Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What's money with no joy?

What's money with joy?
What's time with no health?
What's energy with no time?

Friday, September 23, 2016

Old Blue House

In an ugly blue house
lives a little grey mouse

He eats tasty treats of whats left instead
making friends with a big black dog, with a bandage on his head

All the days the dog spends sleeping away
Dreaming of tea with the mouse

The cats and birds have a peace agreement
The squirrel made his home in a hole near the easement.

All the walls were all but gone
An open concept to marvel upon

And here he writes dusty and proud
And wonders what he is doing quietly, aloud.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

How To average 17,000 steps a day Fitbit

Averaging seventeen thousand steps a day on my Fitbit
I used to not walk that much

I have an office job so I  average 3000  steps and not notice I never get up.
Adding 14000 steps a day would need to be a bit deliberate

Walking more than ever

In the morning with Obie

Sometimes 30 mins at lunch

Usually at night for a bit

Big numbers on the weekend to help out the average
Hiking for fun
House work and daily chores

Trying to walk more places and locations

I'm writing this while walking in the treadmill at speed 3.3

If I do this for a year it is 6,205,000 steps

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2 Perception Stories

  1)  The story of the 6 blind men and the Elephant.
a.      In short, there is an elephant in a village and the 6 blind have never encountered an elephant. So they go to check him out. 1 feels the leg and says an elephant is like a pillar. 1 feels the tail and says no elephants are like a rope. 1 feels its ear and says no its like a big hand fan. This goes on w/ the others.
b.      The message though is that all had a very real perception of what an elephant is, none were wrong but none could agree.
c.      We need to keep that perspective when communicating about our jobs, family, communities, country, planet. That though we may not agree, the other person might not be wrong.

        2) Steve Hagen Buddhism Plain and Simple
a.      A guys goes camping and someone breaks into his convertible car looking for change, trashes the top, etc. He’s furious, how could someone just do that?! Well as it turns out it was a raccoon looking for food.

b.      So the world doesn’t change when your perception changes, but your world changes when your perception of it changes.