Happy 2018, January 2, or this very moment. Happy moment 🙂
I don’t have any goals for 2018. I don’t resolve to do anything. Today doesn’t represent a new beginning, fresh start, a turning point, or a chance to “start over.” It’s Tuesday.
You don’t have to reinvent yourself today. There’s nothing wrong with who you were yesterday.
From a Bandier promotional email haha, I love it so much, in spite of the fact it’s meant to sell workout clothes.
Also, I might have let myself feel a little hopeless the last couple of days. I want to be able to CHEW food for goodness’ sake. And it got to be too much, watching family and friends EAT food and enjoy it. Ugh.
Thank goodness for my “Pocket Pema Chodron” 🙂
In Tibetan there’s an interesting word: ye tang che…It describes an experience of complete hopelessness, of complete giving up hope. This is an important point. This is the beginning of the beginning. Without giving up hope – that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be – we will never relax with where we are or who we are.
OH SHIT. There it is. I know this. I’ve studied buddhist teachings; I know that hope, and desire, is at the root of suffering. Now I KNOW it in the depths of my body, not just intellectually. It is true, I was hopeless and defeated, but now I am closer to hopeless and content. I am what I am, at this moment, nothing more, or less.
So, it is a beginning after all 🙂
via The School of Life, Cotton tea towel | $15
A simple reminder that every moment is something to celebrate, even the ones spent drying dishes…