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Some are quite personal and unedited.
I’m writing now. I’m trying to figure it all out. My own journey this past year. This past two years. My whole life.
Maybe the solution is to stop trying to figure it all out and just let it be.
But if what is there to try for then? Perhaps this is my sudden craze.
Cheryl says this, “How wild it was, to let it be.”
Loved painting cards and jukin’ on the uke with Kk (SEOT founder) and court (SEOT founder) and then hitting up red light ramen with kt nick!! Cheers to my home girls!!
Luie and I found the secret colors of the woods… Happy Solstice!
What at first glance may seem a world of interminable drear,
Lives a land singing with color to the unspoken ear.
For beauty finds fervor in the perspicacious mind,
Alas, rouse your perception so enlightened wonder you will find!
Frienz’s market has a marvelous sense of humor. The sign advertising their Christmas trees read: Free range, non GMO, gluten free, cut and live trees. We bought one! Too bad it’s not organic…hah!
In the Ubud Monkey Sanctuary Forest I sat down and whispered… I want a monkey to sit on me- he heard! Loved every second of getting fresh with this little guy! Thanks to Catherine Perkins, a colleague turned travelista, for flying half way around the world to share theses moments with me and capturing this shot!
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“Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike; it is worthless.” -Freidrich Nietzsche
Several volunteers left to visit the light temple last evening. Since I had already been there, I took the time to review stances from all the world religions. Expand your mind- this chart helps tremendously: http://www.religionfacts.com/big_religion_chart.htm
I am often discouraged by how judgmental and disproving humans are of others with differing belief systems as their own. Many similar themes exist between all belief systems, maybe this is why it is so difficult to fully accept one religion as my own.
I have resplendent, open-minded faith in this universe and the benevolence of humanity.
A bit of Karl Marx (the often paraphrased quote) to challenge your thinking today:
“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.”
EEEvaluating preparedness. Sometimes there is no prepare. It’s just dare to, and do!
I should be lesson planning for my students right now. Instead, I headed outside to the Concordia bluff 2 miles from my house to bend my body into challenging positions in a rock balancing yoga practice. Breathing in mollasana, the sun burst from the Mequon mist as the waves crashed against the bluff and suddenly gratefulness overcame my spirit. I’m so thankful to have grown up along this Lake Michigan shoreline surrounded by loving supportive people. So many sconnie souls have gone out of their way to comfort me this summer and wish me well on this crazy journey to Thailand ahead. Thanks!
Preparedness has to do with time. How and when do you determine you are prepared for an important task ahead? I have time right now but I am so fulfilled by sitting alone reflecting on where I come from and where I am going. People preach that prioritization of time is what life is all about but I’m not so sure. What if time ceased to exist in your mind? Possible? This paragraph on Time I read last night before bed keeps bounding into my thoughts as I contemplate here.
“Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.” – Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper
I’m just jibber jabbering around about preparedness because how can anyone prepare for their own life’s adventure? You never know what
to expect. I’m leaving in 48 hours and have followed the #IVHQ checklist to a tee. I’ve been vaccinated, packed, ticketed, visa’ed, farewelled- now I just have to go. Is there more I could read and prepare? Always. Part of this adventure for me is just about letting go, stopping the constant analytics racing through my brain, and just stopping. I do. I dare. I want to. I can. I will. And I’ll face the little Thai kids with a smile and a bow and take it from there…. And also if anyone has any teaching tips or travel to-do’s let me know!