Stopped

Being stopped isn’t bad. It’s just stopping for many reasons some of which may be really bad. Let’s separate being stopped from the reasons we are stopped. Maybe we can then have a more reasonable time of it. Phrases posted on Facebook, April 2020 In these days of having to be sequestered as best we […]

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Sanctuary

Every moment things are changing. That’s been true all along, but now in this virus-alert time we sense how rapidly change is happening all over the world. Then where is a place of steadiness and peace? Where is sanctuary? This will be answered in a million ways, but connection to Spirit and connection to others […]

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Tenderness

I want to think about tenderness this month. It is a quality I greatly care about and our rocking world needs it very much. We think of tenderness as being soft, a quality characterized by gentleness. In my experience when we act with tenderness our actions can enter circumstances and change them more deeply than […]

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Little Sayings

Sometimes we only need a few words, little sayings, to motivate and encourage us. Coeur is the French word for heart. When words touch our hearts they awaken us to capacities that lie dormant within us and we feel encouraged to dare many things. Let a little saying be a friend to help you live […]

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Trust

We have a new year and a new month to live. What can be trusted as we step out into the days and hours ahead? It’s kind of startling to really look into what we trust. A lot of it is automatic like trusting that the sun is still shining even when it is a […]

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Peace

The holidays are not a peaceful time. We hurry to get everything done and worry about money, time, feelings, and expectations. What a good time to think a little bit about peace! Peace can be an inner sense of stillness – a place beyond thought and striving. It can also be full, blazing joy where […]

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Seasons

We’re headed for Thanksgiving though Christmas décor is almost usurping the holiday. There were snow showers in RI yesterday. Fall is turning to winter. The seasons slide into each other, and though many things remain the same, there is a lot that has changed completely. There is a reason why the killing frost signals new […]

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Adventure

With the subject of limits just finished for the month of September, it seems right to think of adventure as a good subject for October. What is an adventure? There are so many ways to think about it–doing new things or not doing what we always do. It can be as simple as trying a […]

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Limits

September is back to school time for many. For all of us the school of life is open every season and every day, all day. Without fail we will encounter limitations as part of the curriculum. It’s a pithy thing to think about. Limits are to be honored for sure, and to be overcome if […]

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Intention

An intention seriously embraced is like having a GPS system to navigate the ups and downs of our activities. We might hit the detours, bad weather and traffic jams that show up in our lives, but there is a direction under all of that. We don’t have to keep our minds on our intention every […]

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