Trust your past self
Our friend Benji wrote in to us, and we wanted to share his email with you, with his permission.
So I was thinking the other day about "Trust your future self" - BTW one of my favorite lessons from your book, one I badly needed to hear, and one I tell others about very often!
And I stumbled upon the obvious corollary, which you have not mentioned (at least not with this phrasing):
TRUST YOUR PAST SELF
Remember all those horrible decisions you made about leaving your boyfriend, buying that new car, changing jobs, etc.?
Well guess what, you thought it was a good decision at the time. Hindsight is 20/20 so obviously it looks like a bad decision now, but when you made it, you thought it was good! It doesn't make you a bad person. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself for not being omniscient, and move on.
Right on! It also reminds me of Kyeli’s post about never making a mistake! (:
Institute of Noetic Sciences
“…to promote forms of consciousness that shift humanity from separation and conflict to collaboration, forgiveness and interconnectedness.”
Sounds pretty darn connection paradigm to me. It looks like they’re taking the “wacky science” approach to shifting the paradigm, whereas we’re taking the personal growth, community, and spreading world-changing ideas approach, but they look interesting. And it looks like they’re affiliated with the HeartMath Institute, which I think Paul Pearsall is also affiliated with. I loved his book The Heart’s Code.
Do you know anything about these folks?
The Freak Revolution Manifesto!
We’ve been hard at work on the Freak Revolution Manifesto. We’ve finished the first and second drafts, we’re currently waiting for feedback from our freaky revolutionary editors, and then we’ll ship off the final draft to our daring designer Megan and our amazing artist Marty and let them do their magic. Megan is a bit swamped so it’ll take until mid-September, but trust us, it’ll be worth the wait.
We rearranged our house!
We found that we often preferred to work in the living room instead of the office, so we rearranged our entire house, made our living room into a living room/office, and turned the ex-office into a sanctuary! It’s ridiculously wonderful to have a room dedicated to sacredness. And working in the open space of the livingroomoffice is wonderful, too. (:
52 Weeks to Awesome
While Megan and Marty meddle with the manifesto, we’re getting ready to bring you 52 Weeks to Awesome! 77% of you who took the poll voted for that one, and we aim to please. It’ll be an e-course where each week, we’ll send out one baby step that will make your life awesomer, in plain, easy-to-understand, and easy-to-practice language. Concrete things you can do to be happier, be more motivated, and be more productive. 52 minor life improvements add up to one huge life improvement. And we’ll be sure to provide a 100% awesomeness guarantee or something that sounds equally silly and equally cool. (: This news is so fresh that we aren’t even taking pre-orders yet, so hold your horses. If you want to be the first to know when it goes on sale, sign up for our newsletter.
Kyeli broke her foot!
Kyeli slipped on some invisible water on the kitchen tile while carrying crystals for a crystal grid. She clung tightly to the crystals and wrenched her foot to avoid falling, and fractured her big metatarsal slightly. She’s wearing a big clunky ass-kicking boot while it heals, which will take 4 to 6 weeks. In the meantime, I (Pace) am trying to hold her down, take care of her, and keep her from doing things. I’m sure she’d appreciate some sympathy and support if you’d like to leave her a comment. (: