Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A reminder to myself

I was clearing out some old stuff and came across an old note I made to myself to remember so I shouldn't forget...
  • Note how your form is behaving and how it is feeling.  Evaluate.                                                    Eversince my return from Bali, I have been constantly reminding myself what it feels like to live a life without fear and expectations, to be able to speak truthfully from the heart without having to feel I have to meet people's expectations of what and who I should be...and you know feels great to 'just be'.  Even if everything around me is going a little topsy turvy, haywired or when crap hits the fan, I'm in reminder life sometimes throws you 'off the tangent', it happens so that it realigns you back with the Universal plan.  

  • Go beyond your comfort zone on a regular basis.  Ask yourself, " What patterns in my life do I continuously repeat because that is where I am most comfortable?"  Extend yourself to new levels, do things you thought you weren't capable of.                                                                        I'm definitely a creature of bad habits that needs to break her form.  Have been a tv addict before I left Bali ( there wasn't a tv in the bungalow....thank goodness, Nicole probably won't have let me watch it anyways), but so glad to say I have used that time to read books that has been sitting on my shelf and just spending time outdoors with Peter (which I normally don't do since it's always sweltering hot in Brunei but Peter loves the sun and I can't bask under the sun like he does cause unlike Peter, I don't fair easily after the tan.....I know...vanity gets the better of me sometimes........) ...and yes, I have said to him I'll head down to the beach with him.........I cannot believe I agreed, but I  did......going to bring a huge gigantic umbrella with matter how heavy it is .......                                                                           
  • Cease labeling yourself.  Discontinue the labeling process will help you to define who you are in more profound and spiritual terms.                                                                                                     .........I'm not fat, I'm not fat.......haha, just and diet don't work at all...AT ALL.  Am so hopeless at dieting, let's hope I'll keep on doing yogasanas for a lifetime.  Labeling? I do describe myself negatively when my hormones play up, safe to say I haven't done it just as yet....maybe it's the decaf cuppuccinos I've been taking. It's all good for the soul.......                                                                                                                                                    
  • Your body is in a large part controlled by your mind.  Your mind causes your physical self to respond.                                                                                                                                             I agree, and I think the mind has to be strong in believing to live to your utmost potential despite circumstances.  That's also the key to overcome the physical aspects.                                                                                                                        
  • Work each day to clear yourself of the two factors that do the most to inhibit your personal transformation: negativity and judgment                    .                                                                       ............I see that doesn't include personally of myself but 'ahimsa' to those around me too.  That helps my transformation to help me understand things better.                                                                                                                                  
  • Examine how you treat the physical or visible you.  Know that the food you eat is maintaining the wondrous temple.                                                                                                                        Now this is challenging.....having a dad for a chef and when he cooks 'pisang goreng'  ...........Alamak!!!                   
  • Allow time to meditate quietly by yourself                                                                                         Ho Hummmmmmmmmmmm
  • Be kind and understanding of yourself.  The more you extend kindness to yourself, the more it will become your automatic response to others.                                                                      Eureka to that!!!!!

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