Tuesday, April 15, 2008

April TIFC - Day Three



Probably the more appropriate title for the day is "Going Greek." I put the Greek for Know Thyself into the sketch I'm working on for the Apr TIFC... Gnothi Seauton (with the epsilon contracted.)

OMG - from my past, I'm having a moment. I was a math major in college...
and my mind dredges up some obscure equation, the contracted epsilon identity.

In the meantime, from the kitchen, my husband is asking me to look up retronym on wikipedia and of course, we got distracted with backronym as well. This is my life! Lot's of left brain activity and then I get to work in the studio, make dinner and clean the house!

Living consciously...

To help answer the question of Do you define yourself by what you have rather than who you are? Hendricks suggests making two lists: one of the three things that you spend the most money on; and the second on the three things you do that bring you the most satisfaction.

The goal of the practice is to encourage you to shift focus to living a rich inner life and not a material outer one. I'm so grateful that I've reached the point in my life where having, doing, and Being are not at odds with each other. I appreciate the "stuff" I have and I try to honor the roles and responsibilities I have by performing them well but the key is not to identify with stuff or roles but rather, as Tolle puts it, to become friends with the present moment.

1 comment:

Quilt Pixie said...

I've mostly mastered not identifying myself with what I have -- now if I could just untangle myself from "what I do"....