Tuesday, August 28, 2007

August

every time i think i know what
love is something happens
and reminds me that
it is bigger more
powerful and
infinitely
more
kind
than anything i can imagine.



India 2007

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Stability in Non-Conformity


“I disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world.

I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women.

To enter ordinary relationships - I want ecstasy.

I am a neurotic -- in the sense that I live in my world.

I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself.”

- Anais Nin Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

--- In many ways I can relate to her writings. She had a voice of her own construct, never caring much about what people thought – she was a little unstable, and out of that fragile beauty came her creativity. She was unapologetically free----she gave women of that era an individual voice and the space to unfold. moreover, she gave women full permission to explore their sexuality. She is still relevant today. In her boldness and outspokenness, she made and continues to make music. She was passionate, sensual. I admire her views and hold her voice very close to my heart. She is my reference book to freedom. that quote above is like an affirmation....and a standing ovation for non conformity..

Friday, August 17, 2007

....the ice melts


My purpose is to live my most delicious life possible. My life is a gift and what I do with it will be my gift to life in return. I am a new woman today and the best is coming right now.

I am extraordinary. Previously I suspected this fact, but I know it now to be the unmistakable truth. I AM SO BEAUTIFUL---'tis I know!~

I exist for a reason.


I am reborn today, and again tomorrow. I cast off victim-hood and walk forward into a blindingly bright future filled with fulfilled promise. Kindred souls who recognize this new me may join me on this journey. Those who fear this change may watch. I see my dreams and goals already fulfilled and I claim them. And so it is, as for this I am so grateful.

As I sit here drinking my freshly made green drink, I am healthy. I feed my body wonderful delicious juices and eat colorful, vibrant veggies. I am in love with what I see.


"I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up." my homie, Thoreau

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sweet, sweet compassion


"Twice in my life I have experienced deep depression. Both times various friends tried to rescue me with well-intended encouragement and advice..........

In the midst of my depression, I had a friend who took a different tack.

Every afternoon at around four o'clock he came to me,

sat me in chair,

removed my shoes

and massaged my feet.

He hardly said a word, but he was there,

he was with me.

He was a lifeline for me, a link to the human community and thus to my own humanity.

He had no need to 'fix' me.

He knew the meaning of compassion" - anonymous



Just be there to offer kindness, support and permission, for them to just be who they are........................resisting the need to jump in and rescue.

Take refuge in the silent sanctuary of now.

Simply be there as they move through their 'process', that in itself is a High and Holy Gift!

Love UNCONDITIONALLY.

Lesson Learned, I am thankful.