Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I believe

Here Comes Santa Claus
Originally uploaded by Texas Finn
"And curious creatures that we are, in every sense of the word. Not only are we the sole animal in all of nature capable of believing in Santa Claus, we are also the only one that can come to grips with the unpleasant truth that he doesn't exist." 
- Jon Franklin

To believe or not to believe, that is the question.

Tonight, the kids put out oats for the reindeer.
We placed a plate of cookies, milk in a mug.
A special note was written, from Santa to the kids.
I am (Santa), therefore I believe,
Anything that brings joy to our hearts and connects us to others.
Let us perpetuate the love in any way we can,
Let every day be Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Guest House

Cal y Canto
Originally uploaded by scaamanho
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture, Still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. ---Rumi

Monday, December 8, 2008

Change is Good

I've been shying away from writing lately for a myriad of reasons. Not the least of which is time - travel, holidays, sick kids - and the most of which is that frankly, my head is spinning a bit. I've had several opportunities (2 big ones) in the past month along in which to challenge my core beliefs, unearth the limiting ones and then push myself beyond them to a bigger and better life. I'm excited. I'm tired. I'm scattered and ungrounded. I'm eager and anxious to get started and yet my physical body is still reeling a bit. I cleaned out my office (pics coming soon) and have really been slowly working through my whole house drawer by shelf. I bought some new clothes and makeup. I gave up drinking coffee (or traded for root beer?) I'm getting a new computer. Now it's time to further clean out my life. Good bye! that which no longer serves me. Hello! Bigger and better things. Want to join me? Here is a topic to get you started...discuss.

"Fear is the cheapest room in the house. You deserve better living conditions."
- Hafiz