Random Linkage: Season’s Weepings
It’s the time of the year where everyone’s feeling awesome and cheery and light.
Well some of us. It’s OK if you’re not. Know you’re not alone in feeling sad, guilty, happy, miserable, lighthearted, messy, Christmas cheery and not-so-celebratory. But if you are in need of an ear and do need help – don’t be afraid to reach out.
Here’s what’s been lurking in my mind and around me lately:
- Hardcore Zen offers up some thoughts on Good Times Bad Times
- Are you like me and spending time with end of the year/beginning of the new year reflections and intention setting? I’ve been sitting with Susanna Conway’s workbook which has become a bit of a yearly tradition for me. I always appreciate seeing what 2015 delivered – and hoo haw it delivered big time this past year. Now to take these lessons into 2016.
- Ever have those moments when you’re in a Uber and a song comes on and completely sets the soundtrack for what you’re feeling and you laugh to yourself because it feels like you are in an episode of Master of None or GIRLS and it is THE song that makes the scene dryly humourous due to the timing? Well a few weeks ago on the way home from therapy, the driver was jamming to some radio-friendly tunes and this druggy-hip-hopppy beat came on with some sad rappers singing about being “Stressed Out.” It was a moment. Perfect timing. Perfect song for the mood. It snapped my melancholy and made me smile.
- Earning a Degree – Tibetan Nuns Break Through Barriers
- A Gift to Yourself – Great Goddess Tara knows I’m working on this myself.
- Going for Refuge has gathered a great list of resources on Buddhism and addiction.
- How Does a Meditator Deal with Episodes of Major Depression?
And a brilliant tribute to Lemmy. I don’t know the name of the artist and wish I could credit them.