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Truth Be Told

Hello I am telling you about the truth. All things are truthful. Bananas, flowers, paper towels (they help a lot), and last of all cats and mongooses.

Today we went to Hanauma Bay. It has very strict rules that you have to follow. I can relate this to someone I know, but I can also relate this to the gospel truth. I feel like the gospel truth is not just LDS or Christianity, I feel like it is all religions, all lives, and all things. The truth is whatever YOU believe.

Anywho, at Hanauma Bay we went snorkeling and I couldn’t see because the water was really foggy. So I decided that it meant I needed to change my perspective. I stopped snorkeling and played mean babysitter. I also saw this one really cool fish that I thought was a hallucination but when I touched it  I realized that is was a true fish, but then it flew away. I can relate this to someone seeing something and thinking, “is that really there, or is it something I just see because everyone else is looking at it?”
I thought that was pretty deep. Deep enough to drown in.

Now to the kittens and mongooses. There were mongooses at the beach and you could get pretty close to them. There were also cats that wouldn’t let you get any closer than a yards distance away from them. But, when you see where all the cats and mongooses went, they were with the nice guy, feeding them and keeping them alive. The animals would get close to him, but wouldn’t get very close to me. I can relate this to:If you see a random guy on the street who wants to feed you but your mom wants to feed you too, (maybe the random guy has better food) Who would you eat the food from? I think everyone would choose it form their mom, can we all agree with that, it could be your dad, too or your bff, like friends forever girlfriend! But I think those were pretty good “insights” on that. I got some pretty deep stuff in there. Thanks for reading!
-JANE-
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My little philosophers are enjoying putting their thoughts on paper. I figured it wouldn't hurt to let them practice "thinking out loud." It's been a fun, daily exercise for me.

I had a lot of fun reading on the beach today. I am thoroughly enjoying Michael Singer's book The Untethered Soul.  I hope I can remember all the wisdom he imparts. My favorite tool from today's reading was to think of your thoughts like a computer program that is always running. Your mind thinks thoughts and that is just what it is going to do all day long. It's going to try to explain everything that happens. You can stop trying to argue with your mind or tell it to stop doing what it has been programmed to do, but tis better to just observe it doing it's thing, or "let it go" so that you don't block up the energy. Energy needs to flow so just do your witnessing of the event and "let it go" or "let the energy flow" right through you.

I'll write more about these truths later, but for now, I'll just say that these principles are powerful for promoting personal peace.

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