The Symphony of Living! Mary Jane Kasliner - Wisdom Buffet Writer
Flow Like the Stream
One of my favorite bands in the late 1960s was Simon and Garfunkel.
Not only did they write and sing songs that were a glorious mix of both
raw realism and dreamy romanticism, but their timeless harmonies were
pure and nothing short of absolute perfection. With different voices,
styles, opinions and being two completely personalities, they came
together in the music that they produced and it all worked brilliantly.
Now, not always can our lives together produce such lovely melodies
or poetic lyrics, but we can create a life of harmony once we
acknowledge, respect, and accept each other's differences. When we put
in the effort to understand and compromise, our lives can become
magical, musical and harmonious.
About the same time that I was listening to Simon and Garfunkel on
the radio, I stumbled upon the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi. Wabi
Sabi is known as the "art of imperfection," or simply, finding beauty in
all things; things that are imperfect, ever changing and impermanent.
For example, when looking through Wabi Sabi eyes, we would... Read more
chapter 2 Book of Harmony - The Symphony of Living.
The more in harmony your are
with the flow of your own existence, the more magical life becomes.
Nature Does Not Hurry!
The Law of Least Effort states
that nature's intelligence functions with effortless ease. Just looking
at the natural ebb and flow of the ocean tides or blooming flowers
supports this law. If you notice flowers and trees do not strain to
bloom but rather there is grace, perfect timing, and finesse when it
comes to transforming energy. The Law of Least Effort tells us that we
can do less and accomplish more when we let go of resistance and simply
accept what is.
live a balanced life, one needs to be aware of the cycles of nature and
follow their flow. In nutrition, this means practicing the Chinese
tradition of eating seasonal foods to align your body with nature's
rhythms and the five elements: spring (wood), summer (fire), late summer
(earth), autumn (metal), winter (water). Each of these also represents
the major organs that we must nourish and keep at their top efficiency:
the liver, heart, stomach, lungs and kidneys.
Take your cue on what to eat from your local farmer's market or grocery
store produce section and avail yourself of the cornucopia that awaits
you. Autumn is the time of harvest around the globe - a time...Read more
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Learn From Vata - Air
Air or wind is an element that can teach us how to let go and be free.
Wind does not resist but rather is free in spirit. When we let go of
resistance life is joyful and we are blessed abundantly.
Wind is the voice of higher self, the sage, the seer, and the impeccable
word. It is a matter of relying on your intuition. When you listen to
higher self and use "the word" impeccably, then you experience heaven on