Long time, no see, right? As we've all heard before (Mary Engelbreit, I believe): "Life is just so daily!" Moving on, then...
Lately I've been percolating (as I tend to do when there's a lot of "stuff" on my plate that doesn't require a lot of brain power, so my mind is free to wander), and the blog posts and links I've followed and emails I've received and other such-like items have been introduced into the mix. I'm not quite to where I can articulate what brain soup I've managed to create with all the simmering, but wanted to share with you a few of the ingredients:
- Martha Beck usually has spot-on advice and/or commentary on a range of subjects - all relating to improving your life - but this article on making decisions is especially helpful, IMO...
- I just read these two books by Stephen Pressfield: The War of Art and Turning Pro, just to see what I may have overlooked in my ongoing quest to "become", and I can pretty much boil it down to one thought: DO the work, already! Mr. Pressfield is much more eloquent and has quite a bit more to say than that, but that was the main kernel o' wisdom that I gleaned from this read-through (it's different every time, you know). Which leads me to...
- this post from the ever-brilliant Seth Godin
- and this one from Alexandra Franzen
- and this morning the offering from "Notes From the Universe" was uncannily EXACTLY what I needed to top off the soup! Read on...
Susan, please help spread the word. Here are the top 10 ways people give away their power:
- Asking others what they should do.
- Thinking God decides who gets what.
- Worrying how their dreams will come true.
- Thinking they have dues to pay.
- Attaching to unimportant details and outcomes.
- Believing in soul mates.
- Thinking karma or spiritual contracts are absolute.
- Fear of anything, especially falling in love.
- Waiting for their ducks to line up before acting.
- Choosing to be unhappy.
Understand the truth, little bird, and you will soar.
I especially appreciated that the sign-off was in Crow, rather than some sort of songbird (I have a thing for crows - blame it on Ted Anderson and Animal Speak).
And that's it for me for now! Tomorow I go with the Fabric Mill girls to dinner and to see "Magic Mike" - I'm hoping (since we're celebrating mine and Judy's birthdays) that popcorn is part of the project. I loooooves me some movie theater popcorn, and I can't remember the last time I had any! Crazy that that's what I'm most excited about in the whole deal, eh?
I'm making Judy's gift (her request), so I'll try to remember to take a pic or two before I wrap it up so I can post it here, k? TGIF - have a good one!