My good friend, Laura, favorite coach, great blogger (yada-yada-yada) has a great new idea. Check out this post and send her your ideas, too.
I've been thinking about this topic. I mean, how could I pass up an opportunity to share my wit and wisdom!?
I DO have several folks I look to for wisdom, for mentoring, for love & support: Laura is one. My partner Joel teaches me MANY things about relationships and personal evolution. Barbara lights the path of spiritual wisdom and is modeling aging with energy, grace, & style. Joyce should certainly be applauded for some AMAZING parenting - never seen better.
But Heroes...? Laura & I have had this discussion before - a couple of times. The word just doesn't work for me most of the time. I can imagine applying it to her Mike Schwass. Who else? Maya Angelou, maybe; Oprah, possibly; Bette Midler,certainly. But I don't know them. Not like Laura knows Mike.
and not like I know myself (if indeed I do...)
The Omnicrone comes to mind as my hero. A concept really. An image of the WHO that I can be/am becoming.
Me - that higher-self me that prompts me toward all of the worthwhile effort I put into living my path. More and more each day I find myself blending with the image I have of her. More & more I am putting her out there, standing in her shoes and speaking her truth, taking the steps she shows me.
And, yes, there is certainly some ego involved here. I'm still me, too - the small letter 'me'. I still want you to think I'm cool, collected, competent, creative (more yada yada...). (and certainly, Laura, save this for the 12-23 carnival if you wish.) But there is more than ego here, I hope - I believe.
I am Omnicrone in my heart and in my soul. It is thru her persona that I still reach for spiritual integrity. We - she & I - have learned to face dragons: to conquer a few, to do battle with several.
She has me involved in Tai Chi, Yoga, & meditation - things I would never have done-never committed to without that image of her in my heart. Without knowing that I can be bigger, better, more spiritually centered, more EarthGrandMother than that poor pitiful Pearl that I thought I was for so many years... Can't imagine what that would be like. It wouldn't be THIS.
When I reread such things I know I'm on the right track. I know that I'm Omnicrone. I know that I can define the term - redefine aging for myself & perhaps others - and that it's more than an ego trip.
So I'm not a Hero - not even a Shero. I'm an Omnicrone. It's more than enough for me.
Thanks for asking, Janet ...and yes, that last post was pretty depressing. But Tuesday has come & gone, a few things are different now, so hopefully, the news will improve. :)
I'm still working out at High Mesa. We have a huge event coming this Saturday featuring various healing practitioners, demo classes in Tai Chi, Pilates, Gentle Yoga, a workshop, and a closing drumming ceremony. Until that's over, I'm busy, busy, busy.
But if you take a look at High Mesa, you'll see that it's NOT a stressful place to be! Wonderful, lovely energy and a Migun Bed for working out the muscular kinks. Click on 'Facilities' at the top of the home page to see what it looks like.
We went to Albuquerque for Joel's birthday weekend and had a GREAT time. I'd love to be telling you all about the tramride and posting pictures, but the frikkin' place was closed!! (one of these days I'll learn to call...)
I found a wonderful place to meditation cushions and ordered one. Check out Blue Lotus Yoga Essentials. This link takes you to the 'cushions' page. They've invented the Sangha cushion especially for bodies that sit a long time, or want to sit on the floor (instead of a chair) but just can't get knees or hips to cooperate.
I'm really impressed with this company: Lois was trulya delight, my shopping experience was fun. I can't testify for my own cushions just yet (they are being shipped today!)...but go there and check her out.
Otherwise, I'll be back soon - maybe with some new insights to share... ...until then Namaste