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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

CynthiaHandHere are five things you probably didn’t know about me, even after my writing more than a decade of RealityShifters monthly updates, and my many books:

1. I enjoy making quilts with hand-stitching. It takes me years to finish a quilt (hand-stitching is slow). I’ve completed two quilts, and am working on a third.

2. My favorite foods are fruits…. pretty much all kinds of fruits–especially mango, strawberries, currants, wine grapes and blueberries.  I enjoy fruit in every course of every meal–from appetizers to main course to dessert–whenever possible.

3. I’ve won medals competing in Kuk Sool Won tournaments, which is an ancient form of Korean Martial arts. I’ve been practicing this martial art since 1999, and love its sword, staff and empty hands forms… and the way it helps me feel more vibrant, youthful, flexible and strong.

4. For many years I greeted our dog each morning by saying, “How are you?” and “I love you!” since we first adopted him from the animal shelter. One day, just a couple of years after we adopted him, he began saying these same things back each day to me. We both enjoy these conversations!

5. When I was in elementary school, my parents would receive permission at the end of each school year for me and my sister to leave school a few weeks early in order to travel to places that had been unchanged for thousands of years, such as visiting headhunters living in longhouses in Borneo.

I’d love to know if any of these were a surprise to you… or if they already seemed familiar somehow.   🙂

Wishing you all the best life and love have to offer,

Cynthia Sue Larson

Get and Keep a Winning Attitude

Cynthia Sue Larson

“If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.” — Vince Lombardi

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they approach… or avoid… competition. I was never more keenly aware of this than just the other week while standing next to a blind man about to compete at a Kuk Sool Won Korean martial arts tournament. He stood out as the only person in the noisy, crowded gymnasium standing implacably straight and calm, like a royal guard keeping watch quietly by the wall, as he awaited being called to enter the ring. I introduced myself and informed him that other competitors were stretching now, so this could be a good time to loosen up. I stood transfixed, watching him enter the ring and stretch, as he prepared to compete in empty hands form and techniques. With single-minded focus, he demonstrated proficiency in defending himself against an unseen attacker who grabbed both his arms… and pounced on him with a knife. Later in the day, he displayed these martial arts techniques as part of the special master’s demonstration to wild applause:

What an inspiration! Those who keep doing their best, despite the challenges, motivate everyone. This and other master’s demonstrations at the tournament showed people challenging themselves to go beyond what they may ever have thought possible, thereby encouraging us to consider transcending whatever limitations we may face in our lives. Another amazing master’s demonstration was given by Master Sung Jin Suh, displaying a beautifully elegant Kuk Sool fast hands form:

I gain important aspects of a winning attitude when viewing people doing extraordinary things, as I stretch my imagination of what may be possible for myself. Could I do as well with self defense techniques if unable to see? Hopefully so. Could I learn to move with tremendous grace, strength, flexibility and speed? I’d love to know!

Is there something in your life you wish you could be or do… but for some reason, you feel it’s just beyond your grasp? You can watch this video to join me in a meditation to get and keep a winning attitude:

You can feel successful in all areas of your life, gaining a sense that you’re on your way to your best possible future life. Keep imagining how good it can get, knowing you’ve got tremendous support and love as you are perfect doing and being what only you can do and be!

Love always,
Cynthia Sue Larson
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