Thursday, February 22, 2018

Humor & Wisdom 2/10

Hi all,

Happy Valentine’s Day!  It’s time for some more humor and wisdom.  So, here goes…..

First the humor:

Here are some more fun Bumper Stickers left over from my email a couple of months ago:

Help wanted: A telepath – you know where to apply.

Warning: Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear.

Give me ambiguity or give me something else.

Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.

Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.

I doubt, therefore I might be.

The older you get, the better you realize you were.

If you ate pasta and antipasta, would you still be hungry?

If you try to fail and succeed, which have you done?

Dyslexics of the world, untie.

Clones are people two.

I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up.

Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.

Always be modest, and be proud of it!

So you’re a feminist… Isn’t that cute!

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

I can resist anything but temptation.

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

Kids in the back seat cause accidents;
Accidents in the back seat cause kids.

The sex was so good that even the neighbors had a cigarette.

If you smoke after sex, your doing it too fast.

WANTED: Meaningful overnight relationship.

My kid had sex with your honor student.

Sex on television can’t hurt you, unless you fall off.

Incontinence Hotline…Can you hold, please?

Smile, it’s the second best thing you can do with your lips.

And now for some real-life-experience kind of wisdom:

My son, Kavi, is now 12 years old and entered Middle School this last Fall.  Donna and my world changed dramatically as he almost instantly became Mr. Independent.  Spending time with his friends is all that really matters to him and we are not particularly interesting to him.  This is all age appropriate, and there is still lots of love that happens when we have opportunities to sneak it in there.  But Donna and I joke about our having to get a life again.  It’s like he is kicking us out of the nest!
I have lots of different feelings about the whole situation.  But I have two main ones.  The first is to joyfully celebrate his spreading his wings and flying.  He is a very happy kid and just loves being with his boy friends, and, more recently, girl friends as well.  Hurray!  And I now have the opportunity to rekindle and grow my meditation practice and am going beautiful places inside as a result.
The other feeling I have is a deep grief for the loss of his heartfelt desire to be with me.  Gone is the time when I would come home from a weekend away leading a workshop and he would run to the door and jump into my arms for a huge hug.  We still hang out, but it is only after he has gone through his list of other possibilities, or when we have “family time,” which Donna and I have put in place just to be sure we three do spend time together.  
As I feel into my my loss with this passage into the next phase of life for him and for me, I actually love weeping from my depths of my soul.   The tears open my heart and I feel so tender and connected to my humanness and compassion afterwards.  Vulnerability is such an incredible doorway into other realms of my being besides the linear mind.  I love feeling into the mystery of fully feeling my feelings!  
May you celebrate all of your feelings as well!!


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