Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Thinking and reading

I've been spending a lot of time thinking and reading. After discovering Brene' Brown and her work, I have been consuming her books.  I also have been going back to Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project.  I have pre-ordered both of their new works, and will have one this week and one next week. 

I've been reflecting on what it is that I enjoy and how I can translate that to everyday life.  I wonder about my need to feel needed, how much energy I get from helping others to succeed.  I realized that rather than rich or famous, I want to be inspiring.  Although, rich wouldn't be bad either.

Figuring out how things come together and take shape is interesting to me.  I know for me, I mull stuff over for a while, sometimes crunching away in the back of my mind until something falls into place, like those puzzle games.  I am interested in other people's lives and the many lives they have lived.  I myself have really only life right now, but I know others that have transformed themselves, some several times or in drastic ways and I wonder how they had the knowledge and courage. 

I am grinding this in my mind, trying to find a way to pull it all together in a cohesive way to make something interesting, inspiring and intelligent. 

So many "I" statements in this post, but it is where things are at the moment.  Working on the inner to get to the best outer self. 

Just trying to apply this mantra to my everyday life: