April 19, 2014
"

Nietzsche was the one who did the job for me. At a certain moment in his life, the idea came to him of what he called ‘the love of your fate.’ Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, ‘This is what I need.’ It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment—not discouragement—you will find the strength is there. Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege! This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance to flow.

Then, when looking back at your life, you will see that the moments which seemed to be great failures followed by wreckage were the incidents that shaped the life you have now. You’ll see that this is really true. Nothing can happen to you that is not positive. Even though it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, it is not. The crisis throws you back, and when you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.

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— Joseph Campbell (via crematedadolescent)

Yup.

(via a-bushel--and---a-peck)

April 18, 2014
An Ode to Good Friday. Every year I hear it being said by my brother in his best southern Swang. Its’s Good with focus on the good and then Friday! And it is. It is good. I have had little time to write lately. I get finished later, there are more demands on my living. But, today I have survived an epic two week schedule where clients ran me from one end of town to the next. When I finally stop the motion my brain is still running.  But I have  somehow emptied all the requests out, planned all the meetings, charmed who I could charm. Today I have one client lunch and it’s going to be 70 here in Denver. Put on your Southern twang and join me in saying “It’s GOOD Friday!!!!”

An Ode to Good Friday. Every year I hear it being said by my brother in his best southern Swang. Its’s Good with focus on the good and then Friday! And it is. It is good. I have had little time to write lately. I get finished later, there are more demands on my living. But, today I have survived an epic two week schedule where clients ran me from one end of town to the next. When I finally stop the motion my brain is still running. But I have somehow emptied all the requests out, planned all the meetings, charmed who I could charm. Today I have one client lunch and it’s going to be 70 here in Denver. Put on your Southern twang and join me in saying “It’s GOOD Friday!!!!”

April 17, 2014
beingblog:

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
~Rumi, as quoted in Parker Palmer’s reflection on hospitality and welcoming the unexpected visitor.

beingblog:

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

~Rumi, as quoted in Parker Palmer’s reflection on hospitality and welcoming the unexpected visitor.

April 7, 2014
"Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement."

— Albert Camus, The Fall (via tooltrek)

(Source: circumarticulation, via nogreatillusion)

April 4, 2014
"Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be."

-Sonia Ricotti

"Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be."

-Sonia Ricotti

March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014
My questions of late. 1) When people take pictures of themselves in intense yoga poses are they missing the practice? I mean how do you keep breathing and doing the inside work when you are setting up a camera??? Yoga < Ego. 2) Have you ever had a dog shit in your car? Me yesterday. Awesome I tell ya 3) Yesterday was the first day of Spring. Tomorrow we are expecting Snow. Do you sometimes want the failure ratios of your local weatherman at your own job? I do. 4) I get a lot of joy saying Beach Please in my best Southern accent when people are being ridiculous. Try it! Even better, how about a vacation. Beach please!!!

March 11, 2014
I wish I had more time to post. More time to tell you where I am and where I am going. Words are in short supply in my house right now. We are trying hard to give them air, to let them fly out, to express this living. We are forming sentences to a story we are not quite ready to tell. And in-between we are eating landscapes for breakfast and sunsets for dessert. J

I wish I had more time to post. More time to tell you where I am and where I am going. Words are in short supply in my house right now. We are trying hard to give them air, to let them fly out, to express this living. We are forming sentences to a story we are not quite ready to tell. And in-between we are eating landscapes for breakfast and sunsets for dessert. J

February 28, 2014
"

If I have harmed anyone in any way
Either knowingly or unknowingly
Through my own confusions
I ask their forgiveness.

If anyone has harmed me in any way
Either knowingly or unknowingly
Through their own confusions
I forgive them.

And for all the ways I harm myself,
By judging or doubting or being unkind
Through my own confusions
I forgive myself.”

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— Buddhist Prayer for forgiveness

February 28, 2014
TGIF

TGIF

(Source: minuty, via veronicalovesarchie)