Ten things I learned this week: November 22, 2009

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Third week running. But is it a habit yet—there’s the question!

Here are the ten things, in no particular order:

  • using my heart as a barometer and mediator of a tense situation is a much better thing
  • having tea and a long chat, with blankets over our legs, and Geronimo in the middle, is just such a luxury-that-needs-to-become-a-commodity
  • my feelings are not nearly so easily hurt as they used to be
  • I won’t be able to do everything I want to do in this lifetime. Something will need to be re-negotiated.
  • even Geronimo doesn’t want to go out in the middle of the night when it’s sleeting. He likes snow but not rain. I guess that proves once and for all that he’s not a Labrador.

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  • forgetting to bring home the tamales that are in the freezer at work is just so different than forgetting to bring home the bacon
  • seeing light in my friend’s eyes, that have been like a still, frozen pond for a long time, was like sipping light and feeling it as warm as a toddy after a long day of snowshoeing
  • setting aside an Art Night (where roommate and I do art together) every other week is a dang good idea and the beginning of a fine custom
  • ‘I’m never upset for the reasons I think’ (A Course in Miracles) is a powerful mantra for me, although it is a pretty sacred rabbit hole. You know?
  • ‘Beware the temptation to feel yourself unjustly accused’ (A Course in Miracles) is the other powerful mantra that is teaching me so much these past 15 years.

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