Friday, December 2, 2011

Living Deliberately






Last year I took a course called Buddhist Memoir Writing, taught by James Kullander.  It was a different approach to writing and it helped me find my voice.  Now, I stalk James on facebook.  He posted this article on his wall.  He lives in France now.  It's been over a year since I've seen him and still...he teaches me.




xoMonkeyME



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  1. thanks


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  2. I have to say, that these would not be my regrets. I work just enough to get what I need, keep my friends close, wear all my emotions on the outside, and I choose happiness (for the most part)everyday.

    If I were to leave this Earth tomorrow, I have to say, I would have said my "love yous" and have done everything except the laundry. :)

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  3. I think happiness is learning to be grateful, because when we are grateful, there is no regret.

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  4. Wow! Hate to sound like Frank Sinatra but I have a few regrets, but not enough to mention. As long as my kids are healthy it pretty good.

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  5. Thank you for the link. I have felt many of these things as I've aged. I guess now's the time to change focus and make sure I don't have similar regrets.

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  6. Life is a series of choices, and we all make good choices and bad choices. Don't look back in regret, look forward in anticipation of what might happen.

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  7. This touched an emotional nerve for me. Thanks for the link. This is one of those rare instances where a blog post wasn't self aggrandizing or a call for help or attention. It is now time to spend with family and friends.....IRL.

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  8. BTW - I wasn't making reference to your blog with the comment in my third sentence. Rather to blogs in general.

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  9. Among other things, this makes me grateful to have been able to honor some of my dreams. Not everyone can, or does. Thanks for a thought-provoking post.

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  10. After reading the comments I've decided I don't need intense but I wanted to stop by and say "Hey" to the monkey.

    Family is still demanding my time.
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  11. I can't read it, but I will come back and try again.

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  12. Thanks for this. I actually feel grateful after reading it. I think this part of my life is the icing on the cake. I've already lived so fully, that this part feels like such a gift.

    I also worked a few years with the dying. They taught me so much.

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