Archive for June 10th, 2012

The Power Of Thank You: 8 Real World Benefits of Gratitude.


Marie, Congratulations on the Versatile Blogger award!

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I was nominated for this award by thetruthwarrior.wordpress.com.  Take a look at this quote from a post:

So how do we start loving ourselves?

We start with ~

~ Just being gentle and kind to ourselves for where we are right now.

~ Treat ourselves how we would treat a lover.

~ Taking ourselves out for a date and make ourselves feel special and wonderful.

~ Saying No and saying Yes, when it feels true for us to do so.

Trusting the voice within.

~ Not comparing ourselves to anybody or anything.

~ Saying yes to who you are and all that you can be.

~ Just being good to ourselves.

~ Trusting ourselves and letting go of all expectations and need.

~ Saying to ourselves that we really are doing our best.

~ Saying its okay to be me.

~ Embracing, accepting and loving the beautiful, fantastic person that you are!!! ”

That’s just brilliant! And how could that not make you want to go back again and again and again.

I adore this blog!

So here are the rules of The Versatile Blogger Award are
  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  •  Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

So here goes 7 things about myself;

    1. I want to go to Prague and Budapest when my PhD is completed.  And I would love to do the Poland Retreat with Roshi Bernie Glassman and the Zen Peacemakers.
    2. I’m an INFJ in the Myers-Briggs personality test .
    3. My life is about to change in a big way.
    4. I love going on retreat and could do it all the time. . . I don’t get much chance to go any more.
    5. I am happiest when I am by the shore and with those I love.
    6. I am tired of theories and books.  I want to be here, now, and be present.
    7. I like to dance in the dark and moonbathe.

Now, to nominate 15 other bloggers with the Versatile Blogger award. I wish I could nominate all of my favorites because I seriously love you all, but I’m only allowed to pick 15. Here they are (in no particular order):

1.  alternativeeconomy.wordpress.com

2.  silverpoetry.wordpress.com

3.  talesfromthelou.com

4.  weaveyourstory.wordpress.com

5.  manipalphotoblog.wordpress.com

6.  ahimsamaven.wordpress.com

7.  womeninwellnessproject.com

8.  livingawarenessmeditation.net

9.  mariewetmore.com

10.  onlyhereonlynow.com

11.  jeglatter.wordpress.com

12.  fleetmaull.com

13.  mindmindful.wordpress.com

14.  microwavemeditations.com

15.  thebalancedsoul.wordpress.com

Thank you all for what you write, post, create, and bring to the table.  I appreciate the community and all it has to offer and teach.

Peace, Jennifer

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So glad to be able to share this from Beyond Meds… one of my favorite bloggers sharing some Jack Kornfield with us.

From Shambala Sun I found this guided meditation by Jack Kornfield. I think of him as the first person (teacher) who truly opened up the possibilities of meditation to me many years ago. I lived very near his center and was lucky enough to visit often as well.

You can sample his gentle guidance here:

He’s written a new book that includes guided meditations of which the above is one.

A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times” — When the path ahead is dark, how can we keep from stumbling? How do we make our way with courage and dignity? “Inside each of us is an eternal light that I call ‘the One Who Knows,’” writes Jack Kornfield. “Awakening to this wisdom can help us find our way through pain and suffering with grace and tenderness.” For anyone seeking answers during a time of trial…

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