If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.

Ever day I will practice intentional moments of being present. Look around, feel the present, awaken!

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Meditations on Anger

Posted: July 28, 2014 in Meditation

Remember, we pour our energy into anger, then only does it become vital. It has no energy of its own; it depends on our cooperation. In watching, the cooperation is broken; you are no more supporting it. It will be there, for a few moments, a few minutes, and then it will be gone. Finding no roots in you, finding you unavailable, seeing that you are far away, a watcher on the hills, it will dissipate, it will disappear. And that disappearance is beautiful. That disappearance is a great experience.

Today I acknowledge any feelings of anger and allow them to harmlessly pass by

The science for transformation of life is called meditation. Through analysis, physical science reaches the atom and atomic power, but meditation reaches the soul and soul power.

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Relationship means something complete, finished, closed. Love is never a relationship; love is relating. It is always a river, flowing, unending. Love knows no full stop; the honeymoon begins but never ends. It is not like a novel that starts at a certain point and ends at a certain point. It is an ongoing phenomenon. Lovers end, love continues.
I am ready to experience love in every moment of my life

Sometimes lovers feel that when love is there, they are not. To feel this in love is easy because love is gratifying, but to feel it in hate is difficult because hate is not gratifying. Lovers, deep lovers, have felt that it is not that they “love” – love is not an activity – rather, they have become love.

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Mid 70s to mid 80s each very normal. Up at 8. Beautiful day. Sunny, then cloudy, then windy, rain, and sunny again. Ran with Max for ~45 mins. Perfect. Sure its warm, sure its sticky humid, and sure enough, we r loving it! Nice lunches and dinners Pipa. Fish, shrimp is the norm. Skol is the National brew. Watching soccer – of course! Very happy with the hospitality! Wow really. Being in this place is paradise. Love the sounds and looks of the ocean. Met some Boy Scouts of Brazil in front of the Catholic Church. Amazing. All so happy. There was also a 1965 ish VW bug in front of the church. The whole place was lit up by oddly yellow tinted lights. Their scoutmaster and I exchanged the scouting handshake. Perfect. Walked back to ocean paradise Bugalow. It was fairly hightide meaning our walk was a little wet as we moved along the edge of the cliff. The swells were small. The sky was brilliantly clear and dark and packed with gleaming stars. The southern cross was high overhead. Wow! Once back (about a 15 minute, 1km walk for the end of the boardwalk), fast asleep at 22:30. This trip is quickly becoming vast! God speed!

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Up at 8. Partly cloudy, sun, waves, the vast atlantic stretching eastward, beach front bungalow. Wow!!! Arrived from Piraña Hotel after typical hotel breakfast (and espresso’s at Tribus) . THIS place IS paradise. Beautiful Pines and Coconut trees enshrine the Pousada Paradise de Tartarugus between Pipa’s central beach and beach Amor. The sound of the breeze blowing through the trees, through the open air villa mixed with the ocean melody is enchanting. After we arrived, Max and I went for a run for about ~30 minutes up and south of town. Nice. Watched soccer in the afternoon under the covers of the beachfront diner. Perfect. People from Argentina, Uruguay, Columbia, USA, Brazil, Germany gathered for the our own soccer viewing party on the beach. This place is tucked up against the cliff sides. Just LOVELY!!!! Heidi taking pics of it all!!! Had a beautiful large plate of fried whole local Shrimp and Caprinho’s (Brazil’s trademark sugar cane based nearly pure alcohol drink) Later in day went to Pipa Beach Club and had Thai Chicken Curry and Skol’s – yummy . We walked back along boardwalk and then along beach. Low tided exposed a field of lava rocks. Sky filled with stars. Wow! We all had an exceptionally (with the newly found digs!) perfect day! To bed 23:00ish . God, I am so thankful for this beautiful life – thank you!!!

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Up at 8h. Typical breakfast, but ate light as we are going to the Tribus Cafe for breakfast. First time, as its raining SO hard, to break out the umbrellas. Had Acai berry granola and fresh banana – yummy! Nice espresso con leche. The day was about watching soccer and just relax ing with my lovely wife Heidi and my great loving son Maxwell. Had a shrimp pizza dinner – so so. Generally I would so no to pizza here! Heidi rested away the day in the Brazilians fav spot – a hammock. We went to a sorbet place having delicious sorbets of like all types – strawberry, Acai, mint, mango, hazel nuts, almond, ??? Really don’t remember and who cares – all delicious. Tried to get last minute tickets to WC match in natal kind of like a game. Not successful. The whole WC ticketing process in so complex. Amazing anyone gets it. This room is getting annoying. Loud. Party part of town. Oh yes, the wifi sucks At the hotel Piraña! Will leave tomorrow. Heidi and I took a walk to Amor beach and found the perfect spot to go to. More tomorrow! All said just having a wonderful time in Praia da Pipa ! Love and blessing to all!

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Sunny. Up at 8h30. Had typical breakfast, its OK – filling, healthy choices, decent taste. So-far all breakfast are VERY similar. After a little rest time, Max and I off for a run – ~50mins. Very humid – we are totally soaked after. Run through town, along Amor beach – just beautiful. We just seems to be part of the scene. Watching, ah… SOCCER! in room, then to Tribus cafe for sandwiches. Heidi had Veggie with egg – excellent! I had a burger and fries – excellent! Max had meat ball sandwich – Excellent! We also had Acai and granola – Wow! This place is a few steps from hotel. The perfect light food and espresso place! More soccer! then off to Golfinhos (dolphin) Beach for ocean swim. Excellent. First time watching sunset in Brazil with Heidi and Maxwell. Wow! The brown/green jungle like cliffs are so beautiful! Lots of surfers. Umbrella camps all along. Back to hotel, rest a little then off for dinner at Pipa Beach club and to watch USA v. Portugal soccer! Had lovely burritos and thai shrimp curry and.. SKOL’s! Game was very exciting. Best we have seen so far! Tie! last second goal by Portugal – damn it! Maxwell went to viewing party at a bar downtown. Heidi and I finished the match in peace (sort of). Heidi and I walked along the boardwalk on way back. VERY romantic with the stars, the ocean, the twinkling lights. I feel so much love…

Praia da Pipa is a smallish, maybe a couple of thousand people, older fishing village about 2 hours from Natal south off the 101. Beaches. Cliffs everywhere. Extremely nice people. Safe. There are no big hotels, stores, no big.new anything. Its laid back and I think international – its cup time so I do not know what this place is like normally. Its for the kick-back crowd. VERY casual dress. If you’re a bubble person this is NOT the place to come – you would look totally stupid. Its rainy season, so staying in a bathing suit full time works just fine. Roads are for the most part old brick. Many nice places to eat and sleep. Many cheap dives too. If your a backpacker, plenty of places to camp. Oh yes, lots of 20 somethings partying – booze is the norm. No problems – we like this place. A few mesquites but not bad. Its VERY green. I see the colors of the Brazil flag in the colors of the Jungle.

Oh yes, notice the tape on the shower nob? Why? because it normal to have used the shower piping for grounding the shower hot water heater. So without the tape, YOU GET SHOCKED!! Crap!!! So Brazil.

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