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Happy Anniversary to Us!

I so appreciate you reading my musings – 52 so far today.  Yay for interdependence! I just got back from a visit to see my brother, sister-in-law, and family.  On the road trip I played music by Kirtana.  She writes contemporary sacred songs celebrating divine love and the truth of who we are. The following […]

April 11, 2014 0
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Resting in the Divine

On March 13 I flew into Guatemala City.  I was picked up from the airport and driven to Antigua.  Our guide told us that Antigua, a town of about 6 square blocks, is one of those special locations chosen by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. My favorite place in Antigua is a monastery turned […]

April 4, 2014 0
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Knowing That We’re Lovable and Loved Revisited

I want to report to you that in the last few months of the blog posts I’ve written “Knowing That We’re Lovable and Loved,” “Slowing Down,” and “Consistent Kindness” were opened the most – and possibly read  :).  They are about loving ourselves and being loved by others. Since it’s been my own current exploration, […]

January 24, 2014 0
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Releasing Stressful Emotions

A couple of days ago I was reading some Sutter Hospice literature offering “’Tools’ to Help You Cope with Grief.”  It said, “Honor the messages your body gives you.  Unexpressed words or tears can cause lumps in your throat;  anger held inside can cause a headache or upset stomach.” The message to me is that […]

October 25, 2013 0
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How Would Your Life Be Different …

Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the […]

July 26, 2013 0
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What’s On the Other Side of the Inner Critic?

I love this quote from Rumi. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” I take it to mean that on the other side of our barriers, you are love, I am love, we all are love – […]

July 19, 2013 0
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