Thursday, January 24, 2008

12th rule for a happy life

12. Don't take yourself too seriously ~ remember, deepest within you is joy and delight.

(This was from a reader. For the other 11, see Dec. 12 post.)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Big Brain Theory: Have Cosmologists Lost Theirs? - New York Times

Cosmologists make psychic phenomena look... normal? or at least a lot less weird than a possible reality:

Big Brain Theory: Have Cosmologists Lost Theirs? - New York Times

Seven-Word Wisdom: The Contest - Well - Tara Parker-Pope - Health - New York Times Blog

Some great words of wisdom here -- and a lot of fun, too:

Seven-Word Wisdom: The Contest - Well - Tara Parker-Pope - Health - New York Times Blog

My contribution (too late to actually make the contest):

Dream big. Centered, Balanced, centered, grounded. Stay positive.

You can post your 7 words of wisdom here, as a comment.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Try someting new in this 1 year!

I don’t know about you, but from the minute I woke up on New Year’s Day, I felt a real buzz of new energy, and creativity just bursting out of me. This is not normally how I feel on New Year’s Day — normally, it’s more like, “Ho hum, just another random day that we have somehow anointed as the beginning of the new year.”

I’m no expert numerologer, but I do know that 2008 is a “1” year. That is, 2+0+0+8 = 10, and 1+0 = 1. (Yes, that’s how they do it.) And 1 is the energy of the new — new beginnings, new directions, new projects, new ideas. It’s the energy of opportunity, of independence, of leadership, of concentration and focus. It also embodies courage, originality and decisiveness.

Perhaps that’s why, when I sat down to meditate on New Year’s Day, the following came through, with instructions to write it down, so I could pass it on:

It’s a new year. New patterns are possible. Revel in the new, whether that’s a new color, a new thought, a new dish, a new item of clothing, a new project. Pay particular attention to new thoughts that cross your mind and LISTEN to them. These are new energies, not all of which have been on earth before, trying to impress upon you a new way of being. It can start in any way at all, as a seed starts. If you let it unfold and express itself, it will lead in new directions. So the choice of a new color may lead you to pick up a stone of that color which will affect you with its energies, its properties. Or it may lead you to pick different flowers in the market, or different flowers to plant, which will teach you different things by the way they unfold or go to seed. If you have tended to go fast, slow down. If you have tended to be cautious, now is the time to take a risk and jump! Be attentive to the energy of the new and see how it leads you down a different path, one of healing. (if your current path healed everything, you’d be perfect by now! And manifesting everything you choose.)

Pick one new thing to do each day this year — and see how you are different by the end of the year! See how much joy it brings you. (Note: what was meant here was to do anything different, just to see what happens. Run a route different from your usual. Or literally walk part of it backwards. Or sideways. Use butter instead of mayonnaise, or mayo instead of butter.) Notice how you tend to cling to the old. Notice where that serves you and where it doesn’t.

Question the old, from the smallest detail (e.g. How you brush your teeth) to the largest aim (is that really your aim)? Pick one thing each day to question.

I’m having a blast walking backwards and sideways (so far). Let me know what you try, how it goes and how it makes you feel.