Monday, January 11, 2010

I want to

not complicate my life

get back to doing yoga, so I'll have to get up earlier

find more time to read

find more time to paint

not complicate my life

get enough sleep most nights

have a jigsaw puzzle on the go

listen to brilliant stuff on my iPod

not complicate my life

find time to write more

go back to school some day

live in Vietnam for a year

walk the dog more

travel more



I want too much.

Either that or I need to sleep a whole lot less.

Or pray for reincarnation.

So, what do you want that you can't accomplish tomorrow?

6 comments:

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Sometimes I think I want so much that I'm greedy. It's part of the human experience though. I want to delve deeper into Buddhist writing, to live in a climate with more forgiving winter seasons, to have peaceful transitions, to work in the arts, to be a mindful parent, to keep an open mind. I want respect, clothes that fit, an understanding of the powers we can not see. I want to meditate more deeply, express the joy I feel, let go of habits I know do not serve me. How's that for a start? They say if you write down what you want, it helps to manifest it. This is a great question.

hulagirlatheart said...

You could actually tag my name onto the bottom of that list and it would be pretty accurate, even the trip to Vietnam.

The older I get, the more I feel I have to squeeze into each day. It's as if I can hear the clock ticking.

Lynda said...

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!'
Goethe.

There is nothing on that list that is not do-able... just do it. What is stopping you? Write the list.. stick it up on the wall and start one point at a time. Watch how fast you start ticking them off.

Believe me.. when it comes to wanting, I am BIG TIME. Life is a miracle just waiting to unfold. There is no reason not to. Pick one, and I bet you can have it crossed off the list by the end of the week.

...hmm funny, sometimes we give the advice we most need to hear ourselves....

Word Verification for Today: enthr -- this is a situation that can arise when one's husband has had a glass too many... he will have the right intention, but will fall asleep in the middle.

oreneta said...

Bhodi, well thank you. That felt like a rather unleasantly self-indulgent post, but if theys say that writing down what you wish for isn't such a bad idea....

Hula, ain't that the TRUTH! Holy Jeez, count every second of the day.....

Lynda:::*SNORT* OK, that was GREAT!!! Hahahahahahahahaha......and yes, some of this is doable on a day to day basis, but it is just finding the time and the balance. Always a struggle. I think I didn't/don't want the vacations to end.

Vancouver Isle Doug said...

Learn French. (now that I am in Canada)

Be a better photographer and perhaps earn $$

Get back to Paris. I could even live there, perhaps, 'cept for my other half who thinks the French are rude.

Leave a mark on this planet that folks will remember me by.

Have a cat that won't eat houseplants.

Maybe, just maybe, I'll start that list and see what can be done about it. I have never been one for having goals though. Amazing, eh?

Nomad said...

Whew...I so hear you on the no sleep department.. my problem is all that AND fully and completely and perfectly to boot.

So I think that my list might have at the top of it

Sinking into my bed feeling like I HAVE actually done enough today...

Love your list, we did one a few years ago and it needs updating. Nothing like making a record to make you actually think about actually doing something....tick tick tick....