Laboratorium Pieśni

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“Laboratorium Pieśni are a phenomenal group of international holy women who use shamanic techniques in song to create sacred space, employing glossolalia and the sounds of nature to harness the healing power of the wild, sacred feminine through ancient music and verse. The experience is haunting, powerful and ethereal, and reaches into something beyond this world.”

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Meditation, instead of Detention?

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This school decided to replace their detention program with meditation practice… Last year, they had ZERO suspensions. —When can every school begin this transition?! Awareness is always the first step.

Ghandi’s Top 10 —

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Seeking an independent India, during its British-ruled era (between 1858 and 1947), Mahatma Gandhi led movements of nonviolent civil disobedience, inspiring for civil rights and freedom throughout the world. His birthday, October 2nd, is now celebrated, worldwide, as the “International Day of Nonviolence.”

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The Golden Rule

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The Golden Rule, or the Law of Reciprocity, is a guideline to “treat others as you wish to be treated.” Delightfully, there are multiple religions, and cultures, that recognize the peace within this behavior. See the image, below, for details.

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The One Who Got Away…

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I am in love with a gentleman… who might be forgetting about my existence…  I long and wish for him every day, even though we’ve not spoken in months. The wondering if he’ll return is unbearable. I beg the skies to bring him back. I plead to understand why he has been removed from my life… and struggle to wonder if I did something to cause his exit, so quick and without explanation. The question is always unanswered. The seed in my heart sinks into my stomach, and I wonder if I’m wasting my time, hoping for happiness, with him, that is never to come… My hopes remain high, nonetheless, and my optimism is relentless. The universe will deliver answers, in the form of reality. My voice, through this medium, can reach to his mind… and from the bottom of my soul, I ask that it does…

 

 

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You are more beautiful than you think.

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Having to Deal with Negative People

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       On certain days, I find that my positivity is hard to maintain. I attempt not to let small attitudes bother me, but it is very testing at times. When a customer is rude to me, and addresses our interaction with a poor tone, I sometimes catch myself echoing an attitude back to them. I’ve slipped at times, and this is not the proper approach… Handling anger with anger is no way to solve anything. Out of respect, determine the problem and keep your cool. A customer who is angry will only become more furious if you raise your voice or snap back with an attitude. And don’t forget, it is against the policy of ethics to lose your temper. I try to keep in mind that this sour being will consume no more than ten minutes of my day, and that I shouldn’t let their negativity influence my attitude. Just get through the next ten minutes with a smile… When a customer is downright rude, potentially sparking a trigger within you, mentally step away from their rant and take a few deep breaths

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Breathe in… (two, three)

Breathe out… (two, three)

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       Collect yourself before you respond with any lash. It is not worth the time to exert your energy into negative communication. Emotions are contagious. Just as happiness and laughter can brighten an entire room, overt grumpiness can dull everyone around.  During these pessimistic exchanges (with anybody), keep in mind what makes you happy in your own life… what excitements you have to look forward after leaving this conversation! Don’t let the problems of someone else bring you down. And never let it change your attitude. You are not a problem; you are simply in their line of fire. And ya never know, maybe you can persuade them to lay down their weapons. Kill ‘em with kindness… because like I said, emotions are contagious!

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