Thursday, May 14, 2015

WatcH tHe cLoUdS and jUsT bE . . .

I only do this until I get dizzy
and then I lay down on my back 
& watch the clouds she said. 
It sounds simple 
but you won't believe how many people
forget the second part.

Dear FunFreePeeps!

Yesterday I did something (r)EVOLUTIONARY! If you've read my blog for awhile, you may realize that sometimes my brain sends my into kind of a tailspin of TO DO LISTING! Sometimes, I get rather stuck up in my brain thinking about the stuff I HAVE TO DO (made up stuff, a lot of the time . . . ) OR I whirl around my house or classroom DOING STUFF. 


First, I write down major categories of my STUFF: kids, house, to fix, car, funfreeMe, business school, LOVE, and LIFE! And then, I downloaded everything out of my brain and barf it onto the paper.

You know what? . . . I often realize that my list isn't even that long . . . and I am getting overwhelmed over not SO MUCH STUFF. Even just getting it on paper calms me down a TON!

In the past, what I've tried to do is get everything done superFAST so I can actually relax, instead of moving through my activities, and giving each my full attention and presence, trusting that I'll know what the next right thing to do will be--

Somewhere along the way, I learned that if I'm superBUSY and get things done superFAST in a superPERFECT way, I'll get extra credit or something. TOTAL VICTIM of busYness and PERFECTION!

Same with suffering. I used to believe that if I held onto the past and kept reliving pain, I would get extra credit for my extra suffering. TOTAL VICTIM of pAIn (in the butt) and DRAMA!

Secret information: We are human BEings not human DOings. We need to enjoy life along the way and not freak out over all the stuff we have to do, after all, there's always more stuff to add to our lists.

"In Micronesian, there's a word, kukaro, which has no corresponding word in English. When people say they are going to kukaro, they mean they are going to relax, sit around, and hang out. They are being, not doing."

--Eli and Beth Halpern

I sure don't know any Micronesian, and I don't even know where it's spoken, do you? Leave me a comment and let me know! but I love the idea of kukaro, and I'm going to put more kukaro-ing into my life!

xXoXox0x dana

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