domingo, 30 de março de 2014

Balance - find yours

tai chi, yoga, walk in nature, reading, dancing, creating, meditating, gardening, ...

sábado, 29 de março de 2014

quarta-feira, 26 de março de 2014


  1. SAWABONA!!!
  2. Há uma "tribo" africana que tem um costume muito bonito.
  3. Quando alguém faz algo prejudicial e errado, eles levam a pessoa para o centro da aldeia, e toda a tribo vem e o rodeia. Durante dois dias, eles vão dizer ao homem todas coisas boas que ele já fez.
  4. A tribo acredita que cada ser humano vem ao mundo como um ser bom. Cada um de nós desejando segurança, amor, paz, felicidade. Mas às vezes, na busca dessas coisas, as pessoas cometem erros.
    A comunidade enxerga aqueles erros como um grito de socorro.
    Eles se unem então para erguê-lo, para reconectá-lo com sua verdadeira natureza, para lembrá-lo quem ele realmente é, até que ele se lembre totalmente da verdade da qual ele tinha se desconectado temporariamente: "Eu sou bom".
    Sawabona Shikoba!
    SAWABONA, é um cumprimento usado na África do Sul e quer dizer:
    "Eu te respeito, eu te valorizo. Você é importante pra mim"
    Em resposta as pessoas dizem SHIKOBA,que é:
    "Então, eu existo pra você"

    por Mera Resiliência

segunda-feira, 24 de março de 2014

sábado, 22 de março de 2014

terça-feira, 18 de março de 2014

valuable information

''When we feel pain, our first impulse is often to eradicate it with medication. This is an understandable response, but sometimes in our hurry to get rid of pain, we forget that it is the body’s way of letting us know that it needs our attention. A headache can inform us that we’re hungry or stressed just as a sore throat might be telling us that we need to rest our voice.

If we override these messages instead of respond to them, we risk worsening our condition. In addition, we create a feeling of disconnectedness between our minds and our bodies.
Physical pain is not the only kind of pain that lets us know our attention is needed.

Emotional pain provides us with valuable information about the state of our psyche, letting us know that we have been affected by something and that we would do well to focus our awareness inward.

Just as we tend to a cut on our arm by cleaning and bandaging it, we treat a broken heart by surrounding ourselves with love and support. In both cases, if we listen to our pain we will know what to do to heal ourselves.

It’s natural to want to resist pain, but once we understand that it is here to give us valuable information, we can relax a bit more, and take a moment to listen before we reach for medication.

Sometimes this is enough to noticeably reduce the pain, because its message has been heard. Perhaps we seek to medicate pain because we fear that if we don’t, it will never go away. It can be empowering to realize that, at least some of the time, it is just a matter of listening and responding.
The next time you feel pain, either physical or emotional, you might want to try listening to your own intuition about how to relieve your pain. Maybe taking a few deep breaths will put an end to that headache. Perhaps writing in your journal about hurt feelings will ease your heart.

Ultimately, the message of pain is all about healing.   ''

by Madisyn Taylor

sábado, 15 de março de 2014


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quinta-feira, 13 de março de 2014

Healing past hurt

''There are many troubling phrases in our language that we use without considering their full meaning simply because they have been accepted into common knowledge. 

Even as our ideals progress, our language maintains some phrases from our past that no longer serve us, for example: Boys don’t cry; good child; boys will be boys; problem child; illegitimate child; and many more. 
While these phrases may be used without harmful intent, they are inherently negative. 

Children can be especially sensitive to such phrases, which may stay with them their whole lives, adversely affecting their self-image and wounding their self-esteem

We can create positive change by choosing not to use these words and phrases as we come across them in our vocabulary. 

It is challenging to examine our habits in terms of the words we use to express ourselves, but it is also exciting. 

Language is an area where we can exercise our free will, creating positive change in the world around us by simply choosing carefully the words we use. 

It may seem like a small thing, but our words have a rippling effect, like a stone thrown in a pond. 

People naturally pick up on the way other people speak, consciously or unconsciously changing the way they speak in response. 

We don’t need to actively try to influence people; it happens without our even thinking about it. 

All we have to do is choose to be more conscious ourselves, putting to rest words and phrases that are outmoded, insensitive, or harmful. 

We can also exercise our creativity by creating new phrases that carry positive and loving energy to replace the old ones

You may already have some ideas about phrases you’d like to transition out of your language, and now that you’re thinking about it you may come across many more. 

As you consciously decide not to use these phrases, you may feel lighter and more joyful, knowing that you have chosen to drop baggage that was handed down to you from a less conscious time

As you do so, you elevate the language for future generations who would no doubt thank you if they could. ''

Madisyn Taylor