Life had reached a low point for Anuradha Koirala. She had just been divorced after suffering years of abuse. All she had was a $100 per month job as an English teacher to get by with. But instead of being cowed down she decided to use her life in the service of others with Mother Teresa as her inspiration.
In 1991 she came across a group of 8 women who were begging in the streets and started a small shop to give them employment and take them off the life of dependency on begging. Soon these women approached her with a different problem. They informed her of the problem of sexual exploitation of girls. Anuradha immediately responded by renting a small house and creating a safe house for about ten girls. It then became apparent to her that she would need funding and the first step to get this would be to have a registered organization. This is how Maiti Nepal was born in 1993. The name means “Mother’s home”. Its central mission is to stop human trafficking that sees the enslavement and sexual exploitation of hundreds of thousands of girls from Nepal. Maiti Nepal has single handedly rescued more than Twelve thousand girls. This is dangerous work, and Maiti Nepal’s main office in the capital has been destroyed twice.
Anuradha Koirala shows us the power of what can be accomplished when the goal of service to others is foremost in our heart. Anuradha Koirala’s work has helped transform thousands of lives, but by her example she is touching millions more. Watch and pass it on by sharing!
Tired of a back pain that will just not go away? Here are six things that may be preventing your back from healing or causing you to have recurring back issues:
1. Be aware of your posture
If you have poor posture with a head thrust forward or a slump in the back with the pelvis pushed forward, this is likely to aggravate any back issues you may be already having. Correcting a bad posture is not easy but it may be the single biggest thing to reduce the back issues you may be facing.
2. Get ergonomic chair and sofa
Ergonomic furniture is another key that may help you keep your back healthy. Finding Ergonomic chairs is easy but the same cannot be said for sofas. Sadly most sofas sink in and make it hard to sit properly. If you cannot find a good sofa avoid them and use a chair instead. Even if you are sitting on an ergonomic chair does not mean that you are guaranteed to sit properly. Please follow these guidelines:
a. Feet flat on the floor
b. Rear is up against the back of chair
c. Arch of your back is supported. (Use pillow if needed)
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For those of you who are seeking the spiritual life, I recommend these four daily practices:
1. Spend time alone each day in receptive silence
2. When angry or afflicted with any negative emotion, take time to be alone with God. (Do not talk with people who are angry; they are irrational and cannot be reasoned with. If you or they are angry, it is best to leave and pray.
3. Visualize God’s light each day and send it to someone who needs help.
4. Exercise the body, it is the temple of the soul.
These words are credited to Peace Pilgrim. Thanks to the book: Peace Pilgrim, Her life and work in her own words.
I recently moved to a more ‘conservative’ community, where yoga is not yet as natural a part of life as it has become in places like California and London. Advocating strongly for yoga as a lifestyle I have come across a number of limiting beliefs about yoga, preventing people from getting involved in this magical practice. It’s time for these to be exposed…. and binned.
1. ‘Those Yoga people are flexible. I can’t even touch my toes’
Telling yourself that you’re not flexible enough for yoga is like saying you’re too dirty to take a bath. Noticing your own inflexibility is a sign that you need to do something different in looking after your body. Yoga is that something different.
2. ‘I don’t have time for something that doesn’t offer a real workout. I do work, home and gym. I’m sorted’
Yoga is not your ordinary workout. You will work on strength, balance, endurance, muscle tone, and stretching muscles that have not been stretched for years. You will have to create space in your spine so you can move properly again and achieve strength in places not known before to support your lengthened and strengthened muscles, joints and vertebrae. To top it all of you will need to find a way to let go, breathe, release, establish softness and, god forbid….relax and expand your mind. Real workout? No, better.
John lived in a small town with only one traffic light. John had saved up his money and bought a moped. One day he was at the light waiting for it to turn green when a shiny new Corvette convertible pulled up next to him.
John had never seen anything like this in his life. The Corvette had its top down so he leaned over the side of the car and started checking out the interior. This annoys the driver of the corvette so when the light turns green he steps on the gas, laying down rubber as he leaves the intersection.
He gets up to 60mph when suddenly John flies by him on his moped. The driver of the corvette says to himself “This clown wants to race!”. Shifting into 4th gear he steps on the gas again. He leaves John in his dust as gets up to 100mph. Then out of nowhere he sees John coming up fast in his rear view mirror. He can’t believe it as he sees the moped flying past him. The driver of the corvette shifts into 6th gear and floors it. He passes John and gets up to 150mph! Once again, John passes him like he’s standing still. Shocked, the driver of the corvette pulls over to the side of the road. He hears gravel flying and brakes squalling as John pulls up next to him. The driver congratulates John on winning the race and asks him what kind of an engine he has in his moped.
Puzzled John replies, “Race? I was just trying to get my suspenders off of your side-view mirror.”
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