Monday, July 30, 2012

Captain's Log: Passing the Horn of Midnight

"If you see the teeth of the lion, do not think that the lion is smiling at you."


To this I would add, "If you stick you head in the mouth of the lion, do not think the lion is kissing you."

I am once again at the helm of the Night Ship, headed into the long channels of the Dark.  If I reach the Morning Isles, I will say one prayer for you, one prayer for me, and one prayer for the sleep we've lost along the way.

Now take the wheel while I go below for coffee and self pity.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

38: The Strontium Year

As is our custom here at the Alcelogue, three hundred sixty-five days of consecutive living is a time to reflect, sum up, and otherwise excavate the past for any valuable lessons. So what have I learned?

1. Gratitude is the key to inner peace.  When I consciously call to mind the people who love me and the other blessings in my life,  I immediately let go of whatever negativity I'm holding.  Resentment is useless.

2. My brain is only useful when I need it to do something.  All the unsolicited "advice" it gives me is meaningless.

3. I deserve to live a happy, peaceful, completely fulfilled life surrounded by comfort, beauty, and healthy, inspiring influences.

4. Life can be is effortless if I want it to be.

5. I don't feel good when I don't exercise and when I don't eat like a human being (yes, I actually had to learn this one).

Now how's that as a plan for living?