“Be the change you wish to…” BUT WAIT, What if we’re too late?

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Photo cred: Hom Mali

I half jokingly but actually (when I thought about it longer)…. seriously told my dear friend that my New Year’s resolution is to become more like the Dalai Lama.  This was a text exchange and her response was, “that’s a good one especially with all the greed that’s in the world.”  We bantered a little and then it was back to work.

My reason for wanting to be more like the DL was simply because I really wanted to stop responding with anger.  That, and I feel like some mindfulness, routine, and other DL-esque things are going to be necessary to help me move forward.
Now one-thing-at-a-time for lasting success.  So, making a vague NY resolution like “more like the DL” may not get me anywhere.  I’ll have to hone in on what that actually looks like in terms of action or inaction if that is the case… once I have discovered it.

My response to angry posts on social media and elsewhere was to GET ANGRIER.  I knew this wasn’t serving me and would not serve the greater good.  So I turned to Gandhi.   Continue reading “Be the change you wish to…” BUT WAIT, What if we’re too late?

Mental Roadblocks

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An orange and white construction barricade sign with words What's In Your Way? symbolizing a problem or obstruction preventing you from following your dreams or opportunity

yumiThis morning I woke up and did something that looked like a normal routine. Emptied the dishwasher, made coffee, rotated the laundry. Routines ground me. Though I’ve been back and forth between New Orleans and Jackson so much lately, I can’t say that I have established one. Note-to-self: this is really important, do this immediately!

Oh and one more thing I did after the aforementioned “routine”…. I took my dog out to play Frisbee. Continue reading Mental Roadblocks

“We are what we repeatedly do

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I wanted to take a short side-step down this meditation…

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I’ve been thinking about addiction as of late and how it relates to intention.  In my mind, addiction is defined as acting on impulse, sensory need, habituation- about as far from intention as one could possibly get. Not only was I wrong, but I realized that intention and addiction were probably identical twins, separated at birth, shipped to other sides of the planet and stamped “do no reunite”.  The two are related.   Continue reading “We are what we repeatedly do

A Long Expected Journey

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fadarticleOkay where do I begin here? I started off this journey some time ago. Though like so many of the most precious journey’s in our lives, we may not be privy to the fact that we’re on one… at least not to the point where we think “oh I better blog about this, this matters!” I was certainly not in that mindset. And not-to-mention, I don’t entirely know when this journey started. For now I’ll say that the true “quest, adventure, journey thing” started about a year and a half ago. But to explain how I arrived at that point I’ll have to give you a glimpse into my history. Alllll the way back to when I was about 8-10 years old. Continue reading A Long Expected Journey