dancing in the still point on the spiral journey of life

Posts Tagged ‘self-discovery’

Your everlasting summer, you can see it fading fast

  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 I-Feel-Fat-Ugly-Old Guide to Spiritual Well-Being

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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Coming of Age

One of the benefits of getting older is the ability to evaluate our life’s experiences. Long forgotten youthful passions come to light once more. We can pick up dropped threads and weave them back into the fabric of our lives.   “As we enter 2015 we are conscious not only of the Feminine Principle, but of…

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Old age is not a disease.

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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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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What is the heart of the matter?

    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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Golden Wings

  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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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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Secrets of the Morning Breeze

  I’m fortunate and grateful to live in spacious country with lots of sky. This morning I took a walk with my dogs and my camera. I listened to the breeze and heard the whisper of a secret yearning.   Some new ideas are emerging from my heart and soul.  I have a vision of community. …

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Hush Now

  My mind was spinning.   I started a collage and went outside to apply fixative because it’s so toxic.   I returned indoors to get my camera.   I finished the collage and the message arrived:   Only in silence is it possible to dream.    

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