Based on the growth of our audience, we are not going to begin the next series with this post. There is far too much information to process based on the Talk Tuesday conversation. As always, you have provided some amazing material for me to research and digest into palatable pieces. We shall not, however, have the morning off.
Hidden in the Shadows
After I finished the interview with Alana, I realized we have been neglecting the musicians. Not because I have any prejudice against musicians, but merely because there are a lack of them willing to sit long enough for an interview. If you can remedy that, step into the inbox. The crazies will not bite…often.
If you think the musicians should drop from the rolls (and the Shoppe), drop that in the comments.
While we are at the begging stage, are there any authors in the audience who have not had the spotlight?
A Muzzle, Please
More recently Mantra has been making herself a nuisance. She has been pulling me in a different (vastly, utterly different) direction. Currently, I am trying to strike a balance between how much (questionably) creative material makes its way here and how on target we stay with series given my propensity for posts like this one and Buzzzzz!
As I decide, your opinions are appreciated as to the current balance we have between Story Time and all the other topics we discuss.
It is not that scary.
Time for admitting defeat. I have been severely unsuccessful in garnering volunteers to guest blog for my next scheduled vacation. To be honest, I need some time off to finish some projects. The largest of which is building the new (but necessarily not improved) M3.
As my sister routinely points out: “Working and vacation are mutually exclusive.” So, this will not be a writing vacation.
Anyone want to give the M3 Readers what for? Want to make them laugh? Want to cart them off to your blog for the day? Consider the inbox open. Yes, you have permission to invite yourself to the party…and I will not even require you to BYOB.
So, maybe I lied.
The information I have in all the other tabs and documents strewn on my desktop is beckoning me to the point of distraction. As is customary, it makes me want to pick your brain. No, not the Zombie way, the other way.
For a few days, I have been exploring the questions one must ask oneself to attain some level of self-realization. The striking resemblance it plays to the Zen concept is not ironic in the slightest. Without tipping my hand to some of what is in store, I have to wonder what you think about self-realization. For the moment, put Mate and Quaint out of your head and tell me what you want to know about yourself.
The Road Less Traveled
How many times (after a cataclysmic decision) have you heard the excuse I am just trying to find myself? As it turns out, it is not an excuse. It is an admission. And it is one which should not be readily discounted. It should not conjure images of someone in need of a GPS. Finding one’s inner self is far more difficult than directing one’s hands to any particular body part. (Oh, for cripes’ sake, not that part!)
On Thursdays, we have been discovering ways you can make a difference in the world around you. On the whole, I love the comments about them. Whether you knew it or not, you are on the path to self-realization. Score another point in the Awesome Reasons Why I Blog column.
The other secret will just have to wait a big until we have made more progress toward where it is going.
I was disappointed by how little we have covered goals, especially knowing the destination of the Self-Realization series and the two which follow. In amends, we are going to dedicate some time to the exploration of goals.
If forced to guess, I would venture you have goals. You may not even know they are goals. Those are the ones I am most interested in discovering. The quantifiable goals are the easy ones. The meters go up until you reach your goal.
The goals I mean are the ones which are spiritual, emotional, educational (not the I-want-a-Ph.D.-by-July kind) and relationship or life quality goals.
Are you dizzy?
This post may seem like a roller coaster. I am blaming it on the cold medicine. In fact, it was all leading to the following questions. What is your goal:
- for improving the quality of your life?
- for strengthening your relationship with or finding Mate?
- about controlling or developing your emotions?
- for discovery (the world, yourself, your Mate, your hobbies)?
Thank you for you continued support!
(c) Ann Marie Dwyer 2012
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