CLIFF-NOTES noun: A summary of a much longer work designed to allow a student to quickly learn the key points of the her longer work. dictionary.com
I’m far too serious…the universe is meant to be played with.
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
I need to ask more questions about everyone in every situation, every time. Being human is damn challenging, occasionally there are some nice stretches of ease. Everyone’s hurting somehow and their behavior most likely has nothing to do with me. Boundaries are compassionate and necessary. Showing up, all used up doesn’t help anyone. I shouldn’t offer advice unless it’s being requested…and then I should double-check and see if it’s really being requested…and then check just one more time to be sure. When I think I deserve MORE of whatever (fill in the blank on any given day) first, I must assess all that I am truly grateful for in my life.
Dear 2020, I will try to use my 2019 Emotional Cliff Notes.
NOTE: Photo credit to Andrew Silva, tattoo courtesy of Adobe Photoshop. crone wisdom
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I’ve been watching this great series on
PBS— The Brain with David Eagleman. Our brains are quite capable of creating a parallel reality. There’s an interesting example of an incarcerated man and how he was able to get through the darkness and loneliness of solitary confinement by creating another world. Sometimes we just see what we want to see.
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