Beach Walk 619 – The Power in Acceptance

It was raining when we left the house this morning, but at the beach it was sunshining.

I realized that the rain irritates me on days when I want to go to the beach and film Beach Walks – it becomes very difficult because of the camera and the gear. As it turns out, the only thing I had to deal with was my resistance to accepting the cycle of the rain. Then I had this “aha” moment – that by accepting what is I don’t lose power, but rather I gain it. It seems wimpy to accept instead of fighting back. But really – how do I fight back with the weather?? I suppose I could be a mad scientist devoted to manipulating nature, but really, I am more interested in learning how to bloom where I am planted, to be creative in the midst of limitations, to be powerful in the moment of accepting what is.

Say hi to visitors from Arkansas! The Dad was born in Kailua. 🙂

Hawaiian word:
Ua: rain
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Beach Walk 616 – Be Here Now for Business

I find it just as easy and tempting to stay stuck in the past with business relationships as I do in personal ones.

But I was feeling satisfied with an email I wrote to a client this morning, and thought I would bring that even more into awareness, by talking about it here. On a side note, you can see from Shane’s beautiful pan at the end – the silvery volcanic ash-vog to the south and the clear beauty towards the north. What a switch from yesterday!

As I was working on these show notes, this post on social media etiquette came to my Inbox. Thanks Toby perfect timing!

Hawaiian word:
Mahalo: respect; thank you; gratitude

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Beach Walk 598 – Come Join with Me

I cannot stop watching this episode!

It was shot by moi, on the little Sanyo Xacti, there are water drops on the lens, it is a little over-exposed and a lot shaky, and of course I wanted more shots. But there was magic on the beach with Lexi this day. Then I heard this beautiful song on Dave’s Lounge #106 and I had to put these ingredients together. Sometimes the energy is so much more than the technique – this is true for me, today.

This episode is dedicated to each of you loyal viewers, who so generously receive whatever we share, who shower us with love and affection, who even travel all the way from Canada (and soon from the UK I hope) and share some of your precious vacation time with us.

I don’t know how to thank the Shanghai Restoration Project featuring Di Johnston for this beautiful song. I already purchased two copies of the album on iTunes. I hope you will purchase their music to encourage more of this in our world. As for Dave, I have listened to his podcast from the first episode, and he stands in rare company to have been so focused from the start, and he only gets better.

Story of a CityThe Shanghai Restoration Project feat. Di Johnston
“Preface” (mp3)
from “Story of a City”
(Undercover Culture Music)

Hawaiian Word:
Pili: join

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Beach Walk 597 – Pushing the Buttons

Shane and I are going to the mainland and my loving sister Barbara has arrived to care for our darling Lexi.

Both girls are happy about that and it would appear Barbara also brought some amazing weather with her – the scenery today is absolutely stunning! This morning we were talking about buttons – the kind that trigger confusion and reactions in each other. I may want the other person to stop pushing, but in reality, the button resides with me. Barbara has a tip for getting a grip on the experience of “stop pushing my buttons!”

Hawaiian Word:
Pihi: button

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Beach Walk 586 – Friendliness & Praise

W00t! The sun is out!

Praise be to the weather. Let’s face it: kind words and genuine praise just feel good. It is all too common when talented people take on a type of snobbery, as if they have earned some form of superiority. I much prefer to give my business to people who are competent and friendly, like the people I have recently discovered at J Salon. It is a good reminder to me as I myself can sometimes fall into the snob mode too. I talked about in Bitterness or Bliss.

Hawaiian Word:
Hoʻomaikaʻi: praise

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