Ouch. New Year’s Eve Gatherings can hurt

We can numb ourselves with alcohol. Wonder why someone said something they may later regret or fill the silences with chatter.

Feel isolated and alone and have depressive thoughts

Why not try anew approach this New Year and treat yourself with kindness.The elegance and simplicity of the Four Agreements remains a source of inspiration to me.

The four agreements ideas taken from ancient Toletec wisdom.

“The Toltec were people of knowledgeScientists and artists who created a society to explore and conserve the traditional spiritual knowledge and practices of their ancestors. The Toltec viewed science and spirit as part of the same in entity, believing that all energy material or etherial- is derived from and governed by the universe.” businesballs.com

Don Miguel  a shaman or ‘nagual’wrote his book  The Four Agreements published in 1997

Agreement one:

Be impeccable with your word- speak with integrity.

Say only what you mean.

Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.

Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

As we have house guests at the moment I will finish this article,  next agreements, in the next few days. In the mean time begin the New year with kindness,Meditators know “The thought becomes the word.”

So think kindly of yourself

Happy new Year.

photo by ronsho flickr.com

God’s view _ serenity ,alone with the sea waves and breeze, silent illumination.

 

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About lorraine

After a nasty fall from my bicycle, coming home from high school, I began suffering from migraines. After a term of Chiropractic adjustments, which helped but did not entirely stop the migraine headaches, my parents in desperation sent me to yoga classes, The only available evening class in our area was filled with pregnant women. I felt out of place as a shy teenager, but persevered. adjustment,breathing, meditation and yoga proved the only therapy that bought relief from the headaches. Feeling well I got on with life, married moved from my home town and forgot the daily yoga practices and there benefits. Coming back to Yoga and meditation helped me manage during the time of my father's Cancer. and death. Later when my Husband became ill the natural decision was to qualify as a Yoga, meditation teacher to further assist others through the difficult times of illness and recovery or death. I have now been benefiting from the science and art of Yoga, Meditation for well over twenty five years.
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