If you can capture your in intention in one word fantastic. For some of us we might be able to capture that intention with a single image and feeling. Whatever you use is right for you, but make sure it is aligned; ie your heart and head needs to be in succinct. If you are still unsure there is a FREE toolkit at the end of the article.
Here is a cautionary article about not convalescing properly post childbirth. After having a baby there are still a lot of hormones circulating loosening ligaments etc Your body needs nurturing and care so the advice is, don’t push too hard. Listen and get to know your own body. Enjoy being a mum a beautiful time and experience when you look back.
A poor farmer is called crazy for planting "useless" seeds. 20 years later, the world sees the result and call him hero instead!
Stephanie Dowrick writes.
"One of the most powerful lessons I have learned from my years of great interest in and respect for Buddhism is the exquisite idea of "taking refuge".
This means taking comfort and strength in and from the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma (teachings) and the Sangha (community).
The last is perhaps the most familiar. We all need community, don't we? We all also, though, need "teachings" - including lessons from life - that deeply encourage us.
And many of us need reminders that we are more than bodies, troubles, efforts - even more than thoughts, aspirations and inspirations. We can take refuge in that something "more", also.
How we think about these deepest questions of who and what we are - and how we bring meaning to our daily challenges - truly shapes us. Perhaps it creates us, at least to some extent.
It seems to me to be as hard as it has ever been to remain positive and hopeful about our human family. We see so much suffering in our world. We may be feeling so much suffering in our own lives.
So where do we take our feelings about this? How do we do better than "survive"? How do we flourish, grow, appreciate, cherish?
I certainly rely on my own version of the Three Jewels: on the unconditional love and acceptance that comes from God; on the inspired teachings that come to us from every direction and across time, calling us to courage, care and love; and yes, on community.
That means, the community of our human family - the world in which we are a part - as well as the smaller, precious, better known, intimate communities of family, friends, work, ministry, music, discoveries, retreats, engagement.
Within each setting that daily life brings us to, we are contributing to dynamic processes of "giving to" and "receiving from" that each of us will do in our own way.
As we grow more conscious of our choices, though, we will more easily recognize where we are replenished. And how we can more effortlessly replenish, cherish or support others. Giving to. Receiving from.
Each time I speak honestly with a truly mutual friend, sharing thoughts and opening our hearts with care and respect, I know that I am receiving one of life's greatest blessings.
Each time I "come across" yet another poem or prayer that expresses the unsayable, or hear music that goes beyond words, or am touched by something in nature, I know that I am receiving one of life's greatest blessings.
Each time I embrace or listen to my little grandchildren, I know that I am receiving one of life's greatest blessings.
When I pause to give thanks for the beauty of the everyday moments that make up my life, I know that I am receiving one of life's greatest blessings.
Each time I remember that I am - however often I forget this - an eternal soul, living in a very human body (!), I know that I am receiving one of life's greatest blessings.
I deeply hope that something in these words is itself for you a "refuge". Peace today wherever it is needed. Blessings today wherever they are needed."
PLEASE Do Not Come Off Your Medication unless you are under the guidance of a medical professional. There is a place and time limit for some medication to be quite effective, but we need to balance the benefits with the risk. All weaning off medication must be done under a medical professional. "All medication, pharmaceutical or natural, if they have the power to heal also have the power to harm".
Just yesterday I was talking to a patient and he couldn't believe me when I said we lose more people to prescription drugs than we do to illicit drugs. I could reiterate what Fred Nile said that we need to scrutinise our government policy, conflict of interest with pharmaceutical companies backing agencies and check concerns raised about safety. It is great that the public are no longer being passive in their health care.