Thursday, June 21, 2012

Entry #42: Pink Peony Coolers, NPR and Is Letting Go-- Being In Control?

Dear All:
Summer's hot yellow blaze has arrived. The leaves are still peaking green and the shrubs and bushes are happy.  June's peonies are a "pink" good enough to drink and the season's flower show is ready to begin! 

As the sunshine ignites the backyard and the baby Cardinals chirp and beep from their nests in the magnificent clatter today (6/21/12), I am thankful for nature's suggestion of-- where the birds sing, there is light.

  1.  I'll have a large glass of yellow sunshine today, thank you!
  2. June's hot sunshine brings us warmth and peace today, (6/8/12).
  3. Where the birds sing, there is light.
As the Solstice gets its "blaze" on, I am often surprised (while driving the car with Brady who is still kicking my ass every day, ha ha mommy you are doing down!) how much I've learned from KQED in San Francisco and now 93.9 in NY. The writing and tone of the programming like Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Fresh Air, somehow resonate with me and my ADHD. I have been 1) inspired by Maya Angelou's profound stories of poetry inspiring others, 2) informed of the ravaging and brutal war of Sarajevo (1992-1996), and 3) educated on rethinking Hydro Power, just to name a few.  Thank you NPR (funded by the public) for my perspective today.

As the rainbow hydrangeas and blushing peonies laugh & party in the garden, I am continually reminded how important it is for me to let go of all things that are emotionally unproductive for me. If I let go (which is detachment right?) of, 1) my self importance 2) others' actions 3) the unfavorable truth about myself (which is true) 4) my concern with others judgment of me (which is crazy)  5) of what others have said or done to my loved ones (none of my business) 6) what isn't 7) my reactive crazy (destructive little defense mechanism) 8) my judgment towards others 9) my noise 10) and my petty thoughts, then I am emotionally in control, right? Oh god.

  1. Is letting go a way of being in control?
  2. "When you judge another, you do not define them. You define yourself."--Wayne Dyer
  3. I let go of my self importance today, yahoo!
If we can embrace June's hot sunshine and Todd's 49th birthday (6/21), to be curious of the nation's hopes, struggles and survivals through public radio (whatever you like), while grooming ourselves to be emotionally productive, then nothing can go that wrong right? 

Let's pray for the women, children and animals that need our fierce and determined protection at all times!

Love and Sincerely,