Building Foundations

Submitted by BobD on March 16, 2021 - 7:27am

Developing pattern and consistency is important in any new effort.  Three days in, I can see it's all too easy to shuffle some things to the back burner while focusing on other things and that probably doesn't lend itself well toward balance.  I have had stillness time each day, but some days it's the 5 minutes before I drift off to sleep that I remember to quiet down and reflect and consider the divine.  I walked gingerly on my sore leg, and read a few news articles, but nothing all that productive, whereas on Saturday I was raring to go, spent my 20 minutes in stillness, did a 30 minute walk, read my book, worked on my project, hugged my boy, and pampered my wife (she might see it differently...).

But I am moving forward, and that's the overall trend I want to have.  My new addition is to track my intake via If Mind, Body, Spirit health is the goal, then knowing what I'm consuming should help also.  I will walk to work today and most days, but try to add some bike riding and hopefully swimming once I get vaccinated.  Today, I will listen to inspired music during stillness time... really like the works of "Sleeping at Last."

I see another friend has joined me on the blog... Thanks Dlares.  Glad to know we're sharing the journey.

Thought for the Day:  "The quickest way for a tadpole to become a frog is to live loyally each moment as a tadpole."

Hello New Season

Submitted by DLares on March 15, 2021 - 8:05pm

Today we started our new life schedule. Funny, Bob wrote about his new intention for focus and use of time, meanwhile, back here on the ranch in Oregon, Alan and I had just done the same thing!

It's Daylight savings time day number one. We got up an hour early, and met with ourselves, inviting our teachers, guides and loved ones to our day. We read some inspirational words and ate a small breakfast before moving on to our regularly scheduled Zoom exercise class we started a year ago.

I wanted a prayer to say before breakfast and there it was, hanging above the microwave:


We used to go to Goodwill before Covid quarantine. This was a nice find, and now part of our new morning structure. we are looking forward to sharing blog posts with folks here.

Happy Daylight Savings, everyone!

In the Beginning

Submitted by BobD on March 13, 2021 - 9:58am

I'm going to start something today.  I have some goals for myself to grow more healthy, physically, mentally, and spiritually each day.  Part of that is to document the ups and downs and the struggles and to encourage and connect with others seeking to be more real, more productive, kind, caring and generous.

Today's activities:  20 minutes of stillness meditation, 30+ minutes of exercise, read for 30-60 minutes, love my wife and do something good for her, hug my son who is coming home from college for spring break today, and apply myself to one of my various unfinished projects for an hour.

Thought for today:  "It is not so important that you should know about the fact of God as that you should increasingly grow in the ability to feel the presence of God."

Teach Peace to Have Peace

Submitted by rode on February 9, 2021 - 8:22am

The first line is one of my favorite quotes... what comes after it is pretty good too.

"The only way to have peace is to teach peace. By teaching peace you must learn it yourself, because you cannot teach what you still dissociate. Only thus can you win back the knowledge that you threw away. An idea that you share you must have. It awakens in your mind through the conviction of teaching it. Everything you teach you are learning. Teach only love, and learn that love is yours and you are love." - ACIM