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What Does It Mean To Be Real?

What Does It Mean To Be Real?

What does it mean to be real?  This question, a classic one indeed, and one at the heart of the children’s classic (just beloved by adults), came to my attention again on the anniversary of publication of The Velveteen Rabbit.  NPR has a thoughtful, inspiring article, which I recommend: As ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ turns 100, its message...
You Must Be Present to Win!

You Must Be Present to Win!

You must be present to win! It’s April 1 as I write this, and while that’s not a meant as a joke, it seemed a good way to welcome the new month. The quote is a citation from a beloved Buddhist meditation teacher, Jack Kornfield. He reports seeing a sign outside of casino in Las...
International Women's Day: Little Things Matter

International Women’s Day: Little Things Matter

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. Little Things Matter. I just received a lovely card from a friend reminding me, and I’d like to remind us all (actually whether we are women or men), to celebrate ourselves, our lives, the stunning opportunity that we have, simply being here on this glorious, precious planet. I’ve been...
At Every Opportunity, Choose to Love

At Every Opportunity, Choose to Love

It’s saying a lot: at every opportunity, choose to love. It is, and I am finding, that the practice of choosing to love, yes, at every opportunity, is bearing fruit. My last post was titled, When in Doubt, Choose to Love. I liked the title then. Since publishing that post, I’ve been upping the ante....

When In Doubt, Choose to Love

When in doubt, Choose to Love. There are so many things to say about Love that my heart starts to beat faster as I even think about sharing on this deep topic.  Love,  loving, choosing love…has actually come my way not only through the classic, inspiring Beatles song, All You Need is Love, (which was a smash hit right in the middle...