Saturday, January 17, 2009

The game's afoot...

...and I was taken by a photograph... of you.

Blogging needs to be much more than just my ranting and raving... so I have not posted lately. Seems privately I have been doing too much internal ranting and raving - every time I try to form an opinion or develop a perspective it becomes quickly laden with r&r venom. You don't need to read such negative vibes. I don't need to write such negative vibes.

More to follow, healthy stuff, I promise.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Who, me? Moi!?!

- TruthDig - and not just for the cartoons.

I need these...

Twenty-one things I've learned from jazz and Zen
  1. In structure there is freedom and spontaneity.
  2. Restraints and limitations can be great liberators.
  3. Don't ever force it; be ever natural.
  4. Good intentions are key. Sincerity is king, and yet...
  5. It's not about you.
  6. Listen more than speak.
  7. Speak only when you have something to say, and then in the most economic way possible.
  8. Your approach can be direct and subtle at the same time.
  9. Fear is natural (and human), but work through it and past it. Don't let fear hold you back.
  10. Mistakes are part of it (do not worry about them).
  11. Embrace the power of now, this moment.
  12. Technique matters, but it's not the most important element.
  13. Make no pretenses; put up no facades.
  14. Laugh, smile if you feel like it — why not?
  15. Share yourself with others; make a contribution.
  16. Simplicity is supremely beautiful, yet difficult to obtain.
  17. Emptiness and silence are powerful elements of expression.
  18. Remove the clutter, strive for absolute clarity.
  19. If you think you have mastered it, you've have already begun your descent.
  20. Always be learning. Always be learning. Always be learning.
  21. Curiosity is your greatest gift, nurture it (in yourself and in others)
(Thanks to Garr Reynolds, Presentation Zen)

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...a tip of the foolscap to Pen-Elayne for such baconic delights.

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