That’s what Sonja; my hip young hairdresser said I needed. All I could do was laugh and mutter something like, “I know”. We were talking about my hair, which is very soft and won’t behave properly.  Sonja says, “It is just the way your hair is and you need a better product”. She was suggesting Guts by Redken, which is a mousse that acts like starch.

I was thinking on another level because I had just read a face book post on the “10 Things You Need to Stop Doing Today to be Happier”. The author, Robert Piper believes that we tend to be unconscious of behaviors that are causing pain and unnecessary suffering in our lives.

The “10 Things…” were originally posted on a Buddhist website called Some of the “10 Things” were ones you would expect like 1. Stop Complaining and 2. Stop Judging.   It was number 3. Stop avoiding your Fear — that resonated with me. And here it was only one day later and someone was telling me I need Guts.

So here is more about holding on to Fear as mentioned in the “10 Things…”

Fear is an obnoxious thing—it slows you down from finding a career you love, a romantic relationship, and pursuing your dreams. Do something that makes you uncomfortable every day, in small steps, and it will dramatically alter the course of your life.

And now the quote from– Rumi

“Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”

I’ve got GUTS now. I hope it penetrates my hair, my head and my body.


2 thoughts on “GUTS

  1. Guts — no matter how far I go, how many risks and creative steps I take, I need them and need them in great supply! Did you know that the Hawaiians believe the most important human mind resides in the guts — and indeed, there is a neural cluster in the gut that rivals the brain in complexity. Itʻs a different kind of courage, instinct, knowledge. Without it, I donʻt think Iʻd be a writer. Thanks Kay, for the witty and spot-on post! It was just what I needed today.


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