New Habits

Sometimes an inspirational line can trigger what we need to change.  Old Habits Die Hard said Mick Jagger’s song. Carrying on the theme of renewal, rebooting, reframing for a new year, I was thinking about how habits can be so mindless. We are practicing what we don’t want. Enjoy the ancient, wise, current quotes IContinue reading “New Habits”

FOCUS

Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.  Michelle Obama Here’s some abracadabra to practice. It’s the magical ‘focus’ experiment for less stress, fluttering, or fear at the luxurious moment between dark and light, unconscious and conscious when we wake up. The alchemy is determination to wake up a new way. TheContinue reading “FOCUS”

Change

If you keep doing what you’ve always been doing you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. When I first heard this, my body felt an impact. As a pianist who practiced for perfection, no mistakes, artful execution, it struck me clearly that this could apply to thinking or behavior I want to change. Building new habits,Continue reading “Change”

Knowing Myself

Knowing MyselfKnowing others is intelligence,Knowing yourself is true wisdom.Mastering others is strength,Mastering yourself is true power. Excerpt from Tao Te Ching, verse 33, translated by Stephen Mitchell There are numerous translations of the Tao. I own several that I’ve been reading daily for years. I love the simplicity of Zen wisdom. Lao Tzu’s principles forContinue reading “Knowing Myself”