Sunday, March 14, 2010


I’m thinking that those who are looking forward to reading my Friday Blogs are wondering what happened. It is now Saturday as I write, cruising above the clouds wondering if I will be able to post this. Yesterday was just so crazy attempting to have everything done before lift off on Saturday from Tampa. When I finished, it was late and I was too exhausted to write anything worth reading, so I just went to bed.

Let’s discuss anticipation. I am on my way to visit my daughters, grandchildren, family and friends in No. CA. I will be arriving in San Francisco and then making my way to Monterey. I will be seeing, my granddaughter, Maezy, for the first time since she was just born January 5th. Of course, I am so very excited about this visit. Ruby and Calvin will be turning two, and there will be birthday cake. I will get to hug and spend time with lots of people I really love. Don’t worry, I am not going to go on and on about my family, even though I have been told that some of you really love hearing about that. My intention with this Blog is not only sharing bits and pieces of my life, but uplifting and sharing wisdom I have learned along the way. This may serve as a reminder of what you already know, and that’s great, because I know I sure need reminders much of the time too.

U. G. Krishnamurti, the famous philosopher said, “I don’t mind what happens.” He said that was his secret to happiness. I must admit that I am not there yet. A little softer version of that is “It is what it is.” I tell myself that a lot. I am working on Krishnamurti’s philosophy. Let’s get back to having expectations. We all know that is a sure fire way of being disappointed. When one says, “I don’t mind what happens,” it sounds as if one could care less about one’s life. When one stops caring, there is no more resistance, no more struggle, and pushing against. A higher consciousness way of understanding this is to say that one trusts that all is well, and happening in divine order. The ironic part about all of this is that when you really do trust and feel all is happening perfectly, you are creating well being in your physical reality. I desire to have a grand, joyful time with my family and friends. In order to do that, I do have to let go of any expectations, and remember to say to myself, “I don’t mind what happens.” If we are honest with ourselves, we know we get hurt feelings sometimes if all doesn’t go as expected. We have a fantasy going on in our heads. It is so freeing when we actually get that.

I have been studying metaphysics for 40 years now. Yes, I was a seeker in my 20’s. As a student of Metaphysics, one knows that the reality we are experiencing is a result of our thoughts, emotions, beliefs and our words. I honestly do believe that. I have seen it in my life and countless other lives as well. I know there will be a lot of objecting to what I am saying because many are experiencing ill health, unhappy relationships, and financial hardships. That happens to all of us, but have you been in the same position for a long period of time? Please take a look at your beliefs. Do you stay focused on what you are not wanting, or do you shift your attention to what you prefer? Remember, you can prefer something and not care what happens. It is called, “Detachment.” It is easy to get stuck in those same old thoughts, but now is the time we need to practice being the master of our mind, because the truth is that we are! You get to choose your thoughts and beliefs. Einstein said “Use your Imagination.”

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hello from the You Can Do It Yoga Crew!

Hello Everyone!

In an attempt keep the You Can Do It blog lively, the crew here would like to bring you assorted musings that we think you might like. Be it about yoga, living well, or just making the world a better place, we'd like to pass on stories and ideas that we've found interesting and helpful.

Check back once and a while and see what we're up to...and don't forget to keep an eye out for Osha's inspiring and insightful Friday blog entries! They're the next best thing to taking one of Osha's classes or watching her DVD. No pressure Osha :)

If you're like us, you probably want to protect our beautiful planet, try to make choices that respect your environment, and generally live in harmony with who and what's around you. We try to take our reusable grocery bags shopping, ride our bike or walk if we're making short trips around town, and so on.

One place where I seem to fall short is at the mailbox. I get so many catalogs about stuff I don't even want it drives me nuts. Well, I found a great blog entry from Elaine LaPersonerie over at The Spirited Woman blog about how to "Green" your mailbox. She's got some great tips that might just help us save a tree or two and reduce some waste. Check it out and see if you can try out some of her tips!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me

Yogini Birthday Lunch (me in low-cut black with elbow on table)

Yes, March 5th is my birthday, and I am 63 years old today – oh my! You know I really don’t know what being 63 is supposed to feel like, but it sounds kind of old, and I don’t feel old. It certainly is perspective. I’ve actually heard so many people sound upset that they were about to turn 30. Can you imagine that? But, actually, I like being the age that I am. I enjoy all that I have done and the experiences I’ve had. Feeling the thrill of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane and walking across hot coals are just a couple of the exciting moments I’ve had. I like to inspire others to live their lives to the fullest, and I like to be inspired as well.
I collect stories about seniors who inspire me. I used to be inspired by people who were in their 50’s and 60’s. Now I am inspired by people in their 70’s and older. I want to share some of their stories with you.

Maria Amelia Lopez explained in one of the last entries in her acclaimed online journal, the name roughly translates as “my 95 years.” That was how old Lopez was when she began positing on her blog. She became a sensation reaching more than 1.5 million readers. Imagine that. She died at age 97. Inspirational!

The Washington Post had a feature story with photo about Tao Porchon- Lynch, an 87 year old yoga teacher who has no trouble coming into the Peacock pose (balancing her body weight on her hands, elbows bent, while suspending her torso and legs extended above the ground.) This is one of the most difficult gravity defying power moves. Inspirational at any age!

At 80, Albert Frere still keeps Europe’s business leaders on their toes. He is a self-made billionaire who is sometimes called the Warren Buffet of Belgium. He is not just an investor, he enjoys human relations and works with empathy. He enjoys food, wine and laughter. He said,” I simply erased the word retirement from my vocabulary.” Inspirational!

Famed ceramist, Beatrice Wood, died at age 105. She worked at her pottery wheel in her Ojai, Ca. home. Often citing “chocolate and young men” as the key to her longevity. In 1986 she published an autobiography entitled “I Shock Myself.” Shortly before she died, in observation of her 105th birthday, Wood presented Titanic director James Cameron with the annual Beatrice Wood Film Award at a party in her studio. Inspirational! Beatrice photo.
And, let us not ever forget Mother Teresa. But, you know we can all be inspirational in our own ways. I love the bumper sticker I've seen a couple of times, "Just Be Nice." I think that says it all.

If you are enjoying reading my blogs, I would be delighted if you would "follow" me and write comments. Thank you. Wishing you much love and many magical moments. Osha

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