Saturday, July 24, 2010

Chinese Take-Out Wisdom

My Fortune Cookie tonight says:
"Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body".

How true.  So, how am I feeding my mind?  Well, not as well as I should.  Lately, I have kept myself full of work-related nothingness.  So, how can I fix this?  I know full well how to do it.

1.  Read a book.  I am always more level headed when I am in the middle of a good read.  It could be fiction or a true story about a person, place, thing, or even some horrible murder mystery thing.  What they all have in common is that they are an escape for my mind.

2.  Breathe.  Take time to clear my mind entirely, except for the noise of my breath.  Some call it meditation.  I call it just breathing.  During this time, my mind sometimes stays empty.  Other times, it fills like an empty cup with other thoughts.  Either way, it is a good thing.

3.  Learn about something new.  I like to have a project on the side.  That could be learning a new language, taking a class, or maybe even learning a new fitness routine.  Lately, this has been taken up by learning how to keep up with a running program, but also learning a bit about Kettle bell training.

4.  Plan an adventure.  Adventures do not need to be across the planet in unusual places.  Adventures can be right in your backyard.  Just knowing there is something coming up is a fantastic motivator.  So, my next adventure that I am planning to take:  Philadelphia, Labor Day weekend to see the Red Bull Flugtag competition!!  You just have to see the link to believe it. 

So, besides not eating Chinese take out and keeping better with my food records, I really need to work on balance.

I hope you all have a great weekend!  Oh, and I almost forgot:
Lucky Numbers 10, 26, 15, 16, 38, 36
Learn Chinese - Fish 鱼 (Yú)


  1. Good advice, Missa!

    I had a forture cookie last night, too. OK, three, but they're very low in fat.

    One of my fortunes was: "Big things coming in future. Only matter of time."

    OK, this does not necessarily mean a "good" big thing! I'm thinking I should lay off the cookies!

    Have a good weekend!

  2. Yep! I agree! ALL four of those are SO important...I continue to work on the Breathe one!

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  4. 丟失的重量可以是樂趣以及健康。 把戲是合併同樣多樂趣在吃紅蘿卜,像您在吃會巧克力蛋糕。 那隻螞蚱是鑰匙。