Dissolving the knot
In this issue...
What I've been up to: Socializing
Positive news: Positive Animal Welfare
The monthly thought: Dissolving The Knot
A positive recommendation: Quantum Mind Power
The thanking corner: the ability to love and the sun in October
What I've been up to: Socializing
Although the weather has been surprisingly nice for this time of the year in London, the days are getting shorter and thus I tend to spend more time indoors...
...Like the time I spent at the gathering of our building. You see, we're proud of the fact that we all know each other in the building (six floors) - a rare thing in London, where people live isolated lives.
I had a very nice time, and the new people who moved in upstairs enjoyed seeing this friendly circle we've got going.
I also happened to book the tickets to visit my family in December - not for Christmas, though. I'm so looking forward to seeing them again - dog included! :-)
The Positive News: Positive Animal Welfare
This article from the Soil Association explains how the mass production of meat for human consumption has had negative consequences overtime not only in our health, but also in the animals' welfare.
Several links in the article take you to detailed information about how animals are raised and what is the best we can do to ensure that we eat meat of animals that have been raised healthily. This, of course, given you're not a vegetarian :-)
Read the full news at the Soil Association.
The Monthly Thought: Dissolving The Knot
I'm sure you've felt the knot that we unconsciously create every day when we live in the "doing" mode. It's like a sort of pressure in your heart or belly areas, a feeling of being rushed or not having time to just sit and relax.
If you're not sure if you have a knot, feel your stomach now. Tell it to relax. Drop your shoulders. Let the tension in your brow go away. Do you notice any difference on how you feel now, as compared to when you started to read this paragraph?
I've found a beautiful and simple way of dissolving the knot: the love-it-all technique.
We contribute to creating that knot when we find fault with what is. A few examples:
You had plans for the evening but an unplanned visit comes along. You dislike having to change your plans but deal with it, and build if just a tiny bit of resentment towards the fact that you couldn't carry on with your plans.
You and a work colleague make the same sort of mistake, but while you're reprimanded they don't get told a word. You find it extremely unfair and get angry about it.
The bill from the supermarket doesn't reflect the discount on an item you bought. You get upset about it and find fault with their inability at updating their prices.
Similarly, the knot starts to disappear magically when you choose to love and be grateful for things or what happens around you. For instance:
You take the fact an unplanned visit came to relax and enjoy the conversation. Who knows, you may even get to hear some information that may serve you later on.
You understand that you don't know why your work colleague was not reprimanded while you were, and as such nothing is really "unfair". You just get on with life.
You take the chance that you will need to go back to the supermarket if you want the discount on the item as an opportunity to buy something else that you forgot or stock up on things you will need.
However, and as you've probably thought, loving what is (looking at the positive side of things) is not easy to do or even feasible at times. What seems like a careless action from your partner that causes you trouble may trigger great anger and upsetness - "And you're asking me to love the situation?"
What I'm saying to you is that the more we can stay with a loving attitude towards what is, the better we feel and the better our lives go too - "coincidences" start to happen that take you in the direction of your goals.
The challenge I pose to you for this month, should you choose to accept it, is as follows: start developing a loving attitude towards as many small things that currently bother you as you can. Little by little, you'll start enjoying life more and find fault with less and less things.
This is the knot being dissolved and replaced for an authentic joy for life.
The Positive Recommendation: Quantum Mind Power
The Quantum Mind Power program consists of a number of soundtracks with a combination of specific sound waves to stimulate and "awaken" certain parts of your brain. The result? You truly "wake up" to life for the first time - at least that's how it felt for me.
This program uses certain kind of waves which make the right and left hemispheres of your brain "communicate" more. Certain issues of yours may appear more clearly to you with the use of this program. You then may decide to make certain changes in your life, in light of the new reality you see.
It is an affordable program, and it includes a number of bonus soundtracks to help you relax and to empower you with gratitude.
I used the Quantum Mind Power program for quite a while with successful results (then I switched to Holosync, but I'll tell you about it another time).
Read the review of the Quantum Mind Power program here.
The Thanking Corner
I believe that being grateful for something is one of the most powerful tools to feel better immediately. Here are the two thanking bits of the month:
Thankful for... the ability to love. I am grateful for our capacity, always available, of pausing and relaxing and letting it all be just like it is; and on top, love it all as if it was a large gift - wait a minute - isn't that the case? :-)
Thankful for... the sun in October. London has gotten me used to its cold, windy and rainy Octobers. However, this October we've experienced a fairly good weather in London, and I've had the pleasure of enjoying a very warm sun - and even be able to catch a mild tan!
What are you thankful for? Send me an email trough the Contact Me form and let me know!
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"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death."
-Leonardo da Vinci
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