Category Archives: writing

WATWB: Pema Chödrön on Fear and Fearlessness

Lifting the heart is why I participate in We Are the World Blogfest. Fear is one of the issues most of us are dealing with… Most of my techniques to deal with fears are Buddhist teachings, and the faith I … Continue reading

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SoCS: All or Nothing

I am glad I am sharing life with Mitchell… We have kittens for our anniversary present to ourselves, and it is not quite what we anticipated. We imagined they’d be in the bathroom for a couple days, then be able … Continue reading

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SoCS: Language

Timed writing, word is language. All I have on my mind is kittens! We have new additions to our family! Okay, they have a language, one I need to learn. I’ve heard the mews and heard him growl — I … Continue reading

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We Are The World Blogfest Bob Sima

Music moves the soul…  Lifts the heart. Meditation clears the mind and opens the heart. Bob Sima combines them! Lifting the heart is why I participate in We Are the World Blogfest. “This is universal. You sit and observe your … Continue reading

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SoCS: Spell

When I first heard Linda’s word for today I thought of hexing or bewitching, or casting a spell.  I’ve felt like the studio was under a spell because of the unusual grumpiness… and certainly we are grumpy due to the … Continue reading

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SoCS: Mu, Wu

I didn’t need to rhyme with moo because mu or wu is familiar to me from my twenty-year-old mixed up college self, when my brother came over dropped off a stack of books about Buddhism and said, “These will serve … Continue reading

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WATWB: Love Can Change the World

This article on the Lovings, married in 1958, speaks to how love can change the world. May we all be free to love whom we like. The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait by photographer Grey Villet, text by Barbara Villet and … Continue reading

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