2010…now 2011

first, a variety of random lessons from 2010:

– i can will myself into ecstatic joy
– it’s better to keep q-tips near the toilet
– i can bake bread
– i can make cheese
– i really do prefer facilitating to having a full-time job
– i have limits in terms of how much work i can do, and how of myself i can give to others…the limits expand when i give myself time to create.
– it’s also good to keep toilet paper right by the toilet – like within arm’s reach.
– i love swimming enough that i can do it every day and never grow tired of it
– meditation vastly improves my life. the more i do, the more i can be.
– i have to love myself first and foremost. not the idea of a self i could be, but my actual self.
– my instincts are almost always right. this doesn’t mean anyone is ready to hear what i feel – nor does it mean i can adequately articulate what i feel – but what i feel is almost always accurate in the long run.
– i still miss my dog, though she’d been dead 5 years now.
– i revel in being a physical introvert. it’s so much truer to who i am than anything else.
– butter makes everything taste better, and if you put the right amount of butter in a dish then people will say you can cook.
– technology’s benefits still outweigh the costs
– i know nothing.

potential mottos or principles for 2011:

– do or do not, there is no try…(yoda)
– we know nothing…how exciting 🙂
– we can experiment, endlessly
– when it gets hard, lean in
– this may be our last year. ever. what you gonna do?
– lose control 🙂
– don’t talk about it, be.
– be a dandelion, be a mushroom, be your best you

in other news…my love is wall, smash into me!

Author: Adrienne

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The Indian activist Gandhi led many peaceful rebellions against oppressive governments, first in South Africa and later in British-controlled India. At first he called his strategy "passive resistance," but later disavowed that term because it had negative implications. He ultimately chose the Sanskrit word satyagraha, meaning "love force" or "truth force." "Truth ('satya') implies love," he said, "and firmness ('agraha') is a synonym for force. 'Satyagraha' is thus the force which is born of truth and love." According to my reading of the astrological omens, Virgo, satyagraha should be your word of power in the coming weeks. Your uprising against the forces of darkness has got to do more than say "no." A fierce, primal yes should be at the heart of your crusade.

One thought on “2010…now 2011”

  1. I love this!

    I love the “Love yourself.” It’s actually quite selfless to keep yourself happy. Choosing to be a happy person is a fantastic gift to the world!

    I love the “not the idea of the ideal self, but the real self”. Yup, I’m guilty of idealizing, so love the real me.

    I also support you being a physical introvert. Isn’t the goal to be happy with what you have? If you’re happy staying home and being yourself, awesome! I value my alone time, too. I’m happy starring at the wall sometimes.

    And of course, Don’t talk about it, be about it. Quote of the year!

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