Lead to this passage today

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Philippians 2:12-18

New International Version (NIV)

Do Everything Without Grumbling

12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,  

13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing,  

15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky  

16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.  

18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.

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A year later

Sunday, March 17, 2013

It's been almost a year later, when I started to feel better from being sick in 2012. 

Being "attune" to your body, is not an easy task.  However, being "in tune" with your mind is much easier, to maintain your health.

When I first started the path to my better health, I noticed a few musts. 

1. Rest.  It takes almost nothing to just sit down, and truly relax your body.  However, if you have unfinished tasks, your mind might not allow you to do so.  I found that completing a chore, waiting for the dryer to be done, preparing dinner, and resting while it was in the oven was key to a true "break".  While it might be a short break, I have found that allowing myself to take that physical and mental break prepares me, and also energizes my body and mind to continue.

2. Awareness of foods and drinks.  I love soda. Everyone knows.  Coca Cola Classic is like a drug to me, and there is NOTHING more refreshing.  However too much sugar, caffeine, and whatever toxins are in that will drag me down.  Ice water however cleanses and flushes your system.  I made myself aware that getting a bottle or two of ice water early in the day will offset my cravings, and I will drink LESS soda. 

3. Sunshine. Most people are aware of the "winter blues" and the lack of sunshine and Vit D. I force myself to sit in the sun all winter long on sunny days.  That was something I lacked for decades.

4. Acceptance of lack of control.  Please understand that I do not see "lack of control" as "powerless".  This, in my opinion,  is the biggest flaw of any recovery.  I do not believe we are powerless over any addictions.  We do choose to be in control or not.  The statement of "Acceptance of lack of control" is more about the Serenity Prayer.  We cannot control the weather outside, but we can control our our house. We cannot control the behavior of others, but we can control our reaction to others.  I cannot control how I love the taste of Coca Cola, but I can control my thirst in other ways, like ice water.   The eye opening truth for me, was the more water I drink, the better I felt. And the same goes with people I cannot "control".. Once I accepted that I could not force someone to change, love me, care for me, or even listen to me, I realized it was NEVER in my control.  By acceptance, I was able to do step 1, and so on.  For 40 years, I never understood that I couldn't convince someone to help themselves, or love me.

I am human.  I still have a need to be loved, accepted, even liked. 

Health is a total package.  You cannot have a unhealthy mind, and expect a healthy body.  This is what I have learned in the past 12 months.

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Jeremy Soule Symphony No1

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Jeremy Soule Symphony No. 1 The "Northerner"


The composer of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim continues his personal musical journey by creating Soule Symphony No. 1, "The Northerner". 




The composer of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim continues his personal musical journey by creating Soule Symphony No. 1, "The Northerner"

Composer Jeremy Soule has written music for legendary video games including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the Guild Wars franchise, Neverwinter Nights, Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale, Harry Potter, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Total Annihilation, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, SOCOM: Navy Seals, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Secret of Evermore, Warhammer 40,000, Dungeon Siege I & II, Supreme Commander, Company of Heroes, Prey, and many, many more.

Credited with more than 60 commercial works, Jeremy has been awarded the prestigious British Academy Award (BAFTA), in addition to various other awards and nominations. His music has been distributed across more than 70 million copies sold world-wide since 1994, earning Jeremy the distinguishment of being one of the leading composers of our time.

Symphony No. 1, "The Northerner" (Opus 1) will mark Jeremy's first foray into the grand traditions of classical music. This symphonic work is planned to feature live players and singers in addition to the innovative technologies for which Jeremy has become known.

"Kickstarter offers us a wonderful opportunity, and with your help, we can kindle the beginnings of what will be a new way in which to bring life to music in the concert hall and into the lives of others.  I want to thank you in advance, dear friends and supporters, for your kindness, enthusiasm, and belief in what I do.  I look forward to writing this work for you."
 - Jeremy Soule

Update from the composer:

Thank you everyone as I'm humbled and grateful for your friendship and support!!! 

What's next?? I'll be honest, I'm not a kickstarter guru. I'm not savvy with it and that much I know because I have already been given good feedback on how to make it better. But that said, as we exceed our original goal, I'm able to invest more into the recording. My original plan was to record with a hybrid between live and digital elements--not unlike what you heard with Skyrim. But new possibilities open up depending on what happens. 

On the top end of the spectrum, we could record in London with a full symphony and choir. We'll see as this is very expensive. However, I personally am not paying myself anything to make this music. It is a labor of love. 

Every dime I make will go back into the recording.

 - Jeremy Soule

Click here to be a part of musical history and get an autographed CD of Jeremy Soule's first Symphony

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I would not change a thing

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sitting here, jamming to The Police on vinyl, smelling the dinner in the kitchen that Alyssa is making.  Smiling hubby, excited for his granddaughter to come in two months, I recognize this is happiness. 

Sure, life is a big run around at times.  One has to work full time, just to pay their bills, to buy the food, and have only two days on the weekend to get it all done.  However, I love it. Four loads of laundry to do between now and Sunday night. And I wouldn't change a thing.

If you are not happy with your life, are you waiting for something to "happen", or just dreading the day to day routine? 

To me, there is nothing better than RIGHT NOW. 

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Maintaining a Sense of Inner Peace

Friday, March 1, 2013




Serenity means maintaining a sense of inner peace even in difficult situations. We gain serenity by accepting the things we cannot change and focusing our energy where we can make a difference.

Fear, anger or desire can create a sense of urgency that triggers us to react impulsively. When this happens, we risk undermining our goals, damaging relationships--even violating our deepest values. By contrast, when we cultivate serenity, we don’t fear our emotions, but we do keep them in balance. We govern ourselves rather than being ruled by external circumstances and our feelings about them.

Meditative practices, contemplation, physical exercise and self-regulation skills all can help us to maintain a serene, peaceful state of mind. This mental state in turn frees us to live thoughtfully and intentionally. When we hold onto our own sense of serenity, we help others to keep theirs.

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