14 October 2009

Working in Manhattan - Initial Impressions

Forget aromatherapy, because this goes way beyond that: there are some fragrance oils that unleash waves of emotions in me, and this is in large part how I identify them. Lime, grapefruit, wormwood oil...they all make me deleriously happy in slightly nuanced ways. I love that in some languages, the verb "to smell" is the same as the verb "to feel," because sometimes I can't tell the difference. I'm not exactly sure how I smell musk, but I know when it's there, because I feel it.

I love my job.

10 October 2009


from my teacher, and from Native American philosophy ~

Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation – some fact of my life – unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.

Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in the Creator’s world by mistake. Until I can accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world, as on what needs to me changed in me and in my attitudes.