possibilities

Unlearning

Being true to yourself

may be

a different experience

to many.

I am inspired occasionally

to just put away

rules, habit, many things

that rule my life,

to supposedly make it easier

to run.  And they do.  I don’t

want to learn how to drive a

car or ride a bicycle all over again

each trip out.  I already know.

But when creativity enters

into the equation, all that goes

out the window.  Or most of

it.  How can I differently do it?

hmm.

We all have energy, time challenges

even constrictions.  So within

those, now how can I make it

different and interesting &

fun?

I need to be first to do something

I think, not second.  I need

to stand on my own two feet.

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Bumble bee feeding on thistle flower. Hall’s Canyon National Recreational Area, Oregon

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A seed

So much promise

in a seed

so small

yet just wait

until it grows

up

nothing’s stopping

it

it’s packed &

ready to go

on a journey

it’s destined

to become.

 

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Can or Can’t

A body and a spirit

People say we have both

Seeable and unseeable mostly

Believe you can

and you have a better chance

than not believing you can.

Better to be honest

and feel it

Faking it

until you make it

may work in a pinch

(seems we’re always “in a pinch”)

But real confidence

will carry you through

even if you don’t know

what you’re doing…yet

you ‘feel’ you can

handle whatever comes

up.

The Fire Wave at first light. Valley of fire State Park, Nevada

The Fire Wave at first light. Valley of fire State Park, Nevada

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Breathing

The key to life!

Really!  How often do you

take a really deep breath?

and then again repeating

20-30-40 times?

Then hold it s long as you can.

Your brain is supercharged

with oxygen at this point

and you become to believe you

possess superpowers if only

at least in your mind until

they can begin to manifest

in your body!

Hmm.  Something to give

some practice to, time to,

I think.

What a delicious discovery

for a few minutes of

effort every so often or

as a real discipline–

for longer…?

Lavendar and gift shop. Purple Haze Lavender Farm. Washington

Lavendar and gift shop. Purple Haze Lavender Farm. Washington

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Dare to Risk

I want to take some risks.

I guess the only way to

do it is to “blunder in”

(I fear) and see what

develops.

I do have some senses

about me.

As much as I can fight

through the fear

and feel the anxiety

is as much as I’ll

go forward toward

my goals.

I feel ‘bad’ about not

trying.

If I asked for help

or just took the

risk I wanted to

take, all my fears,

all my imaginings

would just evaporate.

I know this would

happen, I so blow

things out of proportion.

 

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The Hare and the Turtle

“No, you can’t go, you need to rest.

You’ll over do it.  Already it’s a painful

adjustment to increase your exercise

to an aerobic 45 min. session everyday.”

Yes, it isn’t easy to start when you’re

not used to something.  But I took

it one day at a time to see how

far I could go without injury,

crashing, etc.

So far, so good.  My tendency to

“push” and criticize to look for

“perfection” had to be let go.

Slow worked better than I thought.

Lighter weights were a good workout,

anyway.  I can always move up.

I tend to injure going too fast

or pushing too hard.

So, all the voices in my head

are being stood up to for the

vaporous, substance-less, negative

imaginings they are.

I feel better about myself running.

Going slowly until my

conditioning improves makes it

possible.  Thank God!

 

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Essentially Us

Within the walls of oblivion

lies freedom

darkness

but forever potential

to reach out to explore

to find out what is

there.

Not discernible always

but felt, caressed

atomized to its least

common denominator

we recognize it as ourselves,

thinking we had left home

only to find we are there

when we are here.

So familiar yet foreignly

strange and unexplained

a new reality fits comfort-

ably as a glove made for

our hand, sized to fit all.

In order to experience life

we’ve got to wander thusly

finding ourselves at every

turn on every corner

bumming for a cigarette

although we’ve never

smoked and probably never

will.

Oblivion holds all this and

more.

Our skin is no barrier.

Living outside of it is our

privilege and joy.

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A New Path

You find a new path

you keep following it

until it leads you

out of the woods.

Side excursions are

adventurous risks

you take off the beaten

path.  Experiments

with promise worth

the veer–or not.

Errors take a toll

but ruts take a

bigger one disguised

as ease and pretended

progress.

Be honest.  Let go of

unworthy ventures.

Ride the dips but

when the peaks are

lost, it may be

time to find yet

a new path.

Keep open to

exploring.

No one learned

anything without it.

Sun through snow covered tree at Anthony Lakes in winter

Sun through snow covered tree at Anthony Lakes in winter

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Experiment

I’m so willing to try

what works.

Openness of mind requires

courage, although it may

not seem so.

Everyone is genetically different

even though you may find

yourself in a particular “group”.

So, what works for one

does not necessarily work for

all, even though we are all

humans.

So being open to experiment

–yourself being the “lab rat”,

requires letting go of

OK, for wow!

Anyway, on-going conditions

let the chips fall as

they change where they may.

So, one day at a time,

though trite,

may be the sanest and

best way to get through

a tailored existence–

fitting you to a T

at least temporarily.

Sailboat off St. John, Virgin Islands and sunset.

Sailboat off St. John, Virgin Islands and sunset.

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A New Road

The road less traveled

for each of us

is a “new” or almost

new road we haven’t

taken or tried (or even

knew about) before.

Like the plank walk of faith,

this road will only remain

stable

until the end, I guess,

and then we jump…

and hope for the best

in shark-infested waters.

Our old roads are old.

They worked until they

didn’t

so we went looking

until a ‘secret’ (to us

anyway) passageway

opened up and a

new adventure beckoned

luring us on to

new experiences, hopefully,

since the old path has

somewhat petered out

or at least our understanding

of how to follow it.

Bougainvillea flowers and waterfall at garden in Kauai, Hawaii

Bougainvillea flowers and waterfall at garden in Kauai, Hawaii

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