Making good Mondays is like making coffee -

The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

What happens to Tuesdays, I asked myself.

If I have had a good Monday, met my goals or merely had some good luck, then what happens on Tuesday? What happens on Tuesday is a function of both luck and striving. What we get is the opportunity to turn bad luck into a mere "challenge."

How does one start over every day with fresh enthusiasm? Every new sunrise brings with it possibilities. I have the possibility of a good day, or a storm, or a recovery, or just to take the time to rest.

Will I be able to sustain those positive thoughts? What I tell myself is true will influence my behavior. I will act on my positive internal beliefs, if I am being true to myself.

Will my internal imagery match my external reality? I am old enough to be living an authentic life. Authenticity should not be a problem most of the time.

Can I still write? Will there be anything there? Creative blogging seems like a tall order at times, but it isn't at all. I started doing alternative blogging years ago, because my political/current affairs blog didn't seem like the place for that - and I am still creating it.

Will the prose have flow and have good rhythm? It might if I edit regularly and if I do not get "wedded to my words." Saying what I have to say is just a matter of doing it with honesty.

Would poetry be fresh; would it just "write itself," as sometines happens? It will if I have something about which I feel deeply. That is the joy and promise of the poetic form.

Can I have the courage to believe in my highest dreams? Resting on laurels, thinking of past successes, or just getting through the day - I almost always have a choice. I will find the courage when I act "as if . . ."

Cross-posted at Southwest Blogger

My topical post today at South by Southwest and The Reaction is about global climate change .

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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

  • "A Return To Love: Reflections On the Principles Of a Course In Miracles" by Marianne Williamson. Harper Collins, 1992
  • "A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Chicken Soup For the Unsinkable Soul" by Canfield, Hansen and McNamara. Health Communications, 1999
  • "Compassion in Action: Setting Out On the Path of Service" by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush. Bell Tower Pub., 1992
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  • "Finding Values That Work: The Search For Fulfillment" by Brian O'Connell. Walker & Co., 1978
  • "Fire in the Soul" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1993
  • "Further Along the Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Guilt Is the Teacher, Love Is the Lesson" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1990
  • "Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways To Regain Peace and Nourish the Soul" by Elaine St. James. Hyperion, 1995
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  • "Man's Search For Himself" by Rollo May. Signet Books, 1953
  • "Mythologies" by William Butler Yeats. Macmillan, 1959
  • "Myths, Dreams and Religion" by Joseph Campbell. Spring Pub. 1988
  • "Passion for Life: Psychology and the Human Spirit" by John and Muriel James. Penguin Books, 1991
  • "Peace Is Every Step" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Bantam Books , 1991
  • "The Heroine's Journey" by Mureen Murdock. Random House, 1990
  • "The Hope For Healing Human Evil" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1983
  • "The House of Belonging" poems by David Whyte. Many Rivers Press, 2004
  • "The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth" by M.Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1978
  • "The Soul's Code: In Search Of Character and Calling" by James Hillman. Random House, 1996
  • "The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought" by Jaroslav Pelikan. Little, Brown & Co., 1990
  • "Unconditional Life" by Deepak Chopra. Bantam Books, 1992
  • "Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation" by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Hyperion, 1994
  • "Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Doubleday Dell Pub. Group, 1974

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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.