Monday, July 14, 2014


I am repeating a fairly new process for myself, making yogurt from scratch.

I am heating the milk in an outdoor kitchen this time, and I have divided the culture packets approximately in half to make pints this time, not quarts.

I will let the yogurt incubate in an empty cooler for insulation, not in the the heat of the pilot light in a gas oven.

Will it work?

I don’t know.

It is certainly worth a try.

I find it useful and a little bit exciting (I realize I am talking about making yogurt) to find out how things work in different situations.

It is more knowledge for me, and maybe even a workable, (in this case, edible), product.

Report from the next day:
It did work and is quite delicious!

© 2014 Kathryn Hardage

Your Release

Starting with what you know right now about yourself, what is the most fun and fulfilling thing you would like to do with your life?

That is a directive for you

Don’t try to do anything with it or about it.

Just notice it.

Appreciate it.

Observe it.

Love that it is there in your thought.

Come back to it from time to time.

Come back to it often.

Love it.

That is your direction.

In the quiet place of your mind, the within, enjoy its existence.

When you are impelled, you will do something.

Let that be your new way to live.

Observe.  Listen.  Love.  Be impelled.  Act.

Love some more.

© 2014 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Find Transcendence

Those incidents of rejection have nothing to do with me.  
They are part of the way I found my transcendence.
Discomfort is one of your best friends.
So is betrayal.

How are you going to find your own feet, your own balance without them?

Do you dare take the risk if you are too comfortable?

Are you accepted?

Why would you ever step out of that circle?

That niche?

Your comfy niche is your prison if you have a desire and you are not desperately working to fulfill it.

You goal should be outrageous and bodacious.

Keep dreaming it until you can work it.

Safe is not interesting, nor is it fulfilling.

Taste the new wind; try a new direction.

Be miserable as you are pulled inexorably toward your unreasonable goal.

But, underneath, be happy and amazed at your daring and courage.

© 2014 Kathryn Hardage

Pleasing Someone Else

You only have to please someone else until you believe yourself worthy of pleasing yourself.

This old cultural struggle is worth the strength it will build up in you.

Despite any and all attachments, you belong to yourself first.

You can still take care of your cultural responsibilities as you move yourself where you belong.

You have enough creativity to do this.

You have the right resources to both flourish in taking care of yourself and to take care of your second responsibilities.

Both are important.

Ask to be guided to take the steps which will fulfill you and which will not leave others destitute.

Move yourself into your best position this way.

You will not be disappointed.

© 2014 Kathryn Hardage