Rachel Comey Steer pant (size 8)
Everlane mockneck tee (medium)
I know I dissed on Everlane recently, but I do like this tee – it’s nicely cropped on me, and the mockneck is comfortable; it works really well underneath sweaters and cardigans
Organic by John Patrick Potato sweater (pretty old…) | in periwinkle at Garmentory
Women by Common Projects Achilles sneakers (recommend HIGHLY) | on sale at The Line
Transience Swing Bag (gift from the designer to review)
I did end up ordering the Vince knit high-top sneakers to try, they should be here on Tuesday 🙂
I’ve binged on all of Black Mirror the last week or so, and OMG. So disturbing, but also probing and thought provoking. The best TV I’ve seen in awhile. And there’s a lot of really good TV out there…
If you’re not already listening to the Secular buddhism podcast, you should be. I don’t listen regularly, but now that I do mostly scenic rides on the Peloton, I use that time to listen to podcasts and this week I listened to the one on “all pervasive suffering.” It was very good, and clarified for me something I’ve been struggling with for a while: being content in each moment, but also wanting things to be different. Contradictory, no?
Yes, but not exactly in the way Noah explained it. We suffer because we get caught up in “shoulds” – you know shoulds…like I should be happy, I shouldn’t be angry, I should be healthier, etc., etc. Focusing on all those shoulds is useless, and takes away from each moment. What difference does it make what you SHOULD feel? You already FEEL that way, right now, you’re angry, or sad, or frustrated. There’s nothing else. What does saying or feeling like you shouldn’t be sad, or angry, or whatever, do for us? Nothing, except make us feel WORSE! We know that, yet we keep doing it.
The key is instead, turning the should into a could – instead of saying “I should be happy,” tell yourself “I could be happy” or things could be different, which gives you something to work with, work towards. Should is a dead end; there’s nowhere to go from should, and that is the root of all-pervasive suffering, that is, the suffering that IS ALL IN OUR HEADS.
Anyway, his explanation of “could” really helped finally shift for me that I can be content with what is, while also understanding that things could be different, without getting caught up in the old idea that things SHOULD be different. A small, but considerable change that has felt really good this week.
Mostly just trying to get back in the “normal” swing of things. I have an appointment with the oral surgeon next Thursday and he’ll tell me when I can get the wires off and how my jaw is healing. Having an “end date” will help a lot, I think. I’m really enjoying this vegan hot chocolate (I make mine with coconut sugar and peppermint extract) recipe and golden milk lately, however. Makes this whole thing a little easier 🙂 I’m allowing myself A LOT more “sugar” than I usually would though, so once I can eat again, I’ll have to be more mindful of that.
How has your week been? I’m so glad the “holidays” are over….I like consistency !!