Hi Georgia,

How are you doing?

In your message yesterday to those born on April 19, you wrote that this may be a powerful year and to dream big. This echoes similar messages that I've been receiving from others, which is cool, but then I realized that I don't know how to dream big! Or perhaps I'm afraid to...I've become quite excited about big ideas that never materialized or that I felt disappointed about because the situation wasn't what I envisioned. After spending my life listening to my head, I'd like to listen more openly to my heart. Can you share some insight into how I might be able to do that?

Thanks for your time - I love your column and have been reading it and sharing it with friends and family for years!


Dear K.

Your words quite inspired me! "After spending my life listening to my head, I'd like to listen more openly to my heart." Hey - anyone who can write this is alive and in the moment. All we can ever do is aspire.

You might want to read the poetry of Gary Snyder..... just a few poems... you can find them on line.. to jiggle your mind. Just now I went to amazon and bought two books (second hand) by Alan Watts The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Yourself. and Clouds Hidden-Whereabouts Unknown.


Because I came across a list of recommended books - and I recognized several that I already had read, and really liked, so I thought - hey why not explore more? I will forward that list to you in the next e-mail. Alan Watts was listed quite a few times.

All you have to do is get out of your comfortable rut. Read something you would never read. Listen to music you normally do not hear. Rub shoulder with bigger, thoughtful minds, and then - you too, will become elevated to another level. Then the rest is up to you to explore further where you want to go, in whatever appeals to you.

We are creatures of habit. We like the familiar. We are also emotionally and intellectually lazy. Exploring new territories with your mind and your senses is enlivening!

Good luck! You already have a great attitude - relax. You are motivated and motivation is everything.

All good things,


P.S. Any form of meditation will help you listen to your heart. Or hanging out with children or animals.