Years of practice and I can still only do what I’m doing while I’m doing it.
Writing this post thinking about walking bootless dogs, getting the towels out of the dryer and mourning the loss of bagels … must be the gluten … seriously they could have come up with a better word.
Could have listened to Ram Dass, in eighth grade, when he wrote … “Now is now. Are you going to be here or not?”
Being in a moment is an interesting place and from what I can tell, while I’m in and out of consciousness, it’s very relaxing, it doesn’t cost anything to get in, it’s really quiet and the doors never close.
Insert Favorite Quotes by Ram Dass here - have a different moment I have to get to. :)-
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” ― Ram Dass
“In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.” ― Ram Dass
“We’re fascinated by the words–but where we meet is in the silence behind them.” ― Ram Dass
“Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.” ― Ram Dass
“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” ― Ram Dass
“The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.” ― Ram Dass
“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.” ― Ram Dass
“A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done.” ― Ram Dass
“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” – Ram Dass
and a personal favorite … “Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.” ― Ram Dass
There was Pedee the toe biting Chihuahua, Taffy and Sarge … the Boxers that ate my guinea pigs, Lady, a beautiful and very sweet Doberman who was stolen during a tornado, Champagne, Monique and Pepper made a debut during my mom wants to breed Poodles stage, Gracie the Mutt, Crazy Peaches, Eli the Bun, Sweet Mama Sadie and Oscar le Rue were all Humane Society Alums.
Can’t believe that I remembered them all, considering that in dog year’s I’d be dead.
When I couldn’t have a dog … Budders s showed up and taught me how cool it was to have a cat. Miss you, Bud!
The day’s and every night with my little brother’s from different mother’s … Jake & Charlie Bar.
The greatest love is a mother’s; then a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s. ~Polish Proverb
What do you get when you cross “extraordinary” loved ones that still talk to me, work load blessings beyond belief, memorable road trips, while living through a remodel to renovate a 148 year old building?
It’s either a sh*t load of patience or … immense gratitude.
Probably both … but I haven’t had enough coffee to make up a new word.
Still looking for that rhythm that I thought I once had.
Always struggle to prioritize my never ending list.
I work closely with someone who prioritizes extremely well. That’s probably why we work so well together.
After several attempts at emulating his process … I’ve decided that it’s best to minimize the number of things I have to do … like vacuuming, dusting and laundry.
Then we’ll be good to go!
I do the cleaning because someone has to. Besides his work is so much more demanding than mine. But it’s really not about whose job it is anyways. If I don’t do it then I have to find someone who will.
He’ll say that it’s a threat and he would probably be right.
I had cleaning women, in a past life. They were sisters.
As per usual, I would clean the house from top to bottom, before they even got there. It was crazy.
Those lovely days of coming home to a totally clean house ended the day they came to clean my house wearing two of my favorite tee shirts. Knew they were taking things. My vintage apple slicer disappeared into thin air and that always irked me. I’m over it now.
So weird and stupid.
I hate confrontation and people who steal. Needless to say, we parted ways.