How to Be More Hopeful, With Anne Lamott

To take the dog whos very old for a brief walk and to go sit by the tree, you understand, I take the action. You understand and so, my head, often itll begin to feel like air traffic control, you understand, on a horrible day. And so I require to change channels from that horrible radio station in my head, which is on 24/7 you understand, out of this speaker is like that, “Im various than, Im much better than, Im more than …” And then out of the other speaker is that Im a scams and the jig is up and that Im you understand, even Jesus is drinking gin right now, simply watching what a nightmare Ive made of my life, what a disappointment I am. And I got to alter the channels from there down to the heart cave, you understand, and get real quiet … But likewise, a lot of it for me is physical, is getting back into my physical body again through breath– breathwork– and observing my feet.On the value of humor in times like these: Ive always believed that laughter is carbonated holiness. You know, “figure it out,” is not a great slogan to live by, but laughter.

You understand and so, my head, in some cases itll begin to feel like air traffic control, you know, on a terrible day. And so I need to alter channels from that dreadful radio station in my head, which is on 24/7 you understand, out of this speaker is like that, “Im various than, Im better than, Im more than …” And then out of the other speaker is that Im a fraud and the jig is up and that Im you understand, even Jesus is drinking gin right now, just enjoying what a headache Ive made of my life, what a disappointment I am. And I got to change the channels from there down to the heart cave, you understand, and get real quiet … But also, a lot of it for me is physical, is getting back into my physical body again through breath– breathwork– and observing my feet.On the significance of humor in times like these: Ive constantly thought that laughter is carbonated holiness.

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