True Love

“Love is there until it’s not.”

This statement can be applied to so many things. It can trigger memories of your first love, that summer dress you knew was a little to small but you just had to have it or that single chair you got from a yard sale and have so patiently waited for a partner to accompany it or even a cute side table. When it comes to our home or our life in general we have to be careful of the things that we bring in. We have to be sure that there is not doubt and that there is truly a connection for whatever is in question. I mean a connection like you drive halfway home and have to turn around because you know that you would not be able to sleep without it.

Much like you share your home with the people you love most the same should be the case for your furniture, pictures or anything else. Some of my favorite things were less than $10 the most expensive being $60. It’s hard because filling a home with the things that you absolutely love takes time. It’s also about always being open but more importantly knowing and understanding your style and needs. The last thing you want to do is to settle for something that you are not in love with and have to figure out what to with it as time goes by. Many of my favorite spaces on the internet have so much thought put into them, the theme is personal and so very far from a display room at Ikea (not knocking Ikea…I love that place). Designing your space is about being yourself, it’s a outward display of who you are much like the clothes you wear.

And when time goes by and you feel hopeless and frustrated…just remember…Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Happy Hunting

Insanity

“A general stance of Buddhism is that it is inappropriate to hold a veiw that is logically inconsistent. This is taboo. But even more taboo that holding a view that is logically inconsistent is holding a view that goes against direct experience.” -The Dali Lama

You know when things are not right….to deny that is crazy and it makes you crazy…or me crazy. I think some may see this as insanity….

Time Travel

The past no longer is. The future has not yet come. Looking deeply at life as it is in the very here and now, the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom. -The Buddha

This is what I have been trying to achieve. For the past few years I’ve lived in the past because things seemed to have been better then or there, Instead I should have been making the present a place I want to be in. In turn, the future would automatically be a happy destination. The stability comes from knowing you are living the life that is best for you and the freedom comes from doing whatever it may take to get there.