Happy Fall Everyone! Long time no blog. I apologize to everyone who commented this past month, I just responded last night. Sometimes being away from the computer is a very good thing. Kaleo is home, life off the internet is delightful, and I am so grateful, as usual. We have both been busy with exciting projects, and also each other. Ahhh, life is good.
We head home in a week, and we couldn’t be more excited. We will actually be at home in Hawaii twice this month. Oh yeah, and in South America. He will be so tired by the time we make it back to Cali on Thanksgiving Day. But tired from doing what you love is a very good tired indeed.
Lately my yoga practice has been to leave every person I come in contact with a little better than I found them. That isn’t to say that I am changing them, no. What I mean is that I want their experience with me to be a positive one leaving them feeling good about themselves or at least feeling incredible in that moment. With each person that crosses your path throughout your day you have a choice. A choice to make a lasting impression in a positive way, or in a negative, dull, or minimal way.
Think about it, every single person you see leaves with something. A memory of the conversation, an energetic feeling, or a bad taste. YOU have the opportunity to create the impression you want. You never know how you can affect a persons life, big or small, at any given time. So why not make a lasting positive effect? A simple kind sentence such as, You look beautiful today! Or, It is really good to see you. While looking them in the eye (and meaning what you say), can do wonders. Even just a silent smile can have a lingering, great feeling. Try holding the door for a stranger, or complimenting someone on how well behaved their kids are. The ways to make someone else’s day are limitless, just get creative!
There is a doctor in Japan, Dr. Emoto, who did a study on water. To summarize a wonderful, in depth study- he would have his assistants tell one jug of water that it was worthless, ugly, etc, and to another jug of water they would say I love you, you are beautiful, etc. Then he froze the water and placed samples of each under the micro scope. What he found was that the positive-water showed beautiful crystals and the negative-water was dull, lifeless and sad looking.
This got me thinking, the human body is made up of an average of 75% water. Our cells are filled with liquid. Imagine how much we are affected ON A CELLULAR level when someone says negative things to us, or treats us in a hurtful way. No wonder we feel shitty! It’s not just our feelings that are hurt, but our physical body as well! So on the other side of the coin, imagine how much we can help one another just by our kindness. It’s an empowering thought to say the least. We all have the ability to change someones entire day, maybe more. We can make them feel good down to the quantum level. Wow, that is powerful right there. So what are you going to do with that power? Imagine this is a super-hero power. I know, it’s totally dorky, but just try it. You have the super-hero power to make others happy and feel good about themselves. (ok, Kaleo and I watched X-Men last night, hence the super-hero excitement…)
In a society where we are so disconnected from each other, it’s really nice to be of service to one another and strive for the positive in life. We are all connected. There is no Them, only Us. I found this sweet video of a tortoise helping out a friend. Love.
Have a great rest of your week!
Watching: The Walking Dead (we are SO hooked. Kaleo: ‘Zombies, who would have thought they were the new vampire?’)
Cooking: Everything from my recent purchase, The New Vegetarian Epicure. Yum!
Grateful for: My love being home, and falling to sleep while he plays my lullaby on guitar. Bliss.
Counting down the days to: Going home to Hawaii!
Listening to: Going to California- Led Zeppelin Ah, love.