Monday, January 31, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
- 4 fresh eggs (it helps if your Mom raises her own chickens!)
- Splash of vinegar
- Kosher salt
- Four small bowls
- Large skillet
- Slotted spoon
- Tea towel
What To Do
1 Fill a large skillet with about 1 1/2 inches of water. Add a pinch of salt and just a splash of vinegar. Heat over medium-high until the water just starts to bubble. You want it just below a simmer (about 190°F). Be careful to maintain the temperature throughout the cooking process – you don’t want the water to boil.
2 Crack each egg into a small bowl. Carefully slide each egg into the water. Make sure to give plenty of space between each egg. The egg whites will spread out a bit as they hit the water, but soon start to form up.
3 Allow the eggs to cook for 4 minutes, until the whites set. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place on a tea towel-covered plate to let the water drain off. If you want the egg to look nice, you can trim the edges before serving. Enjoy!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul.
It is daily admission of one's weakness.
It is better in prayer to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.”
- Take the time to pray. No matter how you pray or who you pray to, it can be difficult to find time for prayer during busy times. One way to deal with this is to make prayer part of your daily routine, such as praying as soon as you wake up in the morning, right before you go to sleep, or before every meal. Many people also pray during emotional times, like when they feel sad, scared, or happy. You can pray at any time of day, and as much or as little as you feel is sufficient for your spiritual life. Some people make it their goal to maintain a state of prayer all the time by remaining conscious of their spiritual connection throughout the day. No matter what, if prayer is an important part of your life, you need to put first things first and make time to pray on a regular basis.
- Make the request, or ask the question. You can ask questions, seek strength, send good wishes to others, or give thanks. Perhaps the most basic forms of prayer are requests for help in becoming a good (or better) person, and requests that God direct your prayer.
- End the prayer. Some people end or close the prayer with a special word (like "Amen") or phrase (like "May God receive our prayers") or a gesture (like bowing or making the sign of the cross), or simply by standing or sitting in silence for a minute or two.
Monday, January 24, 2011
- I wanted the arrows to point to the right, SAW them pointing to the right, and am GOING to the right
- I wanted the arrows to point to the left, SAW them pointing to the left, and am GOING to the left
- I forgot the instructions. Can I go back please?
There is some chance that when you first saw the figure together with the two buttons, you did not in fact immediately see the arrows pointing in the direction in which you had decided to see them pointing. What this indicates is that the power of free will does not extend to determining what you see; what you see at any given time is determined by actions of your brain which you cannot fully control (and of which you are not aware). What you were, however, able to do is to withhold action until you did see the arrows pointing in the direction you had previously chosen. What this indicates is that one part of your brain (the part that contains YOU) is capable of observing the variable inputs of another part of your brain (the part that is responsible for what you see) and deciding whether or not to act based on the perception offered at any given time. This may be a less potent "free will" than you might have wished you had but, if you think about it for a while, its actually not bad at all.
The explanation for point 3:
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
- First and foremost keep it simple. Don't make up excuses or lie. Just tell the truth. Ex: "I think you're kids are great, but they are too much of a handful for me to handle. Sorry."
- Be kind and gracious. If you were invited to an event, thank them first and foremost for inviting you and thinking of you, but politely decline. Ex: "Thank you so much for the lovely invite, but unfortunately I'm going to have to pass this time.
- Don't try to take on every project, every errand, or favor for others. You don't want to be overwhelmed or end up feeling bitter towards others. Let them know that you would really like to help them, but simply can't at this moment. Ex: "I don't want to tell you yes, then have to let you down." "Sorry, but I've got enough on my plate as it is."
- It's perfectly fine to say no to anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. Even if other people don't understand the big deal, simply tell them straight up that you'd feel really uncomfortable and ask them to respect your wishes. Ex: "I'm sorry but I just don't feel comfortable doing this. I am going to have to decline.
- If someone becomes pushy, stay strong. Don't get upset or angry. In a calm voice tell them you're sorry, but again you're going to have to say no, and there is no way you can tell them yes. Be clear that no means no, and then move on to a different topic.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
So, what are the seven principals of HUNA? You can read it all below. I am going to point out 2 out of the seven principal MAKIA (energy flows where attention goes) and MANA (all power comes from within). The reason I'm focusing more on the 2 points is because it suits my mood right now. It always feel right to focus on the present time, while not to forget about your plans for the future. By as we live in the present time, it's best for us to do what's best for now...the moment we're living...the present time =)
The Seven Principles
The basic assumptions of Huna are these:
- 1. The World Is What You Think It Is - IKE
- 2. There are no limits - KALA
- 3. Energy Flows Where Attention Goes - MAKIA
- 4. Now Is The Moment Of Power - MANAWA
- 5. To Love Is To Be Happy With (someone or something) - ALOHA
- 6. All Power Comes From Within - MANA
- 7. Effectiveness Is The Measure Of Truth - PONO
- huna.org &
- ascensiongateway.com - image sources:
- MAKIA - energy goes where attention goes - BE FOCUSED
- Put all your energy into achieving what you want out of this life, be focused and clear on what it really is you want. Place your energy into having a happy, joyful and loving life NOW. Focus your attention on what makes your heart sing and open up fully, take steps in achieving what you consider a fulfilling life and remember yours is most certainly going to be different to the other four billion people that live on this planet so encourage others to do the same and live and let live.
- MANA - all power comes from within - BE CONFIDENT
- True power that is from the heart and not from ego is very essential to achieving your goals. We need to be strong, confident and courageous to fulfill our potential on this planet. It really is the driving force that helps us push through the hard times on this earth, and when the power is pure it drives us to help ourselves and inspire others to do the same. So as with love, strive for clear power and build your mana everyday. See yourself to be full of confidence NOW.. choose to be a confident person NOW.. cultivate this energy and harness its full power and you will move mountains.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
- 4 large eggs (organic)
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons organic turbinado sugar (you can use white sugar)
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (you can add more or less to your tastes)
- 10-12 slices bread
- 1 jar pure maple syrup (naturally organic)
- Beat eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt with wire whisk until smooth. Heat griddle to 375 degrees, and grease griddle if necessary. (I did not)
- Dip bread into egg mixture (do not soak it) then place on griddle. Cook 2-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Serve with room temperature butter and syrup and watch your family's faces light up with joy.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
They say to have faith in is to trust in. The word "faith" literally means "trust". And when I hear this word, first thing came up to my mind is belief. I'm not going to talk about faith/belief in the perspective of religion but looking it from the view of our self, the belief within our self. How we do things with our beliefs. Your true self. Having a faith means having your own belief of the things you have in your mind. What you have to be able to keep in mind is to have a courage to keep your faith within you. If you're giving too many option in front of you, just considering that it's a test of faith. Maybe this is the way that God wants you to understand the voice within you. God knows that actually you are able to choose what's right for you. You just have to be very sure of it. Hold on to your faith, believe it, give trust in it and I'm sure you will always be able to step put from your gloomy situation. Below is a perfect reading from dailyom.
There are times when gloom or darkness causes us to momentarily lose sight of the light. Although it is at these times when the thought of the sun can help us. Its warm, glowing rays brighten even our thoughts, and it's good to remember that despite appearances the sun is shining right now. We may not be able to see it at this very moment, but if clouds block our view, they are only filtering the sun's light temporarily. If darkness has fallen, we know that the sun is still shining at this very moment somewhere not too far away, and it's only a matter of time before it will shine on us again.
“Faith makes all things possible.... love makes all things easy.” Dwight L Moody