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Unique Times

Where I share my jewels of wisdom of life

Good Morning My Friends,

Welcome to February where love blooms in our hearts. It’s time to reflect on what you want and why. I’m realizing this is going to be a 7 part series. This being the second of 2, I’ve done so far, on what I feel the magic ingredients are to creating what you want in your life. It can be in any area of your life that you want to manifest your dreams.

Last week you may recall I talked on finding your purpose and today I’m going to talk about Want and Why. Let me be clear, there is no magic, but when you follow the outlined steps it feels like it. I will be doing them on Move it Mondays so stay tuned.

I’ve created another home organic video for you so please ignore my poor videoing especially in the beginning, but I do hope you enjoy the walk and talk with Hunter and I.

And if you don’t have time to listen, I’ll leave a brief outline below. However, if you do have time for a 9 minute chat, put your shoes on and join me on a walk, and then continue on without me. At least we can start out together.

Here is a great study on how just 10 minutes of walking a day may lead to a longer life that was in the New York Times today since we are on the subject of walking that a client shared with me this morning.

Here is the breakdown of my talk:

Know what you want and your why. It’s critical when you want to achieve something, whatever it is, to know what you want. Sometimes it takes time to know what that is, so it becomes critical to know your purpose, which we talked about last week.

When you know where you want to go, you have a direction to move you forward on your path, but it’s not enough. You need to know your why to catapult you forward, to give you the fire you need to make it happen. It needs to have enough meaning to inspire you daily, to keep it alive and propel you forward. Sometimes it’s hitting rock bottom when the lights go on which ignites your light in living a life congruent with what you deeply want.

Our friend Marsha at Alwayswrite walks 1,000 steps a day in spite of her recent health challenge and continues to bring people together and bless us with her wonderful rich stories and pictures. She has some great challenges you may enjoy participating in as well.

Sheereen from The Lightning Bug who is in medical school says she’s not walking a minute on her day off but walks circles around us on her rounds at the hospital. (I gave you Dr. status in my talk Shereen~ thanks for all you do. She has wonderful poetry and musings so do visit her.

Join Frank on one of his Beach Walk Reflections as he always has a rich talk with gorgeous pictures and videos to share.

And Dominique (I will add her site) has been on a mission and working out with her son and losing weight. Congratulations Dominique. It is so inspiring!

KNOW WHAT YOU WANT AND WHY

It was a sad day when THICH NHAT HANH made is transition last Saturday at 95 years of age but he definitely left his mark on the world. He was a Zen Master and always had a smile on his face and delivered a beautiful message. He was always in my pocket with his words in my heart and soul. On Wednesday, I will share a wonderful experience I had with my Godson while we visited Jikoji Zen Center and honored his life and read poetry in the Zen-do with the community in Los Gatos, California.

Have a wonderful Monday and start of your week and thank you truly for visiting today.

Stay Blessed as you are a blessing to me and the world!

πŸ’–

Cindy

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ben Alexander
3 months ago

Amazing, Cindy. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. That’s the loveliest walk I’ve been on in a long time. I’m looking forward to reading your poem on Wed.

<3
David

Ingrid
3 months ago

Thank you for sharing, Cindy! I am going to go on a walk with you during my train journey tomorrow, as right now I’m rushing to meet 3 different deadlines πŸ˜… I attended a yoga class on Saturday where we learned about Thich Nhat Hanh: we used singing bowls and it was amazing – I want one! πŸ””β€οΈπŸ™

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

I’m so over 30, Cindy 🀣 30 was nothing compared to the Fab 40s 🀩πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
3 months ago

When I was teaching dance, people would say they couldn’t learn to dance. I told them it was because they hadn’t learned to walk. You have to know how to walk before you can learn to dance. We all need to move forward. You were getting a kissy face from the cute puppy dog.

ecohorizons
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

But also remember to get enough sleep to boost your energy …

ecohorizons
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

My pleasure…

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

I taught Latin and ballroom dance, but I have done all kinds of dance over the years including ballet (not good at all), jazz & modern (okay), flamenco (was pretty good but then switched to guitar), and folk dance (very good).

Sheila β€œSpiral Sister” Murrey
3 months ago

Love Thich Nhat Hanh too, and will read each of your series posts. Much appreciate your walk, dear heart! β€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸŒ€γ€°οΈ

Sheereen
3 months ago

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the wisest of all?

GraceoftheSun
3 months ago

Oh how I loved this walk , Cindy. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Looking forward to reading your poem.πŸ’• BTW- Hunter is the sweetest. How adorable!!!πŸ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

I’m so happy to hear this, my friend.You are so very welcome, Cindy.Tell Hunter I have tons of doggie treats since I have a couple of dogs myself.Much love.πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Agreed.Kisses to him too.πŸ’•

Megha
3 months ago

Dear Cindy, I love your latest series and the idea you capture your message with youtube videos. Very creative and purposeful. πŸ’• haven’t been actively blogging in past months, but happy to be back and stumble upon your post. πŸ˜€Keep writing and inspiring!

ChallEngEr
3 months ago

Great encouragement, Cindy.

ChallEngEr
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

πŸ˜€have a marvellous day!!

Mike U.
3 months ago

What a wonderful video, Cindy! It was captioned, too, so my deafness wasn’t a factor in understanding your wise words. I loved walking in the past–it was a form of therapy for me both physically (especially after my back surgery) and mentally (to help me deal with some very tough situations in life). Sudden-onset neuropathy three years ago (lower legs and feet) have made walking difficult and driving impossible, so I really miss those long, contemplative walks. I’d love to get back to it but I’m not sure it’s possible at this point. However, I enjoyed your video immensely (Hunter is adorable!) and appreciate your wisdom. You’re inspiring!
πŸ™‚

365dniwobiektywielg
3 months ago

Your dog is fine

365dniwobiektywielg
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Definitely yes

365dniwobiektywielg
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

As I ? so I could lick you like that

365dniwobiektywielg
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

πŸ˜‹πŸ˜šπŸ₯°

365dniwobiektywielg
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

❀

Tricia Sankey
3 months ago

Enjoyed the video and look forward to your poem on Wednesday. I agree with your sentiments on gratitude and surrender at the end. Life is so much easier when we learn these things! ❣️

Tricia Sankey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

πŸ’“

Stuart Danker
3 months ago

Aww, what a cute doggo. And yes, besides being good for our physical health, walkingβ€”especially if you do the same route every dayβ€”does incorporate some boredom into our lives, which is good for our minds to process our thoughts and decompress. Thanks for making this video for us, Cindy!

Stuart Danker
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Yes I am πŸ™‚

mike
mike
3 months ago

I dig your bold choice of color reinvigorating the French manicure:)

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
3 months ago

An inspiring journey, Cindy! Loved the photos. of you and Hunter. Dogs are wonderful walking companions! <3 <3 <3

katiemiafrederick
3 months ago

“Peace is Every Step” my, my, Dear Cindy What
A Coincidence or Perhaps Synchronicity As even
Though This Wonderful Book By Zen Buddhist, Thich Nhat Hanh,
Has Already Been Recorded in the Smart Phone Pic Bibliography
Library of my Longest EPiC Long Form Poem “SonG oF mY SoUL”

Still Dancing
Singing Free
Hehe in Over
10.1 MiLLioN
Words and 101 Months
Now Seeing it Again During
My Barnes And Noble Meditative
Free Dance In Flow Mirroring Principles
of Both Tao and Zen Buddhism Yet Naturally

Coming From
Lessons From Within
Yes Seeing That Book Loving
it As Much As i Did the First Go
Around i Read it Again Yet Not Realizing
Then That Thich, Passed Away on 1.22.2022

At the Ripe Old Age of 95 While of Course
His Soul still Lives on in the Dance and Song

Of All the Books
He’s Written Over
the Years my FRiEnD…

Ah Yes, “The Interbeing”
Connecting All That Is Now
We May Surely Be And Are A
Partner of in Part and Whole of All
That We And All Does Now i Particularly

Enjoy His Philosophy of Creating With no Specific
Aims As I love to Relate Balancing Change With Continual

Flow As Waves Do As Water of the Ocean Whole As Air Does
As Wind Balances Change in Flow As Well As All Nature Flows

Free This Way
Spiraling At Core
And All That is Both
Tree Forest and Leaf Now Real…

And in Human Terms When the Human
Becomes A Dance and Song Free Fumes Tree Leaves
Remaining Surely Tale A Song And Dance of SoUL True..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

SMiles Dear Cindy i Listened to Your Inspirational Talk
With Your Lovely
Dog Walking In Your
Beautiful California
Scenery During Our
Evening Walk
Around Our
Block And
i Loved Your
Positive Energy!

Keep Inspiring!

my FRiEnD!
With SMilesπŸ™Œβ˜ΊοΈβ€οΈ

Kate Duff
3 months ago

The world has lost a special human indeed. I love to walk and do so each morning, it’s my thinking time and when I sort the worries of this world. Lovely post Cindy

Laleh Chini
3 months ago

Beautiful walk, full of love.❀️

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

My pleasure sweetheart.🌷

Kym Gordon Moore
3 months ago

Whew πŸ₯΅…I’m tired now Cindy! πŸšΆπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ½β€β™€οΈ And we’re walking and we’re walking and we’re walking!!! 😜 What an energizing and motivational way to start the week my friend! Another great loss with Thich Nhat Hanh. πŸ˜₯ Thank goodness for the lessons he shared and left for us to reflect on. Enjoy the rest of your evening my dear! What a beautiful dog too! I hope you gave him his treat! πŸ•β€πŸ¦ΊπŸΆπŸ•

ivor20
3 months ago

A glorious article Cindy, and happy February to you … and yes I am continuing my early morning walkies with Frankie .. we walk for nearly an hour, haha … but with a fairly slow and limpy gait, and we only cover about 2.2km … Frankie loves it, and I feel good for the exercise, even though it’s a bit painful for me … haha ..’no gain without pain’ … Cheers Cindy . a song from Aussie band Powderfinger ..
https://youtu.be/gl_FUVz2trE

radhikasreflection
3 months ago

Beautiful pics Cindy. Loved your ” “walk the talk”. You share some very sane and practical words. Have a great week ahead πŸ’–πŸ’–

Dee Min
3 months ago

Thanks Cindy. Too cold here to venture out so thanks for the vicarious walk, the good views and the wise words. Hunter is a handsome one!!! Looking forward to next post ….

Suvi K
3 months ago

Such a lovely read, thanks for sharing this ma’am! Your doggy is so cute😍 I love him!!
I’ll check out the video right away.
Have a good dayπŸ₯°

Marsha
3 months ago

That you, my friend, for the gift of your lovely post and for the mention. You have a happy doggie who loves you! What a sweetie! And he is a great walking companion.

I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your friend had a huge impression on you as well as many in the world.

Vince and I drove to Williams, AZ today, and I only got in 4,000 steps. I try to keep it between 5,000-7,000 with an occasional 10,000. I’m trying yoga and I loved your advice about asking why! I have a way to go to curate that into my schedule. Thanks again.

Lamittan Minsah
3 months ago

Oh wonderful jewels of wisdom, Cindy! You’ve made me know how important really it is to walk and I appreciate it. I’m gonna have to start walking a bit every evening after work to help me figure out other things I need in life. Many thanks to you for this. And, I enjoyed that walk with your cute dog. Marvelous!!

Infinite Living
3 months ago

Dear Cindy, I am so happy to ‘see’ you, ‘meet’ you, and join you on your walks. What an amazing spirit you are full of joy, wisdom and a powerful sense of peace. A deep sense of purpose, a Why that is in alignment with a bigger Truth is indeed important for us to sustain in our most earnest choices and endeavors. Your talk made me check in within and affirmed for me where I am on my journey of joy, intention, and service. I have a smile as I imagine how easy it would be for me to get to see you in person, perhaps on a similarly beautiful day whenever that is ready to unfold in perfect timing :))) Look forward to reading from you on Wednesday!

Offshorewriter
3 months ago

Awwww…what a great message to start a new month! πŸ‘Œ Thank you Cindy and I feel walking along with you watching this video. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ Have a fabulous February. ❀️❀️

Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections
3 months ago

Walking is a good thing. Whether at home or at the beach, I am for 10K a day – but usually achieve more. 22K yesterday. One 2-month period at the beach I averaged over 20K per day – actually achieving over 1 million for the stay. I don’t track them anymore. Thanks for the plug and I invite your readers to stop by!

K.L. Hale
3 months ago

What an inspiration, Cindy! Hi, Hunter! I understood when you spoke of setbacks. Events in December and beginning of the year tried to β€œderail” me~knock me off balance on my wants, drive, and desire. I purchased a treadmill before the holidays and am happy to have that as an outlet when winter keeps me indoors (not a good thing for me!). I stand with you in achieving and moving forward. I’m happy to read when I need, but I love having purpose to propel me! Sending you love and hugs and my condolences on the loss of a sweet and wise man. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ₯°

K.L. Hale
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You’re so welcome, Cindy! Take care and stay blessed and healthy, please! πŸ€β£πŸ€—πŸΆ

Goff James
3 months ago

I try to either walk every day or cycle (indoors) and gym twice a week. The choice depends on the weather. Happy Move it Monday.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Cheers.πŸ‹οΈ

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Ha! Now that is an ‘In my Dreams Moment’!

SelmaMartin
3 months ago

I appreciate this second post. After watching the first one over the weekend I decided I’d walk and measure. Got the app.
So Monday and Tuesday: 12,679 and 11,498 respectively. I walk often but never measured my steps before. Let’s see how long I keep track.
Anyway, this was inspired by you so thanks. You rock, lady. Stay sweet.

Gabriela Marie Milton
3 months ago

Great post Cindy. You inspire everyone.
xoxoxoxo…

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

My pleasure Cindy.
xoxo

thereluctantpoet
3 months ago

Great Post, My Dear! Walking is so under rated as exercise!!
πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸŒΉ

Prior...
Reply to  thereluctantpoet
3 months ago

so true reluctant poet

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
3 months ago

Glad to see you are feeling better. Good energy,
Very profound post. Thanks for sharing your insights

inspirechief
3 months ago

Very inspiring!! The video is wonderful. Knowing what you want. When you were talking about this I kept thinking of drivers here. They don’t know what they want because they have no idea where they want to go when they are in the car. It is now comical to me πŸ˜‚. I am glad I know what I want and how to get there. Your talk helped me focus on just that. Thank you for the help and inspiration. πŸ€—β€οΈ

boundlessblessingsblog
3 months ago

Profound and inspiring post, Cindy. You are looking nice with your lovely dog out on a beautiful walk. Thank you so much for inspiring all bloggers how to live positive lives. I too loved listening to Thich Hath Hann, sorry mistake in his name. He was a great teacher and on mindfulness he was awesome. Nice and great post.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Much appreciated dear Cindy. You are always welcome dear friend. Thanks for motivating all of us. Happy week ahead. Lots of love and blessings πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You too have a rocking Wed πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚ welcome always

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You are always welcome and yes of course will see you 😊😊❀️❀️❀️

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

β£οΈβ£οΈβ£οΈπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

Nancy Richy
3 months ago

This couldn’t have come at a better time! I have put off walking outside for far too long, opting instead to walk around my house while wearing out my rugs! I am not a winter person and it is COLD here in NY now, colder than it’s been in a while. Having had knee and hip replacements, I need to be very careful where I walk when outside; one misstep on an icy patch and I could be down for the count. But the hope of Spring brings the knowledge that walking outside will be part of my life very soon. Baby steps at first but that’s ok; we all need to start somewhere. It’s just a matter of taking that first step. πŸ‘£

Michele Lee
3 months ago

The people you have shared, along with your own walk and words are richly inspiring. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’–

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You are most welcome, Cindy. Thank you! 🌻

michnavs
3 months ago

Thank you so much Cindy for sharing this …i understand the importance of fitness in our total well being…and yes walking is one of the easiest and most basic thing we can do…

Jeff Flesch
3 months ago

A wonderful post, Cindy. It’s so true. When we know our truth, and live inside of the spark within us, life fans this spark into a wondrous flame, which shines through us and into everyone we touch. Love this one, my dearest friend! ❀️❀️

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

I loved it, my dearest Cindy! You’re most welcome. It’s always my pleasure. Always! ❀️❀️❀️

Prior...
3 months ago

sintering post and Cindy, the passing away of the 95 year old is sad even though he reached a nice age and left a nice impact in his legacy – and cheers to walking for his health.
also – good wisdom again with the want and why (to build on the purpose) and best wishes with this inspired series.

PS
good idea to take folks on a walk (and if you do this a lot you might want to get a stabilizer – my son uses one and it really helps keep the frame stable)

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

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Annika Perry
3 months ago

Cindy, a smile on my face as I joined you on your walk, listening to your inspiring words of wisdom! A lot to think about. As you know from my blog I treasue my walks, wherever I am and they became a lifeline during the last two years and clocked up just under a thousand miles a year! Always healing, always grounding and woud ensure I returned with my spirit boosted and feel better overall.

A lovely tribute to THICH NHAT HANH, what an incredible person and teacher for us all.

salsaworldtraveler
3 months ago

I loved the walk talk. Thanks for sharing the wisdom of knowing want and why. You keep up a very fast pace Cindy on walks and probably everything else.πŸ˜„

D. Wallace Peach
3 months ago

A lovely post, Cindy, and it makes perfect sense to attach a want to the why of walking. And a wonderful post to honor Thich Nhat Hanh, a wise and peaceful teacher.

Lamittan Minsah
3 months ago

Still glad to revisit this, dear. I found it helpful to me. Thanks for sharing again.

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Yes, I do read all posts I comment on. πŸ˜‚ I remember this was about walking and, more succinctly, setting clear goals. It was worth the time! ❀πŸ₯°

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Yes, I read Move It Monday and, ooh, I loved it so much. Thanks for the wonderful tips. Haha.. it’s picking up slowly of course. Growth is a good thing, no doubt.

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Thanks for that kind compliment, dear. I’m glad to be. My pleasure always. ❀ πŸ™

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Yes, for ever. ❀ The pleasure is mine, dear.

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