Saturday, July 03, 2010

Live in the moment and then just try to have really good moments ...

i think the sky is amazing today

Hi kids! I'm having a good life right now. Maybe that doesn't make for good blogging, but oh well ...

My gnome still hasn't made it home, but Rakka sent me a new one:

i have a new gnome!!

I need to get him in a frame and on the wall. I would say at least he'll be safe from thieves there, but apparently there has been a rash of break-ins in my normally boring (but wonderful) neighborhood. The thieves are only taking the computer and the TV from every house they rob. I don't know if the sound of my three bloodthirsty beastlets is enough to keep them out of my house, but I can take my computer with me when I leave and my television is one of the old heavy behemoth kinds that I would probably have a hard time giving away on Freecycle. My only worry is that someone breaking in would leave the door open and let the dogs out--they are really the only things I value.

Also, in vaguely interesting news, maybe, I'm taking the next logical step from a regular yoga practice and trying to meditate for reals. I mean, I've sort of tried in the past, but it was always easy to get frustrated and think it was a waste of time and then start putting it off because the kitchen needed tidying, etc. But now I've stepped it up and am getting serious about it. So my next project will be setting up a proper meditation place in my house. Currently I sit on a few throw pillows on top of an old comforter in the living room, but I've decided I'm going to make myself a proper zafu and zabuton and arrange part of my spare room as my sitting area. Yeah, hard core! The reason I'm DIYing the cushionry is because that stuff can be hella expensive. Oh yeah, I'm also going to make a yoga mat bag. I'll let you know how it all turns out...

2 comments:

htrouser said...

Re: meditation, have you read Brad Warner? He has a really good book called "Sit Down and Shut Up," and another called "Hardcore Zen." Basically an Ohio punk who went to Japan to make monster movies and ended up becoming a Zen priest.

I have no idea if you're doing Zen-type meditation, but I liked his books without being into Zen or, well, even meditating.

Lisa B. said...

I read a later book of his called "Zen wrapped in Karma and dipped in Chocolate," or something along those lines. I'm doing Shambhala meditation, which is also Buddhist but taught a little differently than the Japanese Zen. I think the biggest difference is that I've been told Shambhala is a bit more relaxed. I think there are a few other small differences, but the goal is the same--quieting the mind.