Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
I have not heard much about Buddha's teachings but I like these ideas:
Five Aspirations... the principle of causing no harm
1. I will endeavor not to harm sentient beings.
2. I will endeavor not to steal.
3. I will endeavor no to misuse sexuality.
4. I will endeavor not to use false speech.
5. I will endeavor not to consume toxins.
Wholesome thoughts: diminish suffering (dukkha) and foster happiness and freedom.
Unwholesome thoughts or unskilled thought: is one that is not conducive to freedom and happiness but rather promotes suffering. (dukkha)
And somehow this is tied to an idea called not-self. Which I believe has something to do with disconnecting from ego's thinking and hearing the real spiritual self...I suppose that is enlightenment?
I like striving to slow down and be mindful for 10 to 20 minutes, to walk quietly for 10 minutes, to try and stay awake during a body scan, and to practice loving kindness meditation in the hopes of something positive happening somehow.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
Click on a Chapter to download the file to your computer or click on the double blue arrow to have it read to you now.
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Monday, January 19, 2015
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Is it possible to live a life free of bondage and suffering?
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
This morning i came to the idea that I could do several things for just a few minutes to show myself what I want to be able to participate in or accomplish this year. And at the same time I can accept that many of things I do today might not occur very often in the year but just for today I will show myself what it is I want to do even for just a few minutes.
It's funny to see myself accomplish so much is just a few hours. The most enjoyable so far was trying to eat mindfully again. I did and didn't at different moments but still it was nice to recall who might be the people to plant, grow, harvest, transport, and to have the money thanks to my good husband to purchase these healthy foods I was eating this morning.
I Can Do It through Hay House. I'm going to attend and I hope to go having finished my nursing requirements. I'm going to make this my priority, both finishing my 122 hours of theory for nursing and attending this conference in April 2015. How exciting for me.
Happy New Year everyone. I am excited about what my God has for me to learn and participate in and who will be the angles He will send into my days this year and how I can help Him in being an angle for someone else. That is kind of hard you know. I get caught up in muself so mindfulness will play a major part in how will I do at being an angle for others this year.
oh another great reason for this year just popped into my head! I turn 50 and our marriage will celebrate 20 years. Hot Dog.
P.S. I am healing very well from my surgeries of last month. I started light exercising, stretching, low impact movement and a little yoga stretching. Currently I am using the wall to rebuild my pec muscle strength for pushups. All in time I will be strong and flexible again and become better than I was.
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