June 20, 2012

Gazing upon natural beauty…

Posted in health tagged , , , , , at 9:50 am by Margi Macdonald

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I love that meandering on the interwebs may lead us to unexpected and delightful things.

Yesterday was one of those happy occasions.

This danmala is for you.

It was created by Kathy Klein

Visit her site, see her gallery.

Allowing the eye and mind to alight upon natural beauty is a kind of therapy in itself, well-understood within Ayurvedic medicine.

I’m so happy I found these.

I’m reminded of my childhood in Papua New Guinea. As little children, our minds and creativity at ease, we made danmalas using frangipani and other tropical flowers…

I’m thinking it’s time to do it again!

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March 27, 2012

What does stress do to our bodies?

Posted in brisbane, health, life tagged , , , , at 8:34 am by Margi Macdonald

We explore this messy, complex issue here and offer some simple, inexpensive solutions.

Image: © Margi Macdonald

January 16, 2012

What is healing, really?

Posted in health, life tagged , , , , , , , , at 8:35 pm by Margi Macdonald

My definition of healing is coming to terms with things as they are, so that you can do whatever you can to optimize your potential, whether you are living with chronic pain or having a baby. You can’t control the universe, so mindfulness involves learning to cultivate wisdom and equanimity— not passive resignation—in the face of what Zorba the Greek called the full catastrophe of the human condition.

Read more at Time Magazine Healthland

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May 31, 2009

Finding Meaning

Posted in life, love tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:37 am by Margi Macdonald

The shock and anguish of the past weeks are ebbing, as my Mother continues to recover from her misadventures-amongst-the-medicos.

Now begins the task of sinking in, breathing, and seeking to understand the lessons for all who were involved, including us.

I chanced upon this sacred video this morning. It brought me back to the earliest days of my studies in Ayurveda, and my explorations upon the ideas of the beginning, the sacred, the now, and the why.

Why not spend a few minutes with the sacredness, and peace of this work?
If there’s something troubling you, slip your busy, restless mind from its moorings just a little, and let the music wash over you. There’s every chance you’ll see or hear an answer to your concern.

You might also like to wander over to Lynn Somerstein’s blog, for her meditation tips. Today I’m giving my attention to the idea of forgiveness.

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