Monthly Archives: July 2012

Can’t/Won’t/Haven’t/Don’t

Good morning and welcome to a new day filled with possibilities! Last night by chance I got pulled into the movie “The Adjustment Bureau” and watched the latter 3/4’s of it. I was moved by the story. I know it’s … Continue reading

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Position My Sails To Catch The Best Wind

There are the parables of Aesop, the insights of Buddha, the stories Jesus told, the Muslim chronicles of Rumi, the anecdotes of Confucius and many teaching tales from Hindu, Sufi, Jewish and other spiritual and secular traditions. With origins in verbally passed on … Continue reading

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Slivers of Insight

“Eyes in the back of the head” always seemed like a nonsensical statement that grownup’s sometimes claimed to have when I was young. Outside of being a figure of speech the phrase never had any particular meaning to me, at least … Continue reading

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Done Together

Once in a while something meaningful touches me and I am rendered emotionally near speechless. One such case is this ABC News story from last fall: A devoted Iowa couple married for 72 years died holding hands in the hospital last week, exactly one … Continue reading

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A Gift to Yourself

Saying thank you or showing appreciation is one of the best ways to make someone feel good.   Expressing gratitude reflects multiplied back on the one expressing it. It’s a gift to yourself. Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. … Continue reading

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It’s Doing that Matters

Conditioning for hundreds of years has left modern western culture with a vile neurosis: the belief that happiness must be “earned” and can be obtained only through enduring unpleasantness such as drudgery,grief, misery, pain and discomfort. If a person chooses … Continue reading

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Alive, Well and Living a Good Life

Prior to moving to Oklahoma in the late 90’s, I worked part-time as a professional photographer and had the basement of my home finished off into a studio, darkroom and office. For a time I attained a high level proficiency … Continue reading

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Just Past the Self-Imposed Starting Line

“See It Through” by Edgar Guest When you’re up against a trouble, Meet it squarely, face to face; Lift your chin and set your shoulders, Plant your feet and take a brace. When it’s vain to try to dodge it, … Continue reading

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Need Washing?

It fascinates me how a friend who has passed on can continue to give to me long after he is gone. Sometimes it’s a memory of a special moment or something that was said. At other times it’s when I notice … Continue reading

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Yes, You Are!

Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself. Julia Cameron Having come to understand that a good life contains many episodes of “fall down, get up, try again”, … Continue reading

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