Archive for August, 2009

August 26, 2009

Moooohn River

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Moon River – sung by Audrey Hepburn
from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

August 16, 2009

Happy Birthday To Meeeeeee

I was born…

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at…

1950 clock

in the morning.




August 15, 2009

133 or Bust – Changing My Perceptions

Back in June, I told you about my goal:
to live till I’m 133 — MINIMUM!

Ever since then, I’ve been reciting Deepak Chopra’s age-defying mantra not only as soon as I wake up in the morning and right before I doze off at night, but numerous times throughout the day, be it while taking a walk, taking a break, taking a shower, or taking a leak.

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Now that my brain is convinced I’m 49, I’m ready for the next step: to perceive my body not as a fixed, material thing, but as a flexible, dynamic bundle of consciousness.

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In Grow Younger, Live Longer – 10 Steps to Reverse Aging, Chopra explains that in order to reverse the aging process, you must use the words energy, transformation, and intelligence as reinforcements to experience your body as it really is — a field of inexhaustible energy, in constant transformation, and as a physical expression of pure intelligence.

For this, you will start by visualizing your body
at a quantum level — use this illustration.

Once you have that image in your mind, consciously take a deep breath (do this several times each day), close your eyes, and mentally repeat the word Energy.

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Similarly, when you eat your food, do it consciously and repeat the word Transformation, visualizing the light body in transformation.

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Finally, every time you take a sip of water, silently repeat the word Intelligence and envision your light body as fluid and flexible.

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It is said that as you repeat this ritual with breathing, eating, and drinking, you will be starting the process of restructuring your perception and the experience of your body from material to subtle.

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Enlivening Energy (Prana)

Your vital energy animates both mind and body. Throughout the day, use the word Energy and experience the life force rejuvenating every cell, tissue, and organ in your body.

Think “Energy” whenever you:

  • Walk through a garden.
  • Go from indoors to outdoors.
  • Practice breathing exercises.

Enlivening Transformation (Tejas)

The essential transformation force is the primordial fire of life. Throughout the day, use the word Transformation to enliven the transformational process that continuously converts energy from one form into another.

Think “Transformation” whenever you:

  • Take a mouthful of food.
  • Feel the sun on your body.
  • Gaze into the stars at night.

Enlivening Intelligence (Ojas)

When intelligence is abundant and freely circulating in your body, all your physiological systems — cardiovascular, digestive, neurological, hormonal, and immune — function at their optimal level. Throughout the day, use the word Intelligence to enliven nourishment in every cell of your body.

Think “Intelligence” whenever you:

  • Take a sip of water.
  • Walk along a natural body of water.
  • Drink fresh fruit juices or other healthy beverages.

Whenever you are performing a rhythmic activity — walking, jogging, swimming, riding your bicycle, or using a treadmill — silently repeat “Energy, Transformation, Intelligence… Energy, Transformation, Intelligence… ” or “Prana, Tejas, Ojas… Prana, Tejas, Ojas… ” with your full attention on your body.

After a while, your habitual way of experiencing your body will change because your perceptions will have shifted.

tiny yellow sunYou may think this is all a big hassle, but it’s not. It quickly becomes a fun habit — at least it has for me. Reciting the affirmations about being 49 puts a smile on my face and gives me an instant energy boost.

Another advantage is that the more I fill my mind with images and affirmations about staying young, fit, and healthy, the less there is room for negative thoughts.

Come on, give it a try.
Say it with me…

Every day in every way, I am increasing
my mental and physical capacity.

My Biostat is set at a healthy ___ years of age.

I look and feel a healthy ___ years YOUNG.

I am reversing my biological age:
By changing my perception of my body,
its aging, and time.

Hey… you look younger already!
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August 9, 2009

Postcard From Bobby Baby (3)

Last month, my brother was in Prague.
He’s the same traveling sibbling who
graced me with postcards 1 and 2.

I spoke to him this afternoon. Actually, the call was meant for his son Benoît who turned 20 today — I wanted to serenade his ears off with an appropriate song. But my nephew was out and about with friends, so good old auntie Mudd will have to wait.

All this to say that my dear brother Robert was blown away by Prague’s architecture. He visited the “superbe belle ville” (i.e., superb beautiful city) with his childhood friend Louis and, of course, the wives. Result: 5 days of total bliss.

So blissful that he ran out of words to express his feelings — as you can plainly (and shortly) see by reading the card. 🙂

I can remember the days, many many moons ago,
when we used to hold hands and wait for the future
to whisk us away on exotic adventures.

Well… one of us is still waiting.
But my time will come!