Whatever it is you want in your life, you must give up the need to fixate on the outcome - and let it come to you in its own time. Our minds react emotionally when we don’t get our way and we tend to get fixated when our ideas about how things “should be” differ from how things actually are.
When we can surrender to whatever is happening in this moment and trust that things will work out as they are meant to - we’re able to relax our point of view and fully enjoy the moment as it is- without trying to change it. We start to appreciate all that we already have. This frees up more creative energy for us to go off and do what we do best- and we are now open to all possibilities. Fully embracing uncertainty!
Andy (The Boston Buddha)
I recently came across an amazing story from China about a stand-off between a driver delivering a shipment of 500 dogs to be sold as meat to restaurants, and 300 animal rights protesters who found out about the shipment of dogs for meat and decided to do something about it.
Police were called, but the truck driver wasn’t breaking any laws, so what ensued was a 15 hour stand off at a toll booth ending in the animal activists purchasing the dogs for $18,000 from the driver, about $36 a dog.
The dogs were sent to recover at 20 animal hospitals, and at an animal rescue compound. To read more about this issue, check out my blog about the dog meat festival that was canceled in Eastern China last year.
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“That’s quite the workout for their little facial muscles, but, hey, smiles are contagious, right? Apparently not for adults. According to Ron Gutman, whose TED talk on the subject went viral, only a third of grown-ups smile more than 20 times a day, and less than 14 percent muster a grin more than five times in 24 hours. Pretty sorry stats considering all the benefits that flashing those pearly whites can bring. “Smiling can reduce thelevel of stress-enhancing hormones like cortisol and adrenaline while increasing mood-enhancing hormones like endorphins,” says
Gutman, whose online community, HealthTap, connects users with physicians who answer medical questions. So tell us, how many times have you smiled today?” - article from Spirit, a Southwest Airlines publication
So, let me get this straight: kids smile an average of 400 times per day but as adults it drops to around 20 per day. Where the heck did those extra 380 smiles per day go? I just wanted to raise awareness of this loss of 380 smiles per day so hopefully more people will work on bringing them back into their lives!