When I had to start making fashion decision for work, I simply put all my suits, shirts and ties in a steady rotation. In the morning I just grabbed the next item in the closet. In the ’90s, when I left the corporate world, I simplified even further and switched to a black jeans and […]
Archive for the 'Zen' Category
Make no decisions that cause you to lose sleep. First of all, sleep is simply too precious. You need energy for everything you do when it comes to campaigning, and you have no spare sleep. Right now, I have less than 12 weeks left before my primary, and then it’s basically over — there is […]
Rule No. 2: Rule No. 2 – Don’t Eat Anything Your Great Grandmother Wouldn’t Recognize as Food. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.
Rule No. 1: Eat Food. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.
A Decalogue of Canons for observation in practical life. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do to-day. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. Never spend your money before you have it. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you. Pride costs […]
What would you do right now if you learned that you were going to die in ten minutes? Would you race upstairs and light that Marlboro you’ve been hiding in your sock drawer since the Ford administration? Would you waltz into your boss’s office and present him with a detailed description of his personal defects? […]
I have discovered that Brain Pickings is the worst rabbit hole I have ever found on the intertubes, far worse than YouTube or Facebook or Twitter, and for that reason wonderful.
If your mental to-do list grows beyond that, it will get stuck in an endless circular loop of mulling, “much like a running toilet”, as Brigid Schulte – author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time – put it. “The mulling is what social scientists say creates ‘contaminated time’,” she […]
Kurt Vonnegut said: In our personal lives, our inner lives, at least, we can learn to live without the sick excitement, without the kick of having scores to settle with this particular person, or that bunch of people, or that particular institution or race or nation. And we can then reasonably ask forgiveness for our […]
This post is pinned to the top as a greeting to those who might have missed me while I went thinking. You’ll find new posts every hour, on the hour, this morning. Enjoy. My typing stand built with the help of Buster (lower right) and Max (roll over). While the feckin’ snow kept me from […]
For the next 10 days, Friday, 21 March through Monday, 31 March, I am on Spring Break and will be taking an Electronic Fast. I’ll be reachable by phone and I’ll check emails once a day for emergencies, but don’t expect any new posts here until April. Enjoy.
The third aspect of Right Diligence is to invite the beneficial seeds to come up. p. 93 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.
Do something to help it go back—not suppressing it, but helping it to go back. One way is to invite a beneficial seed to come up and replace it. p. 93 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.