Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stop the Chase and become a witness

The more you pursue desires, the more they elude you. Try letting life come to you.

Easier said than done for this capricorn! I always seem to know just the right angles to manipulate my way. I always used to say, I always got my way, whether it was good for me or not! And I would laugh, but knowingly pursuing things that I knew in the long run would not
be good for my life. I have learned the hard way many time. But that was many lifetimes ago.
I have since been living a wonderfully good and simple life. I find it ironic that now in these
times of financial instability people are trying to learn to live simply, the way I have been
for many years now. So in this incidental way they will have the side effect of a whole and fulfilled
soul. Maybe finally people will learn that they are not their possessions and possessions do not
fill that big void in your soul. Last month I was listening to a talk show where callers were talking about the thought of living life without credit cards. When the listeners called in and
rattled off lists of things that they do buy with those credit cards I thought to myself, those are
stupid, mundane, wasteful objects that just add to absolutely NOTHING in your life. I have done without those things for years. As George Karlin would say, stuff is stuff. Sure i have stuff, but I also sleep well and don't wake up in the middle of the night because I don't know how I am going to pay my bills. Look around you and look at your stuff, what do you cherish most? What could you not do without? ......................go ahead, take some time to look.....................
I hope you listed your kids, your family, your friends, you loved pets. I hope you did not even mention that ridiculously large flat screen that hypnotises you into not doing things with your family, your life..........
go on, go outside and take the dog for a long walk in the crisp fall air. Come back bake some bread (kneeding is like a meditation) and read a good book............

Quote is from Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life - Dr Wayne Dyer (An excellent book to get you thru these times)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pumpkins on the porch

Putting pumpkins on the porch in October is one of the comfort things in my life. I feel that my home is finally a home when I do my pumpkin ritual. See the boys thru the door? hahahahaha....

Happy Halloweeeenie everyone!