TBD on Ning

              I am starting a new thread here mainly for purposes of my own catharsis. It is my intention, at least at this point, to make regular contributions. Of course, if anyone else has anything to add, they are more than welcome. If you have any input, please contribute.

              Over a year ago I decided to deal head-on with my self-diagnosed adult attention disorder, (ADD). The inability to stay focused was becoming too stressful. I found myself sitting around watching the clock tick, yet I couldn’t keep “on task” with any project I started. Nothing was getting done and just starting something was becoming depressing.

              The smart thing to do was probably to get professional help, so instead I decided to try to heal myself, at least as a first try. Cognitive therapy and pharmaceuticals (UGH) might be the approved way to go but I decided to try meditation first.

              18 months and countless self-help books later, I still can’t bring myself to a regular, formal meditation program. But, along the way, I discovered informal mindfulness. Yes, I know it is the “Fad” right now. It is hard to navigate modern social trends without “tripping over” somebody extolling the benefits of mindfulness.

              Let me add my voice to the chorus.

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"I hope I never get tired of the night sky, of thunderstorms, of watching cream make galaxies in my coffee. I hope I never grow to be someone who can no longer see the small beautifu things."
-- anon

"When the mind is full of memories and preoccupied by the future, it misses the freshness of the present moment. In this way, we fail to recognise the luminous simplicity of mind that is always present behind the veils of thought"

Matthieu Ricard

"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens." ~ Khalil Gibran

"We often read between the lines, creating meaning that isn't there, and assume the worst of what someone else says."  ~  Tiny Buddha

"Many people dislike washing dishes, but it’s something we must do. Instead of being upset over dirty dishes, can you be grateful that you have dishes to eat from?"
~ Alex Kakuyo

Love this one!

"Sometimes all you can do is accept there’s not much you can do. And sometimes all you can control is how well you let go of control." ~Lori Deschene

"Tip your server. Return your shopping cart. Pick up a piece of trash. Hold the door for the person behind you. Let someone into your lane. Small acts can have a ripple effect. That's how we change the world."  ~  Tiny Buddha 

For sure!

"The creative process is a process of surrender, not control." ~ Julia Cameron

And if you think you can live your entire life by a predetermined algorithm without ever needing to be creative, you are in for some disappointment.

"The little things are often the most meaningful, and the key to finding these opportunities is remembering to look for them."
~ Brad Aronson




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