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Dancing in the Still Point

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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Musings on the Fear of Getting Old

  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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A short story told in rose petals

  Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again ~Sounds of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel   I could tell you a long story about the threads of shame in my life.  It’s not what’s important, though.  Suffice it to say that recently I made a stupid mistake that triggered deep feelings…

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The Portals of Aging

  Recently I was asked to write both about my experience of being in my fifties and my menopausal experiences.  It’s difficult for me to write in my authentic voice about this.  My first reaction is to start doing research and then educate you, my dear reader.  If I approach the question academically, then it…

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Impermanence

  This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightening in the sky, Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.  ~ Buddha   I went to New…

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Honk It Through!

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   Rumi was a 13th century Muslim poet, theologian and mystic. I don’t know if you are…

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Today or 2500 years ago

This past week I started listening to Byron Katie’s book, A Thousand Names for Joy.  Stephen Mitchell’s translation of the Tao Te Ching is a part of the text.  In the audio format, he reads a passage, then Byron Katie interprets each one.   Written 2500 years ago, the wisdom contained in the Tao is…

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