Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Having been called senior in the past and now, don't envy me....
Just came across this exercise suggested for seniors, to build muscles strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so I thought I'd pass it on to some of my younger friends. The article suggested doing it three days a week.
Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.
With a 5-lb. potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides, and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, then relax.
Each day, you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.
After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb. potato sacks.
Then 50-lb. potato sacks, and eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb. potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.
After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks; but be careful.
I' m getting old, man.
Anyway, can't think of anything to write except copying, anyway the following is a divination method used by the Tibetan monks called the Mo Divination, taken from Digital Tibetam
'Here is a fast divination technique using a mala.(Tibetan Strings of Beads)
You visualize the deity (often Manjushri) and pray one japa of the mantra. You then hold the mala in your lap, and with each hand grasp a bead at random. You then count off in threes, moving the hands toward each other, until one, two, or three beads remain. You do this three times.
One remaining bead is called Falcon. If you have a Falcon on your first round, it indicates support from protectors, luck in new endeavors, and success in lawsuits. If you have a Falcon on the second round, this indicates general good luck, with small risk of misfortune. If you have a Falcon on the third round indicates expected guests will arrive imminently, or you will have news of them.
Two beads remaining is called Raven. A Raven on the first round means little support from the protectors, nothing can be accomplished, lawsuits will be unsuccessful, and enemies have the upper hand. A Raven on the second round indicates serious illness and a decline in force. Things will be lost or stolen. A Raven on the third round indicates bad luck for travelers, and sicknesses will not be cured.
Three beads remaining is called Snow Lion. A Snow Lion on the first round indicates middling support from the protectors, slow accomplishment, and weak enemies. This is generally a neutral result. A Snow Lion on the second round indicates dangers to health that could nevertheless be resolved. Things lost or stolen can be found. A Snow Lion on the third round indicates late arrival for travellers, and some difficulty finding the right treatment for illness.'
Anyway, the above is the link to the above divination from my friend Erick who had just wrote on my Facebook wall and inspired me to blog as I was bored. Arrgh, I' m being back to Ba Gua (local lingo for busybody)....
Anyway, foods for thoughts, I' m kind of wondering that with all the metaphysics we have learned, what is the point of not being able to use it morally. And of course, are their parents and peers willing to believe that we can avert a catastrophe for them.(refering to the links below). We can't blame them too as there are Shamans out there who have given this trade a bad name.
It sure it's disturbing as there are many more out there, depressed teens. Sure the pay is peanuts but it is worth giving a helping hand. I know, I know, what you means, many a times we help somebody by pulling that person when he or she is about to cross the road with an oncoming car and saves that person. It might feels great but problem sometimes that person don't even bother to say a simple 'Thank You'. Well, You know it could be worse as there is another situation, e.g. you happen to know , a speed demon would come by at this particular time everyday at this blind spot and you pull the guy back and nothing happens as that speed demon' s machine is at the workshop and you end up being called a BUSYBODY. I can't blame you if you do not think that its worth doing this as Man tends to be ungrateful and suspicious. and neither can we blame them with the history of charlatans being around.
Well, just my thoughts for the day. Won't be the reason for my retirement though, ha-ha...