28 September 2009

weekend bliss

  • three dinners with my bffs, rage and knox - friday, saturday AND sunday!
  • baked a caramel apple cake from scratch - delish
  • autumnal equinox supper club - good food, good friends, good belly laughs (see youtube at right for some video memories)
  • led a decent yoga class on saturday (see theme below)
  • good doggy walks with miss molly muffin
  • house is clean (for now!)
  • lovely weather and appreciation for nature - renewed connection to source
  • mmmmm - coffee and matzoh ball soup for breakfast....

the autumn/harvest season is a period of time when we look back at the bounty of summer and prepare for the shorter, darker days of winter.  poet carl sandburg says, 'no beautiful thing lasts' and this is evidenced in fall as the leaves leave their branches and flowers fade and work themselves back into the earth,  reminding us of the impermanence of all life and how source always calls us back.

fall also makes me want to eat mashed potatoes. big, creamy, dreamy, whippy, fluffy white mounds of mashers.
maybe even while laying in bed with piles of pillows,  a good book and the dog.  and a nice, warm, comfie comforter.

the changing seasons are always a time of reflection for me - a cue on the calendar to consider what i've accomplished, what i want, how bad i want it and just what am i willing to do to get it. 

i am the queen of beginnings and the jester of finishing.  i get gung ho to do a project (home, art,  work, etc) and get bored after a bit.  that i completed my yoga teaching training is a gosh darn miracle. and it was hard!  i suppose this has something to do with my inability to maintain a long-term (romantic) relationship, as well.  i'd like to not work for the man and build a business that can support my lifestyle, but how scary is that?!?!   especially knowing that it could be something i start and don't follow through with.  
so, what am i doing wrong?  
is the gap between real life and my goals too big?
am i afraid to step out of my comfort zone?
what am i not hearing that the universe is telling me?  
am i too much of a control freak to be guided by the flow of the universe?
the trick is, as my teacher, shan, says, it not to just go with the flow, but to embody the flow. 

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back-- 
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: 
that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. 
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. 
A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. 
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. 
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. 
Begin it now.


phriday filosofy (25 sept 2009)

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives to his life by the unfolding of his powers.  ~Erich Fromm

yom kippur begins at sundown on sunday.

birthdays to consider this week -
current US poet laureate
writer of 'A Boy Named Sue' and 'Where the Sidewalk Ends'
'onward & upward!' 
harper lee's lifelong friend and author of 'Breakfast at Tiffanys'
how do you solve a problem like maria?!
home of half-dome.

please reduce~reuse~recycle~respect~rejoice!


nadi (sanskrit) - channel, conduit, artery - the nadis constitute channels of flow of subtle vital force (prana)
naughty (english) - guilty of disobedience or misbehavior

homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning.

so, that's me - nadi amy! i am the channel by which my tribe (friends & family) comes together and i'm shameless, too (all good-natured, of course). now you know from whence the name originated.