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Acceptance and Surrender Do Not Mean Giving Up

Acceptance and Surrender Do Not Mean Giving Up

Acceptance and surrender do not mean giving up…Or? This is a big one, and tricky… at least for me.  A bit of background to start.  Acceptance has featured really large for me on my journey, for most of my life.  Or I should actually say that lack of acceptance:  resistance, wanting things to be different (my...
What's the Hurry? Slow Down!

What’s the Hurry? Slow Down!

What’s the hurry?  Slow down!  Yes, yes, I know.  I’ve been hearing it’s good to slow down for years. The topic of hurry and rush is actually somewhat painful to me.  Recently, both my partner and a dear friend reported that very often when they are interacting with me, there’s a sense that I am...
Unexpected Gifts from Unsolicited Events

Unexpected Gifts from Unsolicited Events

Unexpected gifts can come from unsolicited events. Roller blading recently, I suddenly found myself laid out flat on the Sea Wall.  Unsolicited event.  I was enjoying my second trip this year, and everything was going really well.  The weather was beautiful, the path was smooth and clear, no rough spots or obstacles in sight, so I...
Mindset Matters Mightily:  Let's Pay Attention!

Mindset Matters Mightily: Let’s Pay Attention!

Mindset matters.  In truth and fact, Mindset matters mightily.  Where and how we put our attention, the thoughts we think, how we engage with them…all make a whopping difference… throughout our entire life, both inside and outside.  Our thoughts, can, very literally, determine our emotions, our experience…and therefore our life, our functioning, our wellbeing, our awakening.  It’s that simple...
Celebrate IWD:  Choose to Challenge

Celebrate IWD: Choose to Challenge

It’s March 8 again, International Women’s Day.  Choose to Challenge! This year I want this moving, arousing, startling, inspiring video to be one of my contributions to celebrating IWD. I also love the title: “While the World has been distracted by those resistant to change and challenge, change has been happening anyway!”   Let’s celebrate and honour those who...