Beach Walk 756 – The Energy of Language

Does this story feel good? It pays to pay attention to the words coming out of your mouth.

We use words all day everyday yet rarely stop to feel the energy they pack. I think it is the energy that causes confusion, less than the definition sometimes. We assume others think words feel the same way but they often don’t! We assume that a “story is just a story” but it’s not! It is also the energy from that story. I aim for feel-good energy, so that determines what stories I choose to tell or not these days. What about you? Does re-telling that story, no matter how righteous, make you feel bettor or worse? If you connect with the energy, it may influence where your mouth and mind go today.

Here’s an old episode on Making up stories

Hawaiian word:
Moʻolelo: story

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Beach Walk 754 – Big Beach, Little Beach

Big Beach, Little Beach; big ideas, small details. We are on a business retreat on Maui, staying at the Hotel Wailea, and filming at Big Beach/Little Beach.

At home we have a small place with low ceilings, and no view. At the Hotel Wailea, we have a large room, high ceilings, and an incredible view! The shift in our thinking as a result in the shift in our environment is providing a contrast that was long overdue for us. It reminds me of the value of alternating between big view and little view.

Hawaiian word:
ʻIkena: view, scenery, knowledge

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Beach Walk 753 – Raw or Rendered

Programming code is just like cooking – sometimes you can guess the right mix and make a copy of something, but other times you need to know the original ingredients. Knowing when and how to tell the difference?

Usually you only learn that on the back side, after you give it a try. I am not a big fan of the “fake it til you make it” school. I prefer authenticity and simple truths. Having said that, I also believe we are each free to try anything we want. If you are selling yourself as something you are not though, seller and buyer be aware.

Hawaiian word:
Maka: raw, fresh

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Beach Walk 752 – Random Lexi Dogg

I am out of town and left my intended footage back on my main hard drive so I found this remnant from last winter!

It’s got a mood to it I think, and it’s dedicated to dog lovers and long shadows everywhere. The sound is minimal – just the sweet romancing rhythms of gentle late afternoon waves. Co-mingled with Lexi’s steady breathing, and a reminder from my friend Lola Jones to “breathe for pleasure.” I hope we at Beach Walks can cast a shadow of grace on you today. Mahalo for your patience in our absence.

Hawaiian word:
hoʻoaka: to cast a shadow

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Beach Walk 751 – Yoshiko Moving to Hawaii

We meet the loveliest people through Beach Walks.

A while ago I met Yoshiko Hino, a viewer from Japan who connected with me on Twitter. Like myself, she has visited Hawaii many times and fell in love with the place! She is now making plans to move here. She is a very talented jewelry designer – you can see the Hawaii influence in her work. You can find her on Twitter @yoshikocat. She also does sales, which is easy to understand as she has a way of connecting with people.

Hawaiian word:
Neʻe aku: to move away

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