Think outside the box:~~~let go! trust! risk! enjoy! give effort! relax! sleep! stop thinking,,,

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http://distractify.com/culture/arts/frozen-bubbles-in-wintertime/

Amazing how thinking out of the box turned a freezing day into one with unexpected beauty and creativity.

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While We All Hid Indoors, This Boy And His Mom Tried A Crazy Experiment In The Freezing Cold Weather.
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Catching Up as the Year Ends

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It’s been a while I have posted in WordPress, but since the year is coming to an end, I thought I would share my thoughts.

This year has been a much better year than 2012, which was the year I suddenly lost my hearing for 3 days. Sometimes blessings come out of traumatic experiences, and in my case, I was forced to stop and reassess how I was treating myself and how  I use my time.

Early this year after signing up for an 8 week CBT therapy session, I finally released my ongoing anxiety. Once I clearly understood the root of my anxiety (faulty thinking) it healed.  I was stunned by the quick results.

I closed my Facebook page even if I enjoyed posting and inspiring my followers. By doing this, I found more time to do things that add value to my life. I signed up for a 52-week course on mindfulness. It took me four months to be able to find a course that I could join as almost every course required video or skype, which I can’t do. I corresponded with customer service and owners of schools, and no one could accommodate me.  With the advance of technology, it shouldn’t be that hard or expensive. Everyone who wants to learn deserves an opportunity to do this.

My goal is to learn mindfulness well enough to be able to develop an online course, and make it accessible to the hearing impaired community.

I am truly looking forward to new adventures with growth and learning, and in helping to make different spiritual programs available to everyone.

I will still be around, posting from time to time and catching up with your posts. :)

Compassion and the Cycle of Life

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“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these” ~ George Washington Carver

Every day I become more aware that love is the essence of all of life, and it’s not only an emotion but (quoting Dr. David Hawkins) “a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others.”

Happiness is Letting Go

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“If you let go a little, you will have a little happiness. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of happiness. And if you let go completely, you will be completely happy.”  Ajahn Chah

There is true liberation when we let go of anything that is suppressing our spirit and enjoyment of life.

I find that once I release a mental pattern or relationship to life that my reality changes without my trying very hard. As an example, when I fully realized that I deserved respect, friendship and love in an intimate relationship, the emotionally and verbally abusive ex and I went our separate ways, and without any drama.

As I was happily getting ready to spend the rest of my life on my own many years ago, I met the current man I share my life with two months later. He reflects everything that is beautiful, a true soulmate. He reflects my healthy state of mind when it comes to relationships. Yet, in the midst of happiness and a peaceful life, I have my inner demons that cause suffering. I am aware enough to know that these are simply thoughts, an illusion, but the ego insists on getting its way.

I am aware that I am not powerless. I simply need to stop feeding the demons until they disappear. Little by little they are being let go and little by little I am seeing several positive changes in myself. One being, I have less anxiety.

The healing work is not yet done, but I am willing and eager to continue on the path of spiritual growth and emotional wholeness.

The Ocean’s Gift

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I wrote this poem many years ago, when matters of the heart and plans gone awry where my spiritual and emotional challenges. Nowadays, life is sweeter  because of the lessons of yesterday.

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When life cast its grey shadows on me

and the tests seem too much to take.

When my heart has been broken once again -

and my dreams have faded into nothingness,

the white sands of the beach is where I go.

Running past sand castles with

hidden treasures I may never know -

Running past lovers basking in the warmth

 of the eternal sun

I reach for the cool embrace of the ocean’s waves.

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Together we dance to the ebb and flow

of the tide of life

and together we stand unafraid.

Woman Walks in the Golden Light by moonjazz

In the silence of the distance

the ocean’s strength speaks to me

enveloping my soul with the

gift of peace it came to find.

© 2013 Marie Jimenez-Beaumont

The Real Moments

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When I moved from New York to the West Coast of the USA, I was in absolute awe in seeing pink skies for the first time while walking hand in hand with the love of my life. I remember moments like these with a sweet gratitude. The earth is a canvas of beauty and love, so for me, there are no ordinary moments, all are part of the simple and yet sacred experience in the journey of life.

Successful or Unsuccessful Mindset?

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  Are we living from a place of ego or from beyond the ego?

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If I had created this well done chart, I would have entitled it “Living without Ego” and “Living with the Ego” to give a glimpse of what life is like mentally and spiritually when we are free from attachments and a sense of lack and separation within ourselves.

Living from a place of ego is constricting and exhausting. Living from beyond the ego (Spirit) is expanding and reflects in experiencing more joy in our lives.

I don’t keep a journal as suggested on the left side of the chart, have tried a few times but lose interest, however, I live mindfully which has given me a few ‘aha’ moments about myself and led to shifts in how I perceive and express my life. I am however, open to getting into the habit of journaling for my self-reflection.

I leave you with a quote from a famous motivational teacher as it adds clarity to the chart’s message:

You are where you are in your life because of what has gone into your mind, THE ONLY WAY to change where you are is change what goes into your mind. – Zig Ziglar

 

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