Just wanting to share a post by a blogger I follow, Charles Dowdy. It’s a wonderful reflection on middle age and how we can never let ourselves to continue looking down.
It is easy to get caught up in the past, and the things that did not happen. It is easier still to get caught up in life’s routine and the things that always happen. What I have to is remember that my path is not set in stone. I might be in the midst of a beautiful journey, but right now I’ve got my head down. The days of life advance and recede like waves in the ocean. It is time to live in the now. It is time to take chances. It is time bring my gaze to the horizon, no matter how bright the glare of what stands before me, and pedal forward through the rocks once again.
Every once in a while, we all need to hear the words of Pema Chodron…
As human beings, not only do we seek resolution, but we also feel that we deserve resolution. However, not only do we not deserve resolution, we suffer from resolution. We don’t deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity. To the degree that we’ve been avoiding uncertainty, we’re naturally going to have withdrawal symptoms — withdrawal from always thinking that there’s a problem and that someone, somewhere, needs to fix it.
Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart
The awesome BarbaraZ, touching on matters of great importance.
Every moment we choose whether to live or exist. Some days, we live. Some days, we exist.
What say we try for more living?
The awesomeness of Life in the Foothills does not stop for weekends! Check out this slow-mo video her husband took of hummingbirds in their yard!
Note to self–
If you ever become Rich and Famous, be good to the fans. It means the world to them.
Fey and I were having hibachi with four strangers a week or so back–every one of them, including the child, was glued to a cell phone instead of watching the guy tossing knives around and playing with open flame? Have we lost all sense of self-preservation? 😀
Yesterday my partner and I went to a nearby restaurant for a leisurely lunch. Directly across from us were two men waiting to be served. The waitress brought their food but was clearly having difficulty trying to put it in front of one of her customers since he was totally consumed with his cell phone. He finally put it aside long enough to take a couple of bites of food. However, after a few minutes he returned to what appeared to be an obsessive need to make sure he had not gotten any new messages. Now you might be thinking “why am I not engaged in eating my own food and paying attention to my mate, instead of preoccupied with another diner with a cell phone addiction”? Well, more than likely it’s because I am still at the place where it is hard for me to understand how we arrived…
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