Happy Monday! The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours. -J. Galt
Happy Monday! Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower. -Shigenori Kameoka
Happy Monday! Life is a Blessing. Be grateful for today – Every minute. Every Second!
I found this message and picture on a blog posted about 4 years ago. Thought it right to share it.
How often do you pause to appreciate what you have in life?
Even though most of us don’t take notice of all the blessings we have there are tens of thousands of things to be grateful for in life. We often take the things that most deserve our gratitude for granted.
If you have a bed to sleep in and a roof over your head you are already richer than 75% of world population. If your combined household earns more than $24,600 a year you are in the top%10 of all income earners in the world.
There are countless things that deserve your gratitude, for example your eyes for letting you see the colors of life, your family for always being on your side, your friends for having your back and most importantly you should be grateful for who you are, who you have become, for being alive and living life to the fullest. So keep focused on the good in life rather than the unpleasant and start appreciating the little things.
What are you grateful for? Create your own gratitude list 🙂
By Habiba Diab
Happy Monday! When you rise in the morning, give Thanks for the light, for your life and your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. -Tecumseh
Happy Monday! Say to yourself now, “Today, I expect and believe in miracles!” Have a great day!
Know Thyself is but one of the 147 odd Delphic Maxim’s (listed below – thanks to the research of the sharers at Wikipedia) that were attributed to the Oracle at Delphi, in Greece. Were they directly from the God Apollo, the Oracles, the Seven Sages? Who knows.
But they became Rules that were followed within Greek Society. Know Thyself being the most famous as it was inscribed over the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. Over time, this statement has been attributed at different times to Greek philosophers Aristotle and Socrates. It’s been repeated over and over.
It is advice that comes back to us now as students of the next renaissance since 2012. Students of the Mysteries have passed down this information over the ages. And this despite all efforts to question or debunk its accuracy.
Your Natal Roadmap
And the logical place to start in this journey of self knowledge is in the study of your own personal astrology.
Your Natal Astrology forms a roadmap of who you are (or who your were) when you awoke on this earth. At that moment, the energetic signature of our universe was imprinted upon you. And the interactions of the energies at any time can affect you. By knowing your own astrology, you can know how it affects you.
It is knowledge that you can wear like armor, to defend against and prepare for.
Oracle Report Charts
Over at Oracle Report, we are offering a series of Astrology Charts. Our offering is a first step toward gaining a deeper understanding of the natal energies that affect us all. And the knowledge offered is that step to help you
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147 Delphic Maxims
|001.||Ἕπου θεῷ||Follow God|
|002.||Νόμῳ πείθου||Obey the law|
|003.||Θεοὺς σέβου||Worship the Gods|
|004.||Γονεῖς αἰδοῦ||Respect your parents|
|005.||Ἡττῶ ὑπὸ δικαίου||Be overcome by justice|
|006.||Γνῶθι μαθών||Know what you have learned|
|007.||Ἀκούσας νόει||Perceive what you have heard|
|008.||Σαυτὸν ἴσθι||Be/Know yourself|
|009.||Γαμεῖν μέλλε||Intend to get married|
|010.||Καιρὸν γνῶθι||Know your opportunity|
|011.||Φρόνει θνητά||Think as a mortal|
|012.||Ξένος ὢν ἴσθι||If you are a stranger act like one|
|013.||Ἑστίαν τίμα||Honor the hearth (or Hestia)|
|014.||Ἄρχε σεαυτοῦ||Control yourself|
|015.||Φίλοις βοήθει||Help your friends|
|016.||Θυμοῦ κράτει||Control anger|
|017.||Φρόνησιν ἄσκει||Exercise prudence|
|018.||Πρόνοιαν τίμα||Honor providence|
|019.||Ὅρκῳ μὴ χρῶ||Do not use an oath|
|020.||Φιλίαν ἀγάπα||Love friendship|
|021.||Παιδείας ἀντέχου||Cling to discipline|
|022.||Δόξαν δίωκε||Pursue honor|
|023.||Σοφίαν ζήλου||Long for wisdom|
|024.||Καλὸν εὖ λέγε||Praise the good|
|025.||Ψέγε μηδένα||Find fault with no one|
|026.||Ἐπαίνει ἀρετήν||Praise virtue|
|027.||Πρᾶττε δίκαια||Practice what is just|
|028.||Φίλοις εὐνόει||Be kind to friends|
|029.||Ἐχθροὺς ἀμύνου||Watch out for your enemies|
|030.||Εὐγένειαν ἄσκει||Exercise nobility of character|
|031.||Κακίας ἀπέχου||Shun evil|
|032.||Κοινὸς γίνου||Be impartial|
|033.||Ἴδια φύλαττε||Guard what is yours|
|034.||Αλλοτρίων ἀπέχου||Shun what belongs to others|
|035.||Ἄκουε πάντα||Listen to everyone|
|036.||Εὔφημος ἴσθι||Be (religiously) silent|
|037.||Φίλῳ χαρίζου||Do a favor for a friend|
|038.||Μηδὲν ἄγαν||Nothing to excess|
|039.||Χρόνου φείδου||Use time sparingly|
|040.||Ὅρα τὸ μέλλον||Foresee the future|
|041.||Ὕβριν μίσει||Despise insolence|
|042.||Ἱκέτας αἰδοῦ||Have respect for suppliants|
|043.||Πᾶσιν ἁρμόζου||Be accommodating in everything|
|044.||Υἱοὺς παίδευε||Educate your sons|
|045.||Ἔχων χαρίζου||Give what you have|
|046.||Δόλον φοβοῦ||Fear deceit|
|047.||Εὐλόγει πάντας||Speak well of everyone|
|048.||Φιλόσοφος γίνου||Be a seeker of wisdom|
|049.||Ὅσια κρῖνε||Choose what is divine|
|050.||Γνοὺς πρᾶττε||Act when you know|
|051.||Φόνου ἀπέχου||Shun murder|
|052.||Εὔχου δυνατά||Pray for things possible|
|053.||Σοφοῖς χρῶ||Consult the wise|
|054.||Ἦθος δοκίμαζε||Test the character|
|055.||Λαβὼν ἀπόδος||Give back what you have received|
|056.||Ὑφορῶ μηδένα||Down-look no one|
|057.||Τέχνῃ χρῶ||Use your skill|
|058.||Ὃ μέλλεις, δός||Do what you mean to do|
|059.||Εὐεργεσίας τίμα||Honor a benefaction|
|060.||Φθόνει μηδενί||Be jealous of no one|
|061.||Φυλακῇ πρόσεχε||Be on your guard|
|062.||Ἐλπίδα αἴνει||Praise hope|
|063.||Διαβολὴν μίσει||Despise a slanderer|
|064.||Δικαίως κτῶ||Gain possessions justly|
|065.||Ἀγαθοὺς τίμα||Honor good men|
|066.||Κριτὴν γνῶθι||Know the judge|
|067.||Γάμους κράτει||Master wedding-feasts|
|068.||Τύχην νόμιζε||Recognize fortune|
|069.||Ἐγγύην φεῦγε||Flee a pledge|
|070.||Ἁπλῶς διαλέγου||Speak plainly|
|071.||Ὁμοίοις χρῶ||Associate with your peers|
|072.||Δαπανῶν ἄρχου||Govern your expenses|
|073.||Κτώμενος ἥδου||Be happy with what you have|
|074.||Αἰσχύνην σέβου||Revere a sense of shame|
|075.||Χάριν ἐκτέλει||Fulfill a favor|
|076.||Εὐτυχίαν εὔχου||Pray for happiness|
|077.||Τύχην στέργε||Be fond of fortune|
|078.||Ἀκούων ὅρα||Observe what you have heard|
|079.||Ἐργάζου κτητά||Work for what you can own|
|080.||Ἔριν μίσει||Despise strife|
|081.||Ὄνειδος ἔχθαιρε||Detest disgrace|
|082.||Γλῶτταν ἴσχε||Restrain the tongue|
|083.||Ὕβριν ἀμύνου||Keep yourself from insolence|
|084.||Κρῖνε δίκαια||Make just judgements|
|085.||Χρῶ χρήμασιν||Use what you have|
|086.||Ἀδωροδόκητος δίκαζε||Judge incorruptibly|
|087.||Αἰτιῶ παρόντα||Accuse one who is present|
|088.||Λέγε εἰδώς||Tell when you know|
|089.||Βίας μὴ ἔχου||Do not depend on strength|
|090.||Ἀλύπως βίου||Live without sorrow|
|091.||Ὁμίλει πρᾴως||Live together meekly|
|092.||Πέρας ἐπιτέλει μὴ ἀποδειλιῶν||Finish the race without shrinking back|
|093.||Φιλοφρόνει πᾶσιν||Deal kindly with everyone|
|094.||Υἱοῖς μὴ καταρῶ||Do not curse your sons|
|095.||Γυναικὸς ἄρχε||Rule your wife|
|096.||Σεαυτὸν εὖ ποίει||Benefit yourself|
|097.||Εὐπροσήγορος γίνου||Be courteous|
|098.||Ἀποκρίνου ἐν καιρῷ||Give a timely response|
|099.||Πόνει μετ’ εὐκλείας||Struggle with glory|
|100.||Πρᾶττε ἀμετανοήτως||Act without repenting|
|101.||Ἁμαρτάνων μετανόει||Repent of sins|
|102.||Ὀφθαλμοῦ κράτει||Control the eye|
|103.||Βουλεύου χρόνῳ||Give a timely counsel|
|104.||Πρᾶττε συντόμως||Act quickly|
|105.||Φιλίαν φύλαττε||Guard friendship|
|106.||Εὐγνώμων γίνου||Be grateful|
|107.||Ὁμόνοιαν δίωκε||Pursue harmony|
|108.||Ἄρρητον κρύπτε||Keep deeply the top secret|
|109.||Τὸ κρατοῦν φοβοῦ||Fear ruling|
|110.||Τὸ συμφέρον θηρῶ||Pursue what is profitable|
|111.||Καιρὸν προσδέχου||Accept due measure|
|112.||Ἔχθρας διάλυε||Do away with enmities|
|113.||Γῆρας προσδέχου||Accept old age|
|114.||Ἐπὶ ῥώμῃ μὴ καυχῶ||Do not boast in might|
|115.||Εὐφημίαν ἄσκει||Exercise (religious) silence|
|116.||Ἀπέχθειαν φεῦγε||Flee enmity|
|117.||Πλούτει δικαίως||Acquire wealth justly|
|118.||Δόξαν μὴ λεῖπε||Do not abandon honor|
|119.||Κακίαν μίσει||Despise evil|
|120.||Κινδύνευε φρονίμως||Venture into danger prudently|
|121.||Μανθάνων μὴ κάμνε||Do not tire of learning|
|122.||Φειδόμενος μὴ λεῖπε||Do not stop to be thrifty|
|123.||Χρησμοὺς θαύμαζε||Admire oracles|
|124.||Οὓς τρέφεις, ἀγάπα||Love whom you rear|
|125.||Ἀπόντι μὴ μάχου||Do not oppose someone absent|
|126.||Πρεσβύτερον αἰδοῦ||Respect the elder|
|127.||Νεώτερον δίδασκε||Teach a youngster|
|128.||Πλούτῳ ἀπίστει||Do not trust wealth|
|129.||Σεαυτὸν αἰδοῦ||Respect yourself|
|130.||Μὴ ἄρχε ὑβρίζειν||Do not begin to be insolent|
|131.||Προγόνους στεφάνου||Crown your ancestors|
|132.||Θνῆσκε ὑπὲρ πατρίδος||Die for your country|
|133||Τῷ βίῳ μὴ ἄχθου||Do not be discontented by life|
|134.||Ἐπὶ νεκρῷ μὴ γέλα||Do not make fun of the dead|
|135.||Ἀτυχοῦντι συνάχθου||Share the load of the unfortunate|
|136.||Χαρίζου ἀβλαβῶς||Gratify without harming|
|137.||Μὴ ἐπὶ παντὶ λυποῦ||Grieve for no one|
|138.||Ἐξ εὐγενῶν γέννα||Beget from noble routes|
|139.||Ἐπαγγέλλου μηδενί||Make promises to no one|
|140.||Φθιμένους μὴ ἀδίκει||Do not wrong the dead|
|141.||Εὖ πάσχε ὡς θνητός||Be well off as a mortal|
|142.||Τύχῃ μὴ πίστευε||Do not trust fortune|
|143.||Παῖς ὢν κόσμιος ἴσθι||As a child be well-behaved|
|144.||Ἡβῶν ἐγκρατής||As a youth be self-disciplined|
|145.||Μέσος δίκαιος||As of middle-age be just|
|146.||Πρεσβύτης εὔλογος||As an old man be sensible|
|147.||Τελευτῶν ἄλυπος||On reaching the end be without sorrow|
Happy Monday! Find something that makes you Happy, and think about it a lot. Have a great week!
Happy Monday! Start your day with a smile, calmness of mind and a heart full of gratitude. Its going to be a great day!
Get up, Get up , Get your body in Motion
I was inspired this morning on a Facebook Live with fellow blogger Ryan Biddulph. He is a blogger who blogs about . . . blogging, and how you can create a great life . . . blogging. He is a successful writer, blogger, author of many books dedicated to living a traveling lifestyle by his own rules.
The Facebook Live event asked the question, What do you do in the morning to get motivated?
It did not sound exactly like that. The actual topic was:
“1 way to get a competitive edge as a new blogger that has absolutely nothing and everything to do with blogging.”
And the answer led to the topic for this post. What do you do in the morning? And is it setting you up for success or failure?
Your Morning Ritual
Every day has to start. Do you have a morning ritual. And how does this morning ritual start you for the day? So I will go through my own ritual and ask some of the questions you may want to ask yourself.
First Question: When do you wake up? This may or may not matter you you. For me, it is essential. We must start early to get the juggernaut of our family moving. My wife is the early riser – usually waking between 4:45 and 5:15. I alarm myself for 5:06 – with an expected 2 snooze hits to make sure I am up by 5:30. On weekends, I allow myself to sleep in until 7.
First Question of the Day: For me, what day is it? Each day has a little different schedule, so remember what day it is is important. This is how I have to start out or else who knows where I will get to. And there are days I am so out of it that I cannot even figure it out. Memory kicks in at some point.
Run to the bathroom: you figure it out, but essentials and teeth brushing are a must for me. Part of this is my morning stretches – including leg stretches, back and arm. I have been stretching out my legs since my first knee injury and surgery. The doctor noted that it was essential to keep my legs strong so bracing would not be needed for life.
Turn on the House: As I noted, my wife is the early riser. I come down and turn on the rest of the lights , start the coffee pot before my shower.
Shower time: I pick out my clothes the night before. This is mostly because we have a baby in our room and I do not want to turn on the lights and wake him up. Wash hair and body and then shave in the shower.
Meditation: I spend time centering myself under the hot water. There is usually music playing in my head. Often I recite the Medicine Wheel of Protection.
Get Out Get Dressed and Get Going: This is usually the end of the ritualistic stuff for me. I must shower in the morning more than anything. My eyes will not work properly without the water running over them. And I have tried splashing my face. Its just not the same. A quick brush through the hair and I am ready to go.
Coffee: I hate to say it, but I drink at least a cup of coffee every morning. I do not know if I would fall apart without it. I haven’t tried skipping it in more years than I can remember. And I have yet to hear a compelling argument as to why I should try it. After the second cup I am wired and ready to go.
Not a Morning Person
I would not consider myself a morning person. I prefer to get myself in position and ready to go through rituals. I tend to be grouchy. Or better described as anti social. However, I am extremely productive in the morning. If not for all the rest of the people in my life, I would prefer to wake up and lock myself in a room and write for 3-4 hours. But I have yet to figure out how to make that work. But following a morning ritual also helps to get me in the right mindset to face the day.
But is there more that I might be able to do? Does this ritual prepare me for being able to get the kids up and off to school, write a blog post, connect with followers, weed my garden, take out the trash . . . ?
For myself, I see 2 places that I can improve:
Diet: There are a lot of improvements and healthier choices I can make.
Exercise: Though I am only 51, I often wake up feeling like I am 80. My stretching helps, but I need to add a little more structure. Will it be pushups and calisthenics? Maybe adding a walk or a run? I would love to start bike riding again.
So . . . What is your morning ritual?
Step 1: Write it down.
Step 2: Analyze it.
Step 3: Consider what you may want to change.
Happy Monday! How do you have a Happy Monday? Stand in the Sunshine. Wear your favorite shirt. Laugh, Laugh, Laugh. Blast your favorite song. Stretch throughout the day. Eat Dessert! And be amazing through it all!