Mythos & Marginalia

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j.g. lewis

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a daily breath...

A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .

viewpoint


Vision obscured by common occurrence,

perhaps appearing disparate today, yet 

always hope for an alternate perspective.

    Hardly a coincidence, isolation may 

principally compound its influence or 

allow you to seek a different viewpoint.

Take notice, observation provides clarity.


05/21/2024                                                                                      j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

There.

 

Sit, quietly and comfortably, where you are.

 

Acknowledge the gradient nature of progress as it happens with the shades of past days inflecting a presence we don’t often respect.

 

Take your time.

 

Feel. Where you are.

 

At the intersection of faith and contentment you will gradually find your way.

 

Think about it.

 

Set your intentions.

 

Now rise, slowly and purposefully.

 

Look up, not only with your eyes but with your neck engaged in mindful movement.

 

Release the stiffness in your bones, allow energy to radiate from the spaces between.

 

Let the weight on your shoulders dissipate as you allow the arms to simply hang as if they are not even there.

 

Inhale. Exhale.

 

Each breath is as important as the next.

 

Breathe.

 

Exercise thankfulness, first and foremost to your self and the effort you have just expended.

 

Hold that thought.

 

You have already begun to experience the day.

 

Gratitude will follow with your next steps.

 

Share that feeling.

 

Enjoy this day.

 

 

 

05/20/2024                                                                        j.g.l.

cloud songs

      As it is and will be 
for the foreseeable future, there is 
only what remains behind the disguise.
   As natural as it has been, as
   astonishing as it occasionally seems, 
   we can only hope it will get better.
     Why is it we allow optimism 
     to dislimn all that is?
          Hope casts a lengthy shadow.
 

05/17/2024                                                                                j.g.l.

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sometimes sharp,
most days
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
Still I write.

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Mondays are just young Fridays

Posted on June 1, 2020 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

‘What would it feel like to set an intention that wasn’t about accomplishing something?’
  That’s a mouthful, it’s more than a question, but it was a thought posted last week by Susana Harwood Rubin that has kept me thinking about intention, and then, I suppose, goals. The yoga teacher and author wrote the post after reviewing her post-it note reminders of things she needed to accomplish in a day.
  We are all, often, slave to the lists on the fridge or reminders programmed into our mobile devices. More often than not, our intentions are goal based; we need to get something done, so we set the goal or make plans to do such.
  Perhaps, then, it is not an intention. Perhaps it is more.
  Harwood Rubin, wrote that it was “creating aspirational lists of what an ideal me COULD POSSIBLY do.”
  So Instead of creating lists or to-do reminders and disguising them as intentions, Harwood proposed setting intentions based on kindness or gentleness instead of results.
  The intention may not sound as concrete, or as definite, as those that are result-oriented, but they sound true and authentic. A kindness-based intention sounds like something worthy of thinking on.
  I’ve been thinking about it for almost a week, and will continue the thought process for the next few weeks. May was a tough month where my intentions got mixed up and my goals came down to deadlines.
  I could use a month of gentleness.
  Thus my intention for the month (at least) is rather simple:
be kind
be human
be you

  I hope it works out. It is my intention.
  I wish the same for you.

  It’s finally June.
  deep peace

06/01/2020                                        j.g.l.

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