0-10 in Your Day (A Buddhist Way)

It is 3 years since I started using this Blog site WELLTH Creation, as a depositary of information for my future reference….something my grandkids may look over one day….and helpful bits for any reader that comes across it from time to time…

Todays post is something I came across in a local spiritual Newsletter and felt to borrow it….coincidentally I volunteer at a local Buddhist College and feel a little like the man mentioned below, as I spend quite a bit of time around ‘campus’ Remember this advice may be from an “arm” of Buddhism and not necessarily literal to all practitioners…it just grabbed my attention.
As a Divine Love Dedication ‘christian’, developing a personal relationship with God is priority for me….however these are 10 Cool Things to consider….and practice….not sure about Number 6 (ok perhaps, if I don’t need to also rise then)…

0-10
0 – Hours of Television
1 – Hour of Exercise
2 – Litres of Water (minimum)
3 – Cups of Hot Green Tea
4 – Short Mental Breaks
5 – Small Meals
6 – AM Wake Up Time
7 – Minutes of Laughter (at least)
8 – Hours of Sleep (at least)
9 – PM End of day & Off to bed
10 – Prayers of Gratitude (list 10 things you are Grateful for Each day)

“There is a misconception that Buddhism is a religion, and that you worship Buddha. Buddhism is a practice, like yoga. You can be a Christian and practice Buddhism. I met a Catholic priest who lives in a Buddhist monastery in France. He told me that Buddhism makes him a better Christian. I love that.” (Author Unknown)

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SIMPLE Re-Post

I am away from home at the moment so am going to make it simple for myself and repost SIMPLICITY which is a page from a Handbook I completed in 2014 entitled Being Well Basics – Its All About Flow…
Simplicity is worth of reposting…if only to be reminded of this quote by Richard Branson:
“Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple”

SIMPLICITY
Let’s get started with the topic of Simplicity to prepare us to begin noticing, finding, allowing, loving and healing our real self. Slowly but surely then we are able to discover our true self, the pristine creation we began as and are able to return to.
In our fast paced, intricate and intense world today with information overload, demands and expectations piling up, instilling Simplicity into our life feels for some like a huge challenge. Simplicity however can alleviate many of the negative impacts affecting our lives. Contrary to popular belief, it certainly doesn’t need to equate to a boring existence.
From a foundation of Simplicity a more enjoyable existence is possible and more is usually achieved. Most often we clutter ourselves up to avoid feeling our real self condition.
By returning to the storehouse of our innate core values we can embrace Simplicity. This leads us to consider and respect ourselves and others equally, by simple displays to both of service, kindness, gratitude, self-responsibility, honesty and loving actions etc.
Staying clear of toxic relationships is a great simplifier. Having the humility to look at where we personally are contributing to the chaos with an attitude or demand upon ourselves, others or the environment certainly helps. Learning to say ‘no’ to our-self and others including those close to us also frees us up, enhancing awareness and wellbeing.
Keeping our surrounds, diet, dress, grooming and consumerism organised and simplistic, day to day, allows any adornments to our lifestyle to stand out, be celebrated and appreciated without taxing our time, energy and resources. This is not to say that our dress or beauty regime cannot be glamorous in its Simplicity if that is our preference, or to deny true abundance, gifts and activities that bring us joy.
The 80/20 Theory points out things like how 20% of goods within a general store for example are purchased 80% of the time, 80% of the time we wear 20% of our wardrobe. The author of this theory says we can learn academically even, by applying it to most study texts. If we were to consider this at all times, over-consuming and hoarding could be a thing of the past, freeing us up to enjoy the 20% we favour 80% of the time minimum.
Debatably, the best way to have Simplicity add value to our life is by de-cluttering, giving us more space and FLOW for the important things no matter what our current environment is.
With increased Simplicity our day will unfold with ease more effectively, hence more is achieved without pressure on our wellbeing.
Whether at your workplace or home; physically, soulfully or intellectually, de-clutter and simplify, to enjoy the subsequent freedom that will FLOW.

“Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple” Richard Branson

Seasonal Eating – Autumn

Previous posts have noted the seasonal foods of Spring and Summer….now for AUTUMN (in Australia)…A few are just coming into and some just going out of season…
Thanks to a Courier Mail edition last August, research I had began was made easy…so here we are…lots of Greens and other Immune Boosters before winter…ENJOY

VEGETABLES
Cabbage
Asian Greens
Lettuce
Spinach
Green Beans
Avocado
Sweet Corn
Cucumber
Olives
Capsicum
Chilli
Eggplant
Tomato
Ginger
Carrot
Parsnip
Potato
Sweet Potato
Turnip
Celeriac
Artichoke
Red Onion
Celery
Mushroom

FRUIT
Pear
Apple
Peach
Nectarine
Plum
Lemon
Yellow Grapefruit
Lime
Orange
Raspberry
Custard Apple
Mango
Banana
Passion
Rhubarb
Melon
Persimmon
Grape
Fig
Kiwi Fruit
Pomegranate

AIR

AIR is probably the thing we take for granted most….I consider fresh AIR along with clean WATER as WHOLEFOODS (Fruits, Vegetables, Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, Whole Grains)….and SLEEP being the catalyst that maximizes their gifts to our Wellbeing…more on Sleep next time…

Below is a page on AIR from Being Well Basics – Its All About Flow, completed 3 years ago (20 page Handbook with each topic summarized in 1 Page)…if you would like a free copy simply email me at wellthcreation@outlook.com

AIR
As we know, air is the basis for maintaining life itself and is essential for robust wellbeing; however we are not always aware of how much we pollute our internal and external environment; by the choices we make and also the air we choose to breathe.

Estimates are that the majority of people spend 90% of their time indoors and that indoor air quality can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Indoor air pollution is often a major source or at least a contributor to a state of being unwell.

The single most effective way to keep the air in your home healthy is to keep things out of it that cause air pollution. This includes cigarette smoke, excess moisture and chemicals.

The second important strategy is to ventilate, which draws pollutants out of the house. Run the exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen. Open your windows. Make sure you have a good exhaust system in place for appliances and stoves.

Also within your place of employment or study become aware of and educate others about the effects of photo copiers, lack of ventilation, electromagnetic pollutants and other potential air quality hazards that may be there.

Take yourself to the closest natural space regularly to breathe in clean air, with a waterfall or ocean water nearby if possible. This takes advantage of the negative ions from these sources that positively affect our health when breathed in. I find a walk in the rain (not a storm) in summer months is super-invigorating, both externally and internally.

Get into the habit of taking five deep breaths (deep down into the stomach), regularly throughout each day (of clean air). Each hour or so is ideal. This increases oxygenation of your system and helps eliminate the effects of unclean air.

Be aware that most carpets, mats, lounges, mattresses etc are leaching unhealthy chemicals from them into the air. Dry-cleaning chemicals, along with chlorine in the water breathed in when showering also put a strain on the body. There are safer options available for all these, including attachments to reduce shower chlorine.

Improving the quality of air we breathe can be a major step to keeping our personal temple/house clean. This forms a platform for being well in all areas, thus maximizing the benefits from this very basic FLOW of Life.

What’s With WATER

Other than the very basic fact that after oxygen Water is the next important thing we need to function….(though one would never think so considering the small amount consumed by many) water has many benefits….along with cooling us down in Summer, (whether we drink it or dive into it) hence this post at a time many parts of Australia is experiencing heat waves….

Following are some I have become aware of:
*Regulates our body temperature
*Composes Min. 75% of our brain
*Assists in preventing headaches (& aids clarity)
*Helps carry nutrients and oxygen to cells
*Helps body absorb nutrients
*Helps convert food to energy
*Moistens oxygen for breathing
*Protects and cushions vital organs
*Cushions joints
*Removes waste
*Assists with Emotional Release (eg: grief, fear, anger)
*Makes up approx. 92% of blood cells
*Makes up approx. 75% of muscles
*Composes 22% of bones

Pretty cool eh…..and with all these benefits, definitely makes it the coolest drink to consume….and the hotter we are and the more we sweat the more we need to replace this vital fluid….
HAVE A HAPPY, HYDRATED, HEALTHY SUMMER………….

Clearing Clutter

New Year resolutions rarely remain….and the clutter we carry emotionally is the main block to any resolution being effective or successful.
Hence I am re-posting a page from a Handbook I completed 3 years ago entitled Being Well Basics – It’s All About FLOW…being the EMOTION page….an important reminder to myself in lieu of a resolution and I hope helpful to you, the reader….if you would like a free copy of the 18 topic/20 page Handbook emailed please email me at wellthcreation@outlook.com

EMOTION
Our familial and societal structures have developed a belief system that it is not good to allow an emotion to be felt unless it is of an acceptable calibre such as happiness, celebration, joy, delight or some other positive expression. This leaves us with a load of blocked, frozen, trapped, suppressed and denied “negative” emotions creating havoc and disharmony upon our wellbeing; physically, psychologically, and spiritually.

From the time we are conceived, we have projected upon us from our environment, emotions that are unexpressed and hence trapped within the psyche of our parents, family members and other close contacts. Before our feeling centre has been shut down we, like animals, are super sensitive to the unfelt emotions of our human company. So we begin to gather their emotional injuries, even before pacifiers and other modes of suppression are used upon any of our own emotional feelings that are judged as being “inappropriate”. The harm inflicted on children from encouraged emotional suppression carries on to be a challenge throughout life.

If there is one awakening I would like to see, it is the awareness that emotions are healthy to be expressed, even those that are not positive (while ever we are not harming another), as they only become disharmonious when not allowed to FLOW hence then are projected at another knowingly or unknowingly.

There are a range of modalities to assist with the connection to, unblocking and releasing of emotions. They may include Journaling, Cure by Crying therapy, Bodywork, Psychotherapy, Emotion Code, Kinesiology tools, Emotional Competency (comfortable for most), Holistic Pulsing, along with basic Express/Release techniques. The receipt of Divine Love through sincere prayer greatly enhances all forms of emotional release.

Most people do fear that if they start releasing emotions they will be overwhelmed, will go crazy or activate illness and other concerns. If we don’t release trapped negative emotions allowing fresh, positive ones to flow these very things are more likely to occur. The harder you resist emotions the harder they kick back and create Stress, which is well documented as creating illness.

An exercise that can be helpful: If you are emotionally triggered/challenged, and resistance kicks in; 1) Observe the physical contraction, relax and allow expansion, remain aware of the sensation arising in the body, maintain your focus on the sensation and flow with it to where it goes or ceases. 2) Congruently, slow down your awareness to allow any emotion/s the freedom to arise, and then get microscopic in your awareness so the emotion/s can reveal themselves fully, moment by moment, and allow their expression to flow without judgement; whether emotions are of frustration, anger, shame, fear or grief etc. If you are in a public, work or other social situation, allow at least Step 1 to unfold, make a mental note and then at the first opportunity of private space, recall the trigger, go back to where the physical sensation either started or ceased, feel into that general area, expand emotionally and recommence1and 2. Unblock, allow FLOW and open to your full wellbeing potentiality.

If you would like further information on the topic of Emotional Competency, please contact me via the details above and leave a contact number, email or Skype address.

Seasonal Eating – Summer

As long as our recent hot weather hasn’t wilted some of the following fruits and vegetables these are what are currently in season, or soon to be and hence currently the best eating (in Australia) for optimal wellbeing benefits. A great time for stone fruit and berries!
Thanks to a recent Courier Mail, it saved me a lot of time and procrastination regards researching an accurate list for myself. Spring was in an earlier post and I will follow on with Autumn and Winter when they come around.

FRUIT
Cherry
Apricot
Peach
Nectarine
Plum
Lemon
Yellow Grapefruit
Orange
Blueberry
Blackcurrant
Blackberry
Raspberry
Pineapple
Mango
Banana
Passionfruit
Rhubarb
Melon
Grape
Fig

VEGETABLES
Green Beans
Peas
Avocado
Sweet Corn
Zucchini
Cucumber
Capsicum
Chilli
Eggplant
Tomato
Spring Onion
Garlic
Red Onion
Celery
Asparagus