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Turn On Your Inner Aerator! August 22, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Mindfulness, Nature.
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RWS_Tarot_01_MagicianStagnant water breeds algae, especially on sunny days.

To slow the growth of algae, people use aerators to pump fresh oxygen into still waters.

Clarity restored.

In similar vein, stagnant thoughts breed discontent.

Even on the sunniest of days.

To lessen dis-ease, turn on your inner aerator.

Pump some fresh oxygen into those stale thoughts.

No rules.  Just write!

Quote:  The easiest way to transform the world is to change your perspective.

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1. creatingreciprocity - August 22, 2011

Fantastic analogy – completely true and any dis-comfort experienced in curing the disease is going to be well worth it!

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Thanks! And great point ~ the more persistent and negative the thought . . . the greater the benefit in ejecting it!

As Elaine Benis would say, GET OUT!!!! 😎

2. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - August 22, 2011

Taking a deep breath….

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Aah . . . that’s better! 😀

3. Lisa (Woman Wielding Words) - August 22, 2011

Taking many deep breaths now.

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Congrats on finding a place to stay that allows your doggies! 😀

4. crumbl - August 22, 2011

Funnily (or not if you’re on the receiving end), one of the things I remind LRHG of constantly is that perception IS reality … you say perspective, I say perception … tomehto, tomahto.

Definitely, changing your perspective to look at the world more positively (or perceive your life differently) can’t be bad. We are the architects of our own lives, for better or worse.

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

I say both . . . perspective, perception, vantage point.

Once we realize that how we relate to the issue IS the issue, life flows just a bit more easier . . .

We stop getting tangled up in the weeds. 😉

5. Piglet in Portugal - August 22, 2011

Never thought of my stagnant thoughts as algae before. With this cold my whole being is clogged up 😦

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Aww, sorry, Pip! Feel better soon.

Congested heads and clogged “pipes” are not FUN.

6. Carl D'Agostino - August 22, 2011

Where do I plug in my aerorater? Be nice now.

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Bwahahaha! You made me laugh out loud. 😆

7. Maggie - August 22, 2011

Good analogy. It’s been a while since I took a deep breath.

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Just stop. Look around. Breathe deep.

Aah . . . that’s better. 😎

8. Julie - August 22, 2011

Excellent analogy, and one I can put to good use today.

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Thanks, Julie ~ enjoy inspiration and creativity! 😀

9. Rosa - August 22, 2011

Keep those thoughts moving… like clouds passing over head!

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Just so! Most of the thoughts we recycle are “non-productive” thoughts . . . worry, fear, confusion, anger, frustration, etc.

Far better to spend time watching those clouds drift by. 😎

10. misswhiplash - August 22, 2011

I am breathing very deep and letting out all those stagnant thoughts.

thank you Nancy for that very astute reminder

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Aah . . . that’s better. 😀

11. SuziCate - August 22, 2011

Carl never fails to crack me up! I actually had a comment and forgot it after I read his!

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

When there is a comment from Carl, I do two things before reading it:

(1) I set my drink down on a level surface.
(2) I swallow anything in my mouth. 😀

SuziCate - August 22, 2011

I must say that is good protocol! I’ve lost more than one mouthful while reading his comments!

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

He has that affect on people. 😉

12. CMSmith - August 22, 2011

Love the quote today.

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Glad it resonates.

We don’t have control over everything . . . but we can control our line of focus. 😀

13. granny1947 - August 22, 2011

Oh my word…you hit the nail on the head…I have stagnant thoughts!

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Quick. Grab Jasmine. Head to the beach . . . aerate your brain! 😀

14. Naomi - August 22, 2011

Good idea, Nancy…and thanks for the reminder to clean our koi pond filter 😀

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Are you being koi with me? 😉

Lisa (Woman Wielding Words) - August 22, 2011

Ouch, that one made me moan.

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Definitely a groaner! 😛

15. souldipper - August 22, 2011

Could I have a minute to worry about stagnation? 😀

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Bwahaha! Good point, Amy!

I may have added a new worry to the worries some folks focus on each day. 😉

16. Patricia - August 22, 2011

Breathe in the clean and pure and out with the dirty and unfiltered crap. (I tried to think of a better word but that one says it best. Edit it out if you want.)

You always get to the point so succinctly. I do know some good words 🙂

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Your terminology suits perfectly.

We take showers to wash off yesterdays “junk” . . . but we sometimes forget to wash away all the crap (technical tantric term) circulated ad nauseum in our minds.

{{flush}}

Ahh . . . that’s better. 😎

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

LOL! 😆 Your last reference finally sunk in . . . you DO know some good words.

17. kateshrewsday - August 22, 2011

Turn on aerator. Got it.
Time for quiet time.

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

We’ve got some Dizzy Gillespie playing softly in the background as we allow new thoughts to circulate and percolate. 😀

18. crumbl - August 22, 2011

I need some Dizzie, or maybe some Yoyo Ma … I adore cello … music to sooth the savage breast. Not jazz, but not bad.

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

Yoyo Ma . . . Yanni . . . Enya . . . Dizzy . . . it’s all good.

I love listening to rock, bluegrass, jazz, new age, blues, classical compositions, etc..

Music is the food of life.

19. Linda - August 23, 2011

OOOmmmm.

nrhatch - August 23, 2011

Maybe the magic sound of “ohm” is our inner aerator. 😀

20. Tilly Bud - August 23, 2011

Good advice!

nrhatch - August 23, 2011

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. ~ Carlos Castaneda


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