To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
- Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them
"Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of their own heart" Rumi
© SecondBlooms 2014
Columbia River Gorge Concert!
~ Blessed to be bringing a true angel, my daughter, into the world… cant think of anything more quintessentially ‘secondblooms’ than this ~
© SecondBlooms, 2014
"All illness is self-created. Even conventional medical doctors are now seeing how people make themselves sick. Most people do so quite unconsciously. (They don’t even know what they’re doing.) So when they get sick, they don’t know what hit them. It feels as though something has befallen them, rather than that they did something to themselves. This occurs because most people move through life—not simply health issues and consequences—unconsciously.
People smoke and wonder why they get cancer. People ingest animals and fat and wonder why they get blocked arteries. People stay angry all their lives and wonder why they get heart attacks. People compete with other people—mercilessly and under incredible stress—and wonder why they have strokes. The not-so-obvious truth is that most people worry themselves to death.
Worry is just about the worst form of mental activity there is—next to hate, which is deeply self destructive. Worry is pointless. It is wasted mental energy. It also creates bio-chemical reactions which harm the body, producing everything from indigestion to coronary arrest, and a multitude of things in between. Health will improve almost at once when worrying ends. Worry is the activity of a mind which does not understand its connection with Me.
Hatred is the most severely damaging mental condition. It poisons the body, and its effects are virtually irreversible.
Fear is the opposite of everything you are, and so has an effect of opposition to your mental and physical health. Fear is worry magnified. Worry, hate, fear—together with their offshoots: anxiety, bitterness, impatience, avarice, unkindness, judgmentalness, and condemnation—all attack the body at the cellular level. It is impossible to have a healthy body under these conditions. Similarly—although to a somewhat lesser degree—conceit, self-indulgence, and greed lead to physical illness, or lack of well-being. All illness is created first in the mind.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
Today I want to share a prayer and a blessing to anyone who has ever lost someone they love. I especially want to hold heart-space for anyone who has lost a child.
© SecondBlooms"That’s what happens when Socializing drops: The delirium is now gone —you are becoming normal.· Rather than talking the whole day away & unnecessarily gossiping, you will be talking telegraphically. You may not speak a lot —you may become a person of few words, but those few words will be significant. And now only real relationships will remain, and they are worth something"Osho
Robin Williams made my life brighter, a little better and gave me countless laughs, showed us all the power of vulnerability, and humility. He was a part of my growing up. I wish there was some way I could thank him now.
NOVAFM put together this tribute piece to remember some of Robin’s best moments across the decades.
RIP Robin, Thank you & God Bless