guru's daily thoughts

Friday, February 17, 2006

Round Two...

Get up one time more than you're knocked down.


Hmmm, seems not only is my site down today, but so is my provider. Not sure why, but I'll be patient and just keep jotting down my notes over here until it's back up.

Things are fairly quiet still anyway, so there's nothing to worry about.

I miss my email though.

I've been having some really good discussions with a few of my readers-turned-friends. It's nice to be able to connect with other people, even if that connection is a wire.

After all, isn't that how we're all connected anyway... by a wire? A thread of light that forms a web between us... emails are just words to remind us of that.

Guess it's time to rely on telepathy :-)

Or T-Mobile.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Go on!

The past is behind you for a reason...


OK, so it looks like whatever was broken with my blog is now fixed. I'm back to my old self, or rather, my old site. It feels good to be home.

I could go and 'backblog' now to fill in the missing days, but I'll just move forward, taking those topics with me into the future. Let's just let the past lie in yesterdays and see what tomorrow brings.

The past several days have been nice and relaxing... slower paced. Not as productive as I like, but that's due to some old habits of mine. I grew up on urgency, so I just kind of thrive in that environment. Now's not the time to create that sort of thing.

Had a very good meeting today. It was a brainstorming session that had toys strewn around the room for people to play with. The person running the meeting really understands play and creativity. It was refreshing.

I even got the chance to draw the view outside the window (I'll have to get it to a scanner so I can show it to you).

Creativity Rocks!

The key is to get our mind in a place free from logic... to get outside of the office, and outside of ourselves. That's often why we get our best ideas in the shower or while sitting in traffic... cause our mind doesn't have much else to do.

On a recent walk around my neighborhood, the pieces to my system started to fall into place. I had been trying too hard to put too much into too little a space. Just by simplifying my mind, I started to see how simple the pieces need to be.

It's like I'm "moving in" to the right space. The boxes aren't unpacked yet, but at least they're being put into the right rooms. I redid the calendar pages once again... and will be seeing how it goes.

Creativity is like the breaking open of a shell. It's dramatic, almost violent... but it's a bursting forth of possibilities. Once that shell is gone, who knows what mighty things will grow.

Time will tell.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Love isn't overrated, it's just misunderstood.


Valentines, like Christmas, is a very relationship driven event. It can be a wonderful time, or it can be very stressful. There can be this expectation of having to take the relationship to "the next level" ... or a lack of commitment can be uncovered. Then there's those without someone ... there's loneliness or bitterness.

It can be a pretty tough time.

That's why it's important to take it easy today. Drop any expectations. If you're in a relationship, just be in it. Celebrate what you have, instead of yearn for something that might not be.

If you have no one "special" then be your own best friend. Don't beat yourself up over being alone. Alone doesn't have to equal lonely.

Love comes from within... and that's where you are already... so it's easy to love yourself, because you're the closest to you. So be gentle, be kind, be loving.

And share your love. It doesn't have to be romantic to be special. Love comes in so many forms... so send an ecard, or an email... or pick up the phone. Sure, you'll get voicemail (they may have gone out to dinner, y'know), but plant that seed of love anyway. It'll grow more than you know.


What are your Valentine's day plans?

Monday, February 13, 2006


Sometimes you have to go sideways in order to move forward.


I'm having a really tough time with blogger and my provider. All of a sudden, they stopped talking to one another... and I'm left out in the cold.

So not to be undone, I've thrown this site together. I'll be "backblogging" to get my missing entries back in.

Come back soon (unless the other site is back)