Saturday, January 30, 2016
Coming out of my usual daydream, I sit up and take notice:
"To be happy, you have to be compliant with not knowing," * Shirley MacLaine.
In haste, I grabbed my handy note pad and scribbled down the words.
I have seen this show several times, each time I pick up new information or points of interest. Each time, I grow new thoughts, like seedlings sprouting.
Points to Ponder:
"Not Knowing?" How comfortable am I with that? Letting Go (Letting Grow)?
What is Happiness? Internal? "I want Inner Peace, I want it NOW!"
I know happiness does not occur with shopping, watching movies, or acquiring other externals or trophies of various kinds.
What makes me happy?
Definitely In the Zone
Painting is in first place
Practicing and Teaching Tai Chi
and others in random order, Calming Meditating
Listening to Music
Seeing Stars in the Night Sky
White Sandy Beaches at Sunrise
Sunsets on the Lake
Mountains dressed in Clouds or Sunshine
Blue-Purple of Winter Twilight
Riding the Merry-Go-Round over and over again
"Happiness is a Warm Puppy," Charles Schultz
What Makes You Happy?
** Safari Means Journey, what is Yours?
Related Posts, Key Word Happiness
* Shirley MacLaine is an actress, dancer, author, and spiritual teacher. The Soul of a Star on Super Soul Sunday, (2014), Shirley's interview with Oprah Winfrey, OWN Network, re-aired Jan 24, 2016.
** The Cooking Channel: Sarah Graham's Food Safari, Lion Conservation Zimbabwe, "Come for easy recipes, stay for majestic animals."
I enjoy half hour cooking shows, a quick break, positive and friendly Siba's Kitchen, Giada De Laurentiis, Alton Brown Good Eats
The Food Network: Pioneer Woman, Barefoot Contessa
Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor
Collie Photos by Dahlis:
Lad at 6 months
Sky at 3 months