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Walking, Walking, and More Walking

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Walking, walking, and more walking in the local desert. The vastness, the solitude, the beauty, and the immersion on a body, mind, and soul level.

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Category: Fitness, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: body, desert, hiking, mind, Selfseeds fitness, soul, walking

Yogic Lifestyle

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Does the yogic lifestyle require doing yoga?  No, but it can be enhanced by adding yoga postures. The original idea of the yogic lifestyle was living in alignment with body, mind, and soul.  The postures support these three aspects, but just doing yoga and forgetting about what the postures represent in one’s daily walk of life is a missed opportunity.  A person can live a healthy life without yoga postures too.  Attention to exercise, diet, quiet time, flexibility, awareness, and more can be created through other modalities. It is your choice, but take 5 minutes to plant a Selfseed and watch your personal garden grow.

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Category: Fitness, Flexibility, Nutrition, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: body, mind, Selfseeds, soul, yoga, yogic lifestyle

Daily Selfseed #3 Nature And Your Soul

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11 May 2013 4:57

One of my favorite videos and a few quotes too.
“Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”
“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” Henry David Thoreau
“Horses aren’t my whole life, but they make my life whole.”     — Lindsey Stewart
“I must reconcile courage and surrender in equal measure,” Charleton Heston

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs_a98AySNk&eurl=http://www.urlesque.com/2009/01/08/elephant-befriends-a-dog-and-we-cry-big-elephant-tears/&feature=player_embedded

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Category: Personalize 5, Selfseeds
Tag: dog, elephant, joy, just 5 minutes, personalized 5, Selfseeds, soul

Daily Selfseed #2 80% of Fitness Is What You Eat!

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This statistic got my attention!  The personal trainer, Kim, who I am working with to develop my personal training skills shared this fact with me. Wow!  We hear that we are what we eat and drink, but it is easy to dismiss.  Thank you for the opportunity to share this idea and the more to come…

 

Nice article to consider when looking at the entire picture of one’s wellness:  mind, body, and soul.
 Spiritual Nutrition for the Heart

There are so many articles written every single day about health and nutrition. There is this diet and that diet and one philosophy after another about what to eat and when to eat it and how far apart to space meals and good fats and bad fats — and 
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Category: Nutrition, Selfseeds
Tag: health, nutrition, Selfseeds short videos, soul

Mother Nature

Well wishes to the victims of Hurricane Sandy/Frakenstorm and to a safe, expedient recovery!

A drink from a trough connected to our souls

Most of the time, nature is a remarkable aspect of living whether it is sitting in it, walking in it, viewing it, or contacting its’ essence in some mode.  Even Mother Nature in her extreme mode is stunning and awesome in many ways.  She inspires us with her profound beauty, freedom of expression, and unpredictability.  Many attempts are made to duplicate her uniqueness and exquisite nature, but nothing quite compares.  Contact provides a thirst quenching drink from a trough linked to our souls.

Enjoy the following article.

Finding Zen in a Patch of Nature 

Buck Butler for The New York Times

David Haskell in in Sewanee, Tenn., on the Domain of the University of the South.

Category: Emotions, Personalize 5, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: inward, meditation, nature, Selfseeds, soul, stillness

Relief From The Restlessness

Direct your mind inward and allow it to contemplate its primary quality, which is simply knowing, being aware. This faculty of awareness-which is mindfulness in its pure state-illuminates all thoughts and all perceptions. It is a constant and fundamental quality of the flow of consciousness. You can experience it even in the absence of thoughts and mental images. Try to identify this primordial aspect of all experience, and then let your mind rest a few moments in this nondual awareness that is clear, lucid, and devoid of concepts and discursive thoughts.
– MATTHIEU RICARD

Hay House – Daily Meditations – August 12, 2012 – Heal Your Life

What a love collection of words.  How to find relief from the restlessness of living life on the Earth?  Going deeper to find the ground of being and truth of who we are.  Who Am I?  One of the oldest spiritual questions known to man.

Meditating for long periods of time has challenged my inner restlessness on a mental and physical level.  At the ashram, we sit with a thin rug, so adjusting to using my core/back muscles, stretching my knees, opening my hips, finding the balance point, so I can relax into the posture and narrowing my mind wandering have all been part of the path again.  I don’t get frustrated when my mind pulls something up on the rolodex that appears out of alignment with “spiritual” thinking.  I just view it and then move on–acknowledging it but not getting caught in the web of analysis.  When my body gets fatigued in one position, I shift but I don’t get caught in the distraction of it–I just adjust and move on.

After only 24 days of meditating, my body and mine are adapting remarkably.  I can have my legs folded in a cross-legged position for longer periods of time with more comfort, but if the pain sets in then I move them to the side with the focus on my spine straightness. My mind doesn’t want to stay involved in the distraction of the outer sounds as my soul is pulling me inward.

At this point, the vessel is both the mind and the physical boundary of the body, so I try to embrace and work with both as partners on the path while I move to unveil the presence of the soul.

Category: Emotions, Flexibility, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: body, focusing, meditation, mind, sitting, soul, spiritual path

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A doorway is often an opening for passing through and searching.

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Category: Personalize 5, Selfseeds
Tag: interesting doorways, passage through to the inner being, soul