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Shadows of kindness

Winter solstice Night of the long shadows Night marking winter beginnings Marking paradoxically, the return of the sun And in days to come A rebirth A new year New moments to recreate and re-envision this life Winter solstice Arriving on … Continue reading

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A fool’s journey

By David Whyte In that first hardly noticed moment in which you wake, coming back to this life from the other more secret, moveable and frighteningly honest world where everything began, there is a small opening into the new day … Continue reading

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What’s your edge?

Edges A common metaphor used in our everyday language. ‘What’s your edge?’ ‘I’m on the edge?’ ‘Jumping off the edge.’  ‘Going over the edge.’ ‘Finding my way back from the edge.’ We have all kinds of edges. Learning edges. Comfort … Continue reading

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Preparing to be unprepared

Life many times can be confusing and challenging. We may find we live life with the intention to grow our sense of self-awareness and well being with each new day but can be thrown off balance by events, thoughts, and … Continue reading

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From me to you: Day9: Caregiving

Originally posted on justanotherspoonie:
As a parent with health conditions or parent to a child(ren) with health conditions, what do you hope you’re doing right? As I am neither a parent with health conditions, or one who has a child…

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Hiding in the corners

Circles and squares, shapes without any corners and shapes with many, have been dancing themselves through my mind’s eye these past days and weeks.  Finding myself noticing themes in nature and in human nature that play themselves out with or … Continue reading

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Dung beetle love story

For the past few months there has been much in the news detailing recent scientific observations of my favorite beetle.  The dung beetle, a most amazing creature.  One that has been a totem of mine for quite some time with … Continue reading

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It’s never about some other time

The real gift and the crux of our difficulty is our constant and entirely natural experience of vulnerability.  Trying to live without feeling vulnerable means we do not understand the fierce nature of the reality we inhabit.  In closing off … Continue reading

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Skull and crossbones

Sitting again today in my favorite orthodox colleague’s office as he puts up a drip for my daughter.  A dear kind soul and friend who listened deeply to my story of distress and worry, earlier this past year, when few … Continue reading

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Rituals of life

Space. Time. Tea. Water. Chair. Quiet. All things necessary for re-starting this ritual of writing again.  Having gotten through the rituals of the end and now the beginning of the year.  The annual almost four week country wide shut down … Continue reading

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