now to dance.
now to write.
now to play.
now to live.
now to pause.
now to notice.
now I awaken my
now I rest.
now I give in to the world. the truth.
now I see her beauty, in awe.
now I know this passing day is all I have.
Its up to you to show up in your life.
To put on your shoes and get on the trail.
To get a broom and clean out the dust bunnies and the cobwebs.
( inside & out)
In each of these moments, your choice is here. Sign up for that class, pick up the phone, put down the remote.
At no other time is now. You are now. You feel now. It is now.
What are you wanting to do? to be? to see? to hear?
Jump into your life with your whole heart.
without notice, your life will change.
pain will appear and its up to YOU.
How will you respond, react?
it happens to us all.
I felt it- and it was powerful- an explosive complicated mess of health, habits, human beings and stability… whirling around in a tornado this week. tough decisions, painful realities.
as the sun comes out today and shines on me while I stretch. I came home.
in fact, this whole week I was home. Things were being thrown left and right- asking me” WILL YOU DROWN?WILL YOU HIDE? WILL YOU GO DOWN?”
and the answer is no.
My light will shine, my glitter will go on… a way for me to keep dusting off and moving forward.
Learning to trust & love myself- for this resilience .. for the tears & the smiles.
my friend michelle sent this to me.
I love it. printed it & read it daily.
I have read Zen Habits for years now- once of my fav blogs. Here’s the latest. ENJOY.
I follow these regularly and find them to be TRUTH for how to live with peace and balance and flexibility..
Ideas for an Awesome 2015
If you follow these ideas for the next year, I think you’ll create something truly amazing:
- Create habits, not goals or resolutions. Resolutions are like wishful thinking, that fade away inevitably as the year’s newness wears off. Goals are great, but it’s hard to juggle 5-10 new goals when you have a lot of other things always going on. Instead, focus on one new habit at a time, and give it your full attention, until it becomes automatic. Then do another new habit. After a year, you could have 12 new habits, and you’ll be a lot closer to any goals you might have wanted to reach.
- Be all in. Most people fail at their resolutions because they write them down, start taking action, and then let themselves quit when things get hard. But what if you committed to doing the habit of meditation in January, or you’d have to give up your favorite food for a year? What if you had to pay $10,000 if you missed two straight days of meditation? Would you stick to the habit then? Of course you would — because you’d be fully committed. Find a way to be all in, and you’ll make your habits stick.
- Focus on weekly adaptations. Most people try to focus on something that will take a year to achieve, but you lose motivation, and what if things change during that year? Instead, focus on one week at a time. That’s a doable chunk of time — you can do a week at a time, but you can’t really do a year at a time. And each week, see how you can adapt what you’re doing so that your method gets better and better over time. Review how you did, find the obstacles, and plan around them for the next week.
- Find your crew. You can do great things on your own, but you’re much more likely to get them done if you have a group of friends who are holding you accountable, and who you’re holding accountable too. Hold each others’ feet to the fire. Root each other on. Hold regular meetings to make sure everyone is staying on track, and don’t let your crew fall off track.
- Fill your year with curiosity and a learning stance. Many people get discouraged if they fall off their goals or habits, but that’s because they have an all-or-nothing mindset. They see failure as evidence that they can’t do it. Far from it: failure is evidence that things need adjusting. It’s a way to learn, so that you can get better. Be curious about what will work for you, about what this new habit will be like (instead of having a preconceived idea), and about what happens when you make adjustments. See all your successes and failures as learning, not a sign that you are good or not good. With this flexible mindset, you’ll be able to weather out any kinds of disruptions, missteps, obstacles or changes.