“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: – When did you stop dancing? – When did you stop singing? – When did you stop being enchanted by stories? – When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?” ~ Gabrielle Roth — Thanks for the quote Facebook user Brandon Waloff
This was posted on my Facebook wall and I just loved it so I thought I would share it here with you. I am not sure if the quote is accurate but I like what it is saying. It is a good way to lead off for today’s Thursday’s Thoughts.
The Niners won their playoff game Sunday so they are off to face Atlanta in the NFC Championship Game for the right to move on to the Superbowl! It was such an exciting game and Kapernick was terrific in the game. He silenced a lot of critics with his performance. I think our chances are really good to beat Atlanta and head to the Superbowl for a shot at our 6th Ring. So exciting!
I was out back during my lunch time the other day at work and a breeze came floating by. Over in the corner near the building there was some trash on the ground, little things like bits of paper towel, paper plates etc. The truth is I am not sure what the trash was just that it was there.
Well the breeze came in and over in that corner it must have been swirling around because the trash started to play. It was the weirdest thing. It looked like the trash was playing chase with each other. 4 or 5 bits of trash all of a sudden started running around in a circle. It reminded me of children playing and I laughed out loud. The played for about a minute and then fell over and I pictured them falling to the ground laughing with joy. I could almost hear the laughing. What a moment.
I’m not sure I would have noticed that before or saw the beauty and playfulness of it all. I am glad my heart has shifted focus allowing my eyes to see the simple, peaceful beauty of trash at play.
I keep getting these emails in my junk folder telling me I won 10 Million in some Lottery, or that I inherited 10 Million from some person I don’t know, you know what I am talking about. They come in between all the Canadian Pharmacy emails. Well it got me thinking that the reason these are being sent out is because every once in a while someone falls for it and ends up being scammed.
It just got me thinking about the type of person who would pray on people like that. I am not judging, just trying to understand. I am sure there is also a reason that the people who fall for such scams, actually fall for such scams. I am not sure how to wrap my heart around the answers. I guess I am just thinking and wondering, knowing full well that I will most likely never understand either party to such scams. So now I just put it out into the universe so I don’t mull over it too much.
Sometimes my mind just runs like crazy with all sorts of weird and random thoughts. I used to try to control it and figure out what was being said or what it all meant.
Now I just let it go and I am finding this way is so much more fun. I end up making myself laugh a lot more. Some of the things I think are just so weird that I shake my head and giggle at my own weirdness. The most prominent thought today that has me giggling is:
If I procrastinate procrastinating, am I really procrastinating.
That seems like a good place to end for today. Thanks for reading.