Black and White Thinking

I just finished reading a book, the most recent work from a teacher I have worked with and admire.  She’s a well respected academic who was a pivotal member of those women in the 60’s working in San Francisco reimagining spirituality and reconnecting with women’s embodied sense of the world and our place in it. …

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Anais Nin

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is…

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Hiding from yourself

Hiding things from other people is something we do every day. We call it wearing mask or just plain old politeness.  Depends on if your perspective is getting what you want from other people or refraining from enlightening people with the truth, I suppose.  It’s part of everyday life, not something nefarious, necessarily.  However, hiding…

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Round Tuit

Once upon a time I was a college student working to get my undergraduate degree.  And during this mythical, magical time, I took a trip to Europe with my fellow students and one night, after 10 days of traveling, we ended up in a beer house in Munich.  And of course, hilarity, tall tales, and…

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Living Sacred

But the sacred is not only an internal thing between your soul and an unseen deity.  It is also your body and the world around you.  Prayer is not just thoughts in your head or words whispered in quiet corners.  It is the actions of your hands, the choices of your heart, and the places…

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Souls can be damaged

Souls are eternal and as much as love and betrayal can hurt and bullying can be deadly, they usually don’t leave scars on the soul.  We grow and become because of our experiences, both what we consider ‘bad’ and ‘good’, and we can learn much more at a faster rate from the ‘bad’, unfortunately.  Sand…

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