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New Year's Resolutions

I have been told I am a very practical person.  It is true.  I usually ask myself if something could work and how.  This is one reason I love yoga.  It is so practical.  Just  a study of how the body moves and how to make it move more easily.  That has practical applications for everything from sports to breathing. 

Since I am so practical, I like making things solid.  I have been in the habit of making New Year's Resolutions each year for a few years and putting them up on the wall to see them and read them and keep them in my mind.

Mission Statements

One thing I love about yoga and meditation is how wonderful their traditions are around learning to be intentional in life.  I have learned so much in these past four and a half years since I started making yoga and meditation big parts of my life.

I think it is good to have a mission statement.  It makes the journey easier to navigate.  It is so easy to lose our way on earth.  We all make missteps.  We all take wrong turns.  But when there is a mission statement, it is easy to refer to it and ask, "Is this furthering my mission?

Starting a Peace

Alright.  I guess I may as well get comfortable with the fact that I am turning into an activist.  Meditation does have this one side effect that could be considered negative.  It brings the world into clearer focus and it helps you see with compassion all the people around you and what they experience.  In some ways, being numbed out is easier.  There was some famous somebody or other who said that once you see you can't unsee.  That is true.  So be warned.

Building community builds you

I got an invitation and went last night to an underground music venue that is in an old grocery store/ dude's living room.  It is called Grocery on Home.  There were three performances, the last of which was bluegrass/ folk- awesome!  Check them out- Tumbleweed Wanderers.  You will be glad you did.

The place was full, with people B-ing their own B and more than one cheese plate at a tiny kids' table filled with adults.  The guy whose home it is passed a corned beef box and asked for a $20 donation from each person, which went directly to the artists to pay for their traveling expenses, etc.
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