Sunday, June 10, 2012
Self-Realization and Dating Tips
This is a beautiful place. I'm startled I live with ten miles of here, and once lived within probably three miles, and yet never knew this was here. The gardens are wonderful with a surprise around every corner. I placed the orange under the tree to make it part of the picture. A visitor stopped by to admire the painting in progress, picked up the orange and moved on. Paramhansa Yogananda recommended orange juice for fasting.
On another subject, which undoubtedly ties in somehow, I'm going to share some dating tips. At this married stage of my life, I don't need dating tips, so it seems like a good idea to give them away. Dating tips are best shared in writing, for reasons which are unclear to me. 1. Don't appear needy, but appear to need a little bit of help. Leave the tag hanging out the back of your shirt. Someone will put it back for you. Ask for help unscrewing lids and backing out of parking spaces. 2. When you meet somebody and talk to them and you clearly like each other and exchange numbers, call, text or e-mail them the next day, and say I really liked meeting you & hope to see you again. Either they will suggest something more concrete, or you can a day or two later. 3. First date should be something casual like lunch or coffee. Pick a place that makes you shine - someplace where everybody knows you, or a location that you know interesting facts about, or a little-known, special (but not fancy) place. 4. Listen to your date. He or she will provide important clues into his or her interests and tastes. When you are getting to know somebody, don't go to movies or noisy places or out with groups. Go to places where you can walk around together - parks, museums, shopping districts. The surroundings will provide conversation prompts. 5. Early on, bring small gifts - trinkets you spent little or no money on - postcards, stolen flowers, used books. 6. Everybody wants to hear "you are wonderful." You need not limit this to your dates. When you have nice thoughts about other people, you should let them know. 7. Be yourself (your self-realized self). You want to attract people who share your interests and tastes and like the way you look and the things you care about. Let me know how it works out.