Face it, we’re all Funguys!

I had a beautiful walk in the woods yesterday and noticed that there are lots of individualistic fungi growing on nearly everything out there!

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Fungi live on an extremely fine and articulate neural network called mycelium (a natural version of the Internet) that helps all plants live, eat and communicate with each other.    The Fruit that manifests from this organization of awareness and connection, is the Mushroom.  I believe I too am just a fruited (hey, watch it) body from a field of awareness and biology.

So, I guess it turns out, I’m a fungi.  And so are you.hedgehog

 

 

 

 

 

Some of us feed off of Coniferous trees, Peat, or Business, or Law.yellow mold

Some of us thrive on Oaks, or Apple trees, or Spirituality, Health, or Technology.

 

Some of us grow best and feed from straw, or Willows, or Nature, or Kindness or Family.

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The beauty of it is that None of us are the same. Thankfully, we each need a different substrate to grow  in so that the world will thrive in different shapes and colors.

*** But here’s the IMPORTANT part****

But WHAT we all do – is the same!    Fungi can break down the cellulose in wood  and create a new living soil where insects and new seeds and birds and plants will thrive.  Like them, We ALL take the wood, the stiffness of past Energy, and break it down and re-purpose it.    We bring new life to it.    We make it useable to a  new generation.nests eysee

Each of YOU breathe new Life into something, for the next generation.   You each give old ideas new awareness!  You and I take the static and again make it something dynamic!

And the Forests, the Universe, looks back at you and smiles, and says Thank You for your part.

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Hey you, fishlips!

“I’ll sure be happy when Friday comes around!”  Seems like I’m always “waiting” for the weekend.   Well, its come… and gone…  about a few hundred times.   Am I Happy?

I’ve also already received thousands of other things that I wanted over the years.  So, am I happy NOW?

Green_Highlander_salmon_flyA Buddhist friend used to warn me that Pain was in the attachment to things. “Look for the trap in all your cravings. There is a hook in the bait.”   I think I understand now what the hook is.

One of the hooks, was delaying my ability to feel Peace and Joy- right now.

In Happiness at Work, Dr. Rao pointed out that  by following the model of  “IF this…then That” we surrender our Happiness to something we can’t control.   If this happens, or doesn’t happen I’ll be happy. 

Dr. Rao reminded me to not let my happiness be tied to any outcome. “Linking your emotional well-being to the outcome of what you’re striving for is a flawed strategy.”

Don’t be caught.  Avoid the hook. Careful of that shiny flashy thing. You take the bait, and your PEACE or Happiness is tied to it.

Besides, after you take that bait, there will be another, and another, and another…

When will YOU be happy?