Monday, August 2, 2010
It’s Day 25 and I’m really, really enjoying this blog! It’s been so great to ask questions and learn even more about the people that inspire me. I love sharing their insights, personal thoughts, etc. and I think it makes for a powerful story when you can actually hear their words.
I think about my blog often and my list of inspiration just keeps growing and growing. I never realized there are so many things that inspire me…books people have written, company’s people have built, philanthropic efforts and events, philosophies, works of art, images, auras, skills, mind sets, quotes, scenery, places, funny skits, movies, lyrics, sounds, etc. etc. It’s endless!
I think one of the coolest things I’ve noticed is that when it’s time to sit down and write, it never ever feels like a project, it just feels right. I love the feeling!
I’ve been thinking about doing some face-to-face interviews and recording them, but that will most likely come in time. Right now, I’m just having fun and I'm happy that I decided to take that little leap of faith. Each day my uncertainty lessens and I’m figuring out that it doesn’t really matter what my ego thinks. This is definitely a challenge, but like Eckhart Tolle says in his book, A New Earth, “Your thinking, the content of your mind, is of course conditioned by the past: your upbringing, culture, family background, and so on. The central core of all your mind activity consists of certain repetitive and persistent thoughts, emotions, and reactive patterns that you identify with most strongly. This entity is the ego itself.” I know I need to stay away from my ego, (because many of my messages are just “old” and have been based on years of conditioning) but I also know it’s so damn hard!
I just experienced a really fun girl’s weekend and we talked about so many different things… some funny, some sad, some deep, some fearful, some silly, some inappropriate :)…but after many conversations, (and everyone pointing out different philosophies they learned or believed in) my sister Ladene kept forcefully demanding, “I’m not going to worry anymore, about anything!” It became a weekend joke, and even though she was being funny, I know she would love for it to be true…I say we all try and take her advice.
My mother also mentioned that we’re all basically here to learn from one another, and I couldn’t agree more. There is story after story that I could share, but I’m pretty certain if you really think about that, you will agree too.
Can you imagine your life if you thought all good things about yourself and your surroundings all the time? I suppose if we learned from Eckhart and listened to Buddha (and many others, including Ladene :) we would get exactly that… all good things!