|Get out of your mind & you'll be |
like the Asteroid Cowboy!
I can't remember what it was that I was going to talk about today...hmmm. Packing can be so complex; I nearly forgot to pack my underwear, yeah, it's only a couple of days, but it's those little things that matter. Fresh underwear is pretty important to overall freshness. Especially since you can't shower and put on the old ones; turning them inside out is just a dirty trick because you're still gonna smell like hamburgers. Ok. Well, now they (my undies) are hitch-hiking in my backpack, so that's all good.
I think the bus driver is going to solicit on the street until he can fill the bus with people that didn't know they were going to travel to DC today. Hope they have extra underwear. Yay! I got my own space. I'm happy. I love it when that happens.
So, I think what I've been thinking about the past couple of days is dharma. It's been coming up everywhere for me in conversation, seeing things with dharma on them, etc. So, you know about the 3 Sanskrit laws, right? I don't even know that I'm calling them the right thing. Karma, dharma and varma? No, not three Indian siblings that parents gave rhyming names to for cuteness. Everyone has probably heard of karma, if you haven't you don't get out much, and that's ok - karma is what you put out in the world comes back to you. Dharma pertains to the natural order of things, say, you doing your duty aka what you were put here to do. Varma is, and I haven't read up on this, but I think it's akin to Nirvana or heaven.
Something that I think is interesting is that I have such a drive to do something I truly feel like that's my dharma, but I avoid many of the actions I should be doing to hone my craft. So, in my mind I've made some of these things I love to do the enemy. I keep thinking,"it's gonna be so awful, they're all gonna laugh at me..." But then, I get into my flow, I stop thinking so much and confront my fears and voila! The best feeling in the world comes over me as I do what I frickin' love to do unapologetically. Is there something you love to do but your silly mind has filled you with lies? You gotta just go and do. You can 1) take those scary thoughts and turn them around by picturing yourself in a positive way being powerful and happy when you do the action and see an amazing possible outcome or 2) just go do it - you'll find that reality is so much better than the terrible world of the mind where you always seem to end up naked in a glass-stalled public restroom in the middle of the city.
|Tell your self-conscious self |
that you don't give one of these!!