June 17th, 2014
I just saw a photo of a soccer player with a tear softly streaming down his cheeks and read the following: “RACIST CHANTS FROM THE CROWDS BROUGHT THIS SOCCER STAR TO TEARS” and then this: “Mario Balotelli, the star striker for the Italian soccer club AC Milan was brought to tears during an away game at Napoli on Saturday. Reports from many of those in attendance say that his reaction was due to racist chants directed at him by huge sections of the crowd.”
My father was proud to be Italian. However, he would have been mortified after reading the above, and embarrassed for the Italian chanters.
It would serve us well if, from time to time, we would remember this from Brian Weiss:
“Over lifetimes we’ve been strong, weak, rich, poor, man, woman, all races and religions. Our soul is none of these—only pure, loving energy.” www.brianweiss.com
April 15th, 2014
It could be that some people might consider not buying ANCIENT SECRET OF THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH because of the title. Though once the book is opened, a treasure trove is revealed. Book 1 tells of how it all began. It’s a marvelous story, almost in the category of a delightful fairy tale. It’s a story that you’ll want to read before picking up Book 2 “A companion to the book by Peter Kelder.”
It’s written in Book 2 about Book 1: “. . . It is not essential for you to read it, but it is highly recommended that you do so. In Kelder’s book you’ll find inspiration and magic that can’t be duplicated here. Many people who read the book cherish the experience and return to reread it again and again.”
There are amazing stories of those adventurers who dared to wander into territory most people thought they could only dream about. And then there are the amazing five rites which are fairly simple to do and which have innumerable benefits. The only way to discover their power is to practice them yourself. It’s one of the few books I took along with me to Ecuador. That’s how much I like the book.
To give you a glimpse of what the five rites do, I’ll quote the inside cover:
“In this book, readers were introduced to the Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation, a series of exercises developed over centuries in the monasteries of Tibet and credited by thousands for everything from increased energy to better memory, weight loss, and just looking and feeling younger. Almost as quickly as the books filtered across the globe, letters began to pour into Harbor Press requesting more information on these mysterious rites. Now more than ten years and two million books later, comes a comprehensive companion volume that addresses the unanswered questions of so many readers.”
It’s good to know what’s in the marketplace so that we can choose what works for us, right? Now, if I could find a normal yoga mat in Cuenca, I’d be on the floor practicing those Five Rites:-)
Someone said, “Have a happy day.” I am; you, too?
April 11th, 2014
@TheRealPsychics: “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
I really like the above quote. Oh how the memories return of how much fun it was to read his books to my children.
February 14th, 2014
I found a book at Carolina Bookstore in Cuenca; it’s called Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. It’s written by Susan Cain. I don’t think this book could have been written any better. To read it is to have a clear understanding of what it means to be an introvert. And, if you’re an extrovert, you’ll discover things about yourself that will enhance your life; things you never stopped to think about before because you were always so busy. I’m an introvert and, for most of my life, have been surrounded by a lot of extroverts. And, so I say, If you’re an introvert Quiet will rescue you from thinking you’re a bit anti-social. And if you’re an extrovert, Quiet will enhance your life by giving you a chance to take a breather from your daily strivings. So . . . introvert and extrovert, this well-researched, wonderfully interesting, completely absorbing book just might give you both a new lease on life.
Could Quiet possibly be one of the best books extroverts and introverts can give each other – on this special day? Quite possibly, yes.
Happy Valentine’s Day and ¡Feliz Día de la Amistad! (Day of Friendship in Latin America) to all you introverts and extroverts!
February 12th, 2014
Once in the head, it seems to stay for hours . . . easy singing . . .
“Let there be peace on earth
and let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth,
the peace that was meant to be.
With God as our Father,
brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother in
I’m wishing everyone a full-of-laughter kind of day.