The canister quote for the day:
"Value is not intrinsic; it is not in things. It is within us; it is the way in which a man reacts to the conditions of his environment." Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973 Austrian Economist)
I'm a bit tossed around today. I have time and no energy. I have things to do but lack a bit of inspiration today. I signed up for a Mike Dooley 30 day project. Yesterday was day 1: Get Clear About Your Priorities - 5 minutes. TODAY write down at least 5 general areas of your life that you want to create change in and develop over the next year.
Everything I've been reading and listening to lately is pointing toward listening to my heart. Other than writing I'm not sure how to do that. Being alone and quiet.
What I've noticed about food... I seem to consistently overeat lately. To the point where I'm uncomfortable. That's just stupid. I'm just observing the feeling of scarcity... the feeling of "cannot waste that" Until I understand these feelings I'm not going to eat gracefully.
I read a book a long time ago... called "Diets Don't Work". The entire strategy laid out can be summarized in two sentences: Only eat when you're hungry. Stop eating when you are full. I could add to that only by saying eat only really tasty yummy stuff... If it doesn't taste really good, don't bother. That may require more thought than I want to suspend? I have to think about what something really good is and then how to make or get it. Until I figure out a bit more about my weird obsession with food and scarcity and waste that may be too distracting? I would have even more attachment to the food if I also deemed it especially tasty. That might, also, on the other hand help to accentuate the issues and make it easier to spot and identify. (I love how I think!?) So... I can and will continue monitoring my caloric intake and observing a fast and feast approach. I will also seriously be aware of the borders of hunger and satiation. Finally I will observe the inclination to create or eat more than needed. Is it habitual, obsession, addiction, a combination or none of that at all?
Less funk more experiments!
Laurie Anne McCauley
Did that make you feel better?
I decided back in November 2015 to make my poetry available and journal online. I'm not exactly sure what "blogging" means but I am quite sure this is an online journal. Feel free to read on with an aire of open minded curiosity. At no time do I intend to offend, judge or pretend to know anything really, I'm just an observer and explorer, as we all are. Feel free to "boldly go" through my observations and perhaps it will spark or inspire. Comments are off because I don't want to be worried about political correctness when I'm writing. I'm not thinking about "you." I'm just writing because it feels "right". Feel free to enjoy or surf on.
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