watch your heart start beating

do it today

Habituate yourself, to make yourself ready to dream just as you make yourself ready to sleep by going to bed at roughly the same time each night and following the same ritual as you go. In both writing and sleeping, we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives. ~Stephen King

Doing {it} today. Decisions. Notations regarding dates, appointments and deadlines.

Not the feel-good of {living} — unless … you practice being comfortable with the uncomfortable, abiding with the unanswered — unless, you will simply begin.

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My Week #3 // decide instead of discuss + bigger-yeses

Week 03… I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed. ~William S. Burroughs

Sometimes we unintentionally write and send our-self secret messages, “delivered” at the moment we need to remember what we know. Because we live in rhythms — not by the numbers of a calendar or our own {unrealistic} deadlines. Continue reading

My Week #2 // enough

week at a glance 02Whatever the tasks, do them slowly with ease, in mindfulness, so not do any tasks with the goal of getting them over with. Resolve to each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

I am struggling with {enough} — being enough, doing enough, fast enough. Even as I have two pages of evidence from last week documenting my personal and professional creative thoughts + “ta-da-to-done’s” … As if the complicated idea of {enough} could be defined on pages. Continue reading

my {right brain} planner // art-speak

work at the spead of your imagination

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. ~Goethe

This is a challenging time, a time for seeing myself and gut-intention, deciding what is essential — what is working and what is merely draining me of energy and focus. I am {living} with my MS limits and demands — at levels that tempt me to surrender … and walk away. But MS is part of my life … so everything cannot be a crisis. Continue reading

What needs to change?

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Be that friend … to yourself, Braveheart. Because you deserve a good friend … To listen, to give and to receive love and acceptance.

This morning I unsubbed, deleted and wrote messages of gratitude and resignation. I am done believing “I will get to that” or “I need to know about this” are reasons enough for me to remain in a space.  I did this for myself, as a point of acceptance for myself — of myself and my energy + my current focus. Continue reading

52 Weeks of Noting {collage and creative record} 46/52 — music & speed dating states of being

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Unless you leave room for serendipity, how can the divine enter in? The beginning of the adventure of finding yourself is to lose your way. ~Joseph Campbell

There are seasons of {living} in which I feel as if I am “speed dating” states of being, as well as my sanity-tenacity-willingness to continue onward; when I feel paused in overwhelm. But … music and speed dates move me through … Continue reading

{Prep for} My Week #32 // conclusions

week at a glance

[last week's complete; template here]

There’s a wonderful freedom in living life by your own design and making choices for yourself. … Those who long for the same discoveries will seek them out. Those who are envious will never understand anyway. Everyone else can just live their life as they see fit. ~Chris Guillebeau

I was in the midst of prepping for travel last week;  I also realized something on Thursday: I was moving to a Conclusion {a death and a rebirth}.

Don’t mistake activity with achievement. ~John Wooden

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Glue-it Tuesday — confessions of a visual thinker

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The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself. ~C. JoyBell C.

I think in pictures, colors and browser tabs. ;) But something has to give … So, I am throwing myself into the open. Continue reading