Friday, 29 August 2014


Happiness means being at peace with ourselves 
wherever we are, whoever we're with, 
whatever we feel, 
whatever we're going through, 
and whatever we have or lack.
 - Melody Beattie

Wednesday, 27 August 2014


[You] can either have what you want, 
or the reasons why [you] can't.  
- Alberto Villoldo

Monday, 25 August 2014


People have a hard time 
letting go of their suffering.  
Out of the fear of the unknown, 
they prefer suffering that is familiar. 
 - Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Monday, 18 August 2014


Don’t do anything that a person 
can easily do for himself or herself.  
If you do, you will not help them, 
but you will disempower them. 
 – Rhonda Byrne

Friday, 15 August 2014

August 15, 2014 Chautauqua

Beth's Ponderings 

   It’s been a while since I gave a health update, so I guess it is time for another one.  

   It has now been 15 months since my life turned upside down and I started on this particular journey.

   When I started, I was told that normal (i.e. relaxed) muscles look something like this…

with blood vessels and nerves in between


   With the liver stress, and everything else, mine were like this…


My blood vessels and nerves had to really strain and work overtime to try and get anything through.  No wonder I felt totally exhausted!

   So the past 15 months have been spent trying to release the muscles, as well as figure out what exactly was triggering them to constrict so tightly and stay tight.

   Through much trial and error, and various leaps forward, as well as great setbacks, progress has been made.  The muscles are releasing a bit at a time and are about halfway released.

   While the release is positive and necessary for healing, it isn't without what feels like drawbacks.  Now that the muscles are loosening, any toxins, emotional energy, etc. that have been chronically stuck in the muscles are also being released and flooding into my system.  Unfortunately, my liver is still not up to processing such a flood so is still acting stressed at times which means my energy levels tend to bottom out.

   As I explained to one person, it could be said that I’m improving by inches daily, however the scale is not a yardstick but rather a mile, so there still many inches to go.


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Wednesday, 13 August 2014


If you keep pouring water in a glass 
the dirt will rise to the surface and dissipate. 
 – wise saying

Monday, 11 August 2014


Strong positive energy can prevent or ease suffering  
But the most significant result 
of a positive attitude is not necessarily 
to keep suffering from happening 
but to keep it from becoming a negative force 
when it does come.  
- Tulku Thondup

Friday, 8 August 2014


Where's the greatest order in my life?  
Where do things run most smoothly 
with the least amount of volatility?  
- John Demartini

Wednesday, 6 August 2014


You have your way.  I have my way.  
As for the right way, the correct way, 
and the only way, it does not exist, 
there is no “The way” to do anything. 
 - Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, 4 August 2014


We can choose, but we cannot know 
if our choices will be successful.  
The beauty is that by choosing to see spiritually, 
we...become one with our soul. 
 - Fred Alan Wolf

Friday, 1 August 2014

August 1, 2014 Chautauqua

Beth's Ponderings

   If you could say anything to anyone, what would you say?  
   I came across the above thought in a book I read recently.  Now, there are different ways of looking at this.  

   You could look at it from the angle of what wisdom would you like to leave behind for people as your personal legacy.  

   Or, you could approach it from the angle of healing a troubled relationship - past or present.  Or, do you need to say something to end a current relationship that is poisoning your life?

   Perhaps there is someone you really want to meet - famous or otherwise - whom you’d love to ask that single burning question that has been circling around your brain forever.

   Ever been in a situation where you couldn’t think of what to say at the time but had a great reply or rebuttal hours later?  

  You can probably think of someone, or a group of people, for all the above scenarios, as well as some I may have missed.

   So...if you could say anything, what would you say?

   So many of us think that we can’t say what we want, or need to say, because we fear the other person’s reaction, or because the person has died, or because we feel the person is too far out of reach for us to contact.

   But we don’t have to actually say it to the person.  Yes, we often feel we need to be acknowledged, listened to, and understood, but the most important aspect of this is not the other person.  

   And you can put your fears and concerns totally on hold.  Write it down.  Go somewhere where you are completely alone and say it aloud as you picture the person in front of you.  

   If you feel comfortable after that step, you can share it with the person if possible, however, that step isn’t really necessary because after you say what you need to say, you will probably be quite surprised to discover that what you said isn’t for the other person after all, but rather something you needed to hear at this time.

      What is it that you, and only you, can express, to be fully you? 


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