August 2012 Newsletter

Hello, Everyone
First of I want to tell everyone it was a great honor to receive the 2012 Natural Awakenings Memphis Award for the favorite Meditation Teacher recently.
Great students bring out the best in a teacher. Thank You

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Well I will be again visiting my mom and dad shortly they are still going strong both in their late 80’s and in good health. Fortunately they have always supported me with unconditional love. Thought I was crazy starting a bicycle shop in the 70’s but more so when I wanted to do a Natural Food Restaurant in the 80’s a first in Memphis that was around for 20 years. Filial Piety in the Chinese tradition, in the Judeo-Christian tradition it is “Honor thy Father and Mother” a principle that my teacher teaches as well as a belief in which I was raised. Our parents deserve our love and respect simply for the fact that they are our parents. They were the vehicles for our arrival on earth. The Chinese also believe that we are karmically linked to our ancestors by paying respect to them we work at keeping a link open on a spiritual level. They believe we can both get help and from past generations and assist the souls of former generations.

On a more mundane level, as we learn to deal with our own families we prepare ourselves for dealing better with the larger family of man. The greatest learning’s often come from the people we are closest to. Our relationship to ourselves and our families is the base from which we build everything else. In having and showing respect and love for our parents, we form the basis for loving and respecting the rest of creation.
Re –affirm your belief that there is a plan and a purpose for your life.
Do you believe that this world in which you live is fundamentally good and benevolent? Do you feel there is a greater Wisdom and Intelligence guiding and directing your path through life? Or do you feel that you’re totally on your own and can count only on yourself?
Stay Cool
Daniel

Thoughts for the Day;

Next time you are tempted to be hard on yourself, consider this;
“ I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.” –Leonardo De Vinci
“There will be no proof that I ever was a writer.” –Franz Kafka
“My life has been nothing but a failure.” –Claude Monet

Lite Thoughts:

“Duck tape is like the universe it has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together.
“ If you want your spouse to listen to and pay strict attention to what you have to say, talk in your sleep.
It may maybe that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

Workshops:

Meditation Workshop Pensacola, Florida August 3-5
Call Dan at 901-685-2462 dlamontagne@mindspring.com
or Contact Kimberly in Pensacola at 850-525-4956

Meditation Workshop; Aquarian Dream Melbourne Florida August 10-12
Breathwork Workshop Sunday August 12
Contact Cheri at 321-729-9495

I will be doing a Breath Workshop on Saturday, August 25th, at Campus Meditation Center Overton Park Ave. Call 901-685-2462 to register.

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