Ep. 2 – Your Unique Dream


Theme: Your unique dream and comfort with creative process keeps life fresh and new.

Hello every one and welcome to Joyous Every Day Living. I’m Beth Amine and am so pleased to be with you, Patti Teel and Hub for Humanity for our second episode.

I am so excited about this new show and discussing so many topics that I hear you talking about in my daily conversations with so many people. There are recurring themes in our overall topic of living a joyous life, many having to do with relationship to self and the self-love that you engender, embody or cultivate as the basis of living a deeply joyous life. The fifth chapter of the book, Joyous Every Day Living called Create goes into this in depth. Freshness, newness.

Last week we chose a word for the New Year that would give us direction. If you haven’t done that yet think about it after the show or just let it come to you. It’s your intention or focus. This is very different from a goal or resolution. It’s like a guiding light. Mine was Unlimited with a sub or secondary word of Relaxed, because if I am relaxed I am unlimited, without blockages to my life. Patti chose courageous. Yours might be abundance, love any word that has an inner direction and feels right when you say or think it. Let it come. Don’t edit!

We also suggested writing a new story for the year that would identify your dream. In a way this is one of your biggest creative projects. In other words how in your imagination would you like your life to look? I have found that there is a deep importance to having a dream. It is very different than having a goal which is more forced. This is more like a destination that takes you on an adventure. You know that saying the journey is more important that the destination? That really is true in my experience, and a happy journey is joy in your now moments. It is all about the growth and expansion of your being or inner life. I have found that this is a universal process and when we expand in sync with the universe around us, we are in a state of true aliveness. We are living in a changing universe in an expanding world.

This brings me to creative process, or our relationship to the unknown as life unfolds. Since life is always in motion and has a basis in expansion it is very necessary to every day joy to have fluidity or flow with circumstances and what life and your dream bring. In my personal experience recently Patti and I had dreamed of an interactive talk show for years. It was an evolving process of clearing the past limitations of what we thought we could do and taking it a step at a time. It is often a circuitous route, learning this or that that doesn’t seem relevant at the time but adds to the entire creation. Such as me giving classes to elders and seeing what the pulse is out there of aging America and just how people view themselves in general. Or Patti getting a myriad of work experience with recording and event marketing.

One thing I want to say is that it is not always comfortable but you’re always moving towards the joy the release the next expansion, That is why you need a dream it is all about the growth that is how you feel alive, moving to the next place. Yes you can stay comfortable if you choose it’s just that nature and space are continually expanding. The substance of who you are is so you need to expand with that. The joy is very deep. Being in sync with that creates deep harmony.

So this is about being comfortable with newness even though it isn’t always comfortable but you are ok with that. Constantly throwing off and moving into the new. Learning a choreography or a new language or maybe it is even as deep as moving to a new location or an unexpected loss of some kind, not just your own choice of growth. Ultimately it’s fluidity with change. The thing about it is that you are enjoying where you are and you move to the next place. Remember you’re your neural pathways fresh and there are no mistakes is art!

So this week choose something new to explore that will take you on an adventure, a pressure cooker recipe, a dance class, a book club, snowboarding  I had a health thing I had to lay low during the holidays. Take a little time for yourself. Had loads of time for reflection it was great, but I haven’t been socializing and I feel the imbalance of that. What would make me feel alive now? This is one of my favorite questions. I do a lot of writing so this week I am going to put on my calendar to take the computer out twice to a coffee shop and the athletic club where I belong. That’s out of my cozy comfort zone, but it brings new life. I got asked to write an article on my events for a local paper and got lots of fresh ideas from going out last time. Go to the beach once to see the sunset.

I’m there with you. Stay tuned for Unplugged with Beth And Patti. Let’s keep it fresh and we’ll talk next week!

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Joyous Longevity Segment 2

Hello, this is Beth Amine and welcome to Joyous Longevity with Patti Teel and Hub for Humanity. I’m happy to be here at Young at Heart and today I want to talk about freshness or the aspect of aliveness that comes from doing something new.  Last week we talked about the importance of physical movement to longevity and this week we are going to talk about movement of a different kind.  It’s about daily or weekly jumping in to a fresh possibility. This can be a book club, learning a new language, a new pressure cooker recipe, a new walk or maybe snowboarding!

What have you wanted to do that you have not yet tried? I sure with a little thought a list would come up. Science has proven that improvisation adds new neural pathways which greatly improve cognitive health and besides it is fun! Simply put creative activities and thinking are restorative. When I teach children I tell them there are no mistakes in art and they are astounded by this. Please check out this subject more in detail in my book Joyous Every Day Living and sign up for my newsletter at www.joyouseverydayliving.com.

What new thing will you try this week? Have fun and talk soon!

and besides it is fun! Simply put creative activities and thinking are restorative. When I teach children I tell them there are no mistakes in art and they are astounded by this. Please check out this subject more in detail in my book Joyous Every Day Living and sign up for my newsletter at www.joyouseverydayliving.com.

What new thing will you try this week? Have fun and talk soon!