Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mental Toughness - Character in Action!

In an earlier blog post, "The Importance of being Extraordinary", I linked to "Dr. Wayne Dyer's" blog. Although, there's a little redundancy here, I wanted to reinforce, a point he made, in his "June 2013" blog post. He quoted poet & philosopher Kahlil Gibran - "Your children are not your children......They come through you, but not from you.....though they are with you, yet they belong not to you." "Gibran advised looking at your children, divine beings that they are, with awe and wonder. You might strive to be like them, but don't try to model them in your image. They are unique souls, all their own!" Dr. Dyer goes on to say; Children shouldn't be raised, to believe they are ordinary........rather, that they are extraordinary! He states & I agree: "This is the foundation of faith, for all of us. Know who YOU are - part of the invisible intelligence, a piece of GOD - stay connected, stay aligned, and you will have all the power of that connection! Most of us are raised to believe, we are ordinary. The anchor of the universe, is present in every child - and as their custodians, we must help them believe, they can do or be anything!" Check out Dr. Dyer's books here.
Many times; underprivileged,disadvantaged &/or handicapped children have an "angel like" presence. Also, I've observed, many of those same children, exude "Mental Toughness" - and quite often, have extraordinary talents! I feel this could be attributed to the "solitude" or "loneliness" they have experienced - and the associated, deep thinking being done - in order to find their way. The "mentally tough" succeed - but unfortunately, some fall by the wayside! We must add value to those lives, if we recognize this, and provide some mentoring. Remember, we are all in this together - sometimes it takes a community to raise a child! Click here!  

Thursday, July 11, 2013

What's OLD is NEW........! Who'd of thought!

Last Saturday, my wife & I; son & daughter-in-law; and some friends, attended the "Big Ball's Dice Run" - for Down's Syndrome. What a great day! Many riders and biker stories to be heard. Many of the stories centered around those who couldn't make this year's run due to deteriorating health. Many looked at this ride, as a form of needed therapy. Some people who had camped over - had upset stomachs. Possibly, due to bacterial infections of some sort (or maybe, too much beer)! Anyways, not a good way to feel - on a motorcycle run. I knew how they felt. I can remember, getting some bad "truck stop" food over the years - and last year on Wunderlust2012, I got a couple of bad hot-dogs - instant stomach cramps, etc, etc... Luckily, I carried an antibiotic, for that purpose.....and didn't venture too far from the washroom! Unfortunately, over recent years, antibiotics have been too widely used (over-prescribed)  for minor or preventable sickness; and thus infections have become antibiotic- resistant - like MRSA.
For hundreds of years, it is well known that SILVER has been used to fend off/minimize viral & bacterial growth/disease. An interesting myth - is that royalty survived "the Black Death", unknowingly - due to the fact they ate from silver plates/cutlery,etc..  For more info, check out "A Simple way to save money on your health", here.
**"DISCLAIMER** - The preceding blog post, is the "personal opinion" of the blog publisher - not a recognized expert in the "health care" field. Use your own judgement, when reading and interpreting this blog and associated references. Thank You - David Byers.

A a photo of the ride - me with white helmet.