Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of living, it doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come. ~ Rumi   In my last blog post, To know sorrow, I wrote about the loss of dear friends.…

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Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. ~ Anaïs Nin   The Still Point is the place of power within me that arises from my center. From the ethereal realms of thought and imagination, creative ideas are generated. It requires action…

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  Are you reelin’ in the years Stowin’ away the time ~ Steely Dan   Recently, Anne Lamott wrote a post on turning 61. She says her “inside self doesn’t have an age.” I don’t think mine does either but I sure have a lot of memories, some are more clear than others. Anyway, I…

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The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. M. Scott Peck   Sometimes life is marvelous and magical.   Sometimes life is hard.    Sometimes life is heartbreakingly beautiful and poignant.   There are infinite circumstances and reactions.   What do you do when you…

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Yes, I’ve been around the block a time or two, maybe three. I know what my self-talk patterns are really about. Cycles of despair. Neural ruts. They sound like this. I feel fat. I hate myself. If I eat, I’ll feel better. No, really. If I eat too much then I can obsess over my…

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It’s all relative.   According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the average life span in ancient Rome and medieval Europe was between 20 and 30 years. Our life expectancy in 1900 was around 65. It has increased now 25 years in the last century. So, God willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we can make it to…

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at the still point, there the dance is  ~ T. S. Elliott   These photos were taken over a period of time.  Each photo represents a threshold of change.  There is a natural flow and rhythm to the seasons, a quiet serenity I experience every time I step outside my door.   Photography helps me…

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  On October 23, 2013, Scott Dinsmore from Live Your Legend, wrote a post on Painful Authenticity.  He listed 35 stories, fears and facts about himself.   #30.  I’m really scared of getting old. I turned 31 this year, and it’s been kind of tough realizing that I’m not a total beginner anymore. That adds…

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    The knowledge of the past stays with us.  To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and the fears, the clingings and the disappointments of the past that bind our spirits.  ~Jack Kornfield   You are the center from which your life flows in ever changing cycles.   Where…

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  Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? You are in truth the soul, of the soul, of the soul. ~Rumi   I worry.  I research.  I write like a grad…

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