Monthly Archives: September 2013

Become the Watcher

When I become aware of my thoughts, it does not make me become my thoughts. Quite the contrary, only then do I have a chance to sort out what’s real from what’s misapprehension, distortion and nonsense. Without attention most thought … Continue reading

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Love More

There is a desire within each of us, in the deep center of ourselves that we call our heart. We were born with it, it is never completely satisfied, and it never dies. We are often unaware of it, but … Continue reading

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The Year’s Last, Loveliest Smile

The first day of fall was a week ago, but until today the weather was still very much summer like. Today is the first ‘fall like” day we’ve had. It’s overcast, rainy and cool. The following originally posted almost a … Continue reading

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Better With Age

Walking across a college campus for a business meeting with the athletic director of a Midwest college an epiphany hit me. In my late thirties college aged people hardly noticed me. I suppose I just looked like someone’s Dad. It … Continue reading

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Cannot Be Seen or Even Touched

The truth: “This poem made my eyes mist up”. Somehow when Ana Castillo wrote “I Ask The Impossible” she managed to string words together with an urgent honesty and patient clarity that speak to me. I ask the impossible: love … Continue reading

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Years of Friction

It is not work that kills men, it is worry. …worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction. Henry Ward Beecher In Colorado last week visiting my son, I was waiting in … Continue reading

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Song in Your Heart

Originally Posted on January 13, 2012 by James Browning From “Give Me Roses” by Marvin L. Cartee If I am due but one little rose While living upon this earth, Let it be given while I’m still alive, As a token of … Continue reading

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Intention, Decision and Chance

Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker? Garth Nix When I was younger destiny seemed out of my control.; a predetermined path to eventual destinations. I grew up, became an adult and stopped thinking much about … Continue reading

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Exploding Fireworks and Ringing Bells

I am a lover of love in it in all forms. Mother or Father for a child; a child for parents; a friend for a friend; a lover for their beloved and even the way one can dream up a … Continue reading

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Allow Gratitude to Transform Your Life

We all know that being grateful and appreciative is very beneficial, but have you ever noticed that it’s often easier said than done? Sometimes finding the good in a trying situation can by pretty challenging. Yet, the benefits of maintaining … Continue reading

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