“Thank you! You’ve inspired me today to pick up my writing again in a whole new way, something I’ve had in the back of my mind for a while now.”–Kris Cahill
This is one seriously crazy world—between plastic surgery saturating TV and “faux” advice coming from Dr. Drew, Dr. Phil and others it is painful to turn on the TV because at times, what you see is a reflection of humanity that is in a revolving door in a circle of hell. No wonder we turn to the antidote a shot in the arm of baby kittens, eagles playing with dogs, and pratfalls. But what I believe is that the only antidote is:
- giving up perfection and reveling in the imperfection of life
- meditating (which the talented Kris Cahill helped me learn to do)
- being in nature. I have seen a lot of art, but nothing man made has stunned me as much as the beauty of the world
- being quiet, I am still learning how to be a good listener, but I am continuing to try
- stay away from self improvement “porn” the five minute cure all for your discontent won’t work
- the “gigo effect” In 5th grade I was in a bizarre play called “The Gigo Effect” when I was a kid. What it means is “Garbage in, Garbage out.” From today on, I will not do my 4 o’clock gossip site check. The pull of the schadenfreude is just really strong. Here is an account from blogger Secret Agent Gurl about the play.
- use tools for reflection. Sound, practice, circle around, stare at a candle.
The PDF book I created at memoirclass.com is free for download, give it a try. It definitely doesn’t try to make you a “better” person, it just attempts to help focus on who you are right now.
A fleeting moment, in NYC last week.