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Life is a story we weave together from the thoughts, feelings, and emotions we experience each moment. Yet we live the majority of our life in the memories of our past and the expectations of the future. Rarely do we live in the purity of the present. These past memories and future expectations that we embrace throughout the course of our lives are what breed the stresses we feel in each day. In fact, the average person is a bundle of conditioned reflexes and nerves that are constantly triggered by situations and circumstances. Often the circumstances are simply the ups and downs of living each day. But there are times in our lives when the stresses, pressures, disappointments, and anxieties can seem overwhelming.
As we weave through life, some people find themselves in relationships that have become toxic or end unexpectedly; in other instances, life-long careers stop being nurturing or stop all together; and there are even times in our lives when imbalances in our health and well-being can suddenly start to manifest themselves as states of dis-ease. So often we have defined ourselves as the roles we play in particular relationships or jobs. For example, “I am a mother,” “I am a wife,” “I am a manager,” “I am a vice president.” When, for whatever reason, these roles and aspects of our lives—which we have used for so long to identify ourselves and to bring us self-esteem—stop satisfying our needs, we can feel a sense of loss, emptiness or confusion.
Fortunately, there is a timeless way to recapture this connection to our true self: the practice of meditation, which allows us to experience our own source. With this experience, we realize that we are not the patterns and eddies of desire and memory that flow and swirl in our consciousness. Although these patterns of desire and memory are the field of our manifestation, we are in fact not these swirling fluctuations of thought. We are the thinker behind the thought, the observer behind the observation, the flow of attention, the flow of awareness, the unbounded ocean of consciousness. We spontaneously realize that we have choices, and that we can exercise these choices, not through some sheer will power but spontaneously. Through meditation, we gradually bring harmony, laughter, and love back into our soul and, in the process, rediscover our unconditioned self, which can never really be lost.
By gently washing away the stress, tension, fear, and confusion that often accompany one who is at the crossroads, we can regain our connection to a calmer, more peaceful life. And from that moment on, a life filled with joy, harmony, balance, and peace is ours for the asking.
When the Student Is Ready . . .
Over the years, I have often been approached by people who tell me that after they had developed a meditation practice that lasted weeks, months, and even years, for some reason they just stopped meditating. In some cases, the routine of their lives took a new direction and they no longer felt they had time for a ritual that would connect them with stillness and silence. In other cases, they began a new job and they chose to commit all their time and energy to it rather than their meditation practice.
Some have complained that they found themselves falling asleep or getting frustrated with the lack of progress they were experiencing. Of course, this is all part of the process of releasing the thoughts and stresses that will ultimately connect us to pure consciousness—the magical bliss of the gap. But without proper instruction, there are those who misinterpret restlessness as an impediment rather than as a positive part of the process.
Then of course, there are those who have waited their entire life to begin a meditation practice and have now come to a point where they are ready to reduce stress, ease anxiety, bring calm to the chaos, experience peace of mind, and connect more closely with their inner voice on a path to higher states of consciousness. There is an ancient Buddhist expression: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” This is very true in the context of meditation.
Whether you have: 1) meditated and enjoyed it but haven’t developed a regular practice; 2) taken a hiatus from meditation and are ready to return; or 3) have never before tapped into that stillness and silence within you, today can be the first step on the path to discovering your soul. Once you have glimpsed your soul, everything else that happens in life seems to shine with the brilliance of bliss.
How Does Meditation Work?
We are all engaged in a continuous internal dialogue in which the meaning and emotional associations of one thought trigger the next, usually without our being consciously aware of the process. Buddhist psychology describes this process as samskara, which can be seen as grooves in the mind that makes flow thoughts in the same direction. Our personal samskaras are created from the memories of our past and can force us to react in the same limited way over and over again. Most people build up their identify on the basis of samskara without even realizing they are doing this.
In meditation we disrupt the unconscious progression of thoughts and emotions by focusing on a new object of attention, whether that is a mantra, our breath, or an image.
Meditation is one of the best ways to loosen the grip of sticky emotions and connect to our true self, which isn’t limited, angry, or fearful, but is infinite, pure consciousness. Meditation brings us home to the peace of present-moment awareness and gives us an experience of profound relaxation that dissolves fatigue and long-standing stresses and – as countless studies have shown – promotes both physical and emotional healing. The benefits of meditation include:
• lowered blood pressure and hypertension
• slower heart rate
• decreases cholesterol levels
• reduced production of “stress hormones,” including cortisol and adrenaline
• more efficient oxygen use by the body
• increased production of the anti-aging hormone DHEA
• improved immune function
Beyond these significant health benefits, the greatest gift of meditation is the sense of calm and inner peace it brings into our daily life. When we meditate, we go beyond the mind’s noisy chatter into an entirely different place: the silence of a mind that is not imprisoned by the past or the future.
With a regular practice, the expansive awareness you enter during meditation begins to permeate your life outside of your meditation sessions. You might experience flashes of elation and notice feelings of well-being sweeping over you at unexpected moments. You will begin to walk with more buoyancy and feel a warmth and peace in your heart. Your thoughts, actions, and reactions are infused with a little more love and mindful attention. All of these are signs that you are living harmony with your true spiritual self, and the result is a deeper appreciation and a profound awareness of the divine quality of existence.
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Lusako Mwakiluma

Motivational & Inspirational Speaker


4:16 AM Add Comment

When it comes to your fitness routine, the time you spend sweating it out in the gym tends to get all the credit—but it shouldn't.

"The workout is actually the easiest part of a fitness routine," says Jay Cardiello, celebrity trainer and Gold’s Gym Fitness Institute member. "Whether you walk, jog, lift weights, or do CrossFit, an hour is only four percent of your day, and you can’t [make that more important than] the 23 other hours."

Things like good nutrition and quality sleep matter too, and smart pre- and post-workout rituals can ensure you're recovering properly, fueling your efforts, and crushing it in every single workout. Here are the eight things that should definitely be a part of your fitness routine if you want to maximize your results.

Before your workout 
1.Get enough zzz's.
"The most imperative thing in any fitness program starts the minute you go to sleep—that’s where all the magic happens," says Cardiello. Being well-rested not only energizes you through every burpee or sprint, but it also keeps your hunger hormones in check, so you're not undoing your efforts in the gym by overeating the rest of the day.
"Whoever I work out with, they don’t show up to the gym unless they’re getting seven hours of sleep," says Cardiello. "I tell them to go home." (Whoa.) If you can't do seven, at least try for six and a half hours, he says—he recommends his clients set boundaries with their electronics before bed so the light doesn't keep them awake. A good sleep is also super important after a workout, too—that's when muscles really get to recover.

2. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
You already know that drinking your H20 is crucial to overall health, but it plays an especially important role in a fitness routine—when you're sweating it out, you need to make sure your body is properly hydrated since you're losing water. Plus, being hydrated will make sure your energy levels are where they need to be, says Cardiello.
"Just look at the parallels between oil in a car and water in a body—a car can’t run without car, a body can't run without water," says Cardiello. You should be sipping it before, during, and after a workout.

Although exact water needs vary from person to person, he recommends aiming for half of your bodyweight in ounces per day (so, if you weight 150 pounds, try to get in 75 ounces). If your urine is dark, it probably means you're not hydrated enough. Here are 12 easy ways to drink more of it.

3. Grab a small snack
If you're really not feeling a pre-workout snack, there's no need to force food down ahead of time, but don't ignore your body if you feel like you need some fuel. "If there’s no food in, there’s no energy out," says Cardiello. He suggests a piece of Ezekiel toast with a bit of almond butter to get you going (here are five other great pre-workout snacks that are all around 150 calories). The sweet spot? "I don’t want you to be starving, but I don’t want you to be feeling full either."

4. Consider wearing red for an extra boost of 
Strange, but true. "Red is a very empowering color—it increases prowess, confidence, and has been shown to increase performance a bit," says Cardiello. "If you’re ever tired or just want to dominate the gym, red is the best choice. Blue and green are more calming, so it depends on what your workout." Orange and yellow are also heightening colors, he says.

5. Work in a dynamic warm-up
Skipping your warm-up is a definite no-no—even if your workout is only 10 minutes long. "[The warm-up] is meant to give your body the opportunity to raise your body temperature, increase range of motion, and prepare yourself for what you’re about to do," says Cardiello. It also helps decrease your chance of injury when you ease into your workout, rather than jumping straight from a resting state to the hard work.

Increasing your range of motion can help you make the most of your workout, because you'll be able to recruit more muscles during an exercise (for example, getting deeper into a spot means putting more muscles to work). This is done through a dynamic warm-up, which essentially means moving through stretches that aren't held in place. (Here's a five-minute dynamic warm-up to try).

After your workout
6. Stretch it out
"A cool-down brings your body back to a resting position—the way you walked into the gym is the way you want to leave," says Cardiello. "To increase your range of motion, decrease soreness, and help expedite your recovery process, you need to implement isometric stretching," he adds. This is the opposite of the stretches you do in a warm-up—after a workout, you should hold your stretches for at least 15 seconds each, says Cardiello. (Here are some cool-down stretches to try.) And because muscles are best stretched when they're warm, you definitely don't want to go straight from your workout to a seated position, like at a desk or in a car.

7. Refuel with post-workout nutrition
A pre-workout snack is more optional than a post-workout one—giving your body the fuel it needs to recover after a tough sweat is essential. There's something called the anabolic window, says Cardiello, which lasts about 30 to 45 minutes after the workout. During this time, your body looks for carbohydrates and protein to help replenish glycogen stores and rebuild muscle, respectively, so getting your body the nutrition it needs to recover in a timely manner is important.

Plus, not eating after a workout can leave you feeling ravenous later on—and, chances are, you're not going to reach for a salad, says Cardiello. To make it easy on yourself, pack one of these post-workout snacks in your bag. Or, if your gym offers this, "pre-order your shake and pay for it ahead of time, so when you’re walking out to your car or the street they can just hand it to you."

8. Take a cool shower
Taking a cool shower helps decrease the inflammation after a workout and expedites the healing process, says Cardiello. "By decreasing inflammation, you decrease your chances of soreness. That’s what athletes do, and it’s how they’re able to perform day-in and day-out, because they’re focused on recovery." You don't have to jump in an ice bath like the pros, but you should turn the shower temperature down lower than you usually do. This makes it less likely that soreness will get in the way of your workout the next day.

By making sure your body's been warmed up, worked out, and cooled down properly, you can maximize the results you're working towards. Cheesy as it may sound, fitness really is a lifestyle, and one that doesn't begin and end with your actual workout.

Lusako Mwakiluma
Motivational & Inspirational Speaker


4:19 AM 1 Comment

Dr Froyland Alvarado Guemez Pierre Teilhard de Chardin  of the Jesuit order.
Born in Orcines, on May 1, 1881 and died in New York on April 10, 1995. It  was  the French theologian, philosopher and paleontologist  who built an integrated  vision of science and mysticism with his thought; of the evolution of spirit and thought.

Religion is not just one, there are hundreds
Spirituality is one

Religion is for those who sleep
Spirituality  for those who are awake

Religion is for those who need someone  to tell them what to  do and want to be guided
Spirituality is for those who pay attention  to their inner voice

Religion has a set of dogmatic rules
Spirituality invites us to reason about everything  to question everything

Religion threatened and frightens
Spirituality says, “learn from error”

Religion represses everything  and in some cases it is false
Spirituality transcends everything, it brings you closer to your truth!

Religion speaks  of a God; it is not God
Spirituality is everything  is everything  and  therefore, it is in God

Religion invents
Spirituality finds

Religion does not tolerate any question
Spirituality questions everything

Religion is human, it is an organization with men’s rules
Spirituality is Divine, without human rules

Religion is the cause of divisions
The spirituality unites

Religion is looking for you to believe
Spiritually you have to look for it to believe

Religion follows the precepts of a sacred book
Spirituality seeks the sacred  in all books
Religion feeds on fear
Spirituality  feeds on trust and faith

Religion lives in thought
Spirituality lives in Consciousness

Religion deals with  doing
Spirituality has to do with the self
Religion feeds the ego
Spirituality drives  to transcend

Religion makes us renounce the world to follow a god
Spirituality makes us live the glory and paradise here and now

Religion lives in the past and in the future
Spirituality lives in the present

Religion creates cloisters in our memory
Spirituality liberates our Consciousness

Religion makes  us believe in eternal life
Spirituality makes us aware of Eternal life

Religion promises life after death
Spirituality is to find God in our interior during life and death

We are not human beings  who go through a spiritual experience ;
We are spiritual beings  that we go through a human experience.

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Lusako Mwakiluma
Inspirational and Motivational Speaker


3:28 AM Add Comment

A disciplined approach to thinking through problems is vital for everyone striving to succeed.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There are those people who seem to have no problem achieving goals but it’s not because they have a higher IQ or more time than you. It’s because they think and act differently. Here are 11 mental habits of successful people that you can apply in your life.

1. They’re specific
Successful people master the art of goal-setting by being as specific as possible. Instead of making broad statements like "I want to get more sleep” or “I need to lose weight,” they will set goals like “I’m going to be in bed by 9:30 on weeknights starting tonight” or “I'm going to lose 10 pounds by eating salads for lunch and walking after dinner.”

They apply that specificity to business with statements like “I’m going to get five new clients this week by calling five prospects every day.”
Specifying the goal makes it easier to determine the actionable steps required to make your goal a reality. When you have pinpointed exactly what you want to achieve you’re more motivated to follow through.

2. They think in minutes when scheduling
There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Successful people know this and waste as few minutes every day as humanly possible. They realize that they can never reclaim even one minute wasted on meaningless tasks and activities.

Mark Zuckerberg got around this by wearing the same outfit pretty much every-day for years. He was teased but Zuck’s signature grey t-shirt has saved him a ton of time every morning. Instead of wasting time going through his wardrobe, his decision was automatic so he could focus on more important things.

Elon Musk creates a regimented schedule by breaking his calendar into five-minute slots. Here are a few ways to track your time better.

3. They know it's the team that wins
Michael Jordan is hands-down among the greatest basketball players of all-time, but playing with the likes of Scottie Pippen, Horace Grant and Dennis Rodman throughout his career made Jordan the legend he is today. As his former coach Phil Jackson said, “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”

Successful people seek people they can collaborate with, as well as those who complement their strengths and weaknesses. I've worked hard on having the best team surround me. This encourages and motivates me to become 10x better. If you want to become the best programmer, join that community. If you want to become the best freelancer, surround yourself with other freelancers.

4. They learn continuously
Successful people make the time to read, attend classes, take workshops and watch worthwhile webinars. They know enhancing their current skills and developing new ones is essential.

If Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah Winfrey can find the time to read, then so can you. Read in a book before you go to bed or listen to a podcast during your daily commute. You can pick a book or podcast to listen to when you exercise, or choose to attend an online lecture during your lunch-break.

As Gates explains about reading, “It is one of the chief ways that I learn, and has been since I was a kid. These days, I also get to visit interesting places, meet with scientists and watch a lot of lectures online. But reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding.”

5. They grow their EI
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify your emotions, as well as those of people around you. It assists in problem solving and inspiring others. Even if you weren’t born with a high emotional intelligence, successful people look for ways to strengthen it by:-
·         Not being a perfectionist
·         Knowing how to balance work and play
·         Embracing change
·         Eliminating distractions
·         Being empathetic
·         Knowing your strengths and weaknesses
·         Being self-motivated
·         Focusing on the positive
·         Setting boundaries

6. They’re realistic optimists
Positive thinking is crucial to your willingness to set challenging goals but successful people never underestimate how difficult it will be to reach those goals. Research has found realistic optimists tend to be happier and have better control of themselves and their emotions than those who are unrealistic optimists.
“Every time they face an issue or a challenge or a problem, they won’t say, ‘I have no choice and this is the only thing I can do.’ They will be creative, they will have a plan A, plan B and plan C,” said Sophia Chou, an organizational psychology researcher at National Taiwan University.

7. They don’t self-sabotage
Humans by nature are inconsistent. That’s why you can’t trust your future self to follow through on the plans you make today.
Let's say you plan to begin eating a salad every day for lunch. You buy all the lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers you need but you forgot you have a lunch meeting scheduled, and the next day you skip lunch because you’re swamped. There is a good chance you won’t actually eat that salad everyday and most of those ingredients will rot before you eat them.

Before making any decisions about goals, successful individuals think of what might sabotage their effort and how to work around it. A consistent schedule and sticking to it helps you follow through.

8. They meditate
“The results have been awesome. Better sleep. Improved relationships with spouses, children, coworkers. Some people who once suffered migraines don't anymore. Greater productivity and creativity all around,” said Oprah Winfrey on meditation.
No wonder Oprah, and other successful people like Russell Simmons, have made meditation a priority. There is no shortage of meditation apps to help you get started on meditating daily. You can have big benefits for just five or 10 minutes of your day.

9. They take care of their health
A healthy body and mind are cornerstones of success. Regular exercise and a healthy diet decrease stress, relieve anxiety, help you sleep, boost your immune system, increase your productivity and improve your mental state.

Finding time to take care of yourself is challenging when you have a hectic lifestyle or do a lot of traveling. Small things like investing in a standing desk, taking a walk during your lunch break or doing simple exercises in your office are all good ways to start an exercise habit.

Eating in moderation and skipping cheap, fatty fast foods will take you a long way toward eating a better-balanced diet.

10. They carry notebooks
Richard Branson, Drew Hansen, J.K. Rowling, Eminem and Jack Dorsey keep journals to write down their thoughts, track their progress, set goals and reflect on the lessons of past mistakes.

As Dorsey said, “Find a simple way to track your progress. You really get to see how you have grown, how your business has grown and how your own leadership has grown.”

11. They know what they value in life
While successful people are known for their hard work, they also realize that they need time to unwind and recharge. After all, they’re only human. They know there’s more to life than just work. Successful people make it a point to enjoy their lives.

Please welcome to read and to get concept from them and to adopt and think to be successful all the time.

Lusako Mwakiluma
Motivational Speaker


1:21 AM Add Comment

You're doing pretty darn awesome!
You're still breathing, heart beating, and you have what it takes to walk ahead powerfully.

Remind yourself every day – “I will be okay. Everything will be okay. I always get through somehow. I trust this.”

Reminder #2
Challenges are like storms that arrive in your life, like a weather pattern. Storms have a life span. And your life span is longer than its!

The storm will come and it will go, and you will outlive it.

Remember, this is a season. Like everything in life, it will eventually pass. Thoughts pass. Feelings pass. Challenges pass.

Be patient and trust.

Reminder #3
Life challenges pressuring you are softening your rough edges, calling you to evolve, buffering you to expose the power and beauty you have.

On the other side of this challenge, you will shine again, brighter than before.

Reminder #4
This is the gift that challenges bring. They come to offer you something.
Whatever you get out of a challenge in the form of greater understanding, skills and life wisdom, you will not only use in future (as a handy side benefit) but you will NEED in future.

There is Divine Order in your life. Maybe you don't know yet what this life challenge is gifting you, or maybe you do. Maybe you don't know yet what this wisdom is for, but you will find out soon enough!

Perhaps the wisdom is to support something you will DO in the future. Perhaps it is to help you SHARE that wisdom with someone else in your life, to uplift them on their journey. You needn't be concerned about why you're being given this wisdom, only that it is has purpose.

The Universe/Divinity (whatever word you use to describe a higher power at play in your life)… it moves us across each others life paths, in right time and right order. We end up learning through challenges and then being called forth into work, career, vocations, relationships, situations and places in order that we can contribute through the wisdom we have gained.

There is purpose to what you are going through. Trust this.

Reminder #5

That's actually a Marilyn Monroe quote!

Remember that when it feels like life is falling apart, sometimes it's actually life's way of spring cleaning you (and your circumstances) to prepare you for the coming summer season of your life.

So even though it's tempting to think that life is beating down on you, pause to consider if maybe the slate is being wiped clean in order that something better can form.

Reminder #6
Use this mantra on a daily basis… “This is happening, and I choose peace.”
Your attitude is EVERYTHING when it comes to staying strong. You will either become a victim to what is happening or you will rise up and be a victor.
The choice is yours, and it all starts in your mindset.

I hope these reminders are helpful for whatever life challenges you might be going through now, or that you may face on your forward journey.

The Daily Positive is all about supporting each other, so do reach out and leave me a message in the comments section below. Let me know what's going on for you, how you're doing, and any questions you might have.

Plus, if you have any pearls of wisdom you want to share with the community, things that have helped you stay strong during life challenges, please share!

Motivational & Inspirational Speaker.