norms

Deviation from the norm

deviate from the norm.

And what is norm anyways? If we’re all so unique, could there really be a set of perfectly outlined, agreed upon norms? Or is it more like a spectrum? I love guidelines that are used in kink play: CSS: Consensual, Safe and Sane. I believe as long as three of these parameters are met, anything we feel or do is OK. Thoughts?

Write life with action

Write your life with actions

Just now I’ve read about Nicholas Winton – man who saved 669 Jewish kids during the second world war and kept quiet about it for 50 years until his wife discovered his notes. Incredible! And then I thought to myself – what an amazing way to write his life with actions and contribute… Going to sit with this for a while and see how I’m contributing.

our reality

Our Plans

I tend to say “The future is friendly” – just like an old telecommunications commercial has taught us 🙂 Our fears, anxiety about the future  and negative projections typically never come true exactly as we were afraid they would. Have a wonderful day, my friends and enjoy today! It’s magnificent. And the NOW is also we ever had anyways!

pain is the mind

Witness the thoughts.

FOCUS IS EVERYTHING. Shifting focus from being in the epicenter of the painful emotions to becoming the space around them. Witnessing the pain, fear, anger, rage while holding space for yourself takes an edge on and allows to settle down and soften the pain. “Pain is the mind. It’s the thoughts of the mind. Then I get rid of the thoughts, and I get in my witness, which is down in my spiritual heart. The witness that witnesses being. Then those particular thoughts that are painful – love them.”

Ram Dass

Life full of what you like doing

“It’s better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.” Alan Watts This theme came up in a client coaching session today and I couldn’t agree more. Ever since my thyroid cancer diagnosis I understood this more clearly than ever – […]

What we have to discover

“What we have to discover is that there’s no safety, that seeking is painful, and that when we imagine that we have found it, we don’t like it.”

Alan Watts

I remember reading a book called “The happiness trap” It’s centered around a premise that happiness is an elusive state. Highly valued, relentlessly perused, rarely experienced. Ironically, the harder we try to buy, seize, or closet happiness, the less likely we are to be happy. Indeed, even talking about “how we can be happy” often leaves us with a sense of dissatisfaction – the happiness trap.

what do I desire

What do I desire?

“It is so importance to answer this question: What do I desire?”
Alan Watts

Right now for me – Connection. What word comes to mind for you?

universe

The whole universe

“You are something that the whole Universe is doing, in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing.” Alan Watts

Be completely engaged

“This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged in what you’re doing in the here and now.”
Alan Watts

See the light

See the light in others

“See the light in others and treat them as if that is all you see.”
Ram Dass

Let’s start this week on a positive, lighter note 😉 Tag someone special and let them know what you really appreciate about them.