Friday, April 29, 2005

Patience is a Virtue? Right!

Ugh! I just received an email with the following quote from Louise Hay of Hay House Publishing.

"When I'm impatient, I know it's because I don't want to take the time to learn the lesson at hand. I want it done now. Has this feeling ever happened to you? I once heard, "Instant gratification is not soon enough." There's always something to learn, something to know. Patience is being at peace with the process of life, knowing that everything happens in the perfect time/space sequence. If I'm not having completion now, then there's something more for me to know. Being impatient doesn't speed up the process; it only wastes time.

So breathe, go within, and ask, "What is it I need to know?" Then patiently wait to receive the help that is all around you. "All is well. I have everything I need now."

Now at times I can be a very patient person. Really! In fact at times people want you to be faster than you are willing to progress. Lately, I am noticing all the college students speeding on the highway going home for breaks & thinking "God was I really like that at one time?" Funny thing is I don't feel like I need to get where I am going so quickly anymore! Getting a bit more sleep after the alarm has gone off...tons of patience in getting in the shower! HA! :-) Lying on a warm beach listening to ocean waves...try to get me up to do something! Giving a massage? Waiting for problem as long as I get it! :-) 

Then again I have many more moments of thinking Patience is a bunch of Crock! :-) A lesson I have to learn? God should just email it to me! "You don't go to bed now you'll have a headache tomorrow!" Ok God! I'm in bed! See how easy that would work! Why do I have to suffer with a headache for 4 hours to learn...and I might not even know it is from skimping on sleep...maybe I think it is someone who is annoying me! Ha! Seems like everyone has a different Patience Barometer! Some have to wait longer than others! What is the deal with that! What is the appropriate time to wait for any given situation? Tell me wait an hour, I might argue "why" but at least I know when the lesson is arriving!

One of my favorite friends in the world is from India.  He is  a retired professor & would have us all breathing & doing meditation all the time. He'd tell everyone to breathe 10 slow deep breaths & then quickly tell me "You take 20!" Ha! Maybe that is why God has to be so drastic with me to get me to "sit still"? But there is too much fun in life to sit still! I can sit still later in life when my body won't go fast anymore...of course maybe I'm wearing it out sooner? Hmmm? Then again, "Use it or lose it" right!  ;-) My minds the same way! Ever notice how fast Robin Williams mind goes! Dang! I'm nowhere near him! Life is just full of too much fun to be so patient! :-) Then again, maybe I just need 20 deep breaths right now?!  Lets just hope God is patient enough with me! :-)

I Use To Believe

I found a wonderful website called "I Use To Believe" !! It contains all the skewed beliefs we had as children when we were younger & children have today! Check it out to have a wonderful laugh & really appreciate children more!

I remember when my oldest of my two brothers was little. He believed his fish in his bedroom were thirsty one day so he poured his class of milk in the tank. When my parents came in they were perplexed why the tank was all white until he proudly told them he gave his fish a glass of milk because they were thirsty! :-) Don't you just love children! :-) 

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Why is it "Intimidation"?

In the May/June edition of Breathe Magazine Susan Sarandon is the cover story. Her interview is quite interesting!

They asked her if she worries about the consquences of being so outspoken in an industry that still often prefers women to look good and remain quiet?

Personally, I don't think it is just that industry!

She says "you have to be able to say "I did my best" and that being silent is being complicit!"

When asked if people are intimidated by the idea of being politically active she stated that Eve was the first women to think of herself and had the worst reputation of all. She stated "...from the beginning of time we've been fed this notion that if you have knowledge, and you speak out, you'll be ostracized. So it's a very hard thing to take on." She later states her motivation comes from knowing she is not necessarily in the  minority & that when she speaks up it empowers others.

I think this is why I love women like Katherine Hepburn, Maureen O'Hara, Sophia Lauren & Ann-Margaret. They are not afraid to speak their mind & yet still can be feminine. Interesting how they are all red-heads! Ha!

Amazing how SOME men can be viewed as "Confident" and a "Leader" but SOME view women who have the same skills as a "Bitch" or "Aggressive" and less of a women! Of course there are plenty who might qualify though...that goes for the men as well! :-)

Thursday, April 14, 2005

People Who Inspire Me!

I'm "loopy" because I'm still on meds for my pain. I am looking at a birthday present I received from my cousin who is in her Jr.  year of college. She made me gifts that touched my heart & made me feel soooo LOVED! The one I am looking at is a silver frame which holds drawings of hearts & stars & words of inspiration! I would like to share with you my cousin's inspiring thoughts to me, in hopes they may inspire others who read this journal.....

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet,
enough sorrow to make you human,
enough trials to make you strong,
enough hope to make you happy... (around the border!)

Some peopole walk in the rain, others just get wet...

It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream

You only live once, but if you live it right, once is enough

Some days your the windshield, some days you're the bug

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bar feet
and the winds long to play with your hair

We can not direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails

Life is truly a ride. We're all strapped in, and no one can stop it
as you make your way from youth to adulthood to maturity.
Sometimes you put your arms up and scream;
sometimes you just hang onto the bar in front of you
but the ride is the thing.
I think the most you can hope for at the end of life
is that your hair is messed up, you're out of breath, and you didn't throw up.

If everything had a point...the world would be too sharp...

Dreams permit each and every one of us to be
quietly and safely insane every night of our lives

I don't believe that life is suppose to make you feel good
or to make you feel miserable either.
Life is just supposed to make you feel.

I think laughter may be a form of courage.
As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh,
and I think we are never morebrave than when we do that

Sorry I don't have any credits for each of these, but perhaps some of you will know. You can add some of your favorites also! :-)

These are so wonderful & help so very much!

I also watched "House" on Fox for the first time Tuesday night! I loved it. It was the Episode with the Senator dying. I found it very inspiring also! Dr. House is described by the producers as having a horrible bedside manner, using unconventional thinking and even borderline antisocial but is well respected for his ability to solve cases other cannot. The first message I liked was when the Senator said he was going to run for President. Dr. House tells the Senator, why run you won't win. The Senator says, "Oh I see, you only run because you expect to win all the time". JUST AWESOME!!! YES! You make a difference just by running!

In the middle of the show another doctor tells Dr. House "Thank You" and he is not very accepting. She says, "Why do people pray to God or thank him? Not because they feel they have to but because it makes them feel good to do so." Dr. House replies "most people pray to God because they feel they will be crushed like bugs by him." This was quite interesting to think about!

Then later this same colleague tells Dr. House she thought he was rough with others because it made them better/stronger. She says now I is because YOU ARE RIGHT! Loved that one! Interesting on if you are right the politics you still have to play. Be nice & humble or others do not value your findings or results as much. Not saying one should not strive to be nice but we all have our own perspective on how others should behave. It always amazes me what others get away with saying that I could not. Some have told me it is because I am too nice & then when I'm not it is perceived so much worse than others. Interesting!