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  1. Generally, when I am watching the ebb & flow of the ocean tides up in RI along the Narragansett shores, especially watching the Surfers catching many waves...for the changing tides have an enticing way of possessing you with many Present moments, on purpose & yet, arousing an enticing curiosity without judgements. As I sit on the Beachwall eating a Take-out Clam Chowda, as we say up in Rhode Island, along with a small order of Stuffed Quahogs the distinct aroma is simply amazing! You would have to be there to fully experience what I am saying! That soothes my mind.
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  2. Day 15: Sensory Awareness Q.) How does this impact how you engage in your day? I love how my eyes constantly attract to colourful shiny things. I feel so connected with the colours. It gives me inspirations and calmness to quite down my mind. I can feel my skin touching against keyboard. Giving them weight and energy to vibe through fingers. Speaking out, showing up with intention and love today.
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  3. I think I feel most alive, that is that I am best able to sense the aliveness within me, when I am quiet in nature. The vibration of the ground, the sea, the wind- all hums within me and I am keenly aware of it in those moments. For me, feeling alive is most notable in the physical body. Hope all here are well. Rachel
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  4. Thank you so much, @Jane Bjerklie-Barry....that means so much. I am enjoying writing the blogs and am pleased this one struck a chord with you. Hope things are going well for you! Rachel
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  5. Wow! No wonder that her book affects you so much; that quote is beautiful. I especially like "the fiery light that sees and knows". Richard Mendius in a beautiful CD along with Rick Hanson does a prolonged meditation on "the one who knows". Both your quote and Richard tip towards the mystery of "the one". To me, it suggests consciousness itself. Near death reports are full of descriptions of a magnificent light that is creative and totally loving. For me, those are characteristics of ultimate consciousness in itself. The consciousness of which we are all a part. Filling your life with friends, lovers, partners who nurture that awareness in themselves and in you is not easy for me. I have had the experience of two such people in my life. As we are aging, I realize that they won't always be with me nor I with them. However, our impact will remain as long as we draw breath and perhaps even more so after life. Daniel A. Detwiler
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  6. 1. The stress will come out when I started feeling that I can't complete the job/task. 2. Breath is the easier thing for me, the difficult part is stop. 3. Practices SBNRR can help me to reduce the stress level and it can give me a space to rest and release the tension.
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  7. It's great reading what is inspiring everyone1 I have the good fortune to be vacationing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin for 5 weeks and then I will be going to Colorado. Nature is so inspiring! I love the fragrance and calm of the woods. We got a visit from a mama bear and her cubs who feasted on our garbage!
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  8. I felt more alive when I got rid of the toxic people in my environment. It’s like waking up after a long sleep, in which my nerves were methodically draining out of me.
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