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What does it mean to be this embodied spirit? I'm in my 56th year of discovery.

"May I feel all I need to feel in order to heal; may I heal all I need to heal in order to feel." ~Marguerite Rigoglioso

"When we take the time to re-connect with ourselves, replace our fears with trust, and learn to let go of the things we cannot control, this is taking care. When we listen to our intuition, embrace all of our imperfections, and stay authentic to who we are, this is taking care. When we ground ourselves in the present, and make mental space to find clarity, this is taking care. When we discover our interior barriers and find courage to dissolve them, this is taking care. When we learn to be gentle with ourselves, this is truly taking care." ~Cat Li Stevenson, www.tinybuddha.com

"Our bodies know that they belong; it is our minds that make us homeless." ~John O'Donahue

"It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any self-deception or illusion, that a light will develop out of events by which the path to success may be recognized." ~I Ching, Hexagram 5, Hsu, Waiting (Nourishment)

"...the objective isn't to look different (changing your body), but to look differently (changing your state of awareness). ~Martha Beck

"The extinction of craving is the end of suffering." ~The Buddha

"To be free is to be without anxiety about imperfection." ~Tara Brach

"The full benefits and fruition of meditation cannot be experienced or enjoyed when we are not grounded in our bodies. The phrase from the early text, when understood fully, implies not only that we are able to touch enlightenment with our bodies, but that we must do so--that in fact there is no other way to touch enlightenment except in and through our bodies." ~Reggie Ray, "Touching Enlightenment" (Tricycle, Spring 2006)

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." ~The Buddha

"Begin making choices based on what makes you feel freer and happier, rather than how you think an ideal life should look. It's the process of feeling our way toward happiness, not the realization of some Platonic ideal, that creates our best lives." ~Martha Beck

"The Buddha Way, in essence, is leaping clear of abundance and lack." ~Eihei Dogen, from "Shobogenzo (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye)"

"Our body is precious. It is a vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care." ~Buddha

"Overeating is often an attempt to ground the body." ~Anodea Judith

"There is never enough of what does not satisfy." ~Nirmala

"Practice the simple but powerful art of always beginning again." ~Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, "Insight Meditation"

"Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found." ~Eckhart Tolle, "Stillness Speaks"

"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts." ~Marcus Aurelius


Member Since: 1/21/2009

My Goals:
-Heal from SIBO
-Relieve pain from heel spur and plantar fasciitis
-Reduce asthma symptoms
-Prevent sleep apnea


My Program:
-Mindfulness
-Yoga, gardening, hand weights, walking
-Nurturing creativity



Personal Information:
I am an Anglophile and a book-lover with a penchant for chinoiserie. My free time is spent traveling, reading English literature, eastern philosophy, science-fiction, and fantasy. When I'm not reading, I'm practicing Hearthwitchery, crocheting, writing, baking scones, drinking tea, taking mindful walks, doing yoga, and meditating.


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Tea's proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence. ~Samuel Johnson

This cup of tea in my two hands in mindfulness is held uprightly. With body and mind I dwell in the very here and now. ~Tea Gatha from the Plum Village Chanting book




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  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    emoticon on being selected as the Spark Motivator of the Day!!! emoticon
    177 days ago
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    Today's Featured Motivator! emoticon
    177 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon The Motivator of the day. emoticon
    178 days ago
  • v WESTERNSAGE
    Your comment on the Tarot card about your husband losing his job of 20 years just popped into my view - I wanted to offer my condolences to both of you and also send good wishes to him. I don't know what sort of work he does or did, but it is my experience that men frequently have their personal identity and sense of self closely tied to their jobs or work, so losing a job can be like losing themselves. Hopefully he will come through this with minimal trauma but in the meantime, I'll send some good energy to both of it. These are definitely not fun times we are are living in right now. Blessed Be.
    Carol

    202 days ago
  • v WESTERNSAGE
    The Tarot card pull of the King of Pentacles and your interpretation of having more resources than we know was a welcome reminder to me. I was able to use it in dealing with a medical records issue; my resources, apparently, turned out to be my many years of office and computer work to get some records straightened out from home. Thank you!
    222 days ago
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