Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
My definition of insane is a holiday centered around buying gifts for every single person you know. This year was a success with zero dollars spent, and only two cards received! So proud of the shift towards consciousness and enjoying the holidays rather then spend! spend! spend!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
from William E. Channing
Live contentedly with small means
Seek elegance over luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion
Seek to be worthy, not respectable
wealthy, not rich?
Will you choose to listen to stars and birds,
babes and sages?
Study hard, think quietly
act frankly, talk gently?
Await occasions, hurry never?
Let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up though the common?
Will you stop being busy?
Stop hiding who you really are?
Stop taking it all so seriously
Start something (anything)?
Start scaring yourself?
Start getting rid of the crap
Stop following the rules
Choose being happy over being right~
Thursday, December 23, 2010
As we have just passed the shortest day of the year we are now moving towards the light. The days are getting longer. Right now by a few seconds a day, by the end of next month by a few minutes. It is a time of rebirth, holidays, gatherings and celebrations.
An event that has been recognized since Neolithic times to signify mating times, crops, and other rituals. It is something we don't really recognize when we live in the concrete jungle of a modern city. The disconnect between what sustains us, and our gratitude for it is lost in the hustle and bustle. Yesterday when we where driving down from Whistler i felt that the day was longer.. even by mere seconds and i was grateful.