Let the Wind Blow ~

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IMG_5074I have questions!

What attracts you to the opposite sex when you first meet? Initially in person, it’s a physical attraction. It may be the way a man carries himself, how he interacts with someone in a crowd or his voice heard in a line up that piques our interest. It can be the look in a mans eyes that captures our attention. There are so many unique elements that makes us look, but what makes us want to talk? Is it as simple as the desire for human contact or is it a specific connection we seek? What are you looking for? <~~~~that’s the million dollar question in my world!

Attraction online it’s much different, conversation connects us. We read the words of another and get captured by how they express themselves. We view a still photograph and start trying to visualize the person in the flesh. Is it even safe to meet someone you have no mutual social connection with? Do you even think about that or do you just jump in and hope for the best? Is it better to get to know someone via email before you stand before one another, or does that make it harder?

What makes you want to take that ominous step forward to putting yourself in the same room with someone you meet serendipitously or online?

Next step…

What is their Intention? Do you think that’s a question that should be asked when you meet someone? Or should you just go with the flow and see where the wind blows the two of you? I have done both. Honesty is always best. I don’t think men or women naturally like to expose their true intentions out of fear, fear of being rejected or judged. As humans we don’t like either, but without risk we gain nothing and don’t grow and unfold.

I never used to think about what someones intentions were but it has been on my mind more lately. Living and learning is what life is all about isn’t it? Isn’t it? Taking chances? Opening your heart? Sharing, loving, living with inner peace and harmony. <~~~~ that’s just the hippy in me talking now, Captain Careful will rear her ugly head again and set her straight! Life is meant to be shared isn’t it? Maybe it’s hormones? Maybe I’m just tired and need a good sleep? Of Course I need a good sleep…but maybe…maybe it’s just me.

Inner voice “What does your heart tell you little grass-hopper?”

Other Inner voice ~ flips inner voice #1 the bird...conversation ends, again!

I think that whenever we have inner conflict or questions we need to take the time to express them, chew on them awhile and then just let them go, let the breeze blow them back to where they came from and just be…

Today I am just being…and I am grateful for the breeze blowing because I had ALOT to carry away!

Tracy signiture

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Give It To Me…Now!

Bonnie Johnson's PostIt’s official.  We are a society that craves instant gratification.  The latest trend amongst consumers is called “Now-ism” and it’s growing in leaps and bounds.  We don’t seem to be able to wait in order to obtain something that we want anymore.  We want it and we want it now.  Patience may just be a lost virtue.

Our relentless pursuit of instant information, communications, pleasure, if not indulgences was almost certainly born in this “online” age.  We have instant access to so much that we seem to be craving a consumption of the experience and the thrill of the “now”.

This focus on experiences, this lust to collect as many experiences and stories as soon as possible is addictive.  Twitter is a perfect example.  The Twitters of this world offer a truly real-time snapshot of what the world is thinking, doing, protesting (if not fighting) for and against, loving, reviewing, buying, feeling, attending, traveling to, donating to, gossiping about, asking for, hating, wearing, watching, eating, reading, drinking, listening to…

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If something digital/online is too slow, too cumbersome, too poorly written, or too boring, a substitute is only a search term and a click away.  Cell phones have advanced to the point that we can be online all the time in almost any place.  There are some now capable of scanning bar codes and then searching online and local retailers for the best prices for that item. The iPhone’s “there’s an app for that” demonstrates the mass customization and everything-ness so many of us crave.

Before you blame the younger generation, remember when televisions were huge and cumbersome pieces of furniture with only a few crummy stations.  Imagine if we still had to plan our evenings television viewing by first reading the TV Guide and then have to actually get off the couch, walk across the room and turn a dial to change the channel.  No thanks!

But I do fear we may have lost our impulse control.  When you watch the Marshmallow Experiment video below you may want to ask yourself “how would I do in this situation?”  You can substitute the marshmallow for something that you find tempting…whatever that may be.

Bonnie

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