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February 19, 2018

Meditation – Words Matter

Before we start this post we invite you to meditate with us as we create this post.  Please skip down if you choose not too.

We are going to start by taking three deep breaths.  Breath in love energy, out goes the negative energy.  let go tension on each in breath.  Relax.

Then from You-Tube we selected the following meditation – PURE POSITIVE ENERGY VIBES (click)

As we start our meditation we are sure to breath in and out through our nose and we will set this as our main rhythm throughout the meditation.  Even when we focus on sending intentions, if a thought other than our intention enters our mind, we go back to our breathing rhythm though our nose until the thought passes (And it will in a few seconds) and then return to sending our intention.

In past posts we have mentioned how important words are and this especially applies to the words we use when we are meditating.  When we meditate and describe in our thoughts what we wish to accomplish its important we use positive words or what you will get back is negative responses from the Universe.  When we meditate we are sending out our requests to the Universe and after it’s sent, we release the thought and continue meditation.  Right this minute we are totally in the moment and fully focused on each word/letter of this post.  You, my friend, are important to us and we look to help you in any way get to living your dream and live it in total bliss.  (Feeling the positive energy vibes).

Words like “try”, “need”,  and “should” are replaced by “We choose”, “We will”, and “We can”, etc.  We use the word “We” to define that we are working together with the Universe to accomplish our intention. When you say “I can’t find the time to meditate”, choose to change the wording to “I will find the time to mediate and I choose to following my plan to meditate everyday.”  Then let it go, and continue in the moment of being in the “now”.

If you are meditating on letting go of stress be sure to notice your breathing and the pleasant/relaxing sound coming from the video.  Continue letting go of the negative tension on the out breath.

Yesterday we were watching the NASCAR Daytona Five Hundred Mile Race mainly to notice what kind of words the commentators  were using and we were pleasantly surprised to hear only positive vibes.  Even when describing something in the past that might have been negative, they turned it in to a positive vibe.  Then Jeff Gordon (Get add on to the cometary team) said something that we constantly talk about and is where we aspire to be.  Jeff was describing what it’s like to be a driver and he said, “If there is an interruption during the race, when the race restarts the driver must be back in the moment because if he lets that interruption cling and nag him, then his driving will suffer until he gets back to the moment.”   We believe that this applies to your life also.  Right now as we type this post, if something interrupts, we stop and get back to the moment before we continue.  What brings us back is going back to our breathing rhythm before continuing.

Jeff’s comment also reminds us that the “cling and nag” also applies to thoughts from the past.  Here is our true meaning of being in the moment – The future and the past are illusions, they are thoughts, and our only reality in in the moment.  When we are with someone or alone we are in the moment.  And in the moment means we are one with the Universe.

We have nothing to add right now except to thank everyone for stopping by to read our post.  If you are meditating please kick back and continue.  It does take some practice, but the rewards are beyond your wildest dreams (Our experience).  Enjoy….

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February 16, 2018

Japan has a Dream named Yuzuru Hanyu and he is special

Filed under: 2018 Olympics — alaboutnothing @ 9:00 pm
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When he completes a skating routine the audience throws out Winnie the Pooh Bears and ….

Here is what Yuzuru Hanyu does with all those Pooh Bears that are thrown out (CLICK)

We could not take our eyes off his routine tonight, a powerful skater.

There were Pooh Bears everywhere.

We have nothing else to report except that we think this young man will be a leader.

Following Dreams continued

This post is dedicated to Uber Drivers Edgar and Luizpaulo, passenger Charles/Albert, the young lady I met in the 401 Quarry lobby with the green hair, and Erin (Awesome), all of these people I had an awesome conversation with.  Well, not the green haired young lady, all I said to her was “Great hair color!”.  I need to ask Edgar if he assisted that young lady that looked like she was needing a ride when he drooped me off?

So the conversation was “Following Dreams”, and “Meditation”.  We all shared our experiences and had a good time.  I learned from each and they all seem to be following their dreams.  This is what I believe life is all about and I talk about it all the time.  The “Face-to-face” meeting people and having a good time is the best medicine.  With the deluge of information in this day and age is sometimes overwhelming to others and meeting people and sharing that it the same for everyone seems to lift the stress off and we feel like we are part of something bigger.

Meditation is a great way to ease stress, but I believe that once we master that, the next challenge is to find out what is causing the stress and learn how to remove the cause from our lives.  This is where I go with my meditations, not only for stress, but for everything in my life that I feel negative energy.  First I meditate to keep my head clear and that way when something comes along that “does feel right” I notice and make a mental note to ponder what happen and how to handle the experience next time.  With a clear head I also notice the positive experiences that get my attention and I thank the Universe for all that they do and share the feeling with everyone.  The point is to notice, and the way to get to that point is to meditate.

I start my day immediately when I get out of bed with a this morning meditation “Morning meditation” that is nine minutes and you can just listen or go about your morning duties.  I grab a cup of coffee and then close my eyes, take three deep breaths, and relax for a few minutes to decide which of the meditations I have saved to listen to.  Maybe its something I have been pondering or I have several clearing negative energy video meditations saved.  Because I am in touch with Chakra’s being a Reiki Healer, I have some awesome video meditations saved and I make sure to keep my Chakra’s in balance.  Then because I believe we can cure some of our aches and pains I have some video meditations that are for healing myself at the DNA level, cell level, and body in general.  Sometimes I randomly pick one, it depends on what the moment holds.

I subscribe to “Meditative Mind” on You Tube and when I get a new video meditation each day if it “rings positive” I make sure to send it out to my friends that I have on a phone list and send out the link via “Message”.  (Note to self – automate)

When I talk to some of my friends about meditation some say that “I don’t have the time.” Then I say, “choose to have the time.” When they say that they will not have the time because the ego will make sure they don’t have the time and they they will be right.  When they “choose” the are making a contract with themselves to complete the task.  Words are important, especially when we are talking to ourself.  Another word is “Try”, replace with “Choose”, or “I will”.   Many self-help books discuss these actions.

When I look at my book library I see the progression of my journey as I have read various books in the order of my growth.  Of course there have been highs and lows.  I am grateful for both the highs and lows.  The lows are opportunities to learn and grow. There have been times we have faced the fear and found the other-side to be slam dunk awesome.  Something I have learned is when something amazing comes my way we make sure to mentally send the energy out to everyone that is and every will be.

When we go out and about our intention is for a party to break out with whomever we interact with, even if it just a smile and a wave. Have fun with it and enjoy.

We have nothing to add except to thank everyone for the positive energy yesterday and hopefully the Ubers guys got some great tips.

February 14, 2018

Sad Day in Parkland Florida and All of the USA

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We just completed a post on “Follow Your Dreams” and we see that 17 Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL had their lives and dreams brutally taken by some lunatic.  Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

A SAD DAY in AMERICA

We have NOTHING else to report.

Following Your Dream and more

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We are dedicating this post to Vanessa, the Uber driver that brought us home yesterday and something we discussed inspired this post.  If you know a Vanessa from the West Bay that drives for Uber, call her to and tell her to come and read this post.  Also thank her for the inspiration.

Because I believe that everyone is living their dream I often ask so we asked Vanessa because she was saying how much she liked driving for Uber.  When we drove for Uber we loved it also because of the flexible hours giving us the freedom to work when we wanted to.  When we asked Vanessa she said “I am actually an accountant but I did not like the confines of working in an office.  I want to travel the world and experience new things.”  Then she said “I guess I should get a normal job”.  This was probably coming from someone in her life that is telling her what they want her to do.  These are the people who live life projecting their opinions toward you.  Many think they are helping you, but what they are really doing is pushing the opinion of their own needs onto you. So her dream is to travel the world and we said “Go for it!”  Find someplace that promotes employees traveling of create your own business where you would be, for example, a traveling accountant. Of coursed we get a hesitation, which is usually the reaction because we have created a new idea for them to pursue.  When we exited the car we said “For you Vanessa we will ask the Universe to help you find a way you can pursue your dream.”  This adds energy to the new idea and our energy along with hers is starting the process.  This is why we meditate.  Meditation clears our mind so that when we send a request out to the Universe we are clear and when the answer comes we see it. Or if we send a request out on behalf of someone else it gets attention.  It’s like praying, which is actually meditation when you’re focused.  We believe that if she is ready the request will come her way, and even if she is not ready, it will be fulfilled when she is ready.

So what’s our experience is following dreams?  We have followed our dreams from the day we were born.  We have lived a blessed life and we thank the Universe everyday.  In the area of the country where we grew up the steel mills employed most people.  All my friends went to the mills to work and the money was good.  But my Dad said to me that in twenty years this area will be all hi tech so pursue the computer stuff you like so much and we did.  My Dad being an Aquarius always seem to know what the future held and 20 years later that area is now high tech.  We worked 50 years as a software developer and loved every moment.  There were times we loved it so mush that we probably would have worked for free, but did not mention that to the client.  We also traveled to hundreds of cities in the U.S. throughout our career meeting and met awesome people everywhere, not only at the client, but other travelers. We get happy just thinking about some of our adventures like helping a older lady get home to Travers City and her family. The flight from San Jose, CA to Detroit and then on to Traverse City, but when we landed at Detroit the airport was closed because of thunderstorms.  She was supposed to be escorted by airline employees but we saw her wandering around with no one in sight so we went over and took her to the airline desk.  The lady behind the desk asked me to please take charge because her escorts were not available.  I said “Of course” and the airline booked us in to a local Marriot and set us up for the first flight out the next morning.  We had a car take us to the hotel where I told the desk what the circumstances were so that calls to the older ladies room would transfer to me.  I call the family in Traverse City and informed they what was going on.  The next day we had a free breakfast and a car took up to the airport where we caught the next flight out.  Upon arrival we “delivered” her to the family who was full of thanks and I went on my way.  About a month later I received a letter from Northwest Airlines say that the family thought I was an airline employee and they were impressed that we took it upon ourselves to take care of their mom.  (She looked exactly like our grandma so we could not resist).  The airline gave the family a full refund and they gave me a ticket to fly round trip anywhere in the world they serviced.  Stuff like this happened often and every time we boarded an airplane if the seat next to us was vacant, we thought “This seat is reserved for someone special”.

As a footnote when we refer to the “Universe” we believe that everything that is and ever was is connected. So you might say God because it’s what you believe in and we honor all.  The point is we are all here to help each other get though this life and all the other lives.  (Smile)  Yes, we believe in reincarnation. J

So far we have lived and loved every moment and even after we retired and now we are continue meeting amazing people in a place where we love and thrive.  If we can help someone get to live their dream then we get brownie points with the Universe. J (Karma)

We are closing on a happy note with a post we saw on our “Alaboutnothing” Facebook page.  (We have a Facebook and Twitter account)

Grandma said to grand-daughter, “Do you know what day is coming up?”

Grand-daughters response, “Yes, it’s Presidents Day.”

Grandma thinking she has a smart grand-daughter followed with, “Do you know what it means?”

Grand-daughter, “The President comes out of the White House and if he sees his shadow, we have another year of bull-shit!” (We almost feel off chair laughing)

We have nothing else to report at this time.  Thank you all for taking the time to stop by by and God Bless all.

Song now playing as we complete this post is by Joe Walsh, “Life’s been good

February 13, 2018

Shingles Virus NEW Vaccine

We went for our quarterly check-up today and we were informed that even though we received the Shingles Vaccine four years ago, it’s highly recommended by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all adults 50 and older receive the new two-shot vaccine of Shingrix.  My doctor said the old vaccine has been she agrees with the Disease Control dudes and that the new vaccine is significantly more effective.  In my words, the other vaccine is no good and we had better get the new one A.S.A.P.  If you have ever had shingles you know you don’t want it again.  We had a mild case on the left side of our forehead and it felt like someone was sticking ice picks in our skull and the medication was unbelievably expensive.

We suggest you all call or contact your doctor for any information.

We wonder if the is a shot for over watching the Olympic Curling?

We have nothing else to add except we are watching Shaun White do his last run for the gold.

SHAUN WHITE WINS THE GOLD !!!!!!!     USA  USA  USA  USA  USA !!!!!

February 12, 2018

2018 Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea – Day 3

 

So today seems to be Womens’s Hockey Day and since we don’t like watching men’s hockey, no way we are going to watch Japan VS Sweden Women’s Hockey preliminary round.  Of course there is always Curling but the only curling we want to see is at a hair salon.

 

 

So were were channel surfing and saw an awesome NBC Interview with Chris Mazder, the USA history making Luge athlete that won the Silver Medal.  Chris is in a state of bliss! Just watching and listening to him makes us feel great.

This is how we wish everyone could feel and we can because we have the choice to feel the bliss!  The minute you wake up in the morning right when you open your eyes say to yourself “Today I will live in bliss!”. Then, quoting Nike, “Just do it!”. Keep reminding yourself that you are in bliss and after a few days of practice you won’t need to remind yourself, you will be there.  Of course there might be a few rough times, but know that you will face the tough and get through to your bliss.  Look st Chris in the above picture, he is so happy he is in tears of happiness.  In his interviews you can hear his bliss when he talks.  And guess what, this is what we have been seeing from every athlete at the Olympics.  It’s great watching and hearing that the Olympic energy is kick butt great.

We feel like we have been assigned the NBC viewer reviewer, because every time we watch an event we find mistakes.  This morning we were watching Women’s 1500 meter speed skating and when Brittany Bowe took first place NBC Tom Hammond became enamored with Brittany so much that on the next race he called the Cezh  Republic skater Brittany Bowe.  His partner quickly covered his butt buy correcting the error.  Brittany’s time got bettered as a few other racers did better, but Tom kept making references to Brittany Bowe.  NBC might consider sending Tom to a Brittany Bowe’s addiction class in Siberia.

So we will probably watch Olympic Prime Time and if there is something that we think needs reporting like, Pence and Adam Rippon making up, or a Curling athlete tossing the “stone” at record breaking speed, or Shaun White doing the Men’s Half-Pipe Snowboard dressed in only a red-white-blue “speed-o”, we will surely report it.

We have nothing else to report except to congratulate Gabrielle in the awesome “slime” creations she has created.

February 11, 2018

2018 Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea – Day 2

Today if you tuned in to see Snowboarding you got Curling.  If you tuned in to see Men’s Downhill, you got Curling.  If you tuned in to see Women’s Downhill you got Curling.  If you tuned in to see Mike Pence and Adam Rippon kiss and make up you got Curling.  So today the Curling fans were in their height of glory because of the high winds.  Then there was Ice Skating and if you tuned in for Ice Skating you got enough Ice Skating for the next four years.  It seemed like several hundred (20) competitors were going for the team medal on the ice.

Just when we though NBC was improving the commentary they ran a bit about Men’s Cross-country Skiing where the Gold Medal winner started by falling down and then came from behind to win.  The commentary seemed like it was dubbed in after-the-fact and it was terrible.  NBC must have had the voice over done at the US White House.  It was that lame.

We just checked Women’s Snowboarding and it’s on!  They must have run out of Curling video!

So far we think that the Men’s Snowboarding where 17 Year-Old USA Red Gerard won a gold medal has been the most exciting.  On every run we thought “How the heck to you train for this?”, or “Those guys are crazy!”.  It was great watching those competitors having what seem like a good time.

Women’s Snowboarding continues and they are a bit laid back compared to the guys, but still exciting.  I wouldn’t get on those hills with a sled.  USA Jamie Anderson is in the lead after the first run.

 Looks like Mike has the “hots” for Adam and we got Curling.

We have nothing else right now!  Thank you for stopping by and God Bless all of you.

 

February 10, 2018

2018 Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea – Day 1.5

We choose to not let NBC’s crappy commentators aggravate us so as it turns out on the event converge the  commentators were very good.  They were very clear about what was happening and even explained some details of each event.  Then came more curling and we switched channels to CBS’s coverage of the Pebble Beach Golf Tournament.

We came back to NBC to watch some skating and then if you have ever lived in the Bay Area you know that if the Golden State Warriors are on, you watch!  So we did watch them win over the Spurs.  But with the magic remote we have clicked back and forth and got to see the Men’s Snow Boarding.  Red Gerard on Team USA, a 17 year old did an awesome third run and won the GOLD! 

We finished today watching the skating and whatever else happen to be on NBC.  Tomorrow its Olympics in the morning and Pebble Beach and N.A.S.C.A.R. Advanced Auto Parts Clash mixed in with the Olympics.

We are completely enjoying watching these young and old athletes follow their dreams and compete, win or loss, we can see the energy in them knowing that all the work paid off and then are in the 2018 Olympics.

We have nothing else to report except to thank everyone for stopping by. God Bless all of you.

2018 Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea – Day 1

So the opening ceremonies were a HUGE disappointment when the NBC Commentators said that because of time constraint there were NOT showing the entire ceremony, but if you want to see the entire event go to NBC.sports.com.  We don’t ever remember any opening ceremony not being shown fully.  NBC is doing a crap job in their coverage which they promote 24/7 coverage.  If its 24/7 then why not show the whole thing?  Does NBC think that the viewers want to see 100 hours of Curling? Or probably because the lousy commentators kept lauding the fact the South and North Korea were marching out as one country.  It did not sound to us like they were happy about that, but they are doing such a lame job or they wanted us to think they were the center of the universe in their coverage.  If it was us we would have said “The fact that South and North Korea were marching as one country is awesome and hopefully the beginning of peace in the world.  The person that put this deal together should be proud and get some kind of award like the Nobel Peace Prize.”  Then the presentation of four entertainers singing “Imagine by John Lennon” By John Lennon wit the Peace Doves combining in to one was awesome.

Overall the Korean people did a great presentation as far as what we saw, but NBC made it feel cheap.  We have already complained about the commentators making the Olympic a political event on Twitter (Yes we are on Twitter and Facebook).

So today we set our alarm for the Ski Jumping, which was good.  The commentators were excellent on this event.  The back to sleep and woke up to the Men’s Luge and the commentators on this were good too.  The hour of Men’s Downhill was boring but the Women’s Speed Skating is interesting and we will continue watching.

So the trick is to watch the events, they seem to have good commentators but where NBC is “killing” time commentators are the worst ever.  There must be a cable channel other than NBC that is broadcasting the Olympics and even if it was in a foreign language we will watch it.

We are only through half of the first day and will continue watching on the dreaded NBC holding our finger over the mute button.  So Nothing more right now.  To all out there in Olympic Cyberland have an awesome day watching athletes follow their dreams.

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