"You are whole and complete souls delighting in the creation of multiple incarnations in which you expand awareness, gain wisdom through lived experiences, and celebrate life.
Whether your lives are happy or full of sorrow,
you believe the stories you tell yourself and others,
because it makes the games you play together more enjoyable."
This blog contains some of the stories I tell myself. I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for leaving comments or suggestions of topics you'd like to hear about.
This music video reminds me of stage and screen musicals from the 1930s that incorporated Busby Berkeley's amazing choreography and innovative cinematography. Designed to provide relief from the stresses of The Great Depression, movie musicals brought imaginative possibilities to public view. I feel that the American rock band, OK Go, does the same thing by offering a variety of magical music videos for our viewing pleasure. The changing patterns remind us that everything is changing... and fast!
I'm inspired by this couple who are living big in their tiny home in Portland, Oregon. The interior design is based on the Scandinavian concept of hygge (pronounced hue-guh) that refers to finding comfort, pleasure, and warmth in simple, soothing things: a cozy atmosphere, friendship, contentment, and well-being found through cherishing the little things. While my husband and I still have way too many things, we have dedicated this time of periodic self-quarantine to sorting through long-stored boxes. We are finding out that things we thought we couldn't do without were actually creating an unnecessary burden. It feels good to find new homes for still-serviceable items and even better to let go of what can't be repaired. The phrase, "I'll get to that someday," is passing out of our vocabulary. As AMAG says, "There's no such thing as 'someday.' Ask yourself what you can do to increase your comfort today, then do it."
Whenever I hear this music, I can't hold still. My feet start tapping to the beat and next thing I know, I'm up and my whole body is moving. Or at least, the parts of my body that are flexible. Watching these people celebrate life in joyful movement is inspiring and increases my sense of optimism for the future.