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Aug 25, 2014 - Life & Times    Comments Off

Beginner’s Mind

The mind is tricky; it never shuts up. But we don’t have to listen to it. The key is where you focus your attention. In honor of the Virgo new moon, dial down that constantly-running mental monologue. Make it a dull hum, like the buzz of a soothing NPR commentator or classical music in the background of your life. – System Reboot: 7 Fresh Start Tips for the Virgo New Moon, Astrostyle.com.

When I post inspirational quotes, I’m normally talking to myself, but I think the above is good advice for anyone. (If the stars aren’t your thing, you can just cross out all the references to the New Moon in Virgo).

When I turned 30, I thought the next year would be about perfecting my lioness roar. Having survived my messy 20s with a clear list of items on my “Let Me Show You Where You’ve Got Me Fucked Up” list, I was ready to charge into the world, free-spirited and unbothered in pursuit of a simple, yet pleasure-filled life.

Life, however, had other plans.

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Aug 9, 2014 - Dreams & Goals, Life & Times    Comments Off

But.

Most days, I leave my house at 7:00 AM and return home at 7:00 PM.

This is a trap I never wanted to fall into. The one where I work harder and make more money only to spend more money and have less time, energy, and money for the things I enjoy.

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