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The sun sets on another day...

I have watched many sunsets that have taken my breath away. I have watched many sunsets that I have been lost in. Well, I have watched a lot of sunsets.

I was reading a few tomes about Buddha and his art of breathing. It makes sense. Meditation through knowing yourself seems like a good place to breath, as does a lot of meditation techniques. It all centers around breathing. I guess it is no wonder we breath a lot each day. A normal day is between 17 and 30 thousand or more. So we are good at breathing. How can we use that to our advantage.

Well, the texts I read suggest we meditate through breathing, center ourselves through breathing, and become a little more through breathing, but in the end, all we are is through breathing, right?

So, my suggestion right now is as I was told when I was little, take a deep breath, and breath, take a deep breath and as you exhale, let your stress go. Take a deep breath and watch the sunset, take a deep breath.

Well, it is just a suggestion, but I think it works.

So as the sun sets on another day, breath. It is pretty easy. Breath in, feel the world around you, pay attention, and in the process, enjoy your day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and breath...

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I was fascinated with the sunset this evening. The temperatures have continued to rise, yet the ice on the lake holds on, trying to get one more moment, one more day, just a little more until it will finally be gone. Still, the ice on the lake makes for good pictures and I enjoyed watching the fiery orb fall.

I like to think about a lot all the time. Perhaps too much. Sometimes I hold on to things a little too long, sometimes I hold on and never let go. 

You know, doctors will tell you this is bad. We should let go of the past constantly. I do not stress about it or whine about it, I just remember, for whatever reason. Perhaps it is because it is hard for me to forget, perhaps I just keep stuffing things in my head and one day, well, boom.

How do you deal with it all? Can you let go and let things slowly slip away? Do you obsess? Or is there something in between where you know, but don't necessarily spend all your time thinking about all the stuff going on?

Perhaps the secret is to be that person who remembers the positive, but works towards a more positive life. Perhaps you can set aside some of the if not all of the negative, and make today a focus of positive memories. To do that, I suggest you try to press every day to the best possible day it can be, why? Because you can. Don't be that person who sits back and regrets not doing something, take the good and the bad, but take it to the limit all you can, and make today your day, always.

So as the sun sets on another day, maybe we just need to enjoy the moments. Maybe we can live with the past but not whine about it. Perhaps we can think of the future but not pine over it, but always we can define right now. Define your day as the best day ever, and make your life your dream life, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and dream a little dream...

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The sun sets on another day...

I have to start by saying I have to stop letting negative influences influence me in a negative way. Boy, that sounds deep. I wrote a whole post about eyes and as I reread it, well, it was not as positive as I thought it could be, so it too ends up in the lost article scrapheap. 

I was importing my latest set of pictures and stopped for a second. As I did all I could say was "wow". Not because I am an amazing photographer, or because I did something new and innovative, but because some of the colors presented by nature are simply, "wow". As I reviewed shot by shot I was once again reminded of what the world is an amazing place. I sat and considered this as I realized there is never really a good reason to stay negative.

Sure, some days are not so good. In fact, some days simply suck, but in reality every day is a potentially fantastic day mostly because we have a choice to see it that way. I know I know, I say that sometimes but it is our choice to have a vibrant and alive day, or a mundane pile of mud. We can adapt, we can make it better, and we can keep a positive attitude that shines each and every day as a brilliant example to others. Funny, I think I will.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider well your day and how you treat it. Look for the vibrance in the day, the colors that make your day complete, and along the way, try to have a little fun, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be colorful...


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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset called. It was quick and brought pink hues to the horizon. Then it was gone, as quick as it appeared. I wanted more, but was happy with what I had.


It is tough sometimes to understand the difference between enough and more. It is even tougher to be content with enough if more is always on your mind. Sure, enough can be more than satisfying, but more is a step beyond. More can lead us further. More can make the world a little more amazing.

Our world is built out of more. The more that takes us a little further, the more that builds new worlds every day, the more that builds bridges and makes the world smaller.

I am not suggesting we always need more, I am suggesting that our goals should be more. Our goals should be not to achieve, but to achieve more. Are yours?

I try to push the envelope every day in some areas. Not to just achieve enough, but to achieve more. It is tough, and in some areas I do not make it, but I am working to change that each day. Perhaps someday more will be a normal, and then more will be enough and a new more will be set. (Confusing I know) For now, lets all try to push past our limits and make the world a better place, not by pushing for enough enough but by creating more.

So as the sun sets on another day, sometimes we need more, sometimes we need enough, find the wisdom to know the difference. Find the vision to know when enough is not, and more is necessary, and see the world with clear eyes, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, feel the sun on your heart, and work for more...