August 3, 2010

For Today... August 2nd

Outside my is dark. I'm up way too late again.

I am wearing...jeans and a long sleeve tee shirt, but I should be wearing jammies!

I am thinking...about an impending event that I am dreading. But you know something...I didn't cause it, it isn't my fault, and I there is nothing I can even to do change it. I just have to push through it when it gets here and help my family do the same.

I am thankful for...for this spiritual awakening and new spiritual path I have found. It's taken me nearly 16 years to get to this point, but I am thankful for that and the fact that I am learning more and feeling wiser and more empowered every day.

From the kitchen...well, it's too late for that...

I am creating...HA! Well, the story there is this: I am not going to be able to digitally scrap for a while. I have to do some things with my files, hopefully to help out the computer. I hope to get back to it soon...but I'm not sure if or when I would get to make the next desktop! I hope it doesn't come to that!

I am reading...The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

From the learning rooms...well, I rediscovered and have been searching things about yoga and spiritually. Oh, and vegetarian cooking.

I am hoping... for continued positive changes! Not hoping... expecting!

I am hearing...the fan, the TV, and my husband walking around upstairs.

I am have faith and know that everything happens for a reason. Everything has it's purpose. I only have the ability to control myself, so that's all I need to worry about.

Around the house...well, I need to vacuum AGAIN (thanks to the freaking dog), and more laundry. A few dishes. Other than that, reading and researching!

I am remembering..."When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." -Lao Tzu  Also, a bit of a change would be "When I let go of what is, I see what might be"!

Quote to commit to memory... "A bend in the road is not the end of the road...unless you fail to make the turn" ~Unknown

A few plans for the week...well, house work! I will keep up with my every-other-day Pilates schedule (two days so far!!!) and definitely read read read!

On of my favorite things...being lazy with my hubby on his day off.

Photo for Thought... isn't this a beautiful Mandala? Well, aside from being beautiful, I've learned it is also for meditation! "Mandala" is a Sanskrit word meaning circle or completion and it is simply a concentric or geometric image used in meditation. This use began in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, but anyone can use a mandala for any type of meditation! I thought this one was particularly beautiful! The image is linked to the store in which you can buy a print...this mandala is Colseaword Mandala No.3 by the artist Alaya Gadeh. Hope you like it!

Colseaworld Mandala, no. 1


  1. I'm reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz too! I'm practicing 'don't take things personally' right now- harder than I thought it would be.
    I enjoyed your list here. :)

  2. Love "The Four Agreements" and mandalas! (and being lazy with my hubbie!)

    Thanks for the e-smiles!


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