Leonardo’s Mona Lisa has 30 layers of paint…

masterpieceMasterpiece. None of those paint layers is thicker than a single hair.

Can you imagine the patience and concentration that required? I’m going to propose that you be inspired by his approach as you carry out your big projects in the coming year. I think you will have the potential to create at least one labor of love.

Says Rob Brezsny… He is talking to Libras, but he could be talking to me too… I have, according to Source, have applied already 27 layers of ‘paint’ in creating my masterpiece, developing the technology to turn homo sapiens into human being.

What a perfect fit, I thought… and then I noticed, that the guiding is for Libras… and I am a Virgo… WTF… lol

‘You can’t move mountains by whispering at them,’ says singer-songwriter Pink. Strictly speaking, you can’t move mountains by shouting at them, either. But in a metaphorical sense, Pink is exactly right. Mild-mannered, low-key requests are not likely to precipitate movement in obstacles that resemble solid rock. And that’s my oracle for you in the coming months, Virgo. As you carry out the project of relocating or crumbling a certain mountain, be robust and spirited—and, if necessary, very loud.

Wow, that is a perfect fit too… Continue reading “Leonardo’s Mona Lisa has 30 layers of paint…”

A Healthy Man Wants a Thousand Things; a Sick Man Only Wants One

By the same token, if you feel imprisoned, you want freedom… but if you don’t feel it, even though you are imprisoned, you’ll want many things… and won’t even think of wanting freedom.

I remember when I first defined myself what freedom was like for me. I saw the last few minutes of the movie, Harold and Maud in my mind, as Harold junks his car and jauntily skips up the hill, playing his, I guess, ukulele.

Yeah, that is it. Two steps: junking what’s defined you and your life, and then doing something joyous that wouldn’t have fitted your life before.

A number of years ago I participated in a Landmark Education course, the Wisdom Course.

One component of that course was to create a book of your life, dedicating a page to each year. So if you are 52 years old, you’ll have 52 pages. Continue reading “A Healthy Man Wants a Thousand Things; a Sick Man Only Wants One”