Blog #29 A Single Arrow is Easily Broken, but Not Ten in a Bundle – Japanese Proverb

Posted on : 19-04-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized

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I don’t know where my brain has been but I walked up to the waiting portal area of my American Lit class and after a few minutes of discussion with a fellow student realized that I had forgotten that we had a quiz due by class time.

As luck would have it, this kind student (now friend!) had not only remembered where I usually while waiting for the class doors to open but took me up to the computer lab so that I could take the quiz before it was removed five minutes til classtime. I was very grateful to her. It’s only five points, but five points are five points!

One of the lessons I’m learning upon returning to school is to not give up, keep putting one foot in front of the other, keep doing your best and to trust the process. In reference to the title of today’s blog, I related that proverb to having attended class on a regular basis, participated in class on a regular basis and interacted with students before, during and after class on a regular basis. I think that helped me so that when my arrow could have definitely been broken today, I had nine others in reserve because of the time and intention that I’ve put into school.

We studied the short story “Seventeen Syllables” by Hisaye Yamamoto about Rosie who is Niesei (child of immigrant parents) and her relationship with her parents and between her parents. The theme throughout the whole story was the level of restraint spoken and unspoken in the Japanese culture. Being American, I don’t think I’ve been taught the art of restraint but having been the daughter of a diplomat, I understand the nuance and importance of restraint. I believe some form of restraint from my ego is helping me to keep going in school and at work even though my nature wants to assert itself into every avenue so that I can hustle through life and make it to the finish line…for what exactly I don’t know….!

Three Japananese terms we learned today were Gaman-which means the internalization and supression of anger and emotion; Enryo-which means reserve, deference and diffidence and Wa-which means social harmony and the order of any social situation. To break Wa is to lose face. None of these terms come to be instinctively but each of them makes good sense to my heart and soul when they are calm.

I’m beginning to see the harmony and synchonicity in following through with actions on our beliefs and values. Because I’m coming to believe that the universe is a friendly place, I’m experiencing more harmony. Whether that is because I am becoming more harmonious myself so at least I am not adding to ripples, I cannot say. What I can tell you is that I am experiencing more help in unexpected ways from unexpected sourese than I have before now.

For me, this proverb “A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle” is another version of “it takes a village” and that the more I help others so that they can help me the more we can help each other and so on and so on and so on.

Where are you getting your support today and how are you creating space for it?

Arigatou gozaimasu

Blog #28 Getting Older With Grace and Aplomb

Posted on : 18-04-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized

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I’m wondering if it would be useful for me to write a book of sorts on how to grow older with grace and aplomb (neither of which I have simultaneously for very long at any one time).

I remember both my parents telling me at various times in my adult life that they felt like a teenager. My dad still beats the pants of many people on the tennis courts at the young age of 77 and my mom walks her Great Pyrenees on a regular basis along the road that meanders through the hill country estates where they live. I have an aunt and uncle who hiked to the top of Enchanted Rock with David and I (at 79 and 81 respectively) another aunt who still rides, breeds and boards horses (just turned 81) and another uncle who is looking for his next career after a long successful career as an estate attorney (he’s 71). All this to say I sure have it in my genes to live long and prosper.

But as Betty Davis said, “getting old ain’t for sissies”. Especially American sissies. Especially Texas women sissies. And most especially Austin, Texas women who are getting older. I haven’t looked at the stats for older women in Austin but I suspect that we have a few 100 prides of cougars in various locations throughout the city. Very gorgeous women (and men too).

I met with one such woman today for coffee to brainstorm about being her manager/producer/assistant for a television show she is considering. I will keep this person’s identity under wraps until she is ready to make this whole thing public but let me say that she is in her mid-40’s, has eyes the color of amber and wears no less than 2 inch heels at any one time (can run up and down hills effortlessly in them and not break a sweat). She is even more beautiful inside than outside which may be hard for some people to see through to because of her outside beauty.

But I digress (I really hope someone puts that quote on my gravestone)…What does all this have to do with getting older with grace and aplomb? Well, for me it is about reconciling being a woman with energy and enthusiasm of a teenager and wanting to be attractive and sensual AND not getting so caught up in the outside trappings that I totally get lost from the connection with a higher power.

Than I stumble upon an opportunity for my higher power to humble me. I must have signed up for this because this seems to happen quite frequently for me.

Today I tried a little FB gadget to see what celebrity I look like. Well, as you may have noticed, this is not posted for all to see. Do you want to know why? I used the photo from my profile photo that Randal Ford took and chose a sequence of photos for the celebrity look alikes that fanned out to the one I most look alike. The good news is that it chose the one I most looked like was Jennifer Connelly. Not sure how it got to that, but okay. There were even a couple of nice surprises along the way to Jennifer (like Scarlett Johansen God Bless her) but the one that it started out with…..

The one that said less than 35% chance of me looking alike….

Was Sir John Gielgud….

OH MY GAWD!!!!!!

So, okay. Lesson #1555 for my book on getting older with grace and aplomb: DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO ANYONE and most certainly DO NOT SEE WHAT CELEBRITY YOU LOOK LIKE. Repeat as necessary.

Now I’m going to go feel good in my own skin and love on my husband! I know he doesn’t think I look like Sir John!

Blog #27 Keeping an Open Mind

Posted on : 17-04-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized

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Tonight in our 12-step study group we talked about the tool of “keeping an open mind”.

Always a good thing for me to consider and contemplate because I can forget that there are some things that I don’t have an open mind about and there are some situations that are very difficult for me to have an open mind about.

This morning in ourstudy group we talked about how we, the North American “we”, are always striving, striving, looking forward to the next thing and the next thing after that and still the next thing after that which will make our lives finally perfect. Really? Really? Has anyone felt like they’ve arrived yet? And if you have, what does that feel like and why and how the heck did you get there?

It kind of made me a little depressed to think about not having something to look forward to but I know that is part of my illusionary thinking (that I must always be in a state of looking forward).

Then in my American Literature class today we discussed Arthur Miller’s play, “Death of a Salesman” which is such an intense play but such a good one. We also watched some scenes with ole Dusty Hoffman playing Willing and John Malcovich as his son Biff. Again, very painful to watch but such excellent acting. It was painful to watch because of seeing how Willy had spent his whole life living out somebody else’s dreams and then had put those same restrictions on his son which ended up failing him in the end.

So, I want to have an open mind about how my life is today. As I drove home from the meeting tonight you could barely see the last vestiges of the sun on the horizon in that gorgeous dark cornflower blue color that the Texas sky takes on at night. Something said, “Lynn take notice of this sky and enjoy the night and when you get home, love that husband of yours”.

My prayer tonight is for my Higher Power to help me to keep an open mind about how I see life and to enjoy what the “is” about my life now. It never ceases to take my breath away when someone that I love dies because I’m reminded that all of their hopes and dreams went with them too. I’m not saying it is not a good thing to hope and dream, I’m just saying to remember to look around at your life right now as it is and find what is sublime today.

Blog #26 When Saying Goodbye is the Right Thing to Do

Posted on : 16-04-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized

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I’m the dog on the Chinese Calendar. Dogs are loyal, dogs are tenacious, in fact we dogs will stick around with you and things long after the cats have split the scene.

But I’m also an Aries. And a whole bunch of other definitions of someone who is impulsive, creative, carefree and adventurous. Don’t like to be tied down. Get bored really easily. Frustrate easily too. When I was much younger (and single) I would always manage to select the kind of guy that had huge commitment issues so that then I didn’t have to be worried about being tied down and things would always be thrilling and when things did end, I could just blame it on them and their commitment issues. Yes, I was quite a piece of work back in my day.

These days I would like to think that my friends and colleagues think of me as someone they can count on. But someone they can count on who is also very creative, adventurous and willing to continue changing and growing. Still, though, sometimes it is difficult for me to say goodbye or to let things run their natural course of ending and morphing into something different.

This evening I got a phone call from one of a group of women I’ve been “meeting” with for a once a week phone call for several years now. She wanted to make sure that I was going to be on the phone for our next meeting because she wanted for us to all talk about our group taking a break, at least for the summer. She said that one of the talents of ending a group well (that she learned in Landmark) was to be able to end things on a high note rather than to let things peter out (passive-aggressively?). And as much as my heart was sad about our group which has gone through so many things together, I had to admit that my friend had a point. For the past several months at least one of the members has had one reason or another to not make the phone call. It is time for us to take a rest. Who knows, maybe we’ll take a look at things in the fall and realize we miss our group so much that we’ll reconvene. Or, maybe, we’ll go on to the next thing we’re going to get into. I know I’ll still keep in touch with each of these women, just not in the same way.

I’m such a freak when it comes to thinking of analogies to things sometimes, but what pops up in my mind about this saying goodbye stuff is our friend Wharf the Klingon from Star Trek. I can just see ole Wharf looking off into the distant horizon and saying that “Now is a good time to say good bye” (with, of course, the hint of a glimmer of a tear in his eye).

Don’t worry, I’ll still be here blogging. I’ve got another 74 of these to go at any rate! I’m just learning how to end things well and with grace when the time is right and saying goodbye is the right thing to do.

Blog #25 Synchronicity

Posted on : 15-04-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized

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Fact #10101 about getting older. If you pay attention and make your best effort to be conscious of your actions and thoughts, you will notice synchronicity happening more and more in your life. That’s just one of the good facts about getting older that you don’t hear much about, so you can save this to bring out again when/if you’re overcome with negative info about aging.

Take today for instance. Met with Brian Kurth who is CEO of Brian Kurth + Company as well as VocationVacations and a group of friends, mentors, vocationers for a coffee klutch meet and greet this morning. Brian hales from Portland, Oregon but through his visits to Austin has noticed how synchronistic Austin seems to be. I’ve always thought that about us Austinites as well but I had assumed it was because I’ve lived here since 1980 so how could it not be so unless I’d lived under a rock!

Met several interesting people who shall remain nameless until I know that they’d like to be talked about to everyone and their neighbor in my blogs. Suffice it to say, there were people I connected to because they had the same career as I did (Career/Life Coach) and one gal even had 15 years of prior recruiting experience like I did. Two people had a blog talk radio show like I do, in fact I plan to invite them to come on and talk about what they are doing to help others in their career endeavors. There was another gal who had left a top executive job a few years ago from a very well-known corporation and is now having the time of her life as an entrepreneur coach and helping companies transition from being a “club” to stepping into being an actual corporation.

I also met a person who came from a background of politics and public relations who I immediately wanted to know. She has quite a story that I can’t disclose to you at this time but suffice it to say there was lots of synchronicity. Finally, had a lovely conversation with Brian’s partner and found out that his work involves public policy for a non-profit that Duncan Campbell started in Oregon to help children get a leg up in life. I’ve blogged about a book I’d been reading/studying with my master mind group called “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” by Donald Miller. Well, Duncan Campbell is a person that Donald met and was influenced by who he writes about in his book. Stay tuned, I plan to interview both Duncan and Donald on my BTR Hope42Day show later this year.

What I’m realizing about synchronicity is that the more you are who you are, the more people will be attracted to who you are and the more circles you will find yourself pulled into. And the more circles you find yourself pulled into, the more synchronicity you’re going to experience.

Today when we went around our table to do a brief introduction of everyone, I was so impressed by who all these people were and what they did for others in the world. I noticed that I was getting a bit uncomfortable as the intros moved closer and closer to me because for the past several months, I’ve been in the process of “becoming”. I know that I am still a coach, but I’m discovering that I’m pretty picky about who I want to coach. I enjoy coaching those people who come to the table with the passion and eagerness to move through where they are currently to where they want to be. I also know that I want to get out there more and more through writing, speaking and the web/radio to inspire and help people. And then there is, of course, the fact that I am in school once again.

Well, what came out of my mouth when it was my turn to introduce myself was some kind of a conglomerate of all that I just shared AND I admitted that I was moving more into accepting the part about who I am that I am intuitive and spiritual and relish bringing both of those aspects into my coaching and speaking or whatever it is that I do to help others. Now folks, I don’t know about you but admitting that in the business world of my past was just about verboten! That and it is not something I would put out on my shingle for just anyone. I was very surprised to have heard from at least three or four of the people afterwards that they knew exactly what I was talking about and also had this same quality in themselves.

Who knew!!!

Who knows where all of this will take me but I wanted to share this with you so that you could think about how and where you could show up more being you and then see what kind of synchronicity takes place.

I get the feeling that synchronicity isn’t attracted to smooth talking, plaid wearing, shallow surfing fakers unless of course that is who they really are and who they want to attract….

Write me! Tell me your experience with synchronicity. I’d love to hear your stories!

Blog #24 Purring Cats, Panting Dogs and Dragons

Posted on : 14-04-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized

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Favorite Dragon quote, “Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.” ~ Dilbert by Scott Adams

My husband, David, and me and our friends Julie and Robert just got back from seeing the movie, “How to Train Your Dragon” http://tiny.cc/pn52d. It was definitely a two paws up because I got up a couple of times to get away from the drama of it (can’t handle anything happening to animals….even in a cartoon) and without giving too much away…it does end well.

As I’m typing this blog right now, the infamous Rosie-Queen-Bee 17 year old cat is up on my desk purring away and both dogs are curled around our chairs panting and hanging out. There’s just about nothing quite as soothing to me as a contended beast.

Thank God I’ve always seemed to have known the incredible peace and love that comes from connecting with critters. I’ve had many special beings come into my life over the years and for that I am truly grateful. I’m also glad that I’ve been able to recognize the communication taking place from my animals and me in the process. A dear old friend of mine, Leta Worthington, http://tiny.cc/r6v8a has been communicating with all kinds of animals for at least a couple of decades now. She teaches various kinds of animal communication classes so that you can learn as well.

You may be wondering what animals and business have in common. Well, there’s a heckuva lot. One thing I was reminded of in the early 90’s is that we humans, as much as we’d like to ignore the fact, are animals of a sort too. I met a woman after reading an article in the Statesman who was half African American and half Navajo and her main service in life was rescuing hybrid wolves and rehabilitating them.

My friend took on this work after she made the mistake of thinking she understood what a hybrid wolf was because she assumed they’d be very similar to the German Shepherds she raised for years. Within a very short period of time she realized that if someone like herself who cared for animals as much as she did could make the mistake of not understanding that a half dog/half wolf would always be in a wrestling match with itself, then surely others would make the same mistake as well. And she was so right. She would get calls from all over the country on an almost weekly, if not daily, basis with some law enforcement officer asking her why they shouldn’t just go ahead and put down the animal. By the time she pulled up her stakes in Austin and moved to Chaco Canyon with her wolves, she had about 20 wolves to take with her.

I’ll never forget the first time I met my friend and her wolves. It was at night and as I drove down her driveway I remember how the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. I didn’t see the wolves, I didn’t hear the wolves (who were in pens by the way), I didn’t smell the wolves, but every corpuscle in my body could feel them. I learned a lot from those guys over the course of a summer. My friend had one “mega” wolf as she called him who weighed over 200 pounds. He was a big mammer jammer. The first time he let me know who was boss was in broad daylight as my friend walked me across the yard to meet one of her female wolves. All I remember was as we walked across the lawn, this mega wolf in his pen about 50 feet away bristled and poofed up all his hair and stood really still looking at me. At least I had enough sense not to look at him, but I knew I was being addressed by him. Seems this wolf knew before I did that I would send out my energy about 50 feet around me in all directions to sense what was out there. He was irritated with me for crossing his boundary. I never knew that I could violate a boundary with my energy. I mean my mom used to tell me that I did that, but you know….that was my mom!!! This was a 200 pound wolf!

Ever since then I’ve been more careful about how I use my energy and more respectful of boundaries.

This kind of energy bopping is something we can do every day in a business setting. Just like the wolves have a sophisticated system of reading eye, head, and body movement not to mention markings on the face, we humans do the same thing with each other. In fact, we take in so much non-verbal communication from each other within a few seconds/minutes of meeting each other that it just isn’t funny.

So…..go see the “Train Your Dragon” movie and watch how the kid works with the dragons and then if you have animals, observe how they communicate with you…because they do. If you don’t have animals, then just pay attention to the humans who come to the next meeting your at and how they interact with you.

Who knows, there may be a dragon incognito amongst them!

My husband, David, and me and our friends Julie and Robert just got back from seeing the movie, “How to Train Your Dragon” http://tiny.cc/pn52d. It was definitely a two paws up because I got up a couple of times to get away from the drama of it (can’t handle anything happening to animals….even in a cartoon) and without giving too much away…it does end well.

As I’m typing this blog right now, the infamous Rosie-Queen-Bee 17 year old cat is up on my desk purring away and both dogs are curled around our chairs panting and hanging out. There’s just about nothing quite as soothing to me as a contended beast.

Thank God I’ve always seemed to have known the incredible peace and love that comes from connecting with critters. I’ve had many special beings come into my life over the years and for that I am truly grateful. I’m also glad that I’ve been able to recognize the communication taking place from my animals and me in the process. A dear old friend of mine, Leta Worthington, http://tiny.cc/r6v8a has been communicating with all kinds of animals for at least a couple of decades now. She teaches various kinds of animal communication classes so that you can learn as well.

You may be wondering what animals and business have in common. Well, there’s a heckuva lot. One thing I was reminded of in the early 90’s is that we humans, as much as we’d like to ignore the fact, are animals of a sort too. I met a woman after reading an article in the Statesman who was half African American and half Navajo and her main service in life was rescuing hybrid wolves and rehabilitating them.

My friend took on this work after she made the mistake of thinking she understood what a hybrid wolf was because she assumed they’d be very similar to the German Shepherds she raised for years. Within a very short period of time she realized that if someone like herself who cared for animals as much as she did could make the mistake of not understanding that a half dog/half wolf would always be in a wrestling match with itself, then surely others would make the same mistake as well. And she was so right. She would get calls from all over the country on an almost weekly, if not daily, basis with some law enforcement officer asking her why they shouldn’t just go ahead and put down the animal. By the time she pulled up her stakes in Austin and moved to Chaco Canyon with her wolves, she had about 20 wolves to take with her.

I’ll never forget the first time I met my friend and her wolves. It was at night and as I drove down her driveway I remember how the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. I didn’t see the wolves, I didn’t hear the wolves (who were in pens by the way), I didn’t smell the wolves, but every corpuscle in my body could feel them. I learned a lot from those guys over the course of a summer. My friend had one “mega” wolf as she called him who weighed over 200 pounds. He was a big mammer jammer. The first time he let me know who was boss was in broad daylight as my friend walked me across the yard to meet one of her female wolves. All I remember was as we walked across the lawn, this mega wolf in his pen about 50 feet away bristled and poofed up all his hair and stood really still looking at me. At least I had enough sense not to look at him, but I knew I was being addressed by him. Seems this wolf knew before I did that I would send out my energy about 50 feet around me in all directions to sense what was out there. He was irritated with me for crossing his boundary. I never knew that I could violate a boundary with my energy. I mean my mom used to tell me that I did that, but you know….that was my mom!!! This was a 200 pound wolf!

Ever since then I’ve been more careful about how I use my energy and more respectful of boundaries.

This kind of energy bopping is something we can do every day in a business setting. Just like the wolves have a sophisticated system of reading eye, head, and body movement not to mention markings on the face, we humans do the same thing with each other. In fact, we take in so much non-verbal communication from each other within a few seconds/minutes of meeting each other that it just isn’t funny.

So…..go see the “Train Your Dragon” movie and watch how the kid works with the dragons and then if you have animals, observe how they communicate with you…because they do. If you don’t have animals, then just pay attention to the humans who come to the next meeting your at and how they interact with you.

Who knows, there may be a dragon incognito amongst them!

Blog #23 Goalssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Posted on : 13-04-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized

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If there’s one word that can set off a cacophony of judgmental cymbals in my head, it is “GOALS”.

And I coach people on a regular basis on how to think about where they are in their life, where they want to go and help them to craft a road map to get there. Seems like those two disparate ways of being could not survive in the same brain, but they do….along with several other disparate opinions!

The older I get the more I believe that we humans are so limited by words. And I think all languages share this limitation to even though each language has words that explain some things so much more effectively than another. Take the Japanese word “shabui”. One meaning of it is to accept the imperfect in the perfect. That’s got to be one keeper of a word if you ask me. We’re all separated by our ability to communicate with each other which is a whole other topic that I’ll save for another time.

The point is that the word “goal” as used in the English language as stressed in the business vernacular has left me cold because when I hear or see the word my brain automatically conjures up some fast talking, sweet spewing guy or gal snapping their fingers noiselessly while trying to make time with our brains so that they can get on to the next thing. I don’t really feel that they really–really–really care what my goals are but rather care more where their next good feeling is going to come from down the road.

The “goal” that I do feel good about is the one used when we are in the moment and consciously thinking of where we are going to take our next step and then the next one and consciously thinking about what we can do to help us bring what we want into our lives. There’s just got to be a beautiful, elegant word that says what I just took three sentences to say, but for right now I think you get my drift. And don’t you know that there are whole cultures that don’t have a word for “goal” because they don’t even have the concept of “goal”? Wow. Now that would be a culture worth exploring!

I’m thinking about goals right now because I got into a conversation with one of my fellow classmates yesterday before class and she asked me why someone my age was going back to school and so I gave her my schpeel and her summation was, “so this is like a very expensive hobby?”. Well, no that isn’t what completing my education is for me…I really plan to use what I’m learning to help me communicate and connect with people better to help them communicate and connect with others better but it may seem odd to a 19 year old for someone my age to set goals. But I suppose now that I think about it, I’m setting more goals more often and more specifically than I ever have in my life. Their time frame is just different for me than it would be for someone who has decades and decades of life in front of them.

So, if you know another word for “goal” as I described in the above paragraph than I’d like to add a codicil that it not have time constraints. That seems limiting to me. Didn’t we humans create this whole time thing to make sense out of what we don’t understand anyway? But I digress.

What or where are you consciously heading in your life today?

Blog #22 Dance Like Your Feet Are On Fire!!

Posted on : 12-04-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized

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I love to dance and I have no desire to enter any competitions for dancing. I also accept the fact that my coordination is such that I will never be able to break dance with the best of them (or even the worst of them for that matter!), but my spirit does dance with all the hip hop dancers of the world.

And when I’m alone at home, I dance like my feet are on fire and embarrass the dogs. They reflect back to me what I must look like with eyes and muzzles that regard me with love and humor. Our black Lab, Reality, does this certain up and down movement with her eyebrows as if to say, “ahhhh mom! there she goes again!”

As far back as I can remember, I have always loved to find myself alone in a house with a good stereo system that I can crank up and dance to the music. Years later I learned how to “trance” dance, but I think I’ve been doing that naturally, I just didn’t have a name for it when I was a kid.

Yesterday while I was sweeping the floors, I turned on my satellite radio and surfed till I landed on a song that hit me just right and then began dancing in my socks all over our tile floors (when you really get going and can slide quite a distance..it does tend to make you feel like you have fancy feet!) I even worked up a sweat because my feet movedl like they were on fire. It feels good to let the beat take me over and express it through my limbs. After dancing like this I always feel like I’ve released blocked up energy to let it fly.

So, even if all you can move is one index finger up and down…find some music that will make it want to move and move it! Let the Prana of life take you over! Dance, like your feet are on fire!

Jai!

Blog #21 Be Who You Are Now!

Posted on : 11-04-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized

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Be

Who You Are

Now

There has never been another “you” like You and

There will never be another “you” like You so

Be

Who You Are

Now

The whole whirling dervish of eclectic mix of You

No matter if there is logic and intuition and creativity and skepticism all swirling around together

Be

Who You Are

Now

You are a key to unlocking the separateness that we feel being encased in these 80% bags of water that we call flesh

Someone out here right now can feel a peace in their hearts when they see and hear and recognize
you being you

The more you are You, the more you will BE here now

Trust that help is all around you now visible and invisible and that all you have to do is ask for help

You will be given ears to hear

Eyes to see

A heart that feels

A mind that knows

All are ready to be unlocked for you at this time just by

Being

Who You Are

Now

Blog #20 Never Ever Ever Give Up!

Posted on : 10-04-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized

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Never Ever.

Keep going.

Never Give Up!

Reportedly Winston Churchill’s most famous address was to walk up to the podium and say, “Never Give Up!” and then he walked back to his seat.

I’m going to say more partly because that is who I am and partly because I’ve committed to blogging 100 blogs in a 100 days and I have lots to say!

I got totally filled up this morning after a phone conversation with my dear friend Kat. She helped me so much by acknowledging that I am an extremely creative person who loves to create and who also wants to make money. Well, many times I get caught up in this trap of believing that every creative idea that I come up with (and I come up with a lot!) has to be harnessed and seen through to fruition. What that belief does is to put the kabash on my playing which is what I do when a new creative idea springs forth from me. I’m playing with God about what I see that is possible and I’m just having a blast.

The important strings of creative thought that I can see through to the end, I do catch and keep going. The energy continues to be there for me to keep going. Like my desire to write to inspire and speak to inspire and interview to inspire and to “play” with humanity on a large scale so that they too can access the divine jester and feel the joy that I do. We all can.

I’m really amazed that ideas about what to blog about are continuing to flow forth so that here I am blogging #20. I trust that 80 more ideas will show up for me day-by-day so that I’ll have a new blog tomorrow. Some will be hits and some will be misses but they all contribute to making up the ingredients for a big ole pot of soup that God is stirring for me. I’m just following his instructions for ingredients and adding what he asks. I don’t know what the soup is going to be in the end or where it is going to be served or to whom but I am trusting the mystery of it all while its still in process.

Play! Create! Do your thing and whatever you do, d o n ‘ t g i v e u p!!!!!!