Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #43

I found an interesting sheet of paper among my physical notes to my Fruits of the Spirit story world. An exercise I'd done while living in the Silicon Valley and then stored among the notes to this particular project. It was a list and there were 13 items. It practically screamed TT at me. And the timing couldn't be better. I almost laughed out loud when I read the item that I placed at number 13 here. Only those who've read my recent posts will get that joke.


Question: What would I do differently if I trusted that all the necessary resources (materials, grace, time, strength, creativity, wisdom, talent, knowledge, money, space etc.) to accomplish a task would be available as needed?
Answer: I would make myself available to the task every day by:
  1. limiting time spent playing computer games
  2. limiting time spent watching TV
  3. spending time in playful, creative daydreaming on the elements of the task.
  4. guarding against pessimism
  5. nurturing hope
  6. praying and meditating on aspects of the task
  7. caring for self--body, soul and spirit
  8. caring for my environment--cleanliness and order
  9. cultivating an attitude of gratitude
  10. enjoying the pleasure of accomplishment
  11. yielding to my passion for the task
  12. exulting in the bliss of being fully involved in a meaningful task
  13. laying hands on the tools of the task and making one move
    --open a computer file and type one sentence
    --open the sketch pad and make a mark
    --thread the needle and take a stitch
    --put on walking shoes and step out the door
    --open that daunting, difficult book and read one page

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11 tell me a story:

Ed 7/26/2007 6:24 AM  

I remember when you made theis list. All great ideas. Keewp it up.

Ed

MamaLee 7/26/2007 7:11 AM  

Great list. I hope to follow along the same path.

Happy TT!

Sparky Duck 7/26/2007 8:23 AM  

But, the distractions are supposed to not make it that easy.

Suprina 7/26/2007 8:47 AM  

What a great list.

Happy Thursday Thirteen.

Candy Minx 7/26/2007 10:18 AM  

Isn't it strange when we find older notes that we took to help us, inspire us?

It makes me think that we all always need to learn over and over sometimes the same lessons, ha!

Lifelong learning!
Here is my relativley short tt list...I'm trying to keep it simple!

http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/2007/07/nomi-song-and-thursday-thirteen.html

L^2 7/26/2007 10:48 AM  

That's a great list. I hope you can follow some of these ideas to keep up your great work.

Lisa Andel 7/26/2007 7:32 PM  

Thanks for reminding me of some items I'd dropped off my own list.

Ann 7/26/2007 8:16 PM  

Great list. Happy TT.

Dewey 7/27/2007 9:10 AM  

This sounds like you're reading The Artist's Way or maybe some Natalie Goldberg?

I started to read the post above, but I ran short of time and couldn't finish. But I enjoyed what I've read so far!

Susan Helene Gottfried 7/30/2007 8:35 AM  

I'd have to limit time spent with my Google Reader, catching up on everyone's lives!!!

(like I'm obviously doing now!)

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