Thursday, November 22, 2012
What would be the alternative? To stay in that place of alienation? To not make effort to mend hurt, to smooth out misunderstanding. You should try, though you do not control the result. This is better than the alternative - to let friendship stay broken because of pride.
Never let someone out of your heart.
I am thankful that I am here in Cambodia, fulfilling a long time dream of mine.
I am thankful for the quiet time to reflect the past few days.
I am thankful for a heart that remains open in spite of pain. I am thankful for love.
I am have been so blessed my whole life. It took me so long to learn that.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Image of Bayon, taken by me on 19 November 2012. The sky was *that* blue.
Friday, November 16, 2012
As part of my effort to work out more and to reduce my carbon footprint, I have purchased a bike and will start cycling to work. The fact that my chosen bike is cute and a bright egg yolk yellow, and my helmet is cute and a fun grey and yellow helps.
Now, to install the bell and the safety lights.
I am making positive changes in my life bit by bit.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
- Man's Search for Meaning • Viktor Frankl
- The Five Things We Cannot Change: And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them • David Richo
- Slaughterhouse-Five • Kurt Vonnegut
- Up at the Villa • W. Somerset Maugham
- Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? • Jeanette Winterson
- Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change • Pema Chodron
- Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself • Rich Roll
- Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners 101 Inspirational Stories of Energy, Endurance, and Endorphins • Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark & Dean Karnazes
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead • Brene Brown
- The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate • Gary Chapman
- Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness • Scott Jurek with Steve Friedman
- Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living • Allan Lokos
- Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail • Cheryl Strayed
- Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama • Alison Bechdel
- Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears • Pema Chodron
- Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow • Elizabeth Lesser
- Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit • Ana T. Forrest
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change • Charles Duhigg
Thursday, November 01, 2012
But what does that word "surrender" mean? As I let myself float that morning, my body fully supported by the warm ebb and flow of the sea, the words of writer Daphne Rose Kingma came to mind: "Surrender is a beautiful movement in which you gracefully, willingly, languidly fall, only to find midway that you have been gathered into some unimaginable embrace. Surrender is letting go, whether or not you believe the embrace will occur. It's trust to the hundredth power--not sticking to your idea of the outcome, but letting go in the faith that even the absence of an outcome will be the perfect solution."
- Finding Ultra, Rich Roll