Archive for November, 2010

Life…

Posted in Uncategorized on 2010/11/17 by curiouslywandering

has been interesting this week. This about sums my thoughts up…

“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how to respond to them.”  – Epictetus

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The Crazy Pot

Posted in Uncategorized on 2010/11/15 by curiouslywandering

Our minds are like gIant black “witches’ brew” pots. Things can look all pretty, shiny, and smooth on the service. When you stir things up however, you get to see everything that lurks underneath. Someone stirred my pot again this week. It has been awhile, and I was surprised by all kinds of crazy popped up. Specifically for the purpose of this post…the crazy that showed in my dreams. I am not one of those people who dream often or remember them well or for long. I have experienced part of this dream previously. It has provided one gigantic clue about what I am not seeing and dealing with within me. I guess in the end having my pot stirred has revealed some things I need to deal with…truly emotionally disturbing, train wreck side swapping thing. I have to be grateful for the revelation despite the fact that it was freaky and bad choice of days. In the end though, the “pot stirrers” are a blessing. Without them,we wouldn’t know what kind of crazy lurked within our own surface and was holding us back.

If you could…

Posted in Questions on 2010/11/15 by curiouslywandering

If someone offered you $1 million, would you walk away from your life and start all over in a new place? Could you walk away ever? What amount would allow you to walk away?

Refocusing Through The Camera Lens

Posted in Photography on 2010/11/13 by curiouslywandering

Some days throw interesting surprises at you that you aren’t ready for. I had one of these days today, with multiple surprises for me to enjoy. One of the things that I find soothing is taking pictures. It helps me slow down, pay attention to what is in front of me, and appreciate the beauty all around. All the drama and emotions seem to fall in line and calmness comes in when I look at the world through my camera lens. Whether or not you take pictures, I find it to be a good analogy for life in general. Sometimes you have to step away from it all and get your mind into a soothing task. For you it may be baking or fishing. Whatever it is, when the world goes wacky or starts to spin all around you, it helps to refocus and appreciate the simple goodness and beauty of life.

From Destruction Comes Renewal

Posted in Dune/Children of Dune, Growth on 2010/11/12 by curiouslywandering

I got to thinking after reading Moxie Therapy’s post on FB today…

“Good morning my lovelies! Here comes the sun! From the solitary moment of darkness and hollow emptiness, awakening begins.”

Take a going out of business sale. It can be a time of great sadness and depression, or it can be a freeing time. Casting off the old, whether good or bad, opens us to taking new risks and reaching for things beyond our reasoning and imagination. It opens new doors to possibilities and talents we didn’t know existed. Sometimes, hollowing out shows us the strength we didn’t know we had. For all I would miss, I often wonder if a loss of everything I have wouldn’t feel even a tiny bit uplifting.  This makes me think of a line from the movie Dune – “Every revolution carries within it the seeds of its own destruction.” From destruction comes renewal. The volcano spews out ash which wipes out all life it touches. Given some time though, life begins anew and eventually volcanic dirt provides a wonderfully nurturing environment for plant life.

Three Wishes

Posted in Questions on 2010/11/11 by curiouslywandering

If a genie were to grant you three wishes (not including money/riches), what three wishes would you choose?

For me…tasting and creating great food, taking great photographs, and meeting great people/making an impact/expanding my horizons…all over the world.

….after my cooking triple-header yesterday, I would have to join the first two categories in creating beautiful and tasty things and add a housekeeper/onion chopper. I love to cook and bake, but I just don’t enjoy cleaning much anymore and HATE chopping onions. Talk about Tears ‘R’ Us.

15 Authors in 15 Minutes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on 2010/11/11 by curiouslywandering

I saw this on a Facebook note and found it interesting.

The Invitation Guidelines: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who have influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Tag at least 15 of your friends, including me, because I’m interested in seeing which authors you choose. To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste the rules in a new note, cast your 15 picks and tag people in the note.

1. John Grisham
2. Nicholas Sparks
3. Walt Whitman
4. Henry David Thoreau
5. Ralph Waldo Emerson
6. Tom Clancy
7. Emily Dickinson
8. Robert Louis Stevenson
9. Rosanne Mason
10. Marisol
11. Rumi
12. Eckhart Tolle
13. Tracy Chevalier
14. Phillipa Gregory
15. Stephen King

 

Your turn now…