Tag Archives: Wellness

Seeing every moment

We re-activate soul when we see every moment, every meeting in life, every dream, every action as poetry and myth.

                                                                                   Robert Avens


Inside’s Daily Inspirations ~ Being Yourself

Voice with-in you

The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.  and only, she who listens can speak.  Is this the starting point of the road towards the union of your two dreams – to be allowed in clarity of mind to mirror life and in purity of heart to mold it?

Dag Hammarskjold


Inside’s Daily Inspirations ~ Being Yourself

“Health is meas…

“Health is measured, not by the capacity to stay standing, but by the ability to be knocked down and then return to standing.” Moshe Feldenkrais

Walking a Labyrinth

2013 ~ Vancouver Island’s year of the Labyrinth

In September, 2013 Northern Vancouver Island will be hosting the First World Labyrinth Conference in Canada.

Labyrinths for Global Healing, Landscapes for the Soul”

The greater Victoria area will have participant from around the world arriving a few days before, September 17, 2013, who will pilgrimage up-island to experiences 50 assorted Labyrinths on the Island.

I look forward to supporting Greater Victoria in being a living presence in this meaningful event.  If you are wishing to be apart of creating something to our community bringing awareness to the qualities of wellness physically, emotionally and mentally I would welcome your connection.

This picture is a sand labyrinth drawn at Gonzales Beach in the summer of 2012.   Sand Labyrinth 008


For more information on how to draw a sand labyrinth.

The Buddha on ‘Oberservation’

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not
belie ve in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”  

Black & White, Right & Wrong

Are you someone who is experiencing your world experiences in black or white, right or wrong?

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Is so, are you curious and willing to explore and self – inquire based on the following pattern of self-questioning?

  • Are you aware that there is another experience available to you that isn’t  as clearly defined as you perceive it?
Take a moment and imagine how you would describe your body posture and the strength you are using to stand or sit up right.

Ask yourself what type of tree would you use to describe this experience?

If you could choose one of these trees which one would it be:

  • Pine
  • Cedar
  • Oak
Now imagine being a Willow Tree.

Can you transition into this experience with ease?  How does it feel in your body posture?  Does anything change, become softer or more flexible?

If you can easily imagine being a Willow Tree, now consider being Bamboo.

How does this concept come into you and through your experience?  Does it stop and become blocked at the thought of considering this vision or does it carry through to a deeper relaxation into your posture?

For those of you who enjoy experiencing through our physical senses try this exploration out.  Remember to have a curious mind.
  1. Now with a friend, peer or family member stand tall and strong with your feet firmly planted on the floor.   Hold  with resistance.  Have your helper push on you shoulder and feel the resistance and your strength push back.
  2. Let this go and become loose, soft and flexible with your feet still planted firmly on the floor and now in this expression have your helper push on your shoulder.  Feel the lack of resistance, resilience and how you still are able to hold your posture.
  3. Take a moment and reflect on how these two separate experiences through your physical strength, both are strong stances, and give yourself a moment to give feedback on how these two experiences where for you.  Which one is the one that you sense a higher quality of where you would like to be now?  Which one is your habitual reactive self? Which one would you be able to take an easy breath in or do you remember if you held your breathe or not?

Remember we only do what we know until a new experience and more information is available.  In each experience we are meeting our own needs.  It’s how we meet our needs that we could develop deeper awareness about to better fit who we long to be.  Are we meeting our needs through physical, dominate strength or are we meeting our needs through physical flexible strength?

Remember, whatever our bodies are doing, our thoughts will reflect this in our thinking and acting?  Information is perceived through our bodies and our mind translates it, therefore we act.  If our bodies are rigid, our thoughts will be black and white, right and wrong.

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP, November 8, 2012                                             Follow Renee on Facebook  & on Twitter