Other Peoples’ Beliefs

Other Peoples’ Beliefs

     I try to respect the beliefs of others, but I also expect them to respect mine. In the world today, it seems like those who have an idea in some 'god" think that they have the right to dictate to everyone else what they should believe, which is BULLSHIT.
     I abandoned religion years ago and have been happy since. I see how religious leaders manipulate people, and they surrender their free will. I cannot live like that. I cannot stop others from making that decision, but they have no right to make it for me.

Cutting Back

Cutting Back

After a suggestion from Hal, I decided that I would seriously cut back on mat diet soda intake. I started this effort almost a week ago and am pleased to report that I am limiting myself to only 4 per day, with the next goal of only 3 per day soon.

I wasn’t sure that I could do as much as I have, but Hal has supported me. I do feel better, and I am pleasantly surprised to not have the jitters from caffeine withdrawal. Cutting back on soda and caffeine was long overdue as I try to get healthy once again.

I am obviously drinking more water. I’ve also started drinking more drink mixes, particularly lemonade that have low amounts of sugar in them. I am starting to sleep a bit better by taking a bottle of frozen water to put on the bedside table so I can have cold water if I wake up in the middle of the night. 

I know that none of these things would be possible without the peace of mind that meditation has brought into my life. Without the4 constant pressure and stress, I can make decisions more clearly and with less effort. My blood pressure is lower, I feel better, my blood sugar is within normal range again. I attribute all of these things to meditation.