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Charity Bike Ride for Eva’s Place, a youth homeless shelter in North York by Mr Pesteh

Hello everyone,

For my 22nd birthday on August 19th this year, I will be biking from Toronto to Niagara Falls and have decided to kindly ask you all to donate to Eva’s Place rather than buying me drinks/gifts or sending good wishes.

The goal is to reach $500 by August 18th, the day I will be riding to Niagara Falls for half of the day. And if you are unable to donate feel free to share and spread the word!

To learn more about Eva’s Place and my campaign, you can click on the link below. You can also use the link to donate as support for my ride this year and for this great, local organization.


Together in forward motion.

Farid Pesteh
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The Master Key Chapter 6

Chapter six focuses on the unlimited possibilities of the universal mind which is the life principle of everything in existence. An understanding of this part will enable you to plan courageously and execute fearlessly.

Obviously we all know that Heat, light and sound are some of the effects that can be produced by electricity, and the one produced depends on the mechanism to which the electricity is connected.

Similarly the conditions and experiences that we encounter are the result of the action and interaction of the individual mind upon the universal mind. The mind is the mechanism by which the universal is differentiated in form. And of course we can change our brain by changing our thoughts. Our thoughts will produce brain cells and these cells respond to the corresponding thought in the universe.

In order to do this successfully we must acquire and hone our power of concentration. This power is our highest personal accomplishment and the distinguishing characteristic of successful people.

The way to develop your power of concentration is through faithful training of the mind spirit and body, because it will enable us to control out thoughts and thoughts are causes and conditions are effects, if we can control the cause then defacto we control the effects/ or conditions and circumstances.

As wind is air in motion, so to Thought is mind in motion. The effect of focussing thought is much like the effect of focussing light with a magnifying glass.

One can and should withdraw from the majority and mix among the like minded.

This above all; to thine own self be true. And it must follow as night the day thou canst not then be false to any man. – Shakespeare

5 things that people find hard to say

  1. I’m sorry
  2. I made a mistake,
  3. I’ve changed my mind,
  4. I don’t know,
  5. I need your help

Exercise –

Pick a photo or object and focus intently just on that.


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Congratulations to Ms. Bhattacharyya

After six years of hard work and research, today I successfully defended my PhD dissertation titled: “Characterizing Vertebrate Rhodopsin Natural Variation in Evolution, Function, and Disease”.
With how nerve-wracking and stressful the entire process was, taking a moment to mukso and breath before stepping into the exam room made so much of a difference.
My thesis has been accepted with only minor typos and corrections, one of the most ideal results.
And all I can feel in this moment is gratitude.
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The master key Part 5


This chapter focuses on the subconscious processes that are continually at work and how we may consciously direct this work instead of being mere passive recipients of it’s activity.

At least 90 percent of our mental life is subconscious. However this vast mental storehouse is generally unused because few recognize that the use of the subconscious is an activity that they can consciously direct.

The Conscious mind has received it’s governing tendencies from heredity, which means that it is the result of all the environments of all past generations.

The Law of attraction bring what is our on to us, which is to say the result of our past thinking, both conscious and subconscious manifests in us at present – who and what we inherently are.

 The thoughts we entertain, are the material with which we construct our mental home.

The secret of power is to recognize the omnipresence of omnipotence. Which all originates from within us. The key to possessing such power is the use of the power that we already have.

The gates of giving and getting are linked; your reward in life is directly proportionate to the challenges you are willing to take on.

Before you asked yourself what would you do have or be… Now think more deeply and ask.

1 .Who/what do you want to spend your life with.

  1. What do you want to spend your life in?
  2. What do you want to spend your life for?

The key to every man is his thought. – Emerson

Exercise –

Always continue as before, now mentally select a place that has pleasant associations.

Make a detailed mental description od it and contemplate on it.

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The Great Bell Chant

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Hui Neng

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African Proverb

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Is one of your most valuable training assets being neglected?

Without a doubt there is an important connection between our sleep quality and our physical fitness goals.

Diet, motivation, timing, exercise, rest, and gear are the most common fitness subjects that we consider when plotting our goals. When expectations are not me, we’re most likely to blame one of these things.

Did you know, sleep plays a huge role in muscle recovery? Without adequate rest your body will fail to adapt to even the best training programs or nutritional plans. During nightly sleep cycles, growth hormones are produced and protein synthesis occurs. For active individuals this impacts your physical recovery, energy consumption, mental focus/alertness and overall readiness for tomorrow.


The Physical Benefits of Sleep:

  • The repairing of muscle and other tissues, and the replacement of aging/dead cells.
  • During REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement) the body will heal and restore organs, bones, and tissue. Replenishing immune cells and circulate human growth hormone.
  • Sleep has a profound effect on overall muscle growth and physical/mental well being.
  • The body has less of a need for energy consumption when sufficiently rested.
  • During sleep the brain is recharges, increasing your alertness during your waking hours.


The Sleep Cycles:

The brain cycles through several stages during sleep, each lasting around around 90 minutes. The two different types of sleep are commonly classified as REM and non-REM sleep. Every sleep cycle will begin with 4 stages of non-REM sleep before reversing and REM will then conclude the rest period. Most people experience around five of these cycles each night.

Stage 1:The transition stage between asleep and awake, stage one non-REM sleep is the shortest period of sleep in the cycles.

Stage 2:The baseline of sleep. Non-REM sleep during stage 2 will account for the majority of your sleep time.

Stages 3 & 4:Non-REM sleep stages three and four are the deepest stages of sleep and the most restorativefor both the brain and body.

REM Sleep:The most active stage of sleep. Breathing, heart rate and brain activity rise during this stage.


Getting More of the Rest you Require:

Often it can feel challenging to get the great sleep you know you require. Sometimes, even when we are sleeping regularly the quality of the sleep may not be the best. Here are a few mindful ways to achieve better rest and reap the benefits associated.

  • Curb Oversleeping: Constant oversleeping may interrupt your body clock overtime, pushing you into a new cycle – that you can’t/won’t complete. This will make trying to fall asleep later increasingly hard on you.
  • Warm Bath and Daily Cool Down: A warm bath will soothe and relax the muscles you have been training while also putting you in a restful mindset. Lavender scents will ease anxiety and insomnia, increasing the onset of sleep.
  • Post-Workout Insomnia: After an evening workout try practicing a few calming yoga poses right before bed to counteract that intense, just-exercised energy. Simple meditation can help too, a few slow, deep-belly breaths have also been shown to help calm the body.
  • Watch What you Eat & Drink: Caffeine causes a hyperactive mind, leaving you restless far past bedtime. Caffeine is not the only slumber stealing villain though, here is a complete list of dietary items that affect your sleep.
  • Quaint Sleeping Environment: Keep your room reasonably cool (60-67 degrees). Temperature plays a large role in your ability to enter deeper stages of sleep. Regularly update your sleeping necessities, from crisp cool sheets to a supportive pillow. Consider a foam mattress, designed with open cell materials that increase breathability to help you stay cool. Innovative foam mattresses also have layers of support for increased body alignment.
  • Revisit Relaxing Routines: Adult brains crave routine just as much a child’s brain. Anything you can do habitually to cue your brain that it’s bedtime is beneficial — from reading a book, sipping some tea, a beauty routine, self-massage, meditation etc.
  • Distractions in the Bedroom: Limit mental stimulations too close to bedtime. Harsh lights sounds and various other distractions can leave your brain alert and awake while your body is left exhausted.
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The Master key Part 4

This chapter concentrates on the ‘I’.

The I is not the body,

The I is not the mind,

The I is ontologically prior to both mind and Body,

The I is the universal/Infinite.


The Welfare of each part depends on the recognition of maintaining the interest of the whole.

The germ of defeat is in every selfish thought because the individual is a part of the universal.

Thought is Spiritual energy, It is transmitted by the law of vibration, it is given vitality by Love, it takes Martial Kid - Classical Martial Arts Centre - Toronto Central Regionform through the Law of growth. The key to the creative power of thought is that it is a spiritual activity. By recognising our spiritual nature,we may develop faith, courage and enthusiasm wich will result in accomplishment. The secret of power is service because we get what we give and we have what we gave. As the Shaolin and Zazen people say seek the scilenceit is the first step to self control and self mastery.

Still waters run deep,

Thought is the secret of all attainment,

Don’t overdo – seek the scilence frequently,

One should be controlled by intellect, not by emotion,

We canot be of service to others unless we are strong.


Affirmation –

I can be what I will to be

We judge a person’s wisdom by their hope, knowing that the perception of the inexhaustibleness of nature is an immortal youth. – Emerson.

Exercise –

Before you let go Physically,

Now let go mentally.

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