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Daily Connect: I'm So Crabby Today

“…feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.”
Pema Chödrön

I lay awake last night feeling anxious and worried about money (how will I earn enough), my job (can I really do it), war (omg all those drones), prisons (only 8% of incarcerated are violent how can this be), aging (I used to have such pretty eyes), dating (can't even talk about it), buddhism (can I really do it), my dead mother, my living father, another restaurant that closed, a viable third party, the crazy neighbor upstairs and on and on and on.

It's no surprise that I awakened with wild-eyes this morning, irritated and angry with everything and everyone.  Even through meditation I was simmering with annoyance.  Even after reading what Pema said above, I'm crabby, maybe even more crabby.  

I'm gonna lean in but I don't think it's gonna be pretty.




IMAGE: Fire Dancer | Daniel Stanley | CC by 2.0

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you still have pretty eyes!

Marry Me!


Thank you

This was right on time for me. Needed it.

With you in your crabbiness...leaning in.



i'm with you

Dear Kim,

I call her Crabby Buddha and she thinks out of the box and sometimes has to get up and walk around a bit; this way she takes in the air and stretches her vision.

i'm really grateful for her and for you.

is this my gratitude practice?
those wonderful and Noble Poisons.

you work very hard and are an inspiration.
thank you for teaching me about patience,


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