July 23rd, 2008


Slack - it cuts both ways, people.

"In her book *Zen Miracles,* Brenda Shoshanna
defines the "shadow" as being the unacceptable aspects of ourselves that we dump into our unconscious minds. As we avoid looking at that hidden stuff, it festers. Meanwhile, we project it onto people we know, imagining that they possess the qualities we're repressing. The antidote to this problem, says Shoshanna, is to "eat our shadow" -- haul it up from out of the pit and develop a conscious connection with it. Doing so not only prevents our unacknowledged darkness from haunting our thoughts and distorting our relationships; it also liberates tremendous psychic energy."

[Tats in: Energy which could then be directed in ways that are much more useful to our personal goals. Just saying.]


I don't set that much store by astrology, so when I get the Brezsny newsletter, I read all of them and pick the ones I like. This one jumped out as being particularly relevant to me and mine at the moment.

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Tonight, I get a Polly. Pollies make everything better, everyone should have one. Or a whole bag!

Tommy flew out this morning, and now I am going to do the proud Mum thing. He is growing into an amazing young man. If he manages to keep his brain working the way it is right now, through his teenage years, I have every confidence that he's going to be One Hell Of A Guy as an adult. He's smart, he's a deep thinker and he has a sense of humour and a sense of compassion. I loves him lots and I'm really going to miss him. *cluck cluck*