What I know about God

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It is written that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8), and that “I, the Lord, do not change” (Malachi 3:6).  

Though we often feel as though it is so difficult to know anything definitive about God, it is we who are washed about like waves upon the shore, and God who remains, faithfully, the same.  It’s amazing that this journey of faith with God, this process of discovery, is one in which God remains fixed, stable, and still, as we sputter about, grasping for a glimpse.  We become dizzy with our movements, forgetting that we not only grasp for God, but God is ever grasping after us.

In Micah 6: 3, a perplexed God cries out to the people, “O, my people, what have I done to you?  In what have I wearied you?  Answer me!”  This verse and those that come after…

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Inspirational People – Denis Istomin (and his Mother)

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The power of positive thinking can over come so many things!

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I was watching the Australian Open during the week and caught some of 3-time champion Novak Djokovic’s third round match.

However, as the match went on, I became more fascinated by the back story of his opponent, little known Uzbek, 27 year-old Denis Istomin.

When he was 14, Istomin was in a horrific car accident on the way to a junior tournament, resulting in a severely broken leg.  After 80 stitches and three and a half months in hospital, doctors said that he would never hold a tennis racquet again.

Normally, that would result in the end of someone’s professional tennis aspirations, but not for Denis.

This is where his mother, Klaudiya, enters the story.

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10 to Zen

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Finding inner peace and serenity.

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I’m sharing this awesome new set of “commandments”. I apologize for the use of that term and don’t call me a blasphemer! In my life right now I have begun to apply these 10 things in and out of everyday function. Such easy things to let go of, but at the same time a natural part of interacting on a daily basis. I compare, worry, and fill my opportunities with fear of the unknown, so I began to ease up on these negative thoughts and have begun to let go of the inadequate unnecessary thoughts of life. 

My whole life I have been loud about my thoughts and opinions and have carried a large outgoing personality with me. Within the recent year I have found myself turning into quite the introvert, discovering things about myself and finding out my true wants and needs in this life. The above thoughts…

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BE RED

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Im dedicating today’s post to the color Red.

What is it to become a color, to represent it or take on it’s role? Red is a fierce color which seems to heighten our sexiness and confidence. Red is romantic, bold, seductive and sometimes intimidating. I’ve come across a lot of females who think they cant “pull off red”, whether it would be silky top, high heels, lip stain or a hair hue.. Red is a statement and you are the creator of the identity.

Something about a red sports car which makes men feel invincible and red lips which make woman feel irresistible.

Red runs through our veins making us feel invigorated with life and bulletproof to risks. Our heart is pure red, we feel passionate representing on the outside what pumps us from the inside. Red is an inner sensation, act upon your inner desires!

BE RED, BE SPONTANEOUS, BE ADVENTUROUS AND BE IMPETUOUS!

*Cardinal Code is a poetry piece I wrote last year inspired by my favorite vixen, Marilyn Monroe*

Cardinal Code

A swipe evoking the lips, hues of red alters
brims, which embrace and bribe
outlining a soft spoken crime

muses lean to his palette
rosettes paint assurance’s depiction,
she stains her scheme of devastation

the flush of a young boys Valentine,
her heart crafted in his form
his cheeks burst to her output

cherry lips, his first touch.
sweet tooth’s crush, visions of her blush,
fantasy led his trance

the stripped a direct mouth of America’s lady
infrared authority, stop sign to timid
a cut straight sorrel to the bare humans,

strong structured others reposition,
opinions mounting
copper red lines in the sky

burgundy wine glass glistens in candle’s glow,
warming shades to the sight
his center pulsating to her movements,

roses bloom her presence, a smile simpers cupid’s eye,
ruby medal over his core,
gold to the soul, a woman well deserved

a bittersweet puckered pout, contagious to watch,
fool’s paradise, suitors aside.
sheer secrets drape her lace, wandering eyes

effortlessly sexy, no sighs compare,
euphoric imagination, temptation’s apple,
flutters her affairs, crimson warning of dares

scarlet snug dress, curves down, his marry-go round
A play for immature quick attention,
ferrari driven, rumble strips to the weary

her heated flame flares a brief high,
cliché hungry, fondness of falters,
blood drifts to carmine plastic in their pockets

fires painted for a purpose,
emphasizes the empty minded
a charge to the one who crosses

the X of her abundance, her laser to aim
a profession’s adopted lesson
a cardinal checker pen of control

Believe in Yourself: 10 Tips to Boost Your Self-Confidence

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Be confident with every strive you take… Every stride leads to a fulfilled journey!

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Confidence really is the “key” to… everything.  After working in 2 totally different environments,  full-time in a conservative corporate organization and part-time in a gym teaching fitness classes,   I’ve noticed that in both contexts the most confident people always fare best.  Notice I didn’t say the smartest, most experienced or even the most talented.  For example, at my corporate job the person who speaks up in meetings and boldly takes on new projects is always first in line for promotion.  Also at the gym, the fitness instructors who risk looking like an idiot to energize their class always have the biggest following.   The consistent trait among these successful folks is a high degree of self-confidence. 

The reality is that we all have insecurities.  We compare ourselves to others and feel shameful at times (or at least I do).  To me, it’s

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Rejuvenated

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With the fresh beginning of a new year, everyone is in search of a new way to re invent themselves. A new year marks a new “You”, being the best you can be and creating a new healthy life style. Do we necessarily need a new year to create a “new us”… necessarily. The first step to figuring out your new change is your WHAT you’re going to do, WHY you’re going to do and then HOW follows after.

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Sometimes situations cycle through our lives creating an opportunity to continue with our life patterns or take a stand to renew ourselves. Last year my life over whelmed me so much, everything caught up so fast. I wasn’t who I wanted to be and my life was out of my control and slowly draining the glow from my happiness.

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.”

Why does it take such extreme measures for us to finally realize the rise of conflict or come to a conclusion of a change. You find yourself blaming others for your faults, feeling sensitive to inner guilt or spreading frustration with inner issues.

You have to create a peaceful environment within yourself to engage in any situations outside of your control. You need to focus on your inner world before you participate in other’s world. You become aware of yourself… your strengths, weaknesses, challenges, indulgences etc. You practice mindfulness, a gift acquired from taking time for yourself, silencing your dilemmas and channeling in on your inner knowing.

Everyone gets so caught up in their rush of the outside world and pleasing others needs. Your mind is in constant motion, your priorities circle around your contributing world and you lose track of the moment. Meditating on yourself, requires a stillness of the mind and body. A time for quieting outside criticism, troubling technologies or obligations. You become in control of your serenity, setting the mood with aromas to relax and flowing with your breathe by movements.

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Yoga and meditation recharges your soul. Worries and obstacles no longer fog you, ideas become clear and dreams now in reach. You sit within your self, body at rest and mind at ease. You realize the beauty in your moments, nature and your ability to achieve peace. You feel your body supported by the earth, your mind complete with calmness and your spirit now tranquil. Every breath swims through your body, expanding your flexibility and softening the resistance. You become limitless only reaching where the body takes you, positioning yourself  in what feels natural and stimulating. You evolve with every manuever. The sequence of positions become a dance in tune with your energy and breathing. Your mind roams with the dynamics of progression, voyaging to your comfort zone. You are constantly in control of your flow of breathe and movements. You realize this act of exercise is actually a practice of repositioning and rejuvenating.

A deed to yourself to shift your mindset into sedateness. A time to come to your self, sit in your silence and center your creativities. A euphoric high from satisfaction within your own world. You practice equal pose in every frame or instance. You become acute to the restraints and meet them with quiet mind. You focus on how to achieve greater lengths, not on what holds you back.

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I’ve learned so much about myself and life through the practice of yoga. A time I set aside everyday to create a still environment where I focus on the hush of the world and the energy within my own world. You develop an equal poise, you approach the outside world with love and kindness. You appreciate yourself so fully, nothing can break your outer shell or interrupt your inner peace. After a couple of months of yoga and mediation, I was aware of my body’s needs.

Your first world lies within your human structure, an inside world which communicates and reflects you. You become dominant of your body’s functions, whether it would be hunger, thirst, disgust, fatigue, stress, illness etc. You become in sync within your senses. Practicing a healthy lifestyle is more than working out, it’s fueling your body with nourishment and vitamins. You are a human recycler, your output relies heavily on input.

Step Up

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Trust your Journey

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People have different strategies for climbing mountains.  Some people like to talk to each other to pass the time, others like to zone out into a trance-like rhythm. Some people like to constantly check in with their overall progress when they are climbing something, keeping the goal visible on the horizon, and others like to focus only on their immediate future. But there is really only one way a mountain can be climbed, and that is by taking a step. And then another step. And another step. One by one, all the way up.

Looking all the way up at a peak looming many, many steps up ahead of me never ceased to discourage me, to remind me of how far I had to go, and suddenly when faced with the sheer number of steps that lie between me and the end, each step felt more difficult, more exhausting. What…

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