Archive | Musings

The Steps We Take

There are so many ways we step throughout our lives.  The English language expresses it well. Here are some thoughts to mull around stepping. Phrases posted on Facebook, March 2021 There are many ways to step “forward. It could be volunteering for something we care about, witnessing and revealing something that’s been wrong and hidden, […]

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Journeying in Place

For so many staying put is now a way of life. Protecting ourselves from the Covid 19 virus we keep excursions out into the world at a minimum. Doesn’t it seem natural then to focus on inner journeys and destinations that are about qualities of being that we hope to cultivate and embody? Any journey […]

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Compassion and Kindness

What to mull the last month of the year? I want to return to what we all need–compassion and kindness for others and ourselves in these challenging days. Here’s Henri Nouwen: “The joy that compassion brings is one of the best-kept secrets of humanity . . . a secret known to only a very few […]

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What Do We Listen To?

We are on tenterhooks. The election is tomorrow. Our focus is on what we hear and fear. And yet we must focus on our own lives as well. What do we listen to and follow? In the word fear is the word ear. In the word heart are the words hear and ear. Through which […]

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Living from the Source

Daily we see and hear about the misuse of power. I wonder often, as I am sure you are doing also, about how to live in such a dark and troubled time? I believe each one of us is a soul trusted with our share of radiance from the Source. Teaching from the ancients is […]

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Attendance

It’s September and the beginning of school for many whether in a virtual way or in actual attendance. Either way the clarion word when learning is attendance . . . a juicy subject for this month. Haven’t we all been caught in black and white thinking some time or other? This is Good and that […]

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Kindness

Its already August! The summer is running its course, but the need for kindness has not. It seems more important than ever these days. Most of the posts will be from my book, Great Love in Little Ways: Reflections on the Power of Kindness. Phrases posted on Facebook, August 2020 When two people genuinely smile […]

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Freedom and Forgiveness

Learning to be free is a ‘s work. If we harbor resentment or judgment against ourselves or anyone else, we’re still stuck in the old harbor tied up to the dock. Letting go of even one grievance is hard work. It is good work, not just for us but also for those around us. There […]

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Combinations and Interconnections

There come shape shifting times when new connections and actions demand to be made. This happens in nations as well as in people, and aren’t we in such a time now? In our personal lives this kind of time will declare itself at some point. No one’s life is without it. It is then we […]

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Little Ways

In the following posts please notice how many times the word, may, appears. It is the month of May after all. Phrases posted on Facebook, May 2020 Here is a quote that touched me by William Sullivan. This is something that might inspire what we may do today and in the days ahead. We live […]

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