Originally posted on Dr Akilah El - Celestial Healing Wellness Center:

By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com

Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they—and you—have to travel.

As it turns out, with pretty minimal effort, anyone can be a gardener. My boyfriend and I are essentially first-timers this season and so far have the beginnings of strawberries peeking out, tomatoes are on their way, the basil’s about ready for a big batch of pesto, and once the last frost hits, the peppers, kale, spinach, chard, and mesclun will be on their way, too. All on a tiiiny little terrace.

If you’re up to the challenge—and it really isn’t much of one—growing your own food can be so rewarding. And so much cheaper! Just be sure to choose the right…

View original 402 more words

yingyangyoga:

maybe this explains why irl my friends are mostly guys

Originally posted on Things Could Be Worse:

Why girls take so long to get ready...they probably know what to expect

View original

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:

sleeping on a stranger Yesterday, a user on Reddit shared this image along with the description below. And we just had to share it with you:
“Heading home on the Q train yesterday when this young African American guy nods off on the shoulder of a Jewish man. The man doesn’t move a muscle, just lets him stay there. After a minute, I asked the man if he wanted me to wake the kid up, but he shook his head and responded, ‘He must have had a long day, let him sleep. We’ve all been there, right?’
He was still sleeping soundly when I got off the train 20 minutes later.
It was a small gesture, but a kind one. I love New Yorkers!”
What a wonderful reminder that every moment is a chance to do something good for another person. And not only that, but inspire the others around us with our small…

View original 5 more words

Mushy Heart.

Politeness

Manners

Kindness

Using clean language 

GenerosityImage

Originally posted on yingyangyoga:

Hello,

 
I took lay vows and boddhisattva (sp) vows the day before yesterday.
 
Had a strange mystical experience on my way there…
 
I wrote down the directions to get to the place where the ceremony was taking place, and i really got lost driving.
 
i was so sure i wrote the directions well but missed something… as the streets wind their way a lot around here in the mountains i spent about 1 hr and a half driving in circles…
 
finally i was about to give up to the attachment of this outcome- at first it was showing up on time. even tho i had made ample time to find the place, it never dawned on me that i would get really really lost…
 
i was -unbeknownst to me at the time- only 3 ‘blocks’ away ( there are no houses, just lots of…

View original 691 more words

Hello,

 
I took lay vows and boddhisattva (sp) vows the day before yesterday.
 
Had a strange mystical experience on my way there…
 
I wrote down the directions to get to the place where the ceremony was taking place, and i really got lost driving.
 
i was so sure i wrote the directions well but missed something… as the streets wind their way a lot around here in the mountains i spent about 1 hr and a half driving in circles…
 
finally i was about to give up to the attachment of this outcome- at first it was showing up on time. even tho i had made ample time to find the place, it never dawned on me that i would get really really lost…
 
i was -unbeknownst to me at the time- only 3 ‘blocks’ away ( there are no houses, just lots of mountains and winding roads w peppered houses here and there : )
 
well, i had come to terms w the fact that i would likely not find this place.  Some negative talk to myself maybe 30 seconds of it, saying i’d amount to nothing in this life blah blah good for nothing… then, i quieted my mind telling myself, ok, so what if i am a nobody…everyone wants to be something in this life. i am nothing and that is fine…i just am – i am that and that is that as the sanskrit saying DC says. 
 
well, i found my center of inner peace and decided, i was not going to have any expectations, that way i wold not be disappointed…
 
i knew the GPS was frozen from leaving it in the car last winter, and i thought, i’m just going to assume that it is working – i.e. won’t hurt to check it – maybe it ‘resurrected’ over the summer
 
well, i press the on button after connecting it and waaah! it turns on!!!
 
so i enter the address and sure enough it takes me there- i barely hear the volume but the big arrows point on the screen showing me the way.
 
oh,, also i knew it was next to the carmelite monastery and i forgot to mention to you , that i haphazardly found my way close to it bc i located some spires w crosses in a distance which it turned out was a baptist church, so luck or divine coincidence had gotten me so close already which was very cool
 
then, i had to find the building which was no easy task. i ended up finding it! of course seeing all the shoes (ppl take off shoes in buddhist temples) inside i knew i was in the right place.
 
the church has a building especially for the Dalai Lama (who is now my new Pope LOL) since this particular lineage i am with is his own. very cool huh?
 
and then guess what… i am sitting in there – luckily GesheLa was taking his time answering everyone’s questions thoroughly and was running really behind!
 
so i was totally fine as far as time. i was getting a teeny bored and decided to go to car to get knitting and a (sweater since it is so cold now)- i had already stepped out for a few seconds earlier – i remember not for what … little did i notice the doors were locked unidirectionally and upon stepping out the first time the large doors ‘from the roman era’ did not close well.
 
as i returned i found myself locked out!!!
 
i trudged down slope on sunny side of building were the windows on the second level were open… i could hear Geshela talk and i decided to say out loud (without yelling) i’m locked out ! i said it twice, but methinks everyone was really absorbed in his talk…
 
then i thought ‘what if i throw a stone…but what if it injures someone, and here i am about to take vows of not harming any sentient being…”
 
so then i walk back and go across the street… i tell a lady through a window (seems like the catholics like to lock everything LOL) and they said they would ‘call someone’ i waited a little. no one came. then i thought, how stupid, for wanting to knit and not be patient, here i am stuck in the cold outside the ceremony i am supposed to attend, but my purse is inside… this is what i get for having desires…
; ) karma…
 
then this not so nice cleaning lady asks me ‘don’t you have the code?’ 
 
‘you are supposed to have the code’
 
i stay calm and tell her my purse is in there and i am an attendee in the meeting… and leave it at that
 
she lets me in , i thank her…
 
and then i am swooped immediately into the taking of the vows!

 Image

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,573 other followers