Lesson Harvests

Week 15

Things I learned, re-learned or simply acknowledged this week:

  • Forgetting where I left my book on getting organized does nothing to help me get organized.

  • My Pilates teacher is not really trying to kill me – it just feels that way.

  • There are some stories riding the carousel of ideas in my head that are not ready to be written. [I re/learned this after stumbling upon this excellent and comforting article:http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/knowing-when-youre-ready] At the moment, I have two projects that are fighting me or are not ready for me to write. I’ve been consistent about writing 1,000 words a day, six days a week; however, this current project was a “left fielder” I never thought would present itself as ready for the words. How wrong this writer can be!

  • “If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. Sad to say, our identity as Americans is firmly rooted in the opposite notion of the true good being possessing more and more and more and making or taking more and more and more money into order to possess more and more and more. The logical conclusion, I suppose, is that in many ways we will always consider ourselves a poor.

  • The root of all evil, violence and/or suppression is not really money. It’s the delusion of control. Not control of the victim, but a lack of self-control on the part of the aggressor. My thoughts on this are unorganized and want honing in the words to properly express them, but that’s the essence. We seek to control others because we cannot control ourselves. More on that next week.

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