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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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Lojong Practice 23: Determination

Notes at the end for this ongoing study: This is the twenty-third weekly installment.  To start at the beginning go here. “17: Practice the five strengths, the condensed heart instructions.” The first of the five strengths, is strong determination.  Trungpa … Continue reading

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Coming Full Circle: Creativity and My Ongoing Dialogue With Brugh Joy

I believe making art is what you do and who you are, and many of us are born with the muse.  Art is an expression that arises out of an urge to put color and lines to a surface, to form … Continue reading

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Journal Making: Memory, Ideas, and a Soul Movie

Two things I’ve loved since I was very young; boxes (a story for another time) and journals.  I fell in love with the plain brown paper wrapper and red bindings on Chinese blank books on a trip to Chinatown; not … Continue reading

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Four Siblings: Part of a Series

Many moons ago I was part of a year-long study group with Brugh Joy, an amazing spiritual teacher.  We were given an exercise to get to know our ancestors and family, and write about it.  I painted it.  I painted … Continue reading

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Heart Opening + Clarity of Mind

It may be the time of year, or maybe that we are on vacation from the day-to-day grind of being on call as small businesspeople, but I am in a reflective mood.   I am thinking about the immense gift … Continue reading

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