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Tranquility while floating



Category: Balance, Emotions, Personalize 5, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: flow, fluid, peace, Selfseeds stillness, tranquility, water

Mental Attitude

If your mental attitude is positive, even when threats abound, you won’t lose your inner peace. On the other hand, if your mind is negative, marked by fear, suspicion and feelings of helplessness, even among your best friends, in a pleasant atmosphere and comfortable surroundings, you won’t be happy.


Category: Emotions, Selfseeds
Tag: mental state, Selfseeds emotions

Being With Water


Mississippi merging with another river

Living on the water, going to the water, sitting near the water, walking in the water, diving in the water, floating on the water, and the multitude of ways to engage with “the water” are all cathartic in their own ways. What is so magnetic and mesmerizing about  water whether still or moving? Is it the qualities of steadfastness, depth, emersion, expansiveness, power, presence, rejuvenation, and more? Take five minutes (or more) to be with one of nature’s sources of water–listen, sense, and be what with what is has to share and teach.





Category: Emotions, Personalize 5, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: being, nature's water, Selfseeds Program, stillness

Repetitive Work And Counter-Actions



Challenge of working in a repetitive work action.  The body is not a machine, so how to counteract the effects? Stretching, moving, and positional awareness are key.

Stepping out, sitting in nature, hearing something soothing, breathing fresh air, allowing time for one’s self are all personalized counter-actions.



Category: Emotions, Flexibility, Selfseeds
Tag: ergonomics, meditating, posture, repetitive work, Selfseeds, stretching


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Plant a Selfseeds Personalize 5 by having fun, touching joy, and experiencing an exhilarating sensation. Ride a ferris wheel?  How about the carousel? Go to your local carnival and have fun!




Category: Emotions, Personalize 5, Selfseeds
Tag: celebrate, fun, joy, personalize five minutes, Selfseeds, thrilling

Nonsense Mind


Walking in Jaipur, India

Is there anyone who hasn’t noticed how much nonsense can surface while trying to quiet the mind in meditation? Mine even invents scenarios that haven’t ever happened like watching a television sitcom. “Creative bugger!”  All I can do is have compassion, amusement, and continue.



Category: Emotions, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: amusement, compassion, creative, meditation, mind activity, nonsense, Selfseeds stillness

Creativity While In Motion





Half way point…

Nothing like climbing the stairs of a fortress wall to get your heart pumping.  Running up to the fortress was less cardio than actually climbing the wall.  Balance was underlined as well.  Falling off the wall would not be pretty, so I needed to be aware of everything that involved not tripping, lurching, or losing balance. A couple of times I needed to do a little self talk when my mind wanted to scream, “What were you thinking!”   The best part of the exercise was the creativity while in motion.  I wasn’t just exercising, but it had a functional, integrative, real life survival flair to it.  Nice to take the actual conditioning and training and apply it in a real life situation.


Amazing View


Headed back


Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Weight Distribution
Tag: exercise, fitness, fortress walls, India, Selfeeds, stair master deluxe

Journey Inward



Currently, I am examining Selfseeds Stillness a lot while meditating and learning at the feet of a spiritual master. When I first put stillness on the list, I had no idea of the layers and depth that were involved. The past three years have been focused on just this one selfseed.  When I look at the collection of selfseeds, in many ways I would put stillness as a priority, because as I am learning, it effects everything else on the list–emotion, balance, partnering, etc.  Our inner state obviously influences our outer state–it is a direct connection without any wavering.  It is not realistic for most people to devote years to this topic, but 5 minutes a day is useful.  The point is to have very strict focus in the 5 minutes.  Work to have a straight spine and good posture.  Use the time to discipline the mind and remind it to be single-pointed.  Enjoy having a chance to focus inwardly and start to explore the origins of the real you. At the very least, use it as a well deserved time out to regroup, slow down, and breath.


Category: Balance, Emotions, Partnering, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: breath, inward focus, meditation, regroup, Selfseeds, stillness, time out

Range Of Articles On Emotions

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1. Nice visual possibility for emotions.


How we feel emotions in our Body | The ManKind Project Journal

The ManKind Project Journal (Gonzalo Salinas) – by Boysen Hodgson from Discover Magazine Research done by a group of scientists, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy
2. Emotions in the 21st Century regarding botox–humanity is remarkable
Botox and the Freezing of Emotions | 21st Century Spirituality | Big 

Big Think (Derek Beres) – Davidson was working under an assumption dating back to Charles Darwin: changing your facial expression can shift your emotions. While this
3. “Life is short. Do something you love. Do it with people you love working with and be your own first customer.”Paul DeJoe The Two Emotions That Can Save Your Brain From Burnout

Fast Company – There are two emotions that you can control to prevent burnout and increase the likelihood of success: excitement and empathy. Empathy is for your
Category: Emotions, Selfseeds
Tag: 21st Century, emotions, Selfseeds

What Injuries Are Teaching Me



What injuries are teaching me. A life time-out and opportunity to go inward.  It is like hitting the pause button, examining life from a new vantage point, and then taking action from the new point of view.  Something useful has come out of each pause even if I don’t agree at the time. The value in rebuilding the scaffolding teaches me something that I may have taken for granted or overlooked.  Lessons that will require attention to detail and patience.  I applaud the caretakers in the field who patiently help us emotionally and physically to put the pieces back together. As I have more experience moving through life (aging), I don’t just ignore and muscle through the pain, but work towards healing and bringing awareness to the challenge.  An inward meditation so to speak.


Category: Emotions, Selfseeds
Tag: emotional, injury, inward, learning, mental, physical, recovery, Selfseeds