I have to believe deep in my heart that we shall overcome someday. To do less would be to die before I die.
“Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.” ~Mahatma Ghandi
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~Mahatma Ghandi
Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart.
As I’m writing this post, still can’t believe that it has been two years since I’ve even visited or checked on things here. So amazing how quickly time can slip away and that it seems to move at a faster and faster clip, especially when your not paying attention.
There have been so many changes in my life that I don’t even know where to begin! Trying to recall my last published topic of discussion. Believe it was a mixture of the transition into yoga teacher training and always having an attitude of gratitude.
Taking the step into yoga teacher training was by far one of the best decisions in my life as well as the most nourishing and beneficial for myself as a whole. An opportunity to learn, grow and blossom. To develop new friendships and gain new sisters. Wow…. just realized that I received my yoga certification two years ago…. feels like only yesterday.
Since then my days have been filled with teaching, friendships, and just an overall enjoyment of life. Was grateful to have another teacher training opportunity with Manju Jois, which again was an experience that will always resonate in my heart. A week of learning, as well as understanding on a deeper level about yoga and how the body works. A fun and exciting time to say the least.
On another note, I lost a dog to cancer which was one of the saddest days. If anyone has dogs, they understand they are family and you build a bond with them. They are loving, loyal, affectionate and can be characters at times. When you loose an animal it’s like losing a member of your family.
It’s been an interesting journey and every day is a new experience. I have learned to be grateful for every breath as well as each day that I can enjoy this life! There are times when life isn’t full of sunshine and ice cream, but those are the days where you take a few extra breaths and say to yourself, this will pass. I have to admit, sometimes the rough days are the ones where the paper bag comes in handy, because I might hyperventilate. (just kidding)
May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure and divine light within you, guide your way on, now and always.
Create and Attitude of Gratitude All Day Long
The secret to happiness and finding the enduring joy we all seek is Thanksgiving-the simple act of continually giving thanks. To realize wonderful positive outcomes, up to and including seeming miracles, do one thing: Show gratitude all day long. Seeing everything in a new light, through a refreshing prism of love and appreciation, imparts a deep inner well of peace, calm and joy, making us feel more alive.
We can feel that way every day, in every aspect of life, awaking each morning excited to create the day ahead and enthusiastic about each moment and then falling asleep at night embracing a profound feeling of gratitude for all the good we know and have. Happiness is contagious and becomes an upward spiral of joy naturally shared with others.
Start today by launching a daily gratitude journal. This single action, the simplest and quickest way to get results, will foster a habit geared to change everything forever. It fills up our love tank, sparks success and benefits everyone. To embrace better relationships, health, clarity, life and tangible and intangible wealth:
- Set a daily time for journal writing.
- Pick a handful of things that prompt gratitude that day. Perhaps begin with people that support you in some way. Everything counts, from expressions of beauty to basic conveniences. Eventually the daily list will grow, generating the joy of gratitude at ever-higher levels.
- It’s important to write with love and joy, because such feelings create your world. Even if something’s a work in progress, like encouraging steps in a relationship, focus on what makes you feel good and want more of and you’ll start seeing more evidence of them.
- Elaborate in detail about a particular thing that earns extra gratitude. This carries more benefits from intense feelings than creating a list. When we see how blessed we are with what we already have, it creates more of what we are grateful for, generating and endless cycle of gratitude.
- Take notice of the surprises and little miracles that occur, and be sure to make note of them to evoke an even stronger level of awe, and gratitude.
Good morning friends! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Sunday!
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post anything (two months to be exact!) Wow!
Happy to announce that the journey of the 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training is now completed and definitely a transformation. At the beginning it seemed like a long road, but once it was over, in my heart I didn’t want it to end.
Have practiced yoga for eight years, and thought I knew the correct way to practice. Quickly learned that there were a lot of things I found out and am still exploring and experiencing.
Was grateful to have a senior Yoga Teacher (Margarida Tree) who has been practicing and teaching for over 22 years. Couldn’t see myself taking the teacher training with anyone else.
If you have been practicing yoga and are thinking about taking the yoga teacher training, I highly recommend checking it out. The website you can go to is: www.oneyogaplanet.com
One Yoga Planet is located in downtown Fort Pierce, Florida.
Grateful to be back and hopefully will be able to catch up!
May your day be filled with peace, love and bliss! Namaste, Tammy
A renowned leader of the self-help movement from its early days, Louise Hay is celebrated world wide for teaching—-by personal example and through her bestselling book, You Can Heal Your Life—how each of us can transform our mind, body and spirit by changing the way we think. Her positive philosophy has sparked an industry and her Hay House publishing group.
Nourishing mind and body, loving life, learning and growing, giving back and moving ahead—these comprise Hay’s program for creating health, happiness and longevity. At 88, she continues to travel for business and pleasure, embracing vital, joy-filled days with a thankful smile. Her new book, Loving Yourself to Great Health, co-authored with Ahlea Khadro and Heather Dane, explains how she’s taking all she knows to the next level.
Why does first applying love and forgiveness to yourself make a happy, healthy and long life possible?
Loving yourself is the foundation for living the life you want. A healthy and happy life is rooted in self-love, and forgiveness is an act of self-love. It all comes down to how you think and treat yourself. What we give out we get back, so it all starts with us. Remember, no matter what the problem is, there is only one answer: loving yourself. Start with small steps and be gentle. If you start there, magical things will happen.
How do you manage to engage in a stream of loving affirmations 24/7?
Practice, practice, practice! Slowly, bit-by-bit, start each day with a loving act towards yourself. Loving affirmations and worrying about things take up the same amount of time; you still get the same things done along the way, but worrying creates stress, while affirmations will brighten your life. It can be exhausting if you fight the shift and make it difficult. If you make kindness to yourself and others a simple part of everyday life, it isn’t exhausting at all.
What are some key elements to crafting a life experience that supports and nourishes ageless being?
Choose thoughts that bring love into your life and laugh a lot. Say yes to life and the magic it brings. I trust that life will bring me exactly what I need, and part of that is realizing that I don’t need to know everything, because life brings me people like Ahlea and Heather.
A third of our life is spent eating, and it’s essential that we know the best way to do this. Start your day with water and an act of self-love. Eat real food; seasonal, organic, natural foods are a positive affirmation to your body. Poop every day, figuratively and literally. Learn to listen to your body and its wisdom. Choose exercise that you love and that makes you feel good.
Also, go on a media diet. Filter out from your consciousness any messages that say you are not good enough or that separate you from the beautiful and lovable person you are. Surround yourself with like-minded people that share good news and love to laugh.
The core belief founding your lifework is that every thought we have is creating our future. Is scientific research now supporting that?
When I began teaching people about affirmations, there wasn’t any science to support it, but we knew it worked, and now studies verify that. I particularly love Bruce Lipton’s scientific research showing that we are not controlled by our genes because the genetic blueprint can be altered through positive changes in our beliefs.
I hear reports every day of how people are healing their lives by changing their thoughts through cultivating self-love and personal affirmations. They are seeing healing of autoimmune diseases, obesity, addictions, post-traumatic stress and many other so-called incurable illnesses. It’s amazing what happens when you are kind and loving to yourself.
What is your secret to aging gracefully through the years?
It’s simple. It’s about getting your thoughts and food right and having fun along the way. If you are thinking positive thoughts but feeding yourself processed, unnatural or sugary foods, you are sending yourself mixed messages. Feed yourself nourishing food and think loving thoughts. Any time you don’t know what else to do, focus on love. Loving yourself makes you feel good, and good health comes from feeling good.
Article by S. Alison Chabonais, national content editor for Natural Awakenings magazines.