Friday, March 8, 2013

Haiku My Heart–The Words Said…

The pursuit wears on.

Strive, change, chase, never enough.

Just be happy NOW !


(Little Happy decked out for the day in the studio)


This morning I awoke with that striving mode, self-defeating monkey brain crap in my head.

“Yeah, you’re making changes but you have so much to change, you’ll never get there !”

“Other people have the answers and are applying them and having “success”. It must be you who is weak.”



Man, it sucks to wake up like that.

I got up, poured myself a cup of coffee and headed to the computer.

One of the first things I read on Facebook was this :


(SheRecovers image)

This morning, these were the exact words I needed to banish the monkey brain and those negative thoughts !



Those words started ringing in my mind like a sweet chime.

I took a bunch of deep breaths and thought “Yes.”

Felt “Yes.”


Of course, monkey brain tried a few times to put up a fight, focused on what was “wrong” and “not enough”,

but the real me is finding the strength to tell that pain in the butt part of my brain to f-off !


So the plan for today is focusing on





And just maybe,

with a little help from my monkey brain banishing friends,

I can BE there for awhile.



Happy Friday, Beautiful Ones !

For more haiku happiness, visit rebecca at recuerda mi corazon.


Kate said...

Just be Happy lovely Queen of Arts. That is enough for today. I love those little pottery bowls, they are a perfect place for your rocks. The FB quote ie so very nice. Have a fab weekend.


Mary said...

You know our self talk can kick our butts! I have painted two paintings I am pleased with this week! Two! I am working on one that is eating my lunch...I am saying to myself; I can't paint, anything good I have done has been a happy accident, I'll never paint another good thing again....sheesh! Gonna give myself a break, figuratively and actually! Gonna be happy and content with what I have done!


Stephanie said...

Good wisdom here
I am doing the Artist Way with a group of friends...and the morning pages are an incredible way of purging those nasty negative monkey brain rants.

you seem to be the epitomty of BE happy NOW.


Sherry said...

Monkey brain has much to answer for! It speaks when it's not spoken to and it needs to take a lesson from hear no evil, speak no evil, see no, I am glad that you are being happy and kicking monkey brain in the butt. You'll get wherever you need to be, at the time you are meant to be there...not before, not exactly the right time. xoxo

Elena said...

Queen: 1
Monkey Brain: 0


peggy gatto said...

yes enjoy each moment that is given to you!
I love your happy statue! It makes me happy!!!!!!!

Priti.Lisa said...

F-off Monkey,
the Queen has work to do!
Important work.
The least of which is to
make me laugh and BE happy.
Mission accomplished Kim,
you made MY day!

gma said...

Don't know if that crazy monkey mind ever gives up. What I do know is mantras and positive bits like
"Just Be Happy" certainly help.
Way to show that monkey who is in charge!!! :-)

Jess said...

Thankyou for sharing this Kim. Sometimes messages come to us at exactly the right time, I love it so much when this happens! The universe is there to help when we listen. Have a wonderful and happy weekend.xx

Anonymous said...

somedays it feels like a strange cocktail. But then again, that is all that there is--just be.
Happy Weekend!!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Have a sweet and fulfilling weekend. You are loved

Laura said...

and the good news of course is every emotion/thought is in transition to the next one...feeling through whatever is present carries us to the next stop on the journey. BEAUTIFUL, honest post. May you be blessed with joy, with contentment, with peace along the way.

Norma Ruttan said...

too many days I need to hear/see those words, to pause and just be happy. I've read that when one acts happy, the real happiness follows. so glad you saw that before the monkey got too much of a strong hold on you!

Oh, I too like the pottery bowls!

Dawn Elliott said...

Sometimes we just need a reminder to just be happy...always there are things to be grateful for! I can so relate to your post today!!!

Meri said...

so just be happy
happiness is up to you
not another's job

Barbara said...

Banish that monkey, girl! You are just as you are supposed to be!

Joyfulploys said...

Hello Kim...yep, sometimes we can just decide to be happy...make a brain shift. I do know what you are talking about. Great blog piece!

Anonymous said...

moon over water

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Now is really all we have, isn't it?

Eluding the Hunter

Hazel Ceej said...

'Be happy now' so right and I'm doing that exactly. Little Happy is so cute.

foxysue said...

I feel synchronicity here! You would have thought we'd collaborated!!! ;~) Hope your 'happy' is still in tact! x

Marit said...

“Other people have the answers and are applying them and having “success” - Hell NO Kim... they may say that and it may seem like that, but everyone, E.VE.RY.ONE has that same voice in their head from time to time... I hope you are happy right at this moment - although you probably are fast asleep when I type this... I wish you sweet dreams then and a happy awakening!

rebecca said...

so interesting to read you post after just having spent my morning writing a post for postcards from paradise.
love you kim for your honesty and your way of always ushering in the light.
i have not been spending much time at the computer for a few months now, coming here, reading your words reminds me of the beauty and gift that blogging offers us. thank you for being a wonder and gift in mine.

Anonymous said...

Glad you decided to be happy on Friday morning! Hope you carried 'happy' with you into every subsequent moment!

WrightStuff said...

I'll go with that - be happy :)

bacon said...

Not Enough is always my default monkey brain. When I get in that place, no matter what I do, or say, I'm not enough. I"m getting better at letting that go, but it's hard to break old moneky brain chants. I"m so glad you got the fb messege at just the moment you needed it. I love it when that happens! You and your rocks and your blog bring me so much happiness! And your comments on my blog are often just what I need to hear in that moment so you tell that monkey to levae you alone or I'm going to smack him upside the head!

deb did it said...

I adore your altar. and oh Kim,
That's all we can BE sometimes.
This post is full of goodness and beautiful reminder messages!
Thank you.