Being Happy

It’s something that seems to be what we want. We see it in others and covet it.  We feel like we don’t have it and we beat ourselves up about it.  We rail at our parents, our sweethearts, our bosses and Fate because they are keeping it from us.  Because if we were just left…

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Exchange

The point at which Spirituality converges with Consumerism is such a bedlam of contradictory ideals and practices with everyone talking and thinking they are speaking the same language.  Which if you’ve ever had one of those conversations, you know how confusing and frustrating and downright infuriating it can be.  You get to the end and…

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The Art of Being Quiet

More than ever our lives are busy and noisy.  It takes alot of doing to deal with just the logistics of living which is why it is now newsworthy when someone chooses to live in a neighborhood where they can actually walk to all the resources they need like food.  For most of us this…

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Masks

I like masks.  Not the made in China, you can’t breathe through them, Halloween kind from the store at Halloween, but beautiful Mardi Gras masks and hand crafted fantastical masks used in ritual and ceremony, masks made by craftswo/men who put a little bit of magic into them and that can take you to another…

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Trust your instincts

I read a book recently that was a real eye opener: The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker.  It’s a book from a professional who runs one of the most effective protection agencies in the world.  I was impressed by this because he is common sensical, not advertising his own business (too much), and…

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Better the devil you know

A great deal of people live their lives that way.  At least I know what this is about.  At least I can deal with how things are right now. What if things changed?  Could I deal with it?  Would it be worse?  It would probably be worse.  And so they keep things status quo.  Which…

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Seeing the big picture

People say that “life is busy”, but I like to say “life is full of life”.  We no longer live in small villages where you can walk to everything, are fairly self-sufficient, live by the seasons, and rarely go more than 20 miles in any direction.  We live in communities which are separate from our…

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