“In the middle of chaos lies opportunity.”
– Bruce Lee
I love the simple design of this jewelry tray. Each item gets their own ‘compartment’. Beautiful.
Last month’s CreativeMornings theme was Chaos and we had the honor to have Shannon Lee fly in from Los Angeles and share her story.
In her open talk, Shannon Lee shares how she dealt with chaos in her life through healing and learning from her father’s timeless philosophies.
What a lot of people don’t know is that Bruce Lee was not just a martial art master but a deep philosopher. Some of my favorite quotes are by him. He was a deep soul. I am grateful Shannon is making sure her father’s philosophies are spreading and live on.
20 minutes well spent.
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
– Fredrick Douglass
I watched the newest Mr. Rogers Documentary last night and it was just what my heart needed. It’s like a wave of kindness and love washing over you and restoring all faith in humanity. Watch it!
Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh says listening can help end the suffering of an individual. Watch as he explains how to practice compassionate listening.
“When you connect with people who are good for you, you feel it.This is a big deal. Don’t forget to acknowledge how great it is to be around someone who lights you up. Tell them, even if you feel a little weird. Your people love your weirdness.”
“Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden
transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
out your solo voice. You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you freedom.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.
Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the
conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.”
– David Whyte
A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.
Ode to Things is a tribute to and celebration of quality lifestyle objects. The creators of this New-England based shop believe that the more everyday an item is, the higher quality it needs to be. With this as their mantra, they evaluate dozens of products each week, and only acquire one or two per month — those that adhere to a stringent set of criteria they call “the ode-worthiness checklist”. The result is a unique, consistent, and finely-curated collection.
It is an absolute visual pleasure to visit Ode to Things. See for yourself.
I just discovered this Lucky Eye Bracelet a new gift site called Ya Cheri. So many beautiful objects!
These Emotional Barometer Cards aim to help you reach a clearer understanding of your inner emotional weather. Consider me intrigued!
Couch to 5K is one of the most popular exercise programs in the world, created by my office mate Josh Clark. He created the program in 1996 after getting over a relationship break-up by running. His system builds from a few seconds of running, to longer distances, over a series of weeks. I really should give this a try.