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bicycle thieves inspire me to work

27 Feb

or A Lesson in Attachment / Detachment

Last night our bicycles were stolen; despite being locked at the back of the property where we rent a room; and I am sure there is something to be learned from this but I may need some suggestions to figure it out. Our first response was just “What rascals would steal from poor people?”. Replacing the cycles will be a little difficult for us at the moment and will mean a couple of months of noticeable tightening of the proverbial belt; so we considered that as passing for poor.

Arguably this situation arose somewhat by choice, the “poor” part. I partially blame it on my sense of not ever wanting to break the rules and therefor keeping to the no-work-rule as I have no work permit here in America. Keeping to the rules should make life more comfortable, surely…

However where it is somewhat my choice is this: I could have made the drawings that a client in Canada is waiting for that would pay for a simple entry level second hand bicycle. The order was made when I was still in England and would go through my English bank account.. So maybe I am not so poor after all, just poorly organized and the person making off with our bicycles was clearly better organized than I…

Attachment / detachment… I should attach stronger to my existing clients who clearly would be all too happy to receive their drawings from me.. And detach from the victim feeling – as indulgent as it is to lay wake and wonder if the thieves will return for my half broken laptop.

Reinterpreting the loss of my only mode of transport as a sign that I seriously must stay at home, indoors and make those drawings!

Video

You have so, so much power to create a world that makes you proud..

20 May

I find this video showing the CEO of Nestle speak about nature, water and work absolutely, wildly terrifying. I shuddered all the way through watching this video. Where did this devilish man appear from?! Spawn of rotting badness!.. Vote by NON-purchase. Please do!

And that is just it, if you choose just 5% of ethically, environmentally better choices than you might have done until today. And if you keep up that 5% and maybe make it 10% next month and stick to it, then you can change our world.

We are collective so, so powerful and strong. Everybody counts so much. Everybody’s actions count for so much. Weigh in your vote and vote with your purchase choices.

Climate, ethics, health, mind and happiness. Dear friends will you join me; a tiny bit is so incredibly much more than nothing. And everybody no matter how buys or poor can do their best and contribute a tiny bit, what do you think? Do you agree?

a birthday is sneaking up

18 Jul

I know I’m not meant to ask, but it would make me extra happy..: 

It’s my Birthday on Monday the 23rd.. If you could pop a (post)card into the post thursday, friday, saturday it might reach me on the day (or just after) I would be SUPER happy to get post:  

Flat4, 29 Alexandra Drive, Liverpool, L17 8TB, UK 

 

 

 

something about Advanced Yoga

12 Jul

a video by Jason Brown from Abhyasa Yoga in New York – I couldn’t agree more.

daily miracle we forgot to notice

11 Jul

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.

 ~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

(I found this quote on www.sheof108names.wordpress.com)

be enlightened …

9 Jul

Life essentials in the words of a friend of mine: “Passionate about healthy conscious living in the full spectrum of life: work, relationships and the rest.”  (Julian Giacomelli chief at: http://www.crudessence.com )