07-28-17 Update

What I’m reading
I read How to Master Lucid Dreaming: Your Practical Guide to Unleashing the Power of Lucid Dreaming by Sean Kelly. (It was only 99 cents on Amazon.) I got got some insight and a few tips from it like setting some simple goals and writing down some motivations for wanting to do lucid dreaming. He also some advice for developing prospective memory and using that in conjunction with practicing reality checks. Another idea that I found interesting was doing a short “day cleanse” ritual before going to bed to let go of the day’s stress and tensions. I was disappointed that while he mentioned several techniques for lucid dreaming, he only provided instructions for one, the MILD technique, because he felt it was the easiest for most people.

I’m now reading Lucid Dreams: Gateway to the Inner Self by Robert Waggoner which immediately grabbed my interest with the first paragraph. I’m feeling a bit more positive and confident about lucid dreaming now.

I also have Charlie Morley’s first book, Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep on my Kindle. I liked his Lucid Dreaming: A Beginner’s Guide to Becoming Conscious in your Dreams. (See 07-21-17 Update )

Quote I’m pondering
“Procrastination is fine but if you take it too far, it turns into extravagant self destruction.” ~ Unknown


A New Hope

Mountain – Mississippi Queen

“One reason I don’t drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.” — Nancy Astor

It’s a new year, a chance to begin anew or pick up where we left off yesterday. The only difference is perhaps a renewed sense of purpose and a desire to get it right. We start the year with the best of intentions but how long will it be until we slip back into the same old rut we were in yesterday?

Well, I’ve grown very weary of my rut. My rut is so deep that I only occasionally get a glimpse of sunshine. I want to climb out.

The Dark Side is pretty much in my past. This year I face down the demon of procrastination and the specter of indebtedness. I’ll start tomorrow; my ass is tired.