Future – You are the art.
Consider though… The Grand Canyon An Empty that brings us to a place of awe Hollow of a Tree An Empty that offers a safe respite from the storm Lungs An Empty that gives us space to breathe into Half Empty Glass An Empty from which to measure abundance A Ballroom An Empty space in…
THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY 30/ RED SHOES
Perhaps they are older. Perhaps they are well studied on a particular subject Maybe they have a genius IQ Or a photographic memory Maybe even tremendous life experience complete with a school of hard knocks degree. Whatever the case may be— it is easy, oh so easy— to assume that we should look to those…
THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY TWENTY-SIX/ PERFECT
So we wait. Until we get smarter. Til we understand computers better. Til our spouse comes round to our way of thinking. Til our family gets it. Til we feel more confident. Waiting for this, that and the other. We want, in effect, to get it right. To have the perfect solution in sight before…
THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY TWENTY-FOUR/ CIRCULAR DREAMING–FLAT THINKING
How about the “’round the world” part?— as in knowing that the world is indeed a round thing that we could set sail on and be assured that the currents would eventually carry us back home. Not so very long ago that was a heretical concept— one that belonged to the dreamers and the crazies….
THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY SIXTEEN/ SINGULAR
Going it alone Standing alone Taking the road that has yet to be built The value of singularity It’s a solo act, the spotlight is on you You make up the rules There is only one and baby it’s you One voice One path One outcome Singularly, amazingly perfect. One singular you. Singularity in Action…
THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/DAY TWELVE/ THE REASON YOU CAN’T SAY NO
I am no different. I used to refer to myself as “caulking” . Caulking to you non-handyman people is a substance that is soft and pliable—perfect for filling in all the cracks in a house to make it air tight and watertight, but not a glamorous position. No one comes to your home and says…
THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY ELEVEN/ METAMORPHOSIS!
When one thinks of the “soup” factor taking place in the change from a caterpillar to a butterfly, small wonder a cocoon of hiding is involved in the process. Not feeling its attractive best, challenging at best to explain what in the heck is happening, it just seems easier for the caterpillar to go under…
THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY EIGHT/THE 80/20 RULE!
80 on the minutiae, the “declared” important by the somebody said so’s 20 on the divine gift that was placed in us from the get go I wanna be a rebel Not to do what I have been told Not accept the bill of 80% goods That I have been sold:) To tip the scales…
THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY SEVEN/ QUIRKS AND ODDITIES
We crave the creative, one of a kind, signature look—and simultaneously fear being seen as “different” And why is that you ask?? –‘Cause different ain’t generally held as a good thing in some parts. “You all know Jim?” ”Yeah, he’s kind a different ain’t he?” As I am writing this I am looking at…
THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY SIX/ THE LUXURY OF DREAMS!
Dreaming has power in it. Dreaming is visioning. Visions are what bring that which is unseen into that which is apparent. Dreaming is hope filled, open to possibility and a belief that something–ANYTHING is possible. It someone how feels decadent to simply sit and dream, to do it on purpose, to dream consciously—perhaps because…