Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Meditation Monday: Overcoming


With gentleness overcome anger.
With generosity overcome meanness,
With truth overcome deceit.
~The Dhammapada of Gautama the Buddha. CA. 500BC~


Anger contains energy.  You cannot simply throw it away.  It is your energy.  Throwing it away will make you weak.  Energies are not to be thrown away, but to be transformed.  Let your anger be transformed into gentleness.  It is an alchemical process -- it is not morality, it is alchemy.  It is the science of the soul.  Through meditation, anger slowly disappears, and its energy becomes available and becomes gentleness.

You will be surprised to know that if you suffer from great anger you have great potentiial for gentleness.  Anger simply shows that you have great energy.  A man without anger is impotent, he has no energy.  A man who cannot be angry cannot be gentl either.  Don't repress meanness, don't destroy meanness, but with generosity transform it into a generous consciousness, into sharing.

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Dr. is in?

Hi there!!  Did you miss me?  I missed me...lol.  Let's see...what's been going on since I posted last (and no, I'm not talking about that post on Monday).  October was ended with me dealing with a random stomach virus and then a cold...literally one right after the other.  The last two weeks of Oct. sucked for me.  Although I did have a pretty awesome Halloween with my kidlet and the godson.  Got some wicked trick or treating done and had a great time with some awesome friends. 

November....November is NaNoWriMo and I spent most of my time with characters running around in my brain trying to tell me what to do.  And while I didn't "win" this year by finishing with 50k words, I wrote.  And that, my lovelies, is what's important to me.  I used to write all the damn time...and then my grandfather passed away and I lost the heart for it.  I'm writing again now though and that's what's important.  My story is far from finished....gives me something to work on when I'm bored or the characters bang on my brain and say "Hey, you, human....write this for us!!"  And yes, they totally do that.

So what brings me here today?  Besides the fact that I really miss my blog and my bloggy world friends?


It seems, as of late, that I may have to start charging for my services.  *giggle* Ok...that just sounded dirty. ;)

But seriously....I have a lot of friends that use me as a sounding board and as a free counseling service.  Not that I mind...most of the time, because I don't.  Granted...there was this one girl who used to take liberties with my shoulder and ear....I put a stop to that real damn quick.  She now only calls me when she absolutely has to.  Of course, our friendship had a lot more ups and downs so now we're more acquantinces than anything else.  Which is fine with me.

I love my friends and honestly don't mind them coming to me with their issues, problems, concerns, rants, what-have-you.  What I do have a problem with is someone coming to me, using me as said sounding board, apologizing for "dragging me into" something **Newsflash folks...I don't consider it being dragged into anything...you are venting your emotions to someone willing to listen.  That's all**, insulting me, and then hanging up on me while on the phone.  This happened twice...not once, but twice.  Yeah...this witch was pissed fer sure.

Note to all people everywhere....I don't give a damn if your drunk, stoned, sober, heartbroken, feel at your wit's end, pick a euphamism.  When you call someone to vent, to unload, and to free your spirit from the heavy feelings that you are holding onto; do yourselves a favor.  Don't ever, ever hang up on them.  And for the love of all that's sacred...don't ever insult someone.  Watch your words, focus on you instead of attempting to put your negative emotions onto someone else by bringing up their shortcomings (or what you think are their shortcomings).  And if you absolutely insist on being a douche negative person then make sure you have all the facts before attempting to call someone out.  Damage control in situations like this can be long and drawn out.  With one person feeling bad for spewing their douchery negative conotations onto someone else and the other person feeling righteously pissed angry for being made to feel "insufficient".  Yes, that word was actually used in direct relation to me.  Trust me folks...it ain't pretty at all.  

So yeah...other than that life has been frackin awesome!!  We're just tootin along over here on my crazy train called Life.  Livin it up when we can and just chillin when we don't want to be awesome.  The holidays are right around the corner....oh no, I'm sorry, that season is already here isn't it?  Damnit...I knew I forgot something.  *sigh*  Oh well.....we'll figure it out eventually.  I suppose I should go get a tree and pull out the deco stuff sometime soon.  I wanna tree so bad it hurts!  Hopefully, I'll have the money this weekend to go buy one.

Kisses and Tea Cozies folks...I'm going back to bed for a bit.