this includes making the application !!
this includes making the application !!
thank you Elderbear for inviting me to join the 30 day yoga team, thank you yoga team mates, thank you yoga
and be with the out-breath
and slow down. slow.
there’s no rush.
I can become free from back pain by taking physical and emotional steps and following advice
so trying MBT shoes http://www.swissmasai.co.uk/
going to sleep at 10pm? no thanks. 7 hours will do for me.
maybe re-open this sometime
How often can I do yoga?
“You can do yoga as often as your body wants to, literally. You can do it once a month or twice a day. The best rule of thumb is what makes your body feel good. If you find that you are not advancing in your practice and each time it feels like you are starting over, you should consider doing yoga more frequently. If, however, you find you are always sore and in pain, you are most likely over doing it and should give your body more time to heal and rest between sessions.”
“I receive this question often and my answer is always “as often as you can.” Seriously, even by practicing yoga as little as 15-20 minutes a day you’ll start to feel like a rockstar. Your mind will become clearer and more focused, both on and off the mat. Your body will become more flexible and stronger. Your posture will improve. The benefits are endless, but they only result from consistent practice. Just try it and see.”
no attachment to things, it’s not who you are
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Being at peace and being who you are, that is, being yourself, are one. The ego says: Maybe at some point in the future, I can be at peace – if this, that, or the other happens, or I obtain this or become that. Or it says: I can never be at peace because of something that happened in the past.
Listen to people’s stories and they could all be entitled “Why I Cannot Be at Peace Now.” The ego doesn’t know that your only opportunity for being at peace is now. Or maybe it does know, and it is afraid that you might find this out. Peace, after all, is the end of the ego.
How to be at peace now? By making peace with the present moment. The present moment is the field on which the game of life happens. It cannot happen anywhere else. Once you have made peace with the present moment, see what happens, what you can do or choose to do, or rather what life does through you. There are three words that convey the secret of the art of living, the secret of all success and happiness: One With Life.
Being one with life is being one with Now. You then realise that you don’t live your life, but life lives you. Life is the dancer, and you are the dance.
Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth:
“You cannot make the egoless state into a future goal and then work toward it. All you get is more dissatisfaction, more inner conflict, because it will always seem that you have not arrived yet, have not “attained” that state yet. When freedom from ego is your goal for the future, you give yourself more time, and more time means more ego.
“Look carefully to find out if your spiritual search is a disguised form of ego.
”...So instead of adding time to yourself, remove time. The elimination of time from your consciousness is the elimination of ego. It is the only true spiritual practice.
Conclusion: I give up on this
1. having a good sexual relationship (where I feel I’m most likely to be able to maintain or get this)
2. escaping loneliness (including feeling part of a group, having purpose etc)
3. being able to enjoy my occupation (includes intellectual stimulation, getting better at my job)
4. being able to relax (mind & body including being healthy, doing exercise etc)
5. being close to people I care about and love
“my coffee high has left me.. dun dun dun”, “I don’t know what to do. “my coffee high has left me.. dun dun dun”, “closed the local cafe too” ... well you know what they say (dun dun) it’s the … decaf blues
it’s just part of being human. but it’s not part of you, it’s just something you feel from time to time. if you fight it you make it stronger.
loneliness comes from a belief of separation, but in fact we’re connected to all of life all the time. there’s no hand to hold but we’re inside it, inside life.
(it’s easy to say when I’m not feeling it, as soon as it’s gone I forget what it feels like)
I gotta just do this
if you’re reading this site on our computer at home … I love you! xx
it’s about being part of a community, an inseperable part of a group, but at the same time an individual
but at the same time as you are an individual, recognise that all around you are others, similar, the same, connected to you
loneliness comes in part from a belief of seperation. but we’re not seperate, we’re a leaf on a tree
STEP 1: Motivate yourself to give up coffee. Keep in mind that coffee drinkers tend to be more groggy and sleepy in the morning than nondrinkers. You will eventually feel more awake and energetic than when you needed coffee to start the day.
STEP 2: Wean yourself slowly, especially if you drink several cups throughout the day.
STEP 3: Caffeine is addictive, and you may have withdrawal symptoms if you stop too abruptly. Symptoms are usually mild to severe headaches, fatigue, nausea and depression.
STEP 4: Gradually halve the amount of coffee you drink each day. For example, if you drink six cups a day, cut back to three, then one and a half, and so on. If you get withdrawal symptoms, do it more gradually.
It’s up to me to just do it and finish it. Don’t put it off.