So, I went to hear the Dalai Lama speak yesterday. He was here for the Vancouver Dialogues series. Three of us went to hear him speak about cultivating authentic happiness. Turns out my mother was right all along. Being nice to each other and calming down is the best thing. By being conscious of how you feel and what your body is like when you are calm, you make it easier to come back to that state. Therefore you make it less likely to act out innapropriately when a bad situation does arise. Even when difficult things do occur in your life, try to rmemeber what that inner calm felt like and work back to that feeling. It was very interesting and I’m really glad I went. I’ve been knowing for awhile that I need to calm the hell down. This business of walking around just waiting for the other shoe to drop is unacceptable and needs to end.
I’ve signed up for a yoga/meditation class this fall that starts on October 3. Looking forward to that, I really like how my physical body feels after yoga so it will be interesting to see how my nonphysical self feels after meditation.
My sleeves are coming along slowly on my Coral Crossing. Love the Zara! Love it! Spent most of the weekend working on a hat for hubby in the Elann Esprit. He saw some three pointed baby hats I was making and requested one for himself. Who am I to say no?
And, drumroll please:
That’s our new fridge! Isn’t she beautiful? Ice and water on the door, side by side fride & freezer. Wonderful. I love that hubby is an appliance repair man. We got such a good deal too! Sweet! We also got a nice wall oven but it’s in the garage waiting for the renovations that will make a wall oven possible! Could be a bit of a wait!
I’ve also been listening to Annie Potts reading Larry McMurtry’s Telegraph Days. I love a smooth slow Southern accent. And when it’s reading a Larry Mcmurtry book, it just doesn’t get any better. I’m going to go knit and listen to my book some more. Have a good week everyone.