Category Archives: Insight

Doorway to a More Brilliant Reality

I used to think Romeo and Juliet was the greatest love story ever written. But now that I’m middle-aged, I know better. Oh, Romeo certainly thinks he loves his Juliet. Driven by hormones, he unquestionably lusts for her. But if … Continue reading

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Trying to Grow Flowers in Sand.

Money, amazingly, is losing its power… Our economy is rapidly changing from a money economy to a satisfaction economy. Martin Seligman It is considered by many to be almost un-American to admit that one is “not happy”. At the least … Continue reading

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A Letter To My Son on Father’s Day

ORIGINALLY Posted on June 19, 2011 Dear Nick, Vivid in memory are the emotions I experienced just after you were born. The day after you arrived I wrote in a journal about the joy I felt, the gratefulness within for … Continue reading

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Quit Thinking About It…

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. Friedrich Nietzsche In my 20’s and 30’s the cover phrase for forgetfulness was “I must be getting old”. By the … Continue reading

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To Love Life

Self-knowledge has no beginning and no end. It is a constant process of discovery, and what is discovered is true, and truth is liberating… Jiddu Krishnamurti Once I became open to discovering the truth about who I was and how … Continue reading

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Backwards Wishing

You’ll know that you are no longer self-righteous the day you drop the romantic notion that if only your seventh grade teacher could see you now, she would be proud of you. Say goodbye to her. You don’t need her … Continue reading

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Like Quicksand

Depression… removes the color from the colorful… reduces the difference between day and night… crowds out self-esteem with self-loathing… takes away the pleasing taste from everything… creates a sense of being UN-loveable… brings all past mistakes to present-moment… shades life … Continue reading

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Wiser, Stronger, Older…

From an article on-line, comes these three steps about how to fall in love. 1. Find a complete stranger. 2. Reveal to each other intimate details about your lives for half an hour. 3. Then, stare deeply into each others … Continue reading

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Reasons You’re Not Getting What You Want

I don’t care who you are, you’ve been in want for something before. And at one point in your life, that thing you wanted…didn’t happen. You Didn’t Ask For It: This one might blow your mind with simplicity. A mentor … Continue reading

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Today I Will Be Happy With Less.

That’s just eleven words with a sobering with truthful meaning. “Today I will be happy with less”. more…. …Eleven words at the top and forty-seven more just above; fifty-eight words of absolute truth about one of the greatest secrets of … Continue reading

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