Freeing Yourself – The Daily, July 14, 2020

You can’t see the blue sky if you don’t take the time to look

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” 
― Rabindranath Tagore

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” 
― Joseph Campbell

It’s truly amazing to see how much can be accomplished simply by working steadily and consistently towards an end result. By breaking big projects into manageable steps, the mini-goals come and go and everything begins to take shape. There is still another week before the New Moon, and another day before the middle of the month. Is there anything you want to get done before tomorrow? Take care of it today and then new energy will be free for you to use going forward.

Taurus Moon – Spend some time with things that are familiar and comfortable today. That has been a challenge for many of us with the way the world has changed so much in such a short time, but it’s important to find a feeling of normalcy amidst the upheaval. Read a book you enjoy, look through some old pictures, or call up someone you haven’t talked to in a while. Know that you can always find an island of stability within yourself even when the turbulence of uncertainty swirls around you.

Consider the Source – In interesting new research, scientists are trying to figure out if we can replicate the immune systems of bats in humans and thus increase our ability to fight off deadly viruses. In this study from the University of Rochester, they wanted to understand both the bats’ ability to live with viruses and also live so long. From the study: “Bats are thought to be ancestral hosts to many deadly viruses affecting humans including Ebola, rabies, and most recently SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. However, bats themselves tolerate these viruses without ill effects. The second power that bats have is their longevity. Bats live much longer than similar-sized land mammals. Here we review how bats’ ability to control inflammation may be contributing to their longevity. The underlying mechanisms may hold clues to developing new treatments for age-related diseases.”

Stop the inflammation, stop the damage of viruses. An interesting theory that could be a major breakthrough in many ways.

Thought of the Day – As long as you are still here, you can still do something that you have always wanted to do. Don’t put anything off this week. Get it done and then move on to the next project. By finishing things, it sets up a positive habit and releases energy to move on to bigger and better. Never underestimate how good it feels to get things wrapped up. Have a positive Tuesday.

“Success is about making your life a special version of unique that fits who you are—not what other people want you to be.” 
― Mark Cuban