Book, The Audacity of Veracity (2014) Pages 22-23
Dad’s messages throughout my life surged like waterfalls, cleansing me from within. “Always maintain your integrity,” he said. “Never lie or cheat to be successful. Honesty and truthfulness will place you among the few and set you apart from the rest. Never be deceptive, underhanded, or try to cut corners. There are no shortcuts in life – especially on the path to success. It all boils down to how badly you want something that you envision. You hold the secrets of life within you. It’s all there. You just have to know how to access and properly manage your innate gifts. As you cultivate yourself, also don’t forget to give of your heart. If you have money to spare, donate to homeless people and orphanages. Volunteer your services, knowing that not everyone comes from privilege. What truly matters in life is who you are, not what you have. Material possessions are meaningless, when compared to the priceless treasure of knowledge. Hold that sacred. Anyone can deprive you of material possessions – and even try to take away your pride; but no one can divest you of knowledge, which you inherit and acquire through experience. Along with knowledge, the true “wealth” of life is the measure of your faith. Trust in God and pray every day. This is the best investment that you can ever have in life.”
I love you Dad. I miss you every day. Happy Father’s Day.
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Many of us underestimate the power of Yoga. Performing daily yoga asanas can actually reduce anxiety and stress. All you Yogis out there will agree!
Reduces Anxiety and Stress: Yoga is an effective form of psychological therapy. Because yoga is a form of meditation, it results in a sense of inner peace and purpose. It has been used to help treat a wide variety of emotional and mental disorders, including acute anxiety, depression, and mood swings.
Even children can benefit from yoga. Those with attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity can learn to relax and get control by using yoga breathing and yoga ‘poses’ ~ ‘asanas’.
*Please always consult your physician prior to attempt any of these yoga poses and movements or using yoga as a treatment for any injury!
This is one of many short videos taken during the entire 4-day trip, we rode 3 days total nearly 400 miles a loop start from mammoth to hawthorne. Watch all the videos on my youtube channel.
Yes, believe it! I have been in many different adventures, but this one was exceptional in terms of weather conditions. The overall ride was estimated 120-130 miles per day, but the last day was the most memorable one! Here’s why: it started pouring hard like hell on day 2 all the way to the morning of day 3 which was the last day. Everyone was concerned of riding back safely with pot holes and other dangerous wet spots caused by heavy rain in the last couple days. So at dinner, Dick Allen announced of an alternative route going back to Mammoth. I know it would not be the regular route and likely take longer to get back but hoping it was safer, way safer! As it turned out, the ride took wayyyyyy longer than we thought. All the turns we were not sure to take, and the ribbons were not seen clearly at times we thought we did not make the right turns. It was still raining hard all the way on our ride back. It was terrible. Our hands were frozen, and all we had to warm our bodies were the trash bags over our wet jackets. We had to stay hydrated meaning that we had to stop to go potty all the time. I remember we had to stop at the top of the mountain because all we saw was white snow! That was not even half way done our ride … So only stopped for few minutes to take video and pictures, we continued on the long ride back to Mammoth. On our way on these trails, one time we were on high elevation and saw a beautiful rainbow. It was the most incredible sight I had ever saw! The trail was extremely narrow that I was too fearful to fixated by the view I may fall over the cliff. That experience will always remain on my mind. What an adventure!