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I WENT INTO THE WOODS BECAUSE I WISHED TO LIVE DELIBERATELY, TO FRONT ONLY THE ESSENTIAL FACTS OF LIFE, AND I SEE IF I COULD NOT LEARN WHAT IT HAD TO TEACH, AND NOT, WHEN I CAME TO DIE, DISCOVER THAT I HAD NOT LIVED (Henry David Thoreau)

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The question is, how do we go into the woods to LIVE a deliberate life?

What ARE the essential facts, that life has to teach us?

I know, from experience how incredibly easy it is to become immersed in everyday anxieties which will become irrelevant  when it comes to dying.

And what of work? That topic that I promised to return to in my last blog.

Can work prevent us from finding our true path in life?

In today’s society we need money. At the most basic level, money will provide food and shelter. With it,we can buy many things and travel the world and we can, if we wish, go to the woods to live a deliberate life. Without it we could die, literally.

And yet, most of us have to work to get money.

Therein, lies the dilemma we need money to live and in that living we can lose sight of what life is really about.

And so it would seem to me, that work can prevent us from finding our true path in life.

Interestingly enough, the enlightened Yogi Masters have a different attitude toward work, they do not see it as a separate entity that provides a means to live, rather they see it as an action where the day to day activities are carried out in a state of mindful service  for the welfare of  all and  for the good of others. This, they call Karma Yoga which means union with God through action.

When I was India earlier this year my Karma Yoga involved cleaning the toilets. I picked the most distasteful task I could find in an effort to see if I could become detached from my judgements of what constitutes good verses bad work.

Here is what I wrote at that time

Note to self,

I really like Karma Yoga even if my duties are cleaning the bathrooms and toilets!

It is done with devotion, in silence and with reverence and somehow it works I don’t know how it just does!!

The rest of the day always go according to  plan, with breakfast at eight, class at nine, lunch at eleven, more karma yoga, supper at 5.30, more meditation and finishing with the most delicious soup ever and Satsanagh or personal reflection on the day of  the  group

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And then we remind ourselves that tomorrow is always  another day- hurrah!!

And yes, tomorrow is another day for another blog where we might consider what  can happen to us  when we become unemployed.

 MAY ALL BEINGS BE HAPPY

Bhavatu Sarva Margalan

WORK? LOVE IT ? HATE IT?

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At the weekend a serous topic emerged from  a wonderful group of enlightened women I was working with and I want to share it with you over the next couple of weeks and it is this:

  • Do we work because we need the money or is it about prestige?
  • Are we looking for recognition and self worth through work?
  • What happens to us when we loose a job we love?
  • How do we stay motivated when the odds are stacked against us?
  • What happens  when we hate work we are doing ?
  • How can we deal with a negative work environment?

I  certainly do not have any glib answers to these serious questions, the truth of the matter I hate glib.

I know that when I am feeling down I want to strangle all of you happy chappy people out there in Facebook.

And yet, I wonder if there is something in it after all?

In the past few weeks, through my marketing of the e Lazy Guide Books  I have strayed away from my work in the YOGI Path and that is not a good thing.

Today is a good day, to begin again.

A good day to resume the search for the miraculous and  I would love to you join me as we revisit the teachers/enlightened beings  from  my travels in India earlier this year

MAY ALL BEINGS BE HAPPY

Bhavatu Sarva

Margalan

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GOOD EVENING ALL

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I am excited to tell you, thanks to your encouragement and kind words over the past few weeks, my dream has become a reality. I am about to publish a series of books called Lazy Guide Books which are not really lazy at all and are written for today’s fast paced visual   market.

The Lazy Guides Books™ are short-no more than 5000 words, light, funny, visual e books that can be uploaded onto the Kindle reader, IPad, or IPhone with the help of a kindle app. The writing style is easy and conversational, interjected with simple quizzes and questionnaires.

The first one The Lazy Guide to Meditation is an emotional tonics to keep handy, with encouraging words to brighten up even the darkest of days. It was launched on Amazon on 2nd of October this year. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N0ZP3MM

I am teaching positive self-awareness for the past 26 years and the content of these books are the result of my experience in this field.

This information can also be freely obtained on the World Wide Web in my blog miraculoussearch.wordpress.com.

However, as my son Frank wisely pointed out, some people do not want the hassle of looking through tons and tons of material, so we designed a new fresh approach to writing that looks at age old philosophies in new way that is compatible to the social media reader taste.

Thank you again for your interest and  I would be so grateful if you could spread the word and share this post on your timeline just to give all those you know a boost for  no reason all except to say  that you care

With very best wishes gratitude and blessing,

Marie Therese

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