Thank you for visiting, looking forward to serving your spirit with food for thought, virtual sips of tea, spiritual espresso tips, and soul treats!
Open your Heart. Empty your Cup: aka Leave your ego at the door. When our cup is empty we recapture the child-like ability to learn with a beginner’s mind. In Japanese, the word for black belt is “Shodan,” in translation, this means “first step” and implies the zen mind, beginner’s mind. Now, I have learned enough to really begin learning. Learning to shift from a worrier to a warrior under pressure is the first step to being part of the solution, and having a black belt for your soul. Never stop learning. Simply put, ‘It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” John Wooden
Leave your ego at the door, B&N Bookfair “Reading is Awesome” 8/28/16
Meditation is a form of mental martial arts: Dr. Joan Borysenko, brilliant author of Pocketful of Miracles helps us to let go of fear and realize the light of peace. Joan Borysenko says, “If we resist thoughts, they will overpower us. But if we just step lightly out of their way, letting them come and go like birds flying overhead, we can use their energy to further focus our minds.” read more
Black Belt for the Soul Treat: shifting from a Worrier to a Warrior in the moment: Novelist, Veronica Roth, says, The ultimate lesson of Dauntless, both in literature and in life, is not about having no fear, but of trying not to let that fear determine your behavior.” Veronica Roth’s words capture the essence of the Latin word, cor (root meaning) courage “to have heart,” to stay in our hearts when we’re scared and the sensations seem unbearable, but we bear them anyway, that is flexing our warrior backbone of courage. We have a choice each moment. Who will we feed or listen to? our inner worrier’s voice of fear and anxiety who says, f.orget e.verything a.nd r.un or the heart’s voice of love or self compassion that whispers to the warrior, f.ace e.verything a.nd r.ise, “No mud. No lotus.”
Worrier to Warrior Within Aha Blessing from Thich Nhat Hanh, “Unless we’re able to face our suffering, we can’t be present and available to life, and happiness will continue to elude us.” The spiritual secret to true joy is to transform our suffering, by breathing through the storm, (face and erase our fears, one by one), not running away from them.
Mindful Motivation Mojo: We must move to find our groove, and improve, not the other way around. According to brilliant author, Brendon Burchard, of “The Motivation Manifesto.”
Motivation only comes after we’ve expended the effort and enjoyed positive consequences. ” We have to realize the act of doing something, pursuing our dreams is what makes us feel alive…”
Grace holding The Motivation Manifesto, Yes, FunZen girls love and highly recommend this book which is published by Hay House.
Spiritual Espresso: It has been said that motivation is temporary, and inspiration is permanent.
Our Miracle Diamond, Mindful Posture Tool; inspires, embraces, and uplifts us.
Wearing our miracle diamond of mindfulness helps us stay on point, feeling inspired and motivated supernaturally.
In the words of Audrey Hepburn, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
FunZen girls appreciate Dr Ben Michaelis mentioning the miracle diamond via a tweet in 2013. Three years later, keeping calm to grind and shine, Our Miracle Diamond of Mindfulness is sparkling and shining brighter than ever.
Note, many of us heard our mothers say, “sit up straight” and we did the opposite.
Now, consider what felt impossible is now possible when you carry this sparkling gem,
The Miracle Diamond’s Inner Mantra: “When the body lifts, the mind shifts, and the spirit soars.”
Black Belt for the Soul Recipe, Easy as pie, 1 2 3:
Beginner’s zen mind steps to activate your Miracle Diamond, (girls bestie) Mindful Posture Tool to Feel Tall, Light, and Firmly rooted in the here and now. Note the total command of your body soul instrument that comes from Being in Balance through Alignment- Embraced and Uplifted.
Lace up: (lower triangle) nature’ girdle by lifting the pubic bone up in front to engage lower abdomen and deep gluteals. Go deeper, squeeze and hold sit bones together,
also practice kegels-tighten up perineum or pelvic floor. learn more, Root Lock-Mula Bandha- Your Ticket To Infinity and Beyond by David Life
Lift up: (upper triangle)-feel both sides of your waist elongating as you slightly lift right under your sternum, breastbone, (wishbone) to experience a ribcage lift.
Sky up: Soften and tuck in your chin to elevate your heavenly crown, or “Keep Your Head to the Sky” as the legendary band, Earth, Wind and Fire’s song suggests.
Note, feeling tall on the inside even when you’re sitting down. Meet my mentor, Jewish fairy Godmother, author, Helen Fleder who designed the miracle diamond and shared it with me to we.
Find out why slouching can make us feel depressed, and keeping our Head to the Sky can keep us Focused, Inspired, and Confident!
learn more, Magic Mood Booster -Posture Connection
Meanwhile, enjoy our short FunZen girls tutorial on how to activate the Miracle Diamond of Mindfulness,
Our Mindful Posture Tool only takes one move (dual action) to effortlessly take us from Slouch to Stretch!
1) Lifting up takes you there (ribcage lift).
2) Lacing up keeps you there (modified pelvic tilt).
One Move with Many Blessings!
Accept and acknowledge your own brilliance. Stop waiting for others to tell you how great you are!
Believe it for yourself. – Check out my story on how Iyanla Vanzant helped me unleash my brilliance.