so i'm *probably* taking on a bigger than big new venture in the next little bit, so i'm trying to prepare myself mentally. i'm reading some pema chodron - she's a buddhist nun who wants us all to make ourselves happy first so we can in turn alleviate everyone else's suffering. easy peasy.
so last night, she told me about the importance of making offerings. offering things up is going to free me from the pain of self-absorption. she wants me to offer every sumptuous object that i enjoy. more from her book no time to lose:
"instead of desirable things becoming objects of greed, we turn them into vehicles of liberation by using them to make the best of offerings. we can luxuriate in wonderful fantasies and visualize sumptuous offerings not only for ourselves but also for all sentient beings. we can delight in our daydreams, and then give it all away! anything we offer uncovers our inherent good qualities cultivating this practice is a very straightforward, nonconceptual way to uncover our basic goodness."
alright, fabulous. here we go.
we'll start with fall shoes for internet friends.
betsy, hot off the offering. you get these delicious furry marc jacobs boots. enjoy.
decorno, these eff me louboutins = yours. offered from me.
nick, take these vans as i uncover another layer of goodness. they're snappy.
bryn, you get these slouchy stingray trim boots. i am SELFLESS to give these away.
jenny, i'm giving you these. you're all tall and long legged with that sassy haircut. delight in them.
and katie, pour vous. when you get home from portugal - a nonconceptual package on your doorstep. these lovelies inside.