Category Archives: courage

Madness

Back to daily journaling.  How does one get to inner peace? A family member (NOT Mitchell) was mad and has yet to work it out with me. I needed to work it out myself, didn’t want the energy swirling around … Continue reading

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Politics and our Planet

I wrote this for my Facebook friends, but am also posting it here. I love the life on this planet more than I love the humans, by far.  I am saying this final statement about why I vote and what … Continue reading

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Compassion, Openness, Level Headedness

The last two weeks have been so filled with anger and even verbal abuse from friends (with like minds) that I have been depressed. Really depressed. Not-wanting-to-get-out-of-bed-feeling-hopeless-maple-cookies-old-movies-staying-in-jammies. The state of our world is enough to make anyone want to turn … Continue reading

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Mindfulness by Happify

Yes, a cartoon.  I haven’t had my coffee yet and this was sent to me. Surprisingly, it is pretty good.  The idea that by learning to track your mind’s yakking — (which they don’t say this but this is what … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t usually make resolutions other than my weekly resolution to pleeeeeze get my own body in shape. Last night Mitchell said something and I heard it as he could do yoga and have it benefit me.  For a split … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo

Day-books have been the rage in the last decade, and frankly, most are a bit like FaceBook, allowing you to feel like you are having a brief respite when in fact, like the thousand friends you’ve collected, real friends need to be cultivated and spent time with, listening and understanding and celebrating. I postulate that while they may be nice as part of a calendar, if you want to have any kind of spiritual awakening, you need to pick a spiritual path and stay with it like you would a good friend, and get to know its depths. Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 25: Basic Goodness

Notes at the end for this ongoing study: This is the twenty-fifth weekly installment.  To start at the beginning go here. The third of the five strengths is seed of virtue. I don’t relate well to the “seed of virtue”, … Continue reading

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