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The Joy of Living

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Happiness is subjective.  Each individual has their own notion of happiness and will strive to obtain it.  What we miss in that pursuit are the simple pleasures that life provides in abundance.  The simplest activity can be immensely enjoyable if we just take the time to enjoy it.  


Eating an apple sounds mundane, but when you focus on the act of eating an apple, it is quite enjoyable.  This should be our outlook on everything we do in life, including tasks that require effort. Turning the supposedly mundane into a sacred right of life will give it all that more importance.  If we can find enjoyment in most everything we do, whether it be getting dressed in the morning or mowing the lawn, how much happier would our lives be.


This is not to say you should abandon those things that interest you greatly.  Absolutely, follow your passions so that you might find all that much more happiness.  However, do not forget the simple pleasures of life along the way. 


Make everything you do in life sacred, a ritual of appreciation, a fully realized moment. 

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The below mantra  can be used for healing yourself, others, and the World

Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung



Ra - Sun

Ma - Moon

Da - Earth

Sa - Energy of the Infinite

Sa - Energy of the Infinite

Say - Totality of All in One

So - Emerging Personal Identity with the Whole

Hung - The Infinite Vibration


A pleasant video Ra Ma da Sa

Every Breath You Take

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Every morning when you open your eyes from slumber, that is Love

Every moment spent getting dressed is Love

Every bite of breakfast is Love

Every sip of coffee is Love

Every word with those at the table is Love

Every goodbye as you walk out the door is Love

Every light, every turn, every mile as you drive to work is Love

Every face you see is Love

Every conversation is Love

Every task is an act of Love


Every sky is, whether bright or grey, Love

Every sun beam or drop of rain is Love

Every Summer or Winter is Love


Every tree is Love

Every blossom of flower is Love

Every mountain or hillside is Love

Every stream, river, lake or ocean is Love

Every show of nature is Love


Every moment with your partner is Love                                                                                                

Every son and daughter is Love

Every brother or sister is Love

Every friend is Love

Every neighbor is Love


Every glimpse of the moon is Love

Every star in the night sky is Love

Every hour of night’s sleep is Love


Every breath you take, that is Love





The Mind

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If we observe the present moment, thinking not of the past or the future, more often than not we will see that everything in the present is not so serious.  Our thoughts can often be our worst enemy, causing needless suffering. People spend countless hours and sleepless nights worrying about one thing or another, their mind rolling over the same negative thoughts.


The mind can cause emotional and physical stress when we allow it to take hold of us.  Learn to watch the mind passively and understand that the mind is not you. 


Only the mind lives in the past and future; you always live in the present.  Only the mind can travel in time; you are always experiencing the present moment.  It is when we live in mind that we lose the experience of the present. Only in the present moment can you cause change. 


The mind is a wonderful tool; however, it is a terrible master.  Learn how to master the mind. Don’t take it too seriously. Make it yours and understand it has no power other than that which you give it,


Here is an excellent 4 minute video on YouTube that I highly recommend:  Alan Watts/The Mind