Evening Reflection on Tryst (05/01/13)

Evening Reflection (05/01/13)

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Karma Points

In life… things are not easy. We do not know all the answers. We do not always make the right choices. We screw up, we succeed. We win, we lose. We smile, we frown… we laugh, we cry. Yes, we do all of these things… and so much more!! Our emotions allow us to feel, our minds allow us to think and make choices.

 

Just because we make a mistake, doesn’t always mean the outcome of that mistake is something we didn’t care about. I say this because… in my life, I have made mistakes without even thinking of the outcome!!Sounds silly, I know… but this actually happens a lot. Especially to those people who are really ‘live-for-the-moment’ kinds, those personality types who are more sporadic, maybe braver, chance takers… extremists… yes, that is me.

 

I think that we have karma points. I think that we do get chances. I think that in the cosmic realm of things… the universe and all its infinite higher powers, and elements, knows when people are of a good soul, or of a bad soul. ((Here is where I struggle with the concept that there are really such souls out there that are bad… but at this point in my life… it know this to be true. Even someone I know, and love so much, can have a bad… oh nevermind… )) ANYWAY~ my point is..

 

Take chances. Live your life. Check in with yourself. Understand it is OK to mess up. You are human. You are going to mess things up sometimes! And if you do… don’t ever allow someone, who says they love you, tell you that if you ever mess up they are done with you! (( Like a parent.. or something… ))

 

No one deserves to hear that!! Love is NOT conditional on mess up’s, or anything!! Love, real love, has no rules.

 

I hope the night finds you well!! I hope you all have some good karma points saved up!!

XOXO ~ Jen

 

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Daily Reflection on Tryst (01/29/13)

 

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Daily Reflection (01/29/13)

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Hello Tryst family! I apologize for the delay in getting the daily reflection to you! I have had a very busy morning! Please do not think that I forgot to give you the reflective words of the day, and even though it’s now passed lunch time, or around lunch time if you are living in the Pacific and Mountain time zones, we still have day light left to reflect on today’s thoughts! Today I want to reflect on some karma baby! Karma, is something that I am very in to! Karma is something that I could write an entire book on, as so many great writers already have. For those who don’t know much about karma, do a little research!! I am including a link right HERE to a great site on karma called ‘Basic Buddhism: The Theory of Karma’, which is a good read on the subject. Or wander over the Urban Dictionary, which I love, for more quick information on karma! (You can also find a link to the Urban Dictionary on my Blogroll because I just think it’s fantastic! 🙂

 You ever hear the phrase, ‘What goes around, comes around’? Well, that is karma. The word itself comes from Buddhist and Hindu philosophy and it’s the simple belief that if you do good/nice/kind things for others, then good/kind/nice things will happen to you. You ever hear the phrase, ‘karma is a bitch’? Well, that is also true! In my experiences in life, karma has visited me a time or two, and in both situations; good karma and bad karma. I believe that there really is a cosmic connection to doing good deeds and that they have a way of circling back to you. Karma is also very patient. Sometimes it waits a while before striking down upon someone who has not lived a life of goodness and kindness. For any of you who may know someone who is just mean or hurtful to others, and ask the question, ‘when is this person going to get the karma they deserve’!?!?! …Have a little patience. Let it go. Don’t let yourself get lost and fester in worry because karma is working as we speak!

 Good things come to good people! Sometimes it may take some time before the wonderful shows up on your doorstep, but it will! Yes, I am an optimist!! So for all you pessimists out there, go get you some good karma today! Go on, try it! It feels good, it makes other’s feel good when someone is kind to them, and while you are out in the world acting on all this goodness and kindness, karma is watching you and waiting to come kiss you! So try not to piss karma off, because the bad side of karma really sucks! Treat people like you would want to be treated! Karma’s only a bitch if you are!

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Are you need of some wonderful today? Well go get you some good karma!

 Have a beautiful day! ~ Jen

Zen

If there is a day, in which I am in desperate need of some Zen, today is that day…

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Zen is a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind. Zen is a way of being. It also is a state of mind. Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts. (Thank you Urban Dictionary, you are so wonderful as always)
 
The Mac-Daddy of Zen is, that’s right, Buddha. I have always loved the ways of the Buddhist because its a belief in the world and all of it’s elements, it is not a faith. Now, I’m not proclaiming that I have no faith, because I do, I have a lot of it, as well as spirituality and soul… but the Buddhists are more open than any one certain faith, and I love that openness.
 
I am so zen…
This act of ‘being so zen’ translates to having complete and absolute peace. If this is something that you wish to achieve, as I wanted it so badly today, I made a list of things that I do to help me reach zen –
 
1. Get outside and get some fresh air!
     -I find that when I remove myself from the confinements of the indoors and place myself outside in the fresh air, with the elements of the Earth, I can reach a state of serenity and calm by closing my eyes, taking deep breaths, and doing a simple meditation of relaxing the mind and letting go of physical tension.
 
2. Smile at everyone I see or cross paths with!
     -A smile takes less energy than a frown. I swear! It’s completely true! Plus, smiling is a pleasant gesture to give and to receive. When I smile, I find my mind is quite calm and it actually relaxes my body naturally.
 
3. Take the time to do things slowly!
     -When I rush through my day, I miss so much. And what I don’t really even realize, is how much I actually miss, until I sit and think about it. Crazy how blind and asleep we actually are when we rush through things. Slow down, perform my tasks with care and discipline, and pace myself with open eyes!
 
4. Chew my food!
     -I am a lover of food, but, I must confess that I’ve had many meals that I threw down my throat. It’s nuts! When dinning out, or even better, when enjoying one of my own creations, chew slowly and take little bites. My food ain’t going anywhere, it’s there to nourish my body and for me to enjoy…. so….enjoy it!!!
 
5. Gratitude.
     -This is important to a day of zen. When the sun falls and the sky turns black and we are illuminated by the glow of the beautiful moon, take a minute to think about the things that you’re grateful for. Make a list or write them in a journal if ya wish… the point is, focusing on good, positive, things that I’m so grateful for, puts my mind in that peaceful place, rather than a place of negative resentment or regret! Yuck… So yes!! Honor what you’re grateful for, it makes me feel good every single time!
 
This is a special transmission from separating yourself from outside influences and stresses of life, and connecting with your inner spirit and mind, thus creating a sence of coolness and calm attained through the act of letting go and becoming aware of your mind, body and spirit.
 
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Yoga is like soup for the soul. I need to get some yoga back into my life… Yoga is a great way to reach zen!
 
Namaste’
~ Jen