Sometimes if I’ve had a crap day I think, “Well, at least I’m not living in a tent in Haiti.” Or if I’m worried about cash flow, I’ll think, “Well at least I’m not taking beer cans back to the store… to get a refund… in order to make bus fare… to get to work…
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Ry Cooder is considered to be one of the greatest bluesmen of all time. Yet, on more than one occasion, with a sold out concert and multiple encores, he asked promoters to refund the audience their money because he felt, “I could have been better.” I have a painter friend whose art sells for $10,000
you will never arrive over there because you are here now always in truth more light than dark bothness enough wanting more plentiful there is no need to split ambitions, my love it’s all the same and it’s all precise and it’s everywhere you find yourself be fiercely tender and still grow wild
I have willed stuff into being. Lot’s of it. Will will willing willfulness. And if you dared to tell me (brave soul, you), in the midst of my willfulness, that I should let go of my expectations, (gasp!) I would have gone stone cold, or snortle-laughed you off, or pressed delete. Because I thought expectation
wear your white shirts. get them pressed. use your good dishes — everyday. shave on weekends. do not wait for special occasions. do not tuck your best away in the drawers, in the back of the closet, in your heart. don’t wait for holidays or invitations. declare that your today is the special occasion. call
Hope: noun, verb. • the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. • a person or thing in which expectations are centered. • a four letter word that doesn’t amount to much. Every word you speak or think lands somewhere – it’s heard by you,
Savasana, (often pronounced “sha.vas.nah”,) is also known as the “corpse pose” in yoga. Typically, Savasana is done at the end of your practice. Lie flat on your back, palms to the sky, eyes closed, relaxing every part of your body, focusing on your breath rising and falling. Savasana is not so much about chillaxin’, as
close your calendars of regret smash clocks and barriers with your better knowing throw soft light on the doom clingers let your pure faith burn the way 2011 blessings,
I was at an event that kicked off with a group meditation. (Before I tell you how it went down, allow me to say that I think you should approach all meditations guided by strangers with caution. I’ve been to many a gathering where someone wants to lead us down the golden path – and
Worry obstructs possibility. Concern is pro-active.
Worry weighs things down. Concern can rise to the occasion.
Worry is wistful. Concern is penetrating.
Worry tangles. Concern peels back the layers.
Worry gossips. Concern enrolls.