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November 2016 Blog Posts (30)

Time to restart

I have decided to stop my Nichiren practice. At the moment, I'm designing my own Zen liturgy which I'll use for my revamped 2nd season. I also will try to get myself back into bowing, since it is something I miss way too much.



I gave my Nichiren practice a good 11 days and I feel the need to change. I can't write too much as to why I want to stop, as it will take a whole novel for me to do so, but I will try to be as succint as possible.



Life is not easy and sometimes it… Continue

Added by Max Powers on November 30, 2016 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Manifesting Being Free From A Person~brief

So it has come to my attention that all the fear that keeps coming up, is more about a person than it is about circumstance.  I just realized this today.

So, after looking around the web I found this sentence from a comment.…

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Added by CalmWind2 on November 30, 2016 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Season 2...at a crossroad again

As of this Season, I cannot say I am enjoying it too much.



The only thing I like so far is the Canadian Air Force Regimen. It's an easy workout so far,  but it's getting more challenging each day.



As I have written before, the Nichiren liturgy I'm practicing comes from the Soka Gakkai International.



So before I go on, I have to make a disclaimer for any random SGI member who is reading this post by chance---



1) Just because I have some issues with… Continue

Added by Max Powers on November 25, 2016 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Achievement #382 - Best chair dancing class yet

Yesterday I put into practice a few tips I'd noticed teaching chair dancing at the long-term health care facility I've been visiting biweekly. I made a point of calling more people by their names, and learned some new ones, I used more clapping exercises, as these are easier to follow, I raised my voice. And I was rewarded with more participation, and a few new faces, including one woman who even got up to dance with me! Looking forward to continuing this trend, and perhaps pick up more…

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Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on November 25, 2016 at 11:20am — No Comments

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! For those celebrating today.

For those celebrating this now. Happy Thanksgiving!…

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Added by CalmWind2 on November 24, 2016 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Achievement #381 - Focusing on the spaces

Something I started to work on yesterday to clear my head. It was suggested to me by my lovely wife, who has far more time to read spiritual books than I do. It's a form of meditation, where your focus on the spaces between things. The space around you, the silence between and behind sounds, the moments of stillness. This helps my mind go still, because it has no-thing to focus on. I've only just started, but already it's been helpful changing a few negative thought patterns.

Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on November 23, 2016 at 10:48am — No Comments

Achievement #380 - First videos made!

The first promotional videos for my new business of online dance instruction have been made! It kept my wife and I awake and working until 5:30am, and we slept off most of yesterday to recover. I learned a lot, enough to know I could make more, and more quickly, next time.

Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on November 21, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

40 Day Intentional Shift Your Reality Challenge

Added by Nicole Orozco on November 20, 2016 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Season 18 Day 34

Time for an update. Been gone for too long. I have had some struggles and lose focus a lot. Life has been crazy and I had to take care of a lot of important things lately. However theree is good progrss happening. Staying in shape and making a lot of progrss with my job. ging to give an update on my goals:

Make it a plan to cook every meal everyday, going out to eat will be a rare occasion and a treate

-Yeah no going out to eat quit as…

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Added by Shaman Kanowa on November 20, 2016 at 12:10am — 2 Comments

My return to Nichiren Buddhism

The main aspect in practicing Nichiren Buddhism is doing the liturgy twice a day. Each group and subsect do have their differences, but the basic liturgy involves this: reading and reciting two parts of the Lotus Sutra in Japanese and then repeating a Japanese mantra to declare one's respect to the sutra and its teachings, i.e. Nam(u)-Myoho-Renge-Kyo.



I cannot speak for other schools, but I was part of one prominent Nichiren group known as the Soka Gakkai International. Many in…

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Added by Max Powers on November 19, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Season 2 pregame

Trump won the election, my sister is married and now what?



That's basically what's been going on in my mind.



I was to start Season 2 last Sunday, but I decided to keep it chill and ease into the new season, which will start on November 20. After all, the past month and a half has been nothing but stressful. I can't even believe I got Season 1 done with all that my entire family has been through.



That is not say I haven't done anything. Since Monday I have been… Continue

Added by Max Powers on November 18, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Achievement #379 - Measuring out the reserves

I was REALLY tired last night after my last class. So first thing I did was warn my wife that I didn't have much energy to spare, and I continued to watch what energy I had throughout the evening. We ended up having a lovely quiet time, when it could have been very grumpy.

Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on November 18, 2016 at 11:02am — No Comments

Achievement #378 - Sound quality

I was sick all day yesterday, I suspect from eating a pizza that hadn't been cooked properly. Despite that though, I manage one thing: To test the sound quality of my new audio recorder at various distances from my mouth. I just need to clip it the same distance away on my shirt, and I should be set!

Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on November 16, 2016 at 9:32am — No Comments

Season 5 - Day 1 - Nov 15 - Welcome to the first day

Hi there fellow co-creators. I've been on and off this site for a few years. Almost as far back as 2012! I always found that writing these blog posts set myself up for a great life. Posting about your long-term goals, dreams and experiences is so valuable. It totally changes the way you see things. I am using this platform to set intentions for the next 100 days. 

After going through an incredibly difficult experience over the past year, I think I'm finally ready to put myself…

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Added by Sunny Days on November 15, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Achievement #377 - First film test

Saturday night was particularly exciting, because it was the first time I set up all my lighting equipment to find the best height and position to light up my face. I tested the audio equipment too. Now I can go over the different positions and choose the best. Only one week to go until my first professional videos!

Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on November 14, 2016 at 10:04am — No Comments

DAY 87, Season 8

Gratitude and Shadow Work

I'm starting to get into a groove of easy, yet financially and musically rewarding singing jobs, and teaching yoga regularly at a couple studios really close to me in Philly. Everything is falling into place, schedule-wise. I'm filling the cracks in my singing schedule with yoga teaching gigs. And all this Abundance has everything to do with me just sitting back and patiently waiting for the right opportunities to come along and using my Intuition to know the…

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Added by Yogini Jeni on November 11, 2016 at 2:46pm — 2 Comments

Achievement #376 - Last arrival

Yesterday I received the last of my lighting equipment that I need to create my dance films. I still need to test everything before recording day, but assuming all works well, I'm good to go! Plus, I took advantage of a DIY tip and spray painted the inside of the clamp lights white for more reflection :)

Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on November 11, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Achievement #375 - Networking Successes

I went to a networking event last night, organized by Toronto Business Casual. Had a great time, and met a couple potential students for he future. Plus, I came across a marketing company producer that was so impressed with my pitch that she wanted to interview me! I didn't even forget anyone's name - definitely a personal best :)

Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on November 10, 2016 at 11:05am — No Comments

Achievement #374 - Remembering gratitude

I have so many wonderful things in my life, I just need to give thanks for them all. I am grateful to my caring and supportive wife, for never giving up on me, or herself. I give thanks for my job, which gives me the income and skills I need to pursue bigger and better things. I'm grateful for the heat in my house, the food in my fridge, the comfort of my chair. Last but not least, I give thanks to myself, for allowing these beautiful things into my life. I know that appreciating and…

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Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on November 9, 2016 at 9:33am — No Comments

Achievement #374 - Remembering gratitude

I have so much good in my life, and I just need to express thanks for it all. I'm grateful to my darling wife, who is ever caring and supportive. My job, which gives me the income and skills I need to pursue bigger and better things. My healthy body, for sustaining and protecting me. The food in my fridge, the heat in my home, the comfort of my chair. Last but not least, I am grateful to myself, for allowing these beautiful things into my life. And I recognize and encourage all these things…

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Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on November 9, 2016 at 9:26am — No Comments

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