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Maintain...

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I'm tired, yo. Bone tired. No amount of caffeine in the world is going to touch this tired. But it's okay... it's money in the bank and once the snow melts in April I'll have a solid month of down time and I can start to recharge.

I have this whole idea for another post (actually, a couple of posts) but someone in another apartment is either drilling holes or screwing in screws and its kinda doing this to me:

So those posts are going to have to wait for another day. In the meantime, I'll be escaping to work soon and I'll relish the peace and quiet of the woo-woo music I listen to every day.

If I fall asleep while giving a massage, someone throw a hot towel or something at me, kay?


Sunday, Sunny Sunday

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It is in the 40's in Vermont today. Everything is melting the crazy melt, and the longer days (ie, the sun goes down at 5:30 now) in combination with above freezing temperatures makes a girl believe Spring is on the way.

Ha. Ha ha.

Still, with blue skies and sun and even the occasional chirp of the bird, it gives hope that the deep freeze  will eventually give way to green hills and rainbow flowers once more. Even if I have to wait three more months to experience it.


This morning I got up bright and early to meet some of my yoga teacher training classmates and a couple others for a yoga class. Which I taught. Not only was it my first class with more than one person in it, it was my first attempt at 90 minutes. I think technically I fell like five minutes short, but my watch said I was pretty much dead on so we'll go with that. As Stephen King likes to say in the Dark Tower series... close enough for government work.

As I was driving home from our get-together (there was coffee…

The Luxury of Choice

I am in my bedroom, folding yesterday's laundry (the laundry that sat in the bag for a solid 24 hours waiting patiently for me to have the time to deal with it, wrinkles and all). As I'm folding, I'm wondering if I should go to the grocery store - yet again - because I'm not really digging what I have around the house for lunch.

I'm folding all of these clothes: work clothes, play clothes, under clothes, socks, towels, sheets... some to go in the closet, some to go in the dresser. All to join more clothes and towels and sheets, waiting patiently for their next call to action.

I am blessed. I have choice. I can choose different things to wear, different things to eat, different places to go, different things to do. I have control over my life (even though it often doesn't feel that way to me). The only limits I have are the ones I have given myself:

yeah, you shouldn't eat that 'cause you'll gain weight and it's not very good for you, maybe this a…

Clearing the Karma

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People in the West tend to think of Karma as simply "what goes around comes around."


But that is actually a simplistic view of what is actually a very large, complex idea. Karma, simply translated, means "action, work or deed." Karma Yoga is the yoga of selfless work; action with no attachment or desire to the outcome. It is work done in devotion (however one defines that).

Every action, good or bad, has a long-lasting effect and determines not only our immediate future but in some beliefs also future lives.

The thing is, Karma is not set in stone. It is not this thing where once you do something, that's it. You can fix things. Clear the karma, if you will. Positive action births positive action. Have you done/said something hurtful? Apologize. Take responsibility for your actions and do what you can to rectify the situation. Karma takes into account the lessons learned and the steps taken.

A Karmic lesson can be immediate or long-reaching. For example, last mo…

This Has Been My Afternoon

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It has been a good afternoon. A little Pinterest, a little chatting with friends, coziness and bad day-time reading material.

It is the snow day I didn't get to take yesterday.

Ahhhhhhh. Bliss.

Mirrors

Okay, so first the literal kind of mirror. Veronica the car has a new side-view mirror, courtesy of a friend who not only ordered the part for me but installed it last night in the frigid cold. Good friend. He saved me several hundred dollars in mark-up costs alone (don't worry, I reimbursed him and paid him for his time). I would post a picture but it is freaking COLD outside and I'm just not that dedicated. Suffice it to say the mirror is the only clean spot on the car right now. I'll take care of that later.

And now for the metaphysical mirror. I work with really cool people and we get into some fascinating conversations in between clients. Yesterday I was talking with one of my coworkers and she brought up the idea of people as mirrors. The concept wasn't new to me, but it did help reconfigure some things going on for me right now.

The basic idea is this: you know that person you just don't get along with? That person who pushes every single one of your buttons…

The 10 Commandments, with a Twist

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I came up with this idea while I was dozing this morning. It was followed by a dream wherein I posed myself a ridiculous riddle and I used my powers of intellect to successfully solve it and thus win. I don't know what I won; I woke up.

My brain is weird.

Anyway, this whole 10 Commandments thing. They're all "thou shalt not." What if they were given a positive spin? Would people be more likely to say, now that's something I can get behind? I dunno. But it stuck in my head and now you get to read it. Aren't you lucky?

I present to you the 10 Commandments, Positively Speaking:
1. I am first always in your heart.
2. Recognize the difference between truth and fiction. Choose truth.
3. Swearing is declasse.
4. Take a day to rest, relax, and generally find yourself again.
5. Respect the knowledge and lessons those more experienced than you can impart.
6. Respect life.
7. Respect your relationships.
8. Respect the needs of others.
9. Honesty is the best policy.
10. …

Stay Classy, Vermont.

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In car news:

That's Gorilla Tape holding it up by a wing and a prayer. Apparently it's da bomb if you're doing stuff like this. I've had Veronica for a whopping six months and it looks like I've had her 6 years. FABULOUS. I have a friend who's able to order parts wholesale and he said he'd see what he can do. In the meantime, I didn't need to drive on the interstate and get anywhere in a timely fashion anyway.

Did I mention I bought more wine today?

Sigh.


It Could Have Been Worse.

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It could have been ALL kinds of worse.

Completely my fault. In pulling out of my driveway at work tonight I was attempting to avoid my coworker's mirror. Apparently there had to be a sacrifice tonight.

So, tonight I am grateful I didn't get pulled over on my way home from work.

Tomorrow, I foresee being thankful for duct tape.

FOR THE WIN!!!!

::headdesk::



Pthbhpthpthpthphthp...

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Been sick. Hell, everyone's been sick. Feeling better physically. Feeling shitty, emotionally. Ah well. We can't all be perky all of the time, right?

Basically, shadow work sucks all the happiness out of you.

Although this past weekend I performed at a friend's Halfa and it was a lot of fun. There is video but it's a link of a link of a iphone video and I'm not in the mood to try and figure out how to embed it.

I do, however, have this heavily cropped picture:


I look pretty good considering I was hopped up on Dayquil and was having issues breathing.