Here’s it is, just in case you’ve never heard it..
I’ve never read much poetry since school. This is powerful stuff!
The Laughing Heart
by Charles Bukowski
your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
Found on The Best American Poetry.
Your life is our life…. “Be on the watch” is great advice.
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Today I checked my progress using Headspace. I’ve logged over 1,000 minutes in meditation practice! It’s safe to say that I’ve ingrained the habit now.
I definitely feel the benefits, I’m more calm and patient (mostly!). But the most surprising change I’ve noticed is that I’ve disciplined myself to make the time for practice.
Its works for me and it’s not for everyone. I do believe that everybody has a skill that they can skill to build into a habit and for me, this means that a person can learn just about anything – with the right method.
Here’s the numbers:
What is it that you want to learn?
Well, It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted any updates. So, I’m going to start afresh!
I enrolled in an online course at Blogging University – Blogging 101. So I’ll be posting regularly on stuff related to the daily tasks and what I’m doing to learn new skills and habits. I’m literally practicing a new skill as I type this!
I’m typing this post using a colemak keyboard layout. It’s a little frustrating. But, since I’m not a particularly skilled typist I’m finding my way around easily. Using the onscreen keyboard viewer is a real bonus.