SWEAT – IS IT REALLY GOOD FOR YOU ?

I have been reading that Yoga is an endeavor that allows one to get in touch with their inner self, discover the meaning of life, contemplate the greater good, become more aware of their body, become: cheerful, thrifty, brave, kind, clean, reverent, and much more. After more research I discovered if yoga is good Bikram yoga is “great”. First yoga consists of putting your body into crazy impossible positions (pretzel comes to mind) while the mind is suppose to move to a higher plain. Are you with me ? Now Bikram yoga is doing this in a room that is roughly 180 degrees or more with 60 youthful beautiful ladies in tight form fitting outfits and they do not sweat. Imagine ! At 10 AM going to the designated “Hot” Yoga place being 70 and entering this room with these Hotties with just a pair shorts on definitely shows both bravery and mental fatique. After 15 minutes there was a pool of sweat around my area (worried I might drown). The plane my mind was on is spelled Kamikaze. The class was billed as introductory and was to last 2 hours.  First introductory is definitely false advertising and 2 hours

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Don’t Die With the Music Still In You

I love this saying/idea.  I first heard it via a Wayne Dyer lecture.  Of course, the word Music is not to be taken literally but rather to mean that we all must not waste the opportunity to pursue our desires, curiosities, and abilities.  It never ceases to amaze me how many people are doing things on a daily basis which makes them unhappy.  I must admit in the past I was guilty myself and of course some things can not be avoided.  Most often one finds oneself in this predicament due a need to feel safe and secure.  BUT HEY I’m just saying when you get the gray hair you have the responsibility to yourself to play all the “Tunes”. My x-wife and I did not argue often but when we did I was not very good at it.  I love to debate almost anything but hate to argue as arguments generally endup with personal attacks.  Often I would try to get out of an argument by saying “Maybe we are both right” (Bad idea).  I also once told the wife my first responsibility was to make myself happy as unless I was happy I could not make anyone else

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Peaked TOO Early !

Yes ! That is my golf trophy and Yes ! you are reading it correctly – 1956. As Marlon Brando said in “On the Water Front” I could have been a contender. The reason I was Pee Wee runner up rather than first place is still being hotly debated. Mike McMurray won first place. I ran into him two years ago at the fiftieth High School reunion. He was unable to look me in the eye. Due to this slight I backed away from what would most likely would been a truly spetacular career.

This bring me to the present. Yes, I have now been able to put the past behind me and believe there is still time resurrect the natural skill set I possess. I went to Florida last week for 2 days of lessons and while the pro was unable to work with a “natural” (likely intimidated) it was enough to awaken what has been dormant for over 60 years. After returned to Indiana I again pursued lessons with an appropriate mentor. I have found such a person and will be taking lesson weekly while practicing everyday. It is suggested that purchase some new equipment. Price is no object as the least I can do is to unselfishly serve as an inspiration to others who have not been able to the “best they can be”. I will be providing on going updated as walk the path to excellence !

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Beginning of New Adventure

Yesterday was the beginning of my seventieth year.  It is important look back, but in my case it is only to evaluate mistakes so the coming years will be even more meaningful and exciting.    I have made more than my share of mistakes.  However, I have no (well maybe few) regrets as I have been blessed to have met many interesting people (many who are friends), had a varied and interesting career, and enjoyed excellent health.  If there would be one thing I hope to conquer in the future it is the inability to focus.  Even in my youth I have always pursued many things at the detriment of being accomplished in a single area/endeavor.  In many ways this has allowed me to sample things most people would only dream about.  But in retrospect it prevented me from excelling in any one area/endeavor. I have loved music since a very young age having been introduced to this love by my grandmother around the age of four.  Initially taking piano lessons, than saxophone, and then on to more than a few instruments.  I had the ability and believe this could have been life long passion and possible vocation but distractions

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GRASPING

Many people say one is born with a clean “slate”.  I’m not convinced.  Some believe in reincarnation saying one brings prior experiences from past lives and others subscribe to the idea many traits are innate.  Personally, I do not know but when born many things seem to be inherited such as physical size, intellect, health, and like me baldness.  I suggest all of these and many other things have an impact on how we and others perceive each other.  From an early age we strive to belong, to be special, and find our niche.  I submit we do this out of fear needing to be accepted.  We create a persona we believe people will like and over time embellish without regard to being the person we feel comfortable of being. I been involved in more than a few “do gooder” endeavors.  Without exception I always got more out than I gave.  The opportunity to share the act of caring and hopefully making a difference in some small way is better than any financial reward, new trophy, or recognition. Over the last week I have made a point to engage a stranger everyday in conversation.  I have tried to show interest

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BUDDHIST BOOT CAMP

Buddhist Boot Camp is a book written by Timber Hawkeye which I recently became aware of and purchased. I first became interested in Buddhism over 20 years ago. Many people believe it is a religion and actually it is not but rather a way to enjoy a fulfilling life. I have read a multitude of books, listened to CDs, viewed countless DVDs, and attended several seminars including seeing the Dali Llama but have yet to integrate Buddhism as significant part of my life. Several years ago Wayne Dyer, who I have written about before, wrote a book called Living the Wisdom of the TAO. There are 81 verses to the TAO and Dyer spent a year contemplating each one and then writing a short personal interpretation. Not pretending to be Wayne Dyer but over the next year I will try to implement (live) each of the 64 concepts Mr. Hawkeye has exposed.  While doing this I will share my thoughts and how both I and people around me react.  I hope other people might also purchase the little book and partake in the adventure. My plan is to spend a week on each one (yes more than a year) which

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