Tag Archives: awareness

When we’re triggered

We all know about being triggered by others, right? We’re sitting here, minding our own business, and Ms. So-and-so does something absolutely appalling. Or she just announces her abdominal viewpoint (which happens to be the opposite of our more “enlightened” … Continue reading

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Dear Holy, what is the difference between faith and hope?

One of the things I like best about this seventy five day spiritual exploration is that each day the Heart prompts what might be explored. When it was time to write yesterday’s post the Holy giggled. It seemed to want … Continue reading

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What have you learned in 2020?

We usually save such year-end questions for after Christmas. While we’re chilling after the holiday rush. When we’re not frantically buying presents, penning cards, decking the halls with boughs of holly. But this year–if you’ve time or inclination–let’s ask this … Continue reading

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Waiting and thinking and waiting some more

It’s still an uncomfortable waiting time in the U.S. as we all ponder who will reach 270 electoral votes first to become the next president. It can be hard to wait. It’s not pleasant–this sense of not knowing. I keep … Continue reading

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The beginner’s guide to meditation (and we’re all beginners)

Today a Facebook friend complained that he tried meditation and only lasted seven, maybe eight, seconds. He didn’t know if he had attained a state of mindfulness but made a list of 73 things he wanted to accomplish today. He’s … Continue reading

Posted in August, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

How not to make a New Year’s resolution

Just sayin’, New Year’s resolutions usually don’t last. On January 1, 2018, all over this round multi-faceted world we’re stating resolutions.  We’re pleading, begging, praying, insisting, intending and focusing.  We’re gonna nail it THIS year.  We didn’t nail it in … Continue reading

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To learn how to sit in the scary woods of the mind

“Do you really,” my good friend asked, “want to be an old woman who can’t remember things?  Do you really want to lose all your faculties?” Sigh.  She had read my latest blog post. “Ummm, no,” said I.  “If the … Continue reading

Posted in December, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

I want to be that old woman.

I am reading a book these gray December afternoons, breathing in toward the poetic words and out toward my own life’s reflections.  It’s called  Wild Comfort:  The Solace of Nature by Kathleen Dean Moore. It may not be allowed to … Continue reading

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I’m just so annoyed with Sally.

I’m just so annoyed with Sally. Lately Sally talks negatively about almost everything.  She’s judgmental.  She drives me crazy with her pessimistic slant toward life. I lean toward you and confidentially express this. You nod your head and agree.  You … Continue reading

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What you don’t know about me

Still pondering what isn’t spoken, what isn’t shared on our blogs and with casual acquaintances. What don’t I share here? What words aren’t uttered and why? I spend most days deeply contemplating spiritual questions. Looking at things deeper and deeper … Continue reading

Posted in March 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 39 Comments