Happiness* Happy Summer Solstice ~

Via Yesica Pineda
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.”


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.





About Yesica Pineda

Yesica Pineda is a time and space traveler, viajera del tiempo y el espacio. Yeye is a musician, yogini, and writer, who thinks of herself as stardust creating the Universe, and loves the feeling of positive vibrations. She is the founder of the multilingual portal for the encounter of the worlds, Namaste La Onda Natural. You can also read her work at Destino Magazines®, Baja.com®, BajaTraveler2016®, and follow her column here at Elephant Journal. She is a social media lover, and as the lead producer of Namaste Conscious MultiMedia, Yeye produces Yoga Videos in Spanish for www.Gaia.com and leads live power yoga & music events at 101 Namaste SJ art district®, and every full moon you can enjoy live music, friends, and nature by the Sea of Cortez at El Ganzo in Los Cabos, where she and her husband Justin Miller present Full Moon Yoga with Planetary Moods. She is a Vipassana Meditator. Born and educated in Mexico City, she has fully lived and continue studying in Los Angeles, CA; Boulder, Colorado; and Los Cabos, Mexico. Countries she has travelled include USA, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Holland, Turkey, and New Zealand, and beautiful Islands such as Hawaii and Puerto Rico. She is a traveller of the worlds. She lives with her family and two dogs somewhere in the Universe. She believes in Love. To follow her Planetary Moods you can hear in Soundcloud at WaterWalkers or Yeyeorganicpop. Or, visit her website.


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)