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Be Yourself “The Personal Things”

Struck me as wonderful work…….Affirming be who you are…

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Books Books Books

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Books are on my list of things I love….some more than others, of course. Since I joined a paperback swap club I have read many books that I probably would have not ever seen. Oliver Sacks has been my find of the year. The man who mistook his wife for a hat and Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood were both revelations of experiences although completely different. Life is good, learning is fun.

I want one of these!librarian chair

SMILE or DIE – Dark side of Positive Thought movement

 

Acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking.
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Elephant seal snuggles with a woman

I was unable to insert this but it will make you smile!!!!!!  “A woman touring South Georgia Island is befriended by a seal. The animal, which appears to be a young female elephant seal, affectionately says “hello” and wants to get close to her while she is sitting on the beach. This unusual animal encounter was filmed in Gold Harbour on South Georgia Island, which is a sub-Antarctic Island.”

http://www.minds.com/blog/view/196390/seal-wants-to-snuggle-woman-sitting-on-beach

Great Friends

“Every day – at the same time – she waits for him. Sometimes she barks to call him. He comes; they rub and greet each other and they go for a walk. They have done this for 5 years and no, they don’t belong to the same owners. The owners did not know until neighbors seeing them together so frequently commented to the cat’s owner, who then followed the dog home which was a distance away – not in a house close or next door. How it started no one knows.    Wouldn’t it be great to have friends like this – always?”

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Another fine post by Sun Gazing… they say please share, so sometimes I do.

Be Like Water

I remember hearing this for the first time in 1971. For a year, I practiced Kung Fu and learned even my diminutive 100lbs could be a force to be reckoned with….    Most important in my development was going with my nature – choosing goals that I was likely to do. Example: It does not matter how good for me tofu may be, or how many times it got to my refrigerator, if I could not get it down my mouth, trying to make myself eat it was a useless goal. Now when choosing changes to eating, exercise, etc, I start with what am I likely to actually do.

Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for Resilience

“In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.”

With his singular blend of physical prowess and metaphysical wisdom, coupled with his tragic untimely death, legendary Chinese- martial artist, philosopher, and filmmaker Bruce Lee (1940-1973) is one of those rare cultural icons whose ethos and appeal remain timeless, attracting generation after generation of devotees. Inspired by the core principles of Wing Chun, the ancient Chinese conceptual martial art, which he learned from his only formal martial arts teacher, Yip Man, between the ages of thirteen and eighteen. When he left Hong Kong in 1959, Lee adapted Wing Chun into his own version, Jun Fan Gung Fu – literal translation: Bruce Lee’s Kung Fu – and popularized it in America. (I bought his book this morning.)