REFLECTIONS ON A LIFE

I spent close to now 3 years with a different paradigm, and a conscious movement 2 become a mindful person.  I’ve tried to be good to people and conscientious to their needs. I’m not sure I’ve been afforded the reward that I expected. I guess I can keep trying. I keep coming across pissed off people that want to be pissed off maybe not at me but just because of me because it’s something easy. This is not a game I will continue to play.  Here are some cat pics and stuff ///

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BAD WEATHER

All the buttons stopped working on my weather thingy making it pretty useless, then wouldn’t turn on.  Took it apart and hotwired it for usb power & got the buttons out.  It ain’t pretty but works now///

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REST IS MORE

I cannot find it but it was a book called “the book on rest” from the 50’s or so that an old housemate Tim had.

Over time I’ve realized the value of stopping time and closing your eyes & just thinking about the swirling ideas or how to attack a new project or ob·sta·cle, resting, guess also called meditation.  These can be work or technological, also mechanical like when i was in 3lane traffic in Ohio with no shoulder and a broken rim and tire.  It took about 30 min of sitting on the skinny shoulder to think with my eyes closed of how to accomplish fixing my trailer.  Then got out with a plan & got all my crap out and did it. Fixing things is easy but wish I had a navigator.  I rest more but can think much clearer///  More work in the morning so i think I’ll rest///

The closest thing i can find at 1:30am is a new book on rest on amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Rest-More-Done-When-Work/dp/0465074871/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1513403824&sr=1-1&keywords=the+book+of+rest

synopsis:
Overwork is the new normal. Rest is something to do when the important things are done-but they are never done. Looking at different forms of rest, from sleep to vacation, Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang dispels the myth that the harder we work the better the outcome. He combines rigorous scientific research with a rich array of examples of writers, painters, and thinkers—from Darwin to Stephen King—to challenge our tendency to see work and relaxation as antithetical. “Deliberate rest,” as Pang calls it, is the true key to productivity, and will give us more energy, sharper ideas, and a better life. Rest offers a roadmap to rediscovering the importance of rest in our lives, and a convincing argument that we need to relax more if we actually want to get more done.

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LESS IS MORE or SO I’VE BEEN TOLD

I’ve been told this, & been living it for almost 3 years.  Those silly tiny house folks have nothing on me.  Less is selling your house & decluttering your life.  Not about a trend jump.  Less is getting along with what you have left & being grateful for it.  More is seeing our country 3 times over now while grilling under the stars.  More is watching the cats play & hooking up with old colleagues & friends on the way.  More is getting your hands into some soil to make more.  Going out to make more this morning/// Go make some more for yourself///

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TIKI TERROR

You don’t see it here but my new kitteh TiKi-TiKa has had some issues evidently. She’s started enjoying bongo and snuggling up, but there is sheer Terror in her eyes & claws are out when I try to pick her up still.  Have to get her road ready & calmed down///

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