How to hear during silence.

What was meditation and Buddhist guru Ram Dass really implying?

The general goal of mindfulness and self-discovery is to quiet the endless parade of thoughts that march through our minds almost incessantly.

Self-discovery is extremely important when there is lack of grounding due to several events that during our lives, we have to face and react unexpectedly.

Also self-discovery provides support to develop resilience skills in order to deal with emotional trauma (when applicable) sometimes caused during childhood. Unfortunately remains in the subconscious until another trauma or stressful routine triggers the mind and hence its resistance to deal with it.

Most of our errant thoughts are rooted in the past and future – thoughts of fear, fantasy, frustration, envy and regret.

Rarely are we completely rooted in the present moment. So when we learn how to control a phantom mind, through at least 15 minutes daily doing meditation, there will be multiple benefits that extend from the crown of our head all the way to our feet.

We connect with our breath and learn how to use it as a resource to pace the mind.*

People have gotten used to constantly talking, listening to television or music, or making noise in other ways. Creating noise just for the sake of noise will never let us understand the beauty of silence or appreciate the world around us.

Take 2 minutes and do nothing but listen, without talking or having any background noise, and you may be amazed at what you hear.

The sound of birds singing, insects buzzing, and all of the other noises that are going on are often overlooked because they are not clearly heard.

If you go into nature and you are silent you will find that nature can be quite noisy in a natural and appealing way.

The importance of silence is also a factor in relationships, because if you are always talking then you are not hearing what your partner is saying.

It is better to be silent and practice situational awareness, only speaking when this is necessary, so that you can truly hear what others are trying to tell you. Instead of standing in front of the person talking to us and have the mind wondering…

What’s going to happen during the next hurricane season to the Caribbean Islands?

Last but not least;

“Meditate let the light of the heart engulf you “ -G.C

Author:

Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; CAI; CCR; CACR; SGC.

* For learning how to meditate and all the benefits of meditation, you can refer to the Meditation section at the menu on this blog.

Also search for meditation and you will be able to find more guidance.

Your True Self, Cannot Be Contained…

Let this new year encourage you to ignite your fire.

Let today be the start of something new.

Every end is a new beginning.

Forget what is gone.

Appreciate what still remains.

Look forward to what is coming next.

You are a beautiful soul, there is your light.

Let your light shine.

Thanks a lot for sharing your light and being part of this blog.

Last but not least:

Begin each day with a grateful heart ❤️

Namaste 🙏🏻

Author:

Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; CAI; CCR; CACR; SGC.

Do you lose your keys for an hour and later find it in front of your face? It’s time to get grounded 🌎

My part as yoga teacher is facilitating sequences with more standing poses, such as Sun Salutation ( Surya Namaskar) Dancing Warriors (Virabhadrasanas) Vinyasa and different variations of Triangle (Trikonasana) poses.

Also balance postures such as Tree pose (Vrksasasana), (Eagle pose (Garudasana) and Half moon pose ( Ardha Chandrasana) provide faster grounding.

Essential oils can not be forgotten, due to their fast impact to our limbic system.

The following Dōterra essential oils are my best friends when facilitating grounding to yoga practitioners and you can find them by clicking at the OPN Essential Oils from this blog’s menu, where there is a link directing to Dōterra’s Wellness Advocate page.

Frankincense

Balance blend

Cedarwood

Spikenard

Vetiver

Myrrh

Last but not least;

“The Earth 🌏 has music 🎶 for those who listen.”

With love and light Glenda L. Santos

My Sheltering Sunset Sky…



In gratitude to my divine light, and some earth angels like my uncle, who happens to  be a down to earth experienced doctor, I have to share with so much love (without being able to have enough words to thank him) that the love of my life ( my son) who is accomplishing his college education at Minnesota and in a blink of an eye found himself undergoing a concerning health situation last Friday.  

As a mother my world started to crumble with feelings of impotence and desperation however if it wouldn’t have been by Dr. Ramon Suarez, my son wouldn’t have been stable today breathing and recovering from an initial phase of pneumonia that could have brought severe consequences without not being attended through Dr. Suarez selfless humanitarian service.

Last but not least;

A physician once said “The best medicine for humans is love” Someone asked, “What if it doesn’t work? He said,”Increase the dose”

with love and light dedicated to 

Dr. Ramon Suarez and my auntie Carmin.

Thanks to both for all the love you have always unconditionally shared to me and Jean, since the day his heart started to beat inside my body.

I love ❤️ you both.
Namaste 


GLS ⚜️

Semper Zen tips to release weight from the shoulders.



The only Zen you find at the top of the mountain is the zen you bring with you.
Release the world from your shoulders by following these Semper (always) Zen tips:

1.  Let go of judgments  

2.  Let go of anger

3.  Let go of fear

4.  Let go of competing 

5.  Let go of regrets 

6.  Let go of blame

7.  Let go of guilt

8.  Do one thing at a time

5.  Do it slowly and deliberately 

6.  Put space between things

7.  Develop rituals 

8.  Smile and serve others

9.  Act without expectations 

10.  Devote time to sitting 

11.  Pray and talk to the universe 

12.  Meditate and listen to the universe 

13.  Live simply

 

Semper Zen ⛩



Author:

Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; CAI; CCR; CACR; SGC.