Happy Birthday

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Happy Birthday

 I miss you so much, I can’t stand it
Seems like my heart is breaking in two
The head says, no, but my soul demands it
Everything I do reminds me of you

I miss you so much in this house full of shadows
While the rain keeps pouring down my window too
When will the pain recede to the darkness
From whence it has come and I’m feeling so blue

Ain’t goin’ down, no more to the well
Sometimes it feels like I’m going to hell
Sometimes, I’m knocking on your front door
But I don’t have nothing to sell no more

Seems like the spirit is pushing me onwards
I’m able to see, where I tripped and went wrong
I’ll just have to guess where my soul will find comfort
And I miss you so much when I’m singing my song

Ain’t goin’ down, no more to the well
But sometimes it seems I’m going to hell
You’ll find me knocking on your front door
Well I don’t have nothing to sell no more

Seems like my spirit, is pushing me onwards
‘Til I’m able to see where, I tripped when I went wrong
I’ll just have to guess where my soul will get comfort
I miss you so much when I’m singing my song

I miss you so much, I can’t stand it
Seems like my heart is breaking in two
The head says, go, but my soul demands it
And everything I do reminds me of you
Everything I do reminds me of you
Everything I do reminds me of you

Van Morrison

Change

changeYou see I know change
I see change
I embody change
All we do is change
Yea, I know change
We’re born to change
We sometimes regard it as a metaphor
That reflects the way things ought to be
In fact, change takes time
It exceeds all expectations
It requires both now and then
See, although the players change,
The song remains the same
And the truth is,
You gotta have the balls to change

Weekly Quote

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Oh, the heart has no bones you say so it won’t break.

But the purpose of loving is the pounding it takes.

Weekly Quote

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Lewis and Clark were lost most of the time. If your idea of exploration is to always know where you are and to be inside your zone of competence, you don’t do wild new shit.

You have to be confused, upset, think you’re stupid.  If you’re not willing to do that, you can’t go outside the box – Nathan Myhrvold

 

Weekly Quote(s)

Buddha catDefinition of Mindfulness:

Paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally – Jon Kabat-Zinn

True Mindfulness:

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each – Henry David Thoreau

 

Weekly Quote

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“There’s a huge amount of suffering that is generated not by the actual challenges of life but by the fictitious problems that the mind generates.”
~Eckhart Tolle

Love 2.0

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How to Install Love 2.0

 

 

Tech Support:  Yes Ma’am how can I help you?

Customer: Well after much consideration I’ve decided to install Love 2.0, Can you guide me through the process

Tech Support:  Yes I can help you, are you ready to proceed?

Customer: Well I’m not very technical but I think I’m ready, what do I do first?

Tech Support: The first step is to open your heart, have you located your heart Ma’am?

Customer:  Yes but there are several other programs running now.  Is it ok to install Love 2.0 while they are running?

Tech Support:  What programs are running Ma’am?

Customer: Lets see, I have past hurt, low self esteem, grudge and resentment running right now.

Tech Support: No problem love will gradually erase past hurt from your current operating system.  It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer disrupt other programs.  Love will eventually override low self esteem with a module of its own called high self esteem.  However you have to completely turn off grudge and resentment those programs prevent love from being properly installed.  Can you turn those off Ma’am?

Customer:  I don’t know how to turn them off, can you tell me?

Tech Support: With pleasure.  Go to you start menu and invoke the program called forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until grudge and resentment have been completely erased.

Customer:  Ok done, Oh oh love has started to download and install itself, is that normal?

Tech Support:  Yes, but remember that you only have the base program, you need to begin connecting to other hearts in order to get the upgrades.

Customer:  Oops I have an error message already.  It says “Error program not run on external components”.  What should I do?

Tech Support:  Don’t worry Ma’am It means that the love program is set up to run on external hearts, but has not yet been run on your heart.  In non technical terms it means that you have to love yourself before you can love others.

Customer:  What should I do?

Tech Support: Can you pull down self acceptance? Then click on the following, forgive self, realize your worth and acknowledge your limitations.

Customer:  Ok, done

Tech Support:  Now copy them to the “My Heart” directory. This system will override any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming.  Also you need to delete verbose self criticism from all directories and empty your recycle bin to make sure its completely gone and never comes back.

Customer:  Got it.  Hey “My heart” is filling up with new files, smile is playing on my monitor and peace and contentment are copying themselves all over my heart.  Is that normal?

Tech Support: Sometimes, for others it takes awhile but eventually everything gets downloaded at the proper time.  So love is installed and running.  One more thing before we hang up.  Love is freeware, be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone that you meet.  They will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.

Customer:  I promise to do just that. Thank you

Bye Buy Stuff

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Here is another monologue discussing how much stuff we buy, unnecessarily.

Remember It’s Only Stuff

Don’t get caught in this vicious cycle of consumerism.  I’m sure you already have enough stuff. Break the cycle.