Happiness* Happy Summer Solstice ~

Via on Jun 21, 2009

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When I speak, when I spoke

when i say, when a talk

when the letters mix in lower keys

when the acents sound throws me on my knees

when vibrations all around me…need a fix.

I remember Hapiness.

Paramahansa Yogananda (“Autobiography of a yogi) says “Cheerfulness consists principally in the attitude of the mind, and is conditioned only incidentally by outside factors. Your happiness need not die, stricken in poverty, sickness, or sorrow. Realize that enough hidden strength lies within you to overcome all obstacles and temptations. Bring forth that indomitable power and energy by being cheerful at all times in spite of your circumstances. Only when you lose your mental balance are you vulnerable to suffering. If you are burned by the fire of difficulties, apply the salve of cheerfulness until your inner balance and peace are restored. Even if life gave you at one time everything you wanted – wealth, power, friends – after a while you would again become dissatisfied and need something more. But there is one thing that can never become stale to you – joy itself. Happiness that is delightfully varied, though its essence is changeless, is the inner experience that everyone is seeking. Lasting, ever- new joy. Finding this Joy within, you will find it in everything without.”

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I remember happiness today, as the summer solstice happens once again. The name is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), reminds us that the sun stands still in declination before it reverses direction. Whatever you have been through, whatever challenges of the winter and the difficulties of the spring, today we get the opportunity to do as the sun. Stand still, shine the longest shinny day of the year, then reverse  direction, only to keep shinning. Hopefully we all have cleanse from any toxic environment we have been in and, like the sun, have energy to give  and shine our light so life around us blossoms…in happiness.

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love

yeye

About Yesica Pineda

My name is Yésica Pineda-Moreno, though some people call me Yeye. I was born and raised in Mexico City. My mom and dad are wonderful people who raised me to believe that loving-kindness, peace of body, mind and soul ~ real happiness ~ are the only worthwhile goals in life, the rest is just history. At the age of 20, I was chosen a Mexican Musical Talent (Valores Juveniles = American Idol) between thousands of young people in the country. Such opportunity gave me the chance to travel to The United States and meet incredible famous people from whom I've learned plenty about the hard work involved in the public life and the challenges it represents to our spiritual growth. I recorded my solo album with 10 time’s Grammy winner engineer Rafa Sardina rafasardina.com, and the talented songwriter Rafa Esparza-Ruiz. You can find it in any digital store by searching "Yeye Organic Pop". When I thought there was nothing else to be achieved, I found Yoga, or Yoga found me. In 2000, I started training with Bryan Kest and educated myself in his school of Power Yoga, which eventually led me to the practice of Vipassana meditation with teacher S.N.Goenka dhamma.org, training which I consider my foundation. For more information about my Yoga Practice visit yogichocolate.com My current music project is called Planetary Moods ~ Pop Sanskrit and the exploration of different frequencies resonance. You can hear my music on on myspace Listen at our website Planetary Moods.

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One Response to “Happiness* Happy Summer Solstice ~”

  1. Nice article and happy Solstice to you too! Solstice for me is always a reminder to slow down. =)

    (Wishing I could login using OpenID 2.0 so I don't have to create yet another login.. but oh well (emailed intensedebate support)

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