Monthly Archives: January 2013

A Journey

I have noticed recently that there are several random viewers from different parts of the world beginning to be more frequent. As well, I would hope, as those of you who like to read whenever you can. This being said, before going any further, if you enjoy this blog or have enjoyed any other blog you have read, please share the whereabouts with someone you know. This may not be easy, as many are not the slightest bit interested. But try, if you can.

The reason for this blog; I am about to depart for a weeks holiday in Tenerife with my beautiful family. As well as this journey I will be taking another one, of a different nature. I will be reading Paramhansa Yogananda’s ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’. For those of you who have heard of this book, or even read it, will know what I am speaking of. Those of you who haven’t. Make some practical use of the internet and google it!

I am sharing this information with you who read this to say that I will not come back from Tenerife the same person as I went away. I will have read one more book, seen 7 more sunsets, seen my sons smile countless times. What more is there to pray for?

When I return from my holiday, I will be sharing several insights from this great book, by this great man. And for those of you who are interested it will take you about 3 minutes to read them. Or roughly as long as it has taken you to read this. There will be a Yogananda category and a Kriya Yoga Category for you to Read, enjoy and share.

Have a Blessed week. Enjoy the ups and downs. But, first, form your opinion about this post.

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10,000 hours

10,000 hours, or the equivalent of seven to ten years depending on intensity. According to research this seems to be the amount of quality time required to reach a high level of skill and can be applied to all areas of life. Composers, chess players, athletes, learning skill sets, and the like can all be seen in the light of this rule of 10,000 hours.

The number has something about it, especially when you think about what it entails to do just one thing for that amount of time. It has a magical or mystical resonance to it. It means that so much time- no matter the person or the field- leads to a qualitative change in the human brain.

The reason why all of us cannot reach this magic number which would lead to mastery of a thing, is the amount of effort required. To stick with one particular thing in this day and age is very rare, people seem to have attention fleeting from this thing to that thing, in a matter of minutes and hours. Add to thins the amount of resistance that one would come up against and it is very clear to see why there are so few masters living today!

To sum up: Concentrated practice over time cannot fail but produce results. This will only be significant to the minority, those of us who wish to achieve, and who aspire to evolve and be great. But, there is no reason why this cannot be realised this very day. Begin today. Become the perfect you!

You cannot produce anything worthwhile in this world unless you have first developed and transformed yourself!

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Never, ever give up!

I came across this inspirational YouTube clip earlier today. I watched it and felt inspired to share it with everyone who reads or visits my blog. I urge you to share it as it really warms the heart and makes us realise that anything IS truly possible. If we only believe in ourselves and trust the process.

Take the time to watch this, you will not be disappointed!

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Attitude

For every circumstance there is a corresponding attitude toward that circumstance.

I will not list the various circumstances as this will be time consuming and unnecessary. But, for you, an individual, in the surroundings you find yourself right now will have a circumstance, and an attitude towards it.

Ask yourself. ‘What would be easier?’ To change my circumstances; job, home, relationship status, health, fitness etc.. Or to change my attitude. If you think sincerely to yourself without a hint of deceit you will realise that it is your attitude that is important!

And luckily for you and me and everyone else alive today, it is a relatively simple thing to change ones attitude. Far simpler than the time and effort it will take to recreate ones whole life.

In essence it is as simple as the phrase one would say to a small child; ‘turn that frown upside down.’ Be aware that conditions are fleeting, ephemeral and can change at any moment. Develop an optimistic outlook and know that things will improve, if that’s what you want of course.

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The Dream

A man lay on his bed at the end of his life waiting to die.

His dream came to pay its last respects and to bid farewell to the man who had never used it. As it entered the room the man looked down in shame.

“Why did you not realise me?” the dream asked.

“Because I was afraid,” said the man.

“Afraid of what?” Said the dream.

“I was afraid I would fail”.

“But haven’t you failed by not attempting to use me?”

“Yes, I did, but I always thought there would be tomorrow”.

“You fool, said the dream, did it never occur to you that there was only ever today? The moment you are in right now? Do you think that now that death is here that you can put it off until tomorrow?”

“No.” said the man, a tear gently rolling down his cheek.

The dream was softer now, because it knew that there were two types of pain, the pain of discipline, and the pain of regret, and while discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs pounds.

Then the dream leant forward to gently wipe away the tear and said,” You need only have taken the first step and I would have taken one to meet you, for the only thing that ever separated us, was the belief in your mind that you couldn’t have me.”

Then they said goodbye, and they both died unfulfilled.

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