August Dailies — Knowing When

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To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again. ~Pema Chödrön

“It’s all blue …” she said; and I knew {everything} would be okay.

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August Dailies — Building Resilience

one thing leads to another

One thing leads to another … routines, rituals, dailies, day-be-day — complimentary themes that go well with Leah Piken Kolidas’ choice of “Cycles” as the theme for August’s Creative Every Day. Right brain planning is allowing something mundane to become art; this week I will post my daily planning-art — and likely  hopefully the remaining days of August. ;) Continue reading

solitude: listening to the pilot of your soul

Julia Cameron The Prosperous Heart living quote

Living: our dailies; that which occurs despite our planning and preparation. Are we “good” or “bad” at living? by whose judgment? Most importantly, by whose decision?

Because often times we slip into what is routine and habit, moving through our dailies — forgetting the promises we made to ourselves — listening to the pilot of our soul less … and less.

Our attention defaults to the proverbial squeaky wheels of our one wild and precious life. Busyness begins to pilot our soul. The lines blur between the activities of “want-to” and “have-to.” Continue reading