Sunday, 27 June 2010

10 Lessons from Geniuses - Nithya Shanti

I invite you to reflect on and bring into your life these characteristics found in inspiring Geniuses:

1) They know their mission. Or they make one up that inspires them!

2) They take daily action in alignment with their chosen mission.

3) They focus exclusively on thoughts that strengthen that mission. They mentally "cancel" all other ideas immediately, and persistently.

4) They relate to and communicate with others in a sincere, heart warming and loving way.

5) The person / task at hand is treated as the most important person / task in the world.

6) They practice until they are highly efficient and deeply competent.

7) When knowledge is required, they know how to access it immediately.

8) They translate knowledge into clear and definite plans of action.

9) The always act from a place of love, joy and laughter.

10) The most important aspect of all in every Genius, is the complete alignment of their whole being with their life mission.

This much is enough.

Bring these lessons into your life.
Awaken the Genius within.
Come, step forward...the world needs your Genius right now!

Be happy and spread happiness.
Nithya Shanti

PS: This sharing was inspired by David Wolfe & Nick Good

Friday, 25 June 2010

Prayer Request for Sarbari Sen

Some of you are already aware that a member of SSG, Sarbari Sen was detected with breast cancer. She is undergoing intensive chemotherapy. As you know it is a very long drawn and energy sapping process of treatment. I would like you to keep her and her family of a husband, son and daughter in mind for blessings and prayers of healing as they go through this difficult time together. Her treatment would last 18 months in this phase.

We have all learnt about the power of positive visualization. Please see her going through these fortnightly treatments with ease and comfort and minimal side effects. She had the most recent round of chemotherapy yesterday on 24th. Usually it takes her a week to recover. If you can try to send a prayer for her everyday for this week or as frequently as you can, I will be very grateful. I am certain that our collective prayers will ease her discomfort to a large extent.

When we meet on July 17th, we will do a collective visualization for her healing.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Wellness Evidence for Gratitude

A large body of recent work has suggested that people who are more grateful have higher levels of well-being.

1. Grateful people are happier, less depressed, less stressed, and more satisfied with their lives and social relationships.

2. Grateful people also have higher levels of control of their environments, personal growth, purpose in life, and self acceptance.

3. Grateful people have more positive ways of coping with the difficulties they experience in life, being more likely to seek support from other people, reinterpreted and grow from the experience, and spend more time planning how to deal with the problem.

4. Grateful people also have less negative coping strategies, being less likely to try and avoid the problem, deny there is a problem, blame themselves, or cope through substance use.

5. Grateful people sleep better, and this seems to be because they think less negative and more positive thoughts just before going to sleep.

Whilst many emotions and personality traits are important to well-being, there is evidence that gratitude may be uniquely important. First, a longitudinal study showed that people who were more grateful coped better with a life transition. Specifically, people who were more grateful before the transition were less stressed, less depressed, and more satisfied with their relationships three months later. Second, two recent studies have suggested that gratitude may have a unique relationship with well-being, and can explain aspects of well-being that other personality traits cannot.

Monday, 21 June 2010

When I born, I black

A poem written by a 7 year old African American boy! (No offence to anyone of any colour!)

When I born, I black.
When I grow up, I black.
When I go in sun, I black.
When I cold, I black.
When I scared, I black.
When I sick, I black.
And when I die, I still black.

You white folks...
When you born, you pink.
When you grow up, you white.
When you go in sun, you red.
When you cold, you blue.
When you scared, you yellow.
When you sick, you green.
When you bruised, you purple.
And when you die, you gray.
So who YOU callin' C O L O R E D ??

Friday, 18 June 2010

Pain Relief Technique

Brazilian Toe Massage. This technique is deeply relaxing and may be helpful for a variety of different types of pain, particularly when associated with stress. It requires a partner and about 15 minutes. The client lies on their back while the partner

sits or stands at their feet, with easy access to the toes. The toes are held in pairs very lightly, both feet at the same time in the sequence which follows, for 3 minutes. When moving between toes, move the thumb then the fingers to the next toe very smoothly and gently. The thumb is on the bottom of the toe and the finger is on the top of the toenail. The sequence is as follows:

1) Middle toe (3rd toe) is held between the partner’s thumb and 3rd finger
2) 4th toe is held between the thumb and 4th finger
3) 5th toe is held between the thumb and 5th finger
4) 2nd toe is held between the thumb and 2nd finger
5) 1st toe is held with the thumb beneath the toe and the 2nd and 3rd fingers holding each side of the base of the nail.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Prayer Request for Deepika

Most of you know Deepika, the lovely and elegant lady who is the foundation rock of our meditation group (which is now on a summer break till end June.) Deepika recently had a gall bladder operation and is not feeling too well and is in the hospital. I would like you to remember her in your regular prayers and meditations and take a couple of minutes whenever you get this to visualize her as fully healed, healthy, energetic and smiling at home with her loved ones. Please send her your blessings and healing energy.

Thank you.