In The Middle

Life, Family, Yoga, Stuff

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Lunar Energy

Last night was clear with minimal clouds.  The moon was framed in the branches of our gigantic walnut tree and there were a few bright stars out as well.  You can see one to the left in the photo.  By the time I decided to play with the camera, a ring showed up around the moon and the air started to feel damp.  I like noticing these things.  I like feeling connected to my surroundings.  The weather got quite warm and the sun was out yesterday in the late afternoon.  I hopped in our hammock swing, kicked my shoes off and let my bare feet touch the cool earth.

I had a quiet day, doesn’t happen very often.  Both of the kids were gone and Frank was out in the woods.  There were several things I needed to catch up on around here.  But instead, I found myself distracted.  Luckily, that passed quickly and I was able to get back on task.

This evening, someone I know is offering yet another Restorative Yoga class.  I’m going.  I need it as prep for the holiday.

Risk-taking, trust and serendipity are key ingredients of joy.  Without risk, nothing new ever happens.  Without trust, fear creeps in.  Without serendipity, there are no surprises. -Rita Golden-Gelman, Tales of a Female Nomad




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Karma, Karma, Karma

I don’t like confrontations.  Ask anyone that knows me.  It’s true, I just don’t.  But, if I have a problem with someone, about something, I will ask them if they have time to talk.  I wouldn’t ask them in front of a huge crowd of people.  I wouldn’t ask them in front of anyone.   I don’t get angry often, if ever anymore.  I feel it’s a total and complete waste of positive, vital energy that could be spent in a much better way! 

What goes around, comes around

What goes around, comes around

I do know, that when you post a phone number on a web site, it’s available to a wide variety of characters.  One can only hope, that those characters, won’t choose your phone number as an outlet for their entertainment, anger, stress relief, personal high or what not.  I do believe, that the way you treat someone is a reflection of how you feel about yourself, about your life and perhaps everything in it.  I also believe that people that treat people wrongly, will definitely receive some sort of bad luck down the road. 

If you’re not feeling good about yourself, try this.  Next time you’re at the store or wherever, give a total stranger a compliment.  Let them know their shoes are cool, that their bag is cute, that their baby is adorable.  Smile at a total and complete stranger once a day for a week and see how much better you feel about yourself and the world at large.

It’s too bad that some people can only feel good about themselves when they are making someone else feel bad.