In my pursuit of pleasure & following my theme of Nurturing, I’ve jotted down some thoughts on a recent read. Check out the post that explains here>>
First up…a letter to things 🙂
Dear turquoise peace pants,
Firstly, I love your teenage color and cost (ala Target). The soft interior lining has me almost delirious with coziness. Almost. Because, I bought a size too big, you sag around my pouch and booty (hey, that can be a song!) instead of snuggly holding me in. I feel all loose and floppy. Then, the leggings seem to taper (hello, 80’s, much?!) if not a straight leg.
I expected a yoga pant fit. I mean, you’re throwing up a peace sign, man.
But, again, your softness and color make me smile. So, I’ll keep you.
(what my family calls me)
I may just be the last woman on Earth to have read SARK, but better late than never, right? Though her wildly colorful handwritten books are attractive to my creative psyche, it was visual overload for my right brain and hence, went unread for so long.
Thanks to my library, I picked up and finished Eat Mangoes Naked in 1.5 days. And here are some thoughts I jotted while reading:
- Letters to things, emotions, problems, etc. i.e. “Dear Change”
- Pockets filled with puffs of pleasure
- Instead of a “good time,” have “a time” (release expectations, fall into the experience)
- Face Value: take comments and replies from others (and myself!) @ face value (If you say “nothing’s wrong” I will not persist, read into hidden meanings, etc.)
- Receive without guilt or pause/Give without keeping score
- Let go of the need to “be right”
- Go somewhere DIFFERENT to find pleasure
- Be someone’s SIGN (random left notes)
- Tell my soul’s stories
- Be OPEN
- Cuddle babies
- Pay attention to Angels
- SMASH judgment
- Prompts: random memories; There was no reason___; Did you ever___; How did you__; All of the signs___
- Try more things without thinking so much about them first
- “Send out” pleasures
- Remember past pleasures
I have a few posts written and ready to publish soon, based on many of these thoughts.
Until then, I leave you with a quote / question:
“Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one* wild and precious life.” ~ Mary Oliver
*huh, I originally typed “won wild and precious life.” Do you feel like you’ve won your life or were just dealt your life?