Well, I think my neck is doing better. Last night I could move around a little more and I don’t have any pain or stiffness today. After work I shall attempt to lie on my side. Here’s hoping.
I have recently discovered that I really like graphic design. I like it enough to wish that I had realized this years ago when I was still in college and could have changed my major. The thought had crossed my mind to start a freelance graphic design company for myself. But to do this I would need a good, professional website. So I am now trying to learn Macromedia Dreamweaver in an effort to design my own website. This is easier said than done, let me tell you. I’m half-tempted to pay the $40.00-60.00 for a ready-made web template. Another problem I’m having is coming up with a good company name. Anyone have any name ideas I could steal? That’d be swell. Oh, and a million dollar slogan.
I’ve also been researching Buddhism. I’d like to incorporate some of their principles into my life, as it seems very calming and peaceful. That sounds nice to me now. So I’ve started up with meditating. I think that’s the only real change, so perhaps saying, “I’m incorporating Buddhism into my life” is slightly misleading. I am, however, also trying for more of their mindset of impermanence. Some of the eightfold path as well, like right actions, right speech, and right thought. That never hurt anyone, I don’t think. I also totally believe in Karma, but not that it dictates your lot in the next life.
Perhaps I’ll take snippets of every religion there is and combine them into one large, bastardized religion that doesn’t really follow or agree with any of the originating religions. How’s that sound? I’ll kneel facing the east at sundown and meditate on the Dhamma while chanting an intercessory prayer to Jesus. Then I’ll put on my Yarmulke and read a selected passage each from the Koran and the Book of Mormon and finish with a pagan dance around a pine tree.