Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Contemplate THIS.

I've been deep in contemplation this last week or so.  I don't know if it is the colder weather that has driven my body (and my mind) inside or just another turn of the cycle.  It is bringing a blissful awareness to my days, my steps.  It also means, however, that some "action steps" are being re-evaluated...and thus, on hold.

I then get stressed.  I want to keep thinking, being - but my habitual way of existence is to move, be productive, do more more more.  Guilt arises, I let it go.  And so the wheel turns.  

Instead of bringing you in to this chaotic carnival that is my mind, 
I thought I'd have some fun with portraying 
the juxtaposition (ooh, big word!) in a different way.

This is how I enjoy living my life....contemplate and then laugh at it all.  Repeat.

Something like this.

(*All jokes from  All images copyright Lisa Wilson)

Sometimes life seems like a dream, especially when I look down and see that I forgot to put on my pants.

If you're a cowboy and you're dragging a guy behind your horse, I bet it would really make you mad if you looked back and the guy was reading a magazine.

Children need encouragement. If a kid gets an answer right, tell him it was a lucky guess. That way he develops a good, lucky feeling.

If we could just get everyone to close their eyes and visualize world peace for an hour, imagine how serene and quiet it would be until the looting started.

If you ever reach total enlightenment while you're drinking a beer, I bet it makes beer shoot out your nose.

As we move into holiday times where it can be tempting to move, move, move, try to spend a bit of time just contemplating.  And remember....

If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let 'em go, because man, they're gone.


  1. Love it! The beer joke especially!
    I am getting ready for Thanksgiving for 20 - when did I become the adult?! Thank you for the reminders not to take it all so seriously . . . and thank you too for the sweet baby thoughts. You are such a sweet friend, xoxo

  2. This is awesome, Lisa! And I can totally relate to how you feel. I get frustrated when I fall behind and can't finish all I need to get done. Thanks for a little brevity to put things into perspective! :) Theresa

  3. oh, i hope you don't mind that i got a giggle out of that first paragraph... because it rings so true. how digging down and burrowing inward brings that knowledge of self... that closeness of being one with our thoughts... and then it STRESSES US OUT! sometimes i'd rather be detached and lost in a a beer. but then there runs the risk of total enlightenment while drinking...

    p.s. i LOVE your new layout! so pretty!

  4. Yep, laughter and humor even in the midst of craziness is just the best way to get through !
    Thanks for the smiles today, Beautiful One !

  5. I just wanted to stop by and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the love that you sent out to Stellan when he was injured.
    It meant the world to me and I will never forget what you did.
    Michelle and Stellan