Archives for: July 2008

life

07/10/08 | by Shareen [mail] | Categories: downtown girls

Listen with a quiet mind, and without defense
to the voices you hear in and around your life.
Are they for you or against you.
There is no middle ground.
Sometimes the people and things closest to us
are those causing us the most harm.
Your life- your heart, mind and soul are your home.
Look around the house.
Open all the cabinets.
Don’t enter into argument with toxins.
Just throw them out.
My mom once said to me about a guy I was
suffering to love, “its not what he says, its
how he makes you feel.”
People do not see, nor really hear each other.
We feel each other. Everything is an energy exchange.
Do those around you make you feel good, supported,
understood, encouraged and just plain happy?
If so, they get to be your guests, if not, show them
the door and be sure to get your keys back.
Once the house is empty, trust me, you will begin
to re-decorate.

life

07/10/08 | by Shareen [mail] | Categories: downtown girls

I am in a poetic place. I have much to share.
Do not pursue anything or anyone. Do not desire
anything. Instead, turn your attention to something
that you enjoy doing- something you love, and do
that thing well. Think of your life as a garden.
You are the gardener. Your only job is to tend your
garden well, with love and a respect for the truths
of its nature and the laws of its beauty.
Tend your garden. With all your love and all of your
strength. Give it all of your time.
The butterflies and the hummingbirds will come and
you will simply look up and smile- people will
come and take photos of it, and you will smile,
Others will want you to teach them how to have
a like garden and you should oblige them the
information. Tending a garden takes expertise and
the only reason to gain expertise is to pass it along.
Nothing will matter- not the arrival of the bird and her
nest, not the frost, not the rain, nor sun, nor the
visitors- nothing will matter to you but that you arise to
work in your garden, knowing that all you need is in
great supply from that One most amazing gardener
of all time.
There is so much this week and I shake my head in
amazement at how fortunate I am to have found so
much beauty to offer you. No joke. Excellent, classic,
hot, sexy, timeless, trendy, lovely pieces that
you will marvel at, and enjoy. I am
delighted to offer them all up to you.
I am grateful for the good that comes to me. And a lot
of great and beautiful and marvelous good comes.
I understand why.
This is what I now know.
Our lives are not for our enjoyment.
Our lives are not about us.
Our lives are not about making our dreams come true.
Our lives are created, sustained, supplied, supported,
encouraged, protected, and aggrandized to the degree that
we are willing to make our lives about others.
We are here to be used. Like an instrument, a utensil,
an ingredient. We are here to make the job of the divine
easier. Be cinnamon, be a brick, be a flute. Be part of the cake,
the wall, the orchestra. Be willing to be part of the bigger
picture.
No good that comes to you is yours, nor is that good any
function of who you are. You are not, nor will you ever be
great, except to the degree that you can be a channel for
the one greatness.
All good comes from one source- call it the Universe, God,
the Wizard of Oz- the good belongs to that source and it
enjoys seeing itself arrive into the lives of others.
Your job is to be a pipeline for what is its good.
Those of you who are willing to be a clean and clear pipeline
will be employed by the source. Everyone will think you
are fantastic, but you will know that all you can claim is
that there is no hair in the drain.
This is what is meant by talent. Truly talented people are
simply really clean pipes.
Therapy, and all the work we do on ourselves in order
to live better lives, is simply plumbing work.
Clear out the pipe, and watch your life become
one of hard work, and great meaning, and frankly,
no stress to speak of. Busy yes. Worried? Never.
If you need me to dress you I am in the house,
roto-rootered, and ready to give. I am grateful
for the opportunity.

life

07/10/08 | by Shareen [mail] | Categories: downtown girls

There is a yellow tree outside on my lawn.
It drops it’s leaves on my red car and
this sight of yellow and red in the foggy
morning pleases me so much.

My coffee is good this morning.
I am happy.

I am going to work today to prepare
the store for you. There is a lot, as
usual.
I have a lot to do but I am not in a
rush. I have all day.

I am grateful.
I have all day.
I honestly am touched by this.
I have another day.
You too are here.
We are so lucky.

life

07/10/08 | by Shareen [mail] | Categories: downtown girls

Anything that we do that includes others
and is about others will succeed.
And anything we do that excludes others
and is about ourselves alone will fail.
You can count on it.
There is no good in one alone.
All good comes from another person.
Everything you want and need will
come through another person.
And if you pray or meditate or
chant, how do you think your
answers are delivered? God,
spirit, the universe is in the simple exchange
between two people.
This is why the most essential thing
is to learn how to love.
It is the only reason you and I are here.
Tough school, Life. Puts Harvard to shame

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