“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates
It is interesting to observe how everything is always changing in life. It is easy to get stuck in the story of our minds and the emotions that those thoughts can produce in our bodies. I have found it a helpful practice to take a step back from the ever changing content and story of my life and observe how everything is always moving and changing. It is a “natural” tendency to resist change and to hold on to how we think things should be. However, this grasping and resistance to life causes suffering and keeps us from experience the joy of our Being.
It is good to plan and dream for the things that our hearts desire. This is a vital component in creating the life of your dreams. However, it is equally vital to accept whatever this present moment contains, learning to let go of resistance. Pay attention to where life is flowing, through the power of your intuition. Through practice you will find that you can retract from the noise of the mind and rest more fully in your true self, where creativity, intuition, and love spring forth from. Keep dreaming from your center, your true self, while you also embrace whatever life presents.
Speaking of change, Red-Headed Philosopher Coffee is paying attention to the flow of the Universe and where it is beckoning us. One exciting change is that we will be welcoming with open arms our good friend Jerry Umscheid, as he joins our team. He will be assisting with sales/marketing, along with a variety of creative endeavors. He is an outgoing, social guy, who loves exploring the mysteries of life. It will be a blast having him be part of our team!
In the last few months we have been running our coffee shop in the Waldo area in Kansas City. It has been a season full of hard work and growth for both our business and in our personal lives. It’s been exciting sharing our freshly roasted coffee and engaging in rich conversations with all our customers. We would like to thank all of our customers for your business and for sharing this leg of the journey with us. We are all in this together, and we are thankful that you have been part of our story.
As part of the changes flowing within our company,we will be transitioning out of our Waldo coffee shop and will be opening up a coffee bar in the west bottoms for the first weekends of each month. Our first weekend in the west bottoms will be December 5-7th. We will be located inside Pete ‘N Repeat, or PNR, at 1323 W.13th ST in Kansas City, MO (on the second floor, directly above Hello Sailor). This change will allow us more time and resources to focus on our roasting operation and distribute our freshly roasted coffee to more locations around the metro. More updates will follow in the near future. We hope to see many friendly faces down there for the first weekends in the west bottoms.
Our last day we will be open at our Waldo location will be tomorrow, November 15th. This will give us the time to recharge for this next adventure and remodel our new space and get it ready for opening day on December 5th. We are really excited to serve you at this new location and enter this new chapter. We would also like to remind you that you can order all of our coffee online, as well as buy select roasts from Nature’s Own Health Food Market and Hy-vee in Mission, KS. Thanks again for all your support and patronage. In celebration of new fresh beginnings, we will have all of our fresh roasted coffee beans 10% off through closing on Saturday at 4:30!