Tag: Life

1. Be impeccable with your words 2. Don’t take anything personally 3. Never assume anything 4. Always do your best The Four Agreements: Four “simple” agreements, easy to read, easy to understand, perhaps, but they take a while to implement, possibly years. If you can implement them, and step outside of the judgement zone … Be impeccable with your words: What does it mean to be impeccable with your words? It means without sin, as stated in his book –…

Some years ago, I signed up with a credit monitoring service named Identity Guard. About a month ago, I was looking at my monthly bills, etc, and thought: Hmmmm. I’ve had this account for 4 or 5 years, or whatever, and I’m paying $15 per month and nothing has ever happened. I wonder if I still need it. Well, as an answer to my wonderings, some days later I got a notification that there was a new credit inquiry on…

As I get older, read more, understand more, I keep coming around to this word, gratitude. During a recent conversation with my Spanish teacher, Vidal, I was sharing pictures of Central Park with him. He enjoyed the scenes and said, wistfully, that he wished that there was something near him where he could go, lie in the park, take his shoes off and sleep, like the man pictured here. There, in Guatemala, it’s just not safe. As a minimum, he…

As I was walking the other morning, I noticed some erratic movement in my peripheral vision. I looked up to see a moth caught in a single, yet strong, spider web. It was one of those webs that I would like to see being made. It was a single strand starting at the top of the light pole and running diagonally down to some bushes … a nice and taught zip-line. How they manage that, I don’t know. The moth…

The more that I read, the more that I learn, the more that I find out that I don’t know. What follows is my perspective, my view of life at the tender age of 53. Many years ago when I read The Power of Now, it was an interesting, abstract book. Honestly, I didn’t get it, fully. Later, I read Byron Katie’s, The Work, along with many other books including a number of Tao Te Ching / Buddhist type books…

The job will not save you, Jimmy. It won’t make you whole. It won’t fill yo ass up. It all ends. You need something outside of this, a LIFE. You know what that is? – It’s the shit that happens while you’re waiting for moments that never come. From: The Wire: Lester and McNulty talk about life Our Declaration of Independence states that one of our unalienable rights is the pursuit of happiness. It’s interesting, the choice of words, especially…

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