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The Way Teaches Us The Way January 18, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness, Travel & Leisure.
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Goofy-Riding-A-BikeDon’s last post, Life’s Departures, reminded me of a favorite quote:

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” ~ Lao Tzu

Although we are often encouraged to plan ahead and be prepared (for any and every eventuality), there is much to be said for “winging it” or “flying by the seat of our pants.”

When we don’t know exactly where we are going, we don’t let an unwavering commitment to a pre-determined destination intrude on our enjoyment of the journey.  We stop charging “full steam ahead” and learn to go with the flow as the future unfolds.

Plans flexible, we remain open to infinite possibilities, as they appear on the ever-changing horizon.  We remain mindful and aware, seeing opportunities as they arise.

Mickey-DancingFocused on the NOW, we take time to explore delightful detours and chance encounters as the path unfolds before us.  We pause to enjoy a sunset or smell the roses blooming.

We embrace uncertainty with joy.  Our awareness of “all that is” expands.  We step back from the tiller, allowing the winds of change to steer our sails.

And, all along the way, the way teaches us the way.

Aah . . . that’s better!

The Night Light January 18, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Magick & Mystery.
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Woodstock-&-Snoopy3A 90-year-old man goes for a physical.

All of his tests come back with normal results.

After reviewing the results, the doctor says, “George, everything looks great.  How are you doing mentally and emotionally?  Are you at peace with God?”

George nods, “God and I are tight. He knows I have poor eyesight, so when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, He’s fixed it so *poof!* the light goes on. When I’m done, *poof!* The light goes off.”

“That’s incredible, George.”

Later in the day, the doctor calls George’s wife,  “Ethel, George is doing fine, but I wanted to talk with you about his, um, nocturnal emissions.”

Ethel frowns into the phone, “What about them?”

“George says that, when he gets up during the night to pee, the light in the bathroom goes on.  And, when he’s done, the light goes off.  Is that true?”

Donald-Duck-Laughing“Oh, good Lord,” exclaims Ethel. “He’s peeing in the refrigerator again!”

Source:  e-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)

Aah . . . that’s better!