Thursday, March 16, 2006

Quotes from Debbie Ford

In this week's newsletter, Debbie Ford talks about a book that she is quoted in. There are some great quotes from her work and I think they are thought provoking enough to share here.

Many of us are frightened to look within ourselves, and fear has us put up walls so thick we no longer remember who we really are.

Our society nurtures the illusion that all the rewards go to the people who are perfect. But many of us are finding out that trying to be perfect is costly.

I especially like the second quote from Debbie. We work so hard on our perfection, yet I think it is all of our imperfections that make us so lovable and endearing to the people around us. I hope that we can find a way to look inside ourselves and embrace our imperfections and enjoy them.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Skiing Peacefully

I love skiing. It's relaxing for me. I find that I enjoy it more alone. I love skiing with friends close to my level but most of them ski slightly better than I do and it is stressful to feel like I have to keep up. I wasn't feeling real well yesterday and so although I had fun today, I wasn't skiing my best. I was slow. That bothered me and my legs hurt because I was struggling and not in my best form.

Skiing reminds me that sometimes you have to let go and trust something other than yourself. I remind myself of that on some favorite hills. I know them so well that I just let go and my legs don't hurt and I don't fall and I don't go to fast. I am trusting my skis to do what they were designed to do and myself that I am up to the challenges ahead. It's when I try to hard that I work too hard and then I get tired to quickly and easily.

I learn a lot skiing and perhaps that's why I love it. It's a metaphor sometimes for how we can take life. It's a single person "sport." We can all win at this one. We just need to finish.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Exciting News in the blog sphere

I've been up with a slight flu today and thinking I didn't feel like posting. I've had my tea and slept way more than I have in ages and I started surfing over at blog explosion. Lo and Behold I've seen on three different sites that Ken from Common Sense is running for Congress in his district in California.

As a big fan (see the last post), I'm just as excited as the others are and I'm encouraging all my readers to check out his site. As an independent, Ken is running a grass roots campaign and you don't have to live in his district to contribute.

Check it out here