew and are be able to sniff out herbs for the cure to get them back to well-being.

 

How often do we feel dehydrated after a full prescribed dosage of medicine? That sign is not just skin deep. It’s a deep-rooted sign that our body is signaling to us and reacting to such chemicals we unconsciously put into our body system.

 

Many a times, natural herbalism is the way to go.

 

There are many sources of herbs for different healing and cures amongst which include –

 

Herbs for Men including the ever so popular seek for A Remedy to stop Premature Ejaculation.

 

Allergies
Anemia
Animal Bites
Animal Encounters
Arthritis
Asthma
Atherosclerosis
Athlete’s Foot
Back Pain
Black Eyes
Blood Fortifiers
Body Odor
Brown Spots
Bruises
Burns
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Charley Horse
Cold Feet
Colds And Flu
Conjunctivitis
Constipation
Corns And Calluses
Coughs
Cracked Heels
Dark Under Eye Circles
Depression And Stress
Diabetes
Diarrhea
Drinking Problems
Dry Eyes
Dysentery
Ear Infections
Ear Pressure
Earaches
Eczema
Emphysema
Eye Inflammation
Eye Problems
Puffy Eyes
Eye Stye
Eyeglass Cleaners
Eyestrain
Fainting
Fatigue
Fever Relievers
Fingernail Remedies
Foot And Leg Problems
Frostbite
Flatulence
Gallbladder Problems
Genital Itching
Glaucoma
Gout
Hay Fever
Headaches
Hearing Loss
Heart Attack
Heart Helpers
Heart Palpitations
Heartburn
Heat Rash
Hemorrhoids
Herpes
Hiccups
Hoarseness
Hypertension
Indigestion
Ingrown Toenails
Insect Stings
Jet Lag
Leg Cramps

 

When you think of the IMPOSSIBLE…think of this. Get your spirit up and NOW, put into action what you thought was impossible. Nothing is impossible if you put you mind to it. It’s only your state of mind.

 

An interesting video on Meditation Practices.

Below is an article that I picked up from Maggie’s blog and I’ve requested her permission to post it here to share with everyone.

It’s about – Loving Yourself.

Relationships are how we relate to others. We have a relationship with everyone that we know and who is close to us. This is not reserved for our family or someone who we are involved with. Every interaction we have with another is the act of relating.

If we have a problem relating to others, this affects our ability to have supportive relationships. We have to ask ourselves if our relationships are supportive and if they are not, then ask ourselves why they are not. Everyone wants the perfect romance or marriage, but not everyone looks at the mechanics of how to have one. If we fail to have supportive relationships in our life, how can we have the perfect relationship?

 

Lets look at what is a supportive relationship. The word support is very important. It means that our interaction supports another. This means more than supporting another in their decisions or actions, rather through the act of supporting, we honour and validate who the other person is. In turn, this validates who we are. Both are supported, no one loses, no ego’s involved, and in so doing, we honour the relationship. This is what it means to have a supportive relationship. This is the desired goal. Now, how do we accomplish it?

 

There are several reasons why we may have problems relating to others. One primary reason is our behavioural patterns. These patterns are developed over a course of our lives. It starts when we are children, through to our adolescence, and by the time we are adults, we have established our behavioural patterns for our relationships. We can have both positive and negative behavioural patterns.

 

What causes negative behavioural patterns? If we look at a person’s life, we can readily see which is negative or positive behaviour. But we may not easily see the cause of the negative.

 

The cause usually resides in the past in which a trauma or an event occurred that effects how we behave in the future. If that event occurs again, or if something happens currently to cause us to experience that trauma again, that is when we respond to it. Situations can act as triggers, which may cause us to react to the person that is involved in the situation. This causes a negative behavioural pattern. Until we can identify the problem, we are powerless to do anything about it.

 

Whatever the situation was to trigger a reactionary response, the cause must be discovered in order to heal the original fracture. In Shamanism terms this is called a Soul Fracture. A fracture of the Self. Each self is part of the whole which comprises the soul. Soul Fractures occur for a variety of reasons and may or may not relate to this current lifetime. Traumas have occurred in past lifetimes that may or may not have been addressed. The Soul holds the body of these life experiences. Furthermore, the life process itself can be very painful for some. Past experiences that have dishonoured, or invalidated who we are, cause us to close ourselves off even more. These experiences build up over a matter of time and unless a clearing occurs, emotional or physical problems may develop.

 

If a problem has been identified, what can we do about it? One can try to clear it themselves, or one can go to a practioner who is adept at doing clearings. In order to clear, one must identify the original cause that created a behavioural pattern. Then, move through the experience of that situation, and experience the emotions that we have associated with it. Then, we must have closure or completion. This means completing it anyway that we are able. As long as, we feel that we have a sense of completion for the experience.

 

So, after we have identified the cause and received closure or completion, then we let it go. This does not mean to forgive or forget, that is not what it is to release. The act of releasing is our readiness to heal. Only after the experience has cleared can healing occur.

 

The healing process is a time when we must be very loving to ourselves. If we beat up ourselves about the experience that had caused us harm or our past reaction to it, then we cannot heal. In being loving to ourselves, we validate what we had experienced at that time and our emotions for it. Our emotions are always valid. So it’s important for us to do this self validation in order to heal.

 

Love is the energy that helps us to heal, whether we give this love to ourselves, or we receive it from another. When we look at having supportive, loving relationships in our life, why not start with ourselves? Because that is where love comes from. This is what transforms our relationships and our lives. We must love the self first. And we cannot do that until we have healed and become whole.

There are plenty more wonderful articles that Maggie has written. Check it out HERE and enjoy.

How many of us let each second goes by without being aware of the seconds ticking past?

How many of us needed approval from people around us when we embark something?

How many of us attuned to those around us before we decide to act or not act?

Why is it so that before we act on something, we owe our decisions to others around us?

Are we not capable of making decisions for just us alone?

Why do we have to be so attached to things and people?

Can we just let go of our attachments, feel free, feel liberated?

Is it so difficult to let go of all the negative energies we possess and make room for the positive one to enter our lives?

To make days count, isn’t feeling free the greatest and only reason why we live our lives?

Enjoy life, this is not a rehearsal.

Live each day in the present and make it beautiful.

Heal the Past…Live in the Present…dream for the Future.

We’ve always had strong desire in each one of us to transform; to make changes to our lives. Come the new year, we make resolutions and most of these we’ll find difficult to keep those promises to ourselves.

Why is that so?

Is it because we’re so preciously attached to our comfort zone that we never want to let go; to make room for transformation can take place?

Or is it just because we do things that matter to others and we don’t have space at all for ourselves?

If we keep our baggages, how can we created new space for transformations to occurred.

Morgan is only fine example of how she decided to to let go and Healed her past, to let the Process of Miracles to seep into her life. I admire her greatly for the journey she has taken. By doing so, she has embraced a newly found self. A Present to Live for. Now Dream for your Future, Morgan.

Visit her blog and let me know what do you think…

Here is an article I read in The Star today. It’s a short story about Ven Heng Sure. Here is a brief insight into an interview with him. Before we start, just a little about him.

Borned Christopher R. Clowey in 1949, in Teledo, Ohio, he took the name of Ven Heng Sure in 1976. He attended the University of California in Berkeley in the 60s and attained Masters in Oriental Languages. Later, he attained a PhD in Graduate Thelogical Union in Berkeley. He’s 58 now and has been in robes for 30 years.

Back in 1977, a young monk in his full robes of 7-piece sash and the Avatamsaka Sutra tied to his back, took 3 steps and then made a full prostration by the roadside. He got up and repeated the procedure – “san bu, yi bai” meaning “3 steps, 1 bow” – Throughout the day, every day, for 2 years and 9 months!!

That was the bowing pilgrimage undertaken by Venerable Heng Sure from May 1977 till the end of 1979. He covered some 1,280 km of the California Costal Highway from Pasadena to Utah. At the same time, he took a vow of silence for 6 year.

Rain or shine, snow or hail, this young man remained steadfast to his religious practice despite being viewed as weird by the American public at the time.

The following are some of his answers in a recent email interview.

“Why the vow of silence during the bowing pilgrimage?”

The bowing pilgrimage helped me to begin to see through the illusion of self-importance; the silence vow taught me that my inner wiring was crooked. I couldn’t tell the truth from a lie because my motive for speech was so often a wish to make others like me. If a joke or an exaggeration could get laugh then I would twist or embellish the truth without a care. When one person prevents one arrogant thought and one crooked word from entering the mainstream social interchange, then that’s a wholesome deed. Our minds touch each other; when my mind is free of anger and cynicism, I’ve benefited the world.

“After 30 years in robes, what is the most gratifying things you’ve gained?”

A growing awareness that my thoughts matter a great deal to the well-being of the planet and our larger human and non-human family. If i can refuse to get depressed or frightened by what people do, if I can resolutely bring my chaotic thoughts back to stillness, and wonder at the marvel of the infinite conditions swirling around me, and if I can vow to never harm a soul with thought, word, or deed, then my feet are on the path to awakening.

For more wisdom, visit Ven Heng Sure’s blog by clicking HERE.

Something, somehow and sometime things unexpectedly happen. It’s a great feeling when such amazing occasions come about.

 Months ago, I came across this blog. When I browse through it was giving my goose pimples. The blog relates to someone young. At her age, she went through so so much. What is fabulous and magical is the fight she put up to transform. Who she is now is person world apart from whom she was not too long ago. She found the strength, determination, the greatness to move away from the effect and became the cause. She has become a girl with so much to hope, love and goodness to share. She has become who I named “my baby sister”. She is Mighty Morgan. A miracle!!

Yesterday I  invited Morgan to be a co-author with me for the Mind Body And Spirit blog. And this morning my “baby sister” agreed. I’m honored and happy. Read her blog and you’ll know what I meant. Morgan have a very touching blog. And see how well she writes too.

Toast to you, baby sister!! You’re special.

Life isn’t about find yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Which one are you? How many of us really know who we are? Are we who we are by the mere fact that others said so?

 

There are Us who others said, “we’re good”. Then we know that we’re good. The next moment, some others just said, “we’re morons”. We react and became angry.

Are we playing the roles that others want us to be?

Who’s in control?

Those who wish us to be what they want us to be?

Or we’re in control of our life?

There are individuals who meditate. They achieved a state of calmness and serenity. The moment some of these individuals departed from the meditative state and encountered a challenge, they forgot about time they spent meditating to be strong inside. Instead they shifted their state and got out out of control.

Were they being dictated and controlled by the situation or the person at the Cause and these individuals became the Effect?

I would said many of us go about every second of our daily lives without truly searching ourselves of who we are. Whether all the things that we’re doing, are we pleasing ourselves or satisfying others around us?

Even if we managed to find out who we really are, is that what life’s finally all about? If there something else what we can achieve during our journey here?

How about creating ourselves?

Do we just want to live this life, one day at a time, plodding along without taking positive steps to making each passing day matters and creating a difference for ourselves. Only when we can make that difference for ourselves can we then make a positive difference for others.

What do you think? I hope you can please share…