June 26th, 2013


How can we live fearlessly?

With more freedom, kindness, joy and compassion?

By living differently.

1. Blame no one.
2. Take no offense.
3. Forgive.
4. Do not compare.
5. Wash your face and leave it bare.
6. Forget about your hair.
7. Grow old.
8. Have no answers.
9. Seek nothing.
10. Go back to 1.


  1. These words… just exactly what I needed today

    Comment by katepickle — June 26, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

  2. Ditto the above comment. Thank you for this.

    Comment by Mary Trunk — June 26, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

  3. Love this.

    Comment by Elaine — June 27, 2013 @ 5:40 am

  4. Simple, yet so hard. Right? Why? Thank you. xox

    Comment by Lindsey — June 27, 2013 @ 6:31 am

  5. Wise and beautiful.

    So far I am doing well on 5 and 6. And 7 and 8 are happening despite me. I dearly wish I could lay claim to the rest of the list.

    Comment by Clare Kirkconnell — June 28, 2013 @ 10:20 am

  6. Number 10 is there so no one can lay claim to the list. It is a practice.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — June 28, 2013 @ 10:52 am

  7. Laying claim was a bad way to put it.

    Thank you Karen, for this, and for Hand Wash Cold, which I loved. I look forward to more.

    Comment by Clare Kirkconnell — June 28, 2013 @ 11:53 am

  8. […] Oh how these wise words spoke to […]

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  9. Omg! Karen! I posted something on Facebook about this exact thing and even tagged you. Now that I see this post Zi know it was meant to be. šŸ™‚ This is truly the calling if my heart right now. Thank you!

    Comment by Alex — June 28, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

  10. This talk was so moving and beautiful. I’ve listened to it twice now, and I will remember and remember. Thanks.

    Comment by Tara — June 30, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

  11. Okay, I just listened to the talk. Somehow I missed it before. I think I was too busy reacting. Now the list and your talk are in my heart. And to better remember, the list is also taped to my computer screen. Thank you, Karen.


    Comment by Clare Kirkconnell — July 1, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

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