Monthly Archives: August 2011

When the Spirit Moves You to Love

Over the last six months or so a rewarding pen-pal relationship has developed with a woman down in Texas.  Our communication is on an irregular and infrequent schedule, but when we write there is openness and sharing like you’d expect … Continue reading

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Codependence and Interdependence: What is Normal?

Choice is the exploration of desire and then the selection of action.  In every moment, you are choosing either to align yourself with your own true path or to veer away from it.  There are no neutral actions.  Even the … Continue reading

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The Flame in My Heart

What a range of emotion this past weekend contained.  Friday evening through Sunday morning contained an abundance of good times including three delicious meals and other quality time with a total of six friends.  How very richly blessed my days are to … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Tomorrow and the Power of Now

From one of my favorite books “The Power of Now” by Ekhart Tolle:  A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day a stranger walked by. “Spare some change?” mumbled the beggar, … Continue reading

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Five Biggest Regrets Before Dying

Life became more difficult to bear as I aged due to collecting an ever growing quantity of regrets.  Over time qualms collected were thrown on my conscience pile.  Little by little that burden became heavier and heavier.  Eventually it was … Continue reading

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The Pain to Stay the Same

(Continuing on the theme from yesterday about personal change) More than usual this week I have been experiencing a feeling of gratitude for the quality of my life today.  In looking over my shoulder I can see what appears now … Continue reading

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Road to Self-Acceptance

A perspective of youth:    The more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m not sure who the first person was who said that. Probably Shakespeare. Or maybe Sting. But at the moment, it’s the sentence that best explains … Continue reading

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100 Last Words

Yesterday in conversation with a friend about writing this blog, I was asked how long I had been doing it.  My response was “one hundred and twenty two days… a third of a year”.  The person then questioned “you’ve done … Continue reading

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“Superb Disputer”

Late last week a friend made a negative comment about how I was handling something at work.  Initially the feeling was he was right and I was not managing properly.  What I heard irritated me and I cut short the … Continue reading

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Talent, Compassion, and Honor

There is an old fable about a young man who inherits three locked treasure chests from his father.   One was a heavy chest marked “Talents” and was filled with ability, gold and jewels.  With it could be bought all in … Continue reading

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