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We are all baby ducks…

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I’m reading an interesting e-book at the moment called Living from the Heart – currently only the first chapter called: We are all baby ducks – the title of which intrigued me and my creative juices got into flow…

In essence, like baby ducks – ducklings to be pedantic – we, as humans learn to bond onto other people, thoughts, situations, ideas, concepts, emotions, beliefs and ways of being. And whilst these bonds can prove useful and occasionally helpful, they (can) inhibit our natural ability to be true to our selves.

In bonding to something I’ve learned outside of my self – something I’ve been told or a thought that’s arrived in my thinking, an event in my life or the way someone else behaves, thinks or treats me – I am already narrowing my world to a place of no other possibilities and possibly self-destruction.

And, that, my friends, is dangerous! We are remarkable and beautifully created and creative beings with oodles of untapped potentials. Why, oh, why do we need to be pigeonholed or entombed in a box of our own construction by buying into bonds that destroy our very abilities to manifest the amazing?

So, perhaps this is a call to action: find what bonds you hold that simply limit, even hamstring your talents, your wonder or your Beauty, and release them. Then watch your self soar in the space you will find as a result. That space is yours to take and be in; it is your natural state.

Transitions take many forms – some are drastic in the painful sense; others momentous in an ecstatic spiritual sense; some are just plain small and seemingly insignificant, though they do trundle us forwards towards the next set of choices where we have options to make new decisions.

Are you ready to make different decisions and to move towards your natural grace of Being Love, free of bonds that harm you?

Perhaps it’s time to move from your current state … what do you think?

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Unconventional Love

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Love has been hijacked. The way Love’s used in modern language reverberates around innuendo, material gains or sex. What is a deeply spiritual value, quality or feeling has become sullied in everyday use. Love’s honest, solid power is so diluted that it probably doesn’t even recognise its self in the mirror… Mention Love today that isn’t about what the media portrays, is to be unconventional.

How a child loves her favourite toy, the importance of a cherished set of clothes or a story or poem that makes us feel good, or moves us emotionally, is now side-lined, even considered irrelevant… What gives us that fuzzy warm feeling of enjoyment, what makes us feel happy is not enough to be Love…

And, anyone who says: “No! I value the beauty of Love for she holds power; Love is my nature and Love is a real language of the spirit, of the heart, of me…” is seen as unconventional. AND yet, they are real for they are honest enough to resist the downward slide that takes us (yet) further from our truth…

If the cost of being seen as conventional in the world costs us our eternal wonder, our truth, is it a price worth paying? Are you prepared to pay the price to fit and be deemed fit to the convention?

Love is the answer to so many issues. I say: “let us be unconventional for the conventional seems like Hell!” Anyone else choose to be unconventional?

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How does KINDNESS affect health?

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Here is a list of the benefits of kindness on health:

* A more optimistic and happier outlook on life
* A heightened sense of well being
* A sense of exhilaration and euphoria
* An increase in energy
* A feeling of being healthy
* Decreased feelings of loneliness, depression and helplessness
* A sense of connectedness with others
* A greater sense of calmness and relaxation
* Increased longevity
* Better weight control
* An improvement in insomnia
* A stronger immune system
* A reduction in pain
* Increased body warmth
* A healthier cardiovascular system (reduction of high blood pressure, improved circulation, reduced coronary disease)
* A reduction of excessive stomach acid
* A decrease of oxygen requirement
* Relief from arthritis and asthma
* Speedier recovery from surgery
* Reduced cancer activity.

And, these can be for both GIVER and RECEIVER (according to the theory of “givers gain”).

We live in times where one theory considers that 95 per cent of all illness is psychosomatic. As kindness actively changes you body’s biochemistry to produce “positive” chemicals, you can change both your psychological and physical responses through giving/receiving kindness. Positive emotional experiences help soothe your body, reduce stress and improve your sense of well-being.

So, remember how YOU feel when someone is kind to you – a hug, a rush of feeling good and an uplift of mood – why not deliver it to others, and feel good, too? Please let me know – how does being kind affect you and your life?

Two quotes to finish with:

“Modern research shows one of the most pleasurable of all human acts is also one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself and for others. Gentle, caring selflessness results in significant health benefits.”

“Altruism behaves like a miracle drug, and a strange one at that. It has beneficial effects on the person doing the helping – the helper’s high; it benefits the person to whom the help is directed; and it can stimulate healthy responses in persons at a distance who may view it only obliquely.”

Full online article

Blessings,

Benn