Monday, February 20, 2012

What is joy? Delighting in a child's spirit, connecting with a loved one, understanding something for the first time.

What about a bigger feeling? What about a greater awareness? What about an inner knowing that will support you, as far as you're willing to go?

Delight vs. Contentment. Delighting in the simple things in life, having a good time, sharing stories, memories, feelings.

Then there is you. There is what you create. There is something only you know, feel and understanding. That is what will bring you peace. That is what will bring you deep satisfaction. That is what will bring you ease.

You should always look for the people that reflect this greater self, the greater understanding, the greater destiny. Seek these people, and simply walk away from the rest. No need to be distracted. No need to lesson yourself to make others feels better. No need to deny yourself all the things you already know.

As Marrianne Williamson says, "It is not that we fear we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure..."

What makes you feel powerful beyond measure? Perhaps this is what will bring you joy. Perhaps this is what will bring you deep inner peace. The idea is to be who you are.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Conversations Outside of the Fish Bowl

Within the fish bowl are all the things in life that are insignificant. The traffic, the divorce, the paper work, the parking tickets, the fees, the bullshit...

For lack of a better word, let's call it bullshit. I'm not afraid to say bullshit, and I don't think you should be either.

Somehow, I got outside of the fish bowl. Once you are outside of the fish bowl, you can't ever go back. There's no possible way.

Within the fish bowl are the "silly things", the "illusions", the stuff that doesn't matter.

Outside of the fish bowl is truth, laughter, love, passion, integrity, power, stuff that matters.

I'm interested in talking to you outside of the fishbowl. I'm interested in knowing how you feel, what you have to say, what enlivens you. I'm interested in laughing with you, outside of the fishbowl.

Life is moving too fast for anything else. I don't think there's time, for anything else.

It's time to make a decision. What are you going to pay attention to? Who are you going to listen to? Your voice, or the little fish swimming around the same tree. The same tree. The same tree. The same tree.

The water is stale, in the fish bowl. The trees are plastic. Little goldfish, float to the top.

Outside the air is clear, and the trees so big, the sun bright and you and I are laughing.