Life Advice from Dr. Seuss.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 27, 2011
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Who cares? Just be your silly self.

Today I went to Eldorado Pool for the first time all summer. I noticed how I was one person around my friend but more shy around others I didn’t know. Then, I saw the slide. And soon I was going crazy sliding, again and again, jumping up and throwing myself down and sorta surfing so I didn’t fall into the water for up to maybe 12 feet. And all the children wanted to do it too and we were shouting and cheering and clapping and laughing and I was just being me, un-self-consciously. It’s funny: when we’re most ourselves we are not aware or conscious of ourselves.

Funny, too, in a sad way: I’ve recently been taught the opposite lesson: don’t speak your mind, if your mind is defensive and righteous, ’cause you’ll get mobbed on by anonymous online commenters. But, somehow, that lesson ain’t so inspiring. I’ll stick with the above, I guess. Guess? Seuss.

Bonus: Dr. Seuss defines “love.”



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


9 Responses to “Life Advice from Dr. Seuss.”

  1. Katherine says:

    I love you Waylon <3 <3 <3 <3 x10000000000.

  2. DaveTelf says:

    there's an exhibit of rare Dr. Seuss artwork now open in downtown Denver. looks awesome. i intend to check it out, will report back.

  3. elephantjournal says:

    I wanna go!

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