PICKS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – A nugget from Rob Brezsny’s newsletter….
“Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed,
recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are
“The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are
me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath.
“Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In
mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, “The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the
Practice of Meditation”
# 2 – Sometimes we just need a push or be willing to give someone else a push….
# 3 – Ah yes, the question keeps the flow going and the door open to all sorts of possibilities; thinking you have the answer shuts things down…..
“I find that a lot of people are more invested in position-taking than they are in the inquiry. Generally speaking, I am in the inquiry. I live in the question. People have so many positions, and usually the evidence is not strong enough for them really to be so confident in those conclusions. There are just a lot of things that are not certain.”
– Jerry Brown, quoted in “The Atlantic”
# 4- HA! Yes, things are always clearer (and cuter) when I have my thinkin’ cap/cat on. :-)
# 5 – This reminds me of a Self-help Health post I did on solfeggio tones…
# 6 – Great image and text…..
“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” – Alan W. Watts