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We were working on Mindfulness. Exploring different topics to help us be more alert and aware in our everyday life.

1) Accept responsibilities for our own actions, even the most insignificant ones. We have the habit of not assuming our mistakes, but we are always very conscient of our victories, especially when they don´t belong to us.

2) Availability: It is usless to be accessible all the time for the others, as it is usless to be hiden when everybody knows where we are. Alternating these two states, we don´t get tired  senseless and we don´t make the others feel tired of our presence.

3) We don´t need to look for approval in the eyes of the others. We have to be coherent with our own actions, attitudes, and values. It is necessary to look inside for approval not outside, we need to feel confident and trust ourselves.

4) It is essential to be fully conscious of who we are and how we act. It is useless to complain and be sad, saying that somebody else is making us feel that way. Nobody is doing anything to anybody, and least of all, if we are in deep contact with our inner strength.

5) There´s always a tiny bit centimetre of luck at our reach. The real art consits in letting us flow and use it.

All of us possess and inherent power to get some things. The real secret would be in deviating the energy wich we put into our weaknesses and employ it in our real life goals.

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In our coming meeting August 13th, we’ll continue working as deeply as we usually do, with the power of resilience:

(from the book: “The Power of Resilience” by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein)

Answer the following questions:

(Those members who love writing or need to improve their writing skills could bring them written down!)

1) What are two or three things that give meaning and purpose to your life?

2) What energizes you?

3) Do the main activities you engage in give meaning to your life?

4) Do you derive satisfaction from each of these activities?

5) Why did you go into your profession?

6) Why did you get married or why didn’t you?

7) What satisfactions do each of these activities or roles provide you?

8) What frustrations have been associated with these acitivities?

9) How do you cope with the frustrations?

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Thanks to all the hard work we have been doing for the last three years, our creative growth has led us to create our Spanish version: Collares y Corbatas. The first meeting will take place on Saturday 13th November at 10.00 a.m. in our studio. New members will be welcomed.

Http://collaresycorbatas.wordpress.com

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Let’s celebrate spring with this beautiful poem by William Henry Davies.

 

Leisure

 

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  What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this is if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

William Henry Davies

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The solidier’s force is not based on the energy he employs to intimidate the other, sending him a big amount of signals, but the force he is able to concentrate on himself, remaining self-centered.

(“L’élégance du hérisson”, by Muriel Barberry.)

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The importance of “Closure”! Everything has a beginning, a middle, and an ending. Beginnings require energy and creativity; in the middle one needs to persist and follow through. Endings demand the courage to consciously bring matters to a close, enjoy what has been accomplished, and then let go.

(From “Living Without Regret” by Arnaud Maitland.)

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Today I’d like to share, this special phrase by Martha Graham. American dancer, choreographer and teacher, who is considered one of the major figures of modern dance. Born: May 11, 1894 Died: April 1, 1991. 

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”

                                      

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