· a piece of Buddhist advice.
The sounds of winter, y2k, global recession, and millennium madness whisper in my ear, demanding attention, focus, and energy. I, like so many people in our society, want to bury my head in the sand, and yet a part of me dares to stay present to the calling of the changes that permeate life as we know it. I do things that make me more educated, attending local workshops, lectures and giving my mind a chance to be open to the multiple realities that seem to be taking center stage in our future. And even I sometimes feel as if I am metaphorically like the people on the Titanic, who in their ignorance did not ever consider that there would ever be anything but a Titanic to take them safely home. There the journeyers were, barren of anything warm, in the cold, harsh seas of the ocean, stranded in unknown and unsafe territory. And today, in my infinite wisdom and ignorance I would like to believe that society as we know it will continue, just as it is. Therefore the whispers to prepare are little more than the panic of survalists or militia groups, who want us to believe in something that only crazed people would believe in. let alone actually consider of think about.
I am challenged, to say the least, to maintain objectivity, while asking others around me to think about basic life sustanance during times of chaos. We only need to look at our brothers and sisters in Nicaraqua to know that weather can play harsh jokes, that have far reaching consequences. We do not have to look far to see how a little care for basic survival needs would help us and our neighbors in a severe winter storm or a massive earthquake. I try to sit on the fence of awareness without panic, to be one in our society who acts as a microphone, who asks people from a basic level of self-responsibility to think about themselves, their neighbors in a very different way. I ask my clients to think about essential needs of heat, water, food and medical supplies, that will either help them or someone else, during times of great social and economical chaos. And, even in my "coaching" I see that I want to soften the message, and make it less threatening, which only serves to protect me and my audience from hearing their own truth and potential reality. The task is never easy, especially when you are asking all people to look deeper beyond the "normal" pace of life, and consider something that goes against the very fabric of our society. As a society, we have grown to expect that we will always be able to be, have and do everything that our heart desires and do not consider that one day our ship may sink, as we sit unprepared in our lifeboats in the cold seas of desperation.
I do not want to be the bearer of bad news or promote the prophecies of people who no longer inhabit this earth. What I do want to do is get you and those around you, thinking about potential changes, that are imminent. We know there will be weird weather patterns, we know there will be earth quakes and changes in the earth's atmosphere. We may not see the consequences for years or in our lifetime, but what If tomorrow looked very different from today? Would you be able to stand in a place of knowing how to care for your essential needs, and the needs of your family. In a society that is so interconnected, through technology and a global economy, it is a very useful question. Try living one day without your electricity, gas, phones, especially cellular phones. Would you be able to function and help your neighbors? What do you need to have in place to manage even the basic sanitation and safety concerns?
Sending you great wisdom, strength and action!
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To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time. And remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present!!
Introducing the New Calendar
1. This is a special calendar for handling rush jobs. All rush jobs are wanted yesterday. With this calendar a job can be ordered on the 7th and deliverd on the 3rd.
2. Most jobs are required by Friday, so there are three Fridays in every week.
3. There are eight new days added to each month to allow for end-of-the month panic jobs.
4. There is no 1st of the month - thus avoiding late delivery of the previous month's last-minute panic jobs.
5. Monday morning hangovers are abolished all together by non-productive Saturdays and Sundays.
6. A new-day - Negotiation Day has been introduced keeping the other days free for uninterrupted panic.
~Special thanks to Paul Haugen, who has been a gift in the journey of my life.~
Have a great month!
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