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We, the greatest of all creators, with capabilities to build cities and inspire nations, are squandering our time watching reruns of I Love Lucy. We have forgotten that whole galaxies exist within our grasp. –PG Hi! Welcome to the internet home of Pam Grout. I am the author of 16 books, two screenplays, a live […]

Upside down, flipped over, never the same

“It’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”–Bertrand Russell British author Terry Pratchett once remarked that while most of us believe people (authors, poets, filmmakers) create stories, the truth is just the opposite. Stories create people. The stories we believe about ourselves […]

Forever moved by love

“Constantly focusing on the limitations, instead of all the possibilities, is how people become stuck in their lives. It only serves to recreate the same old reality from day to day. And soon the days turn into years, and lifetimes.” – Anthon St. Maarten Glorious, gleeful 2023 to all you amazing, wonderful people. You might […]

Confessions of a gratitude junky

“It’s the stories we tell ourselves that cause all the problems. If you look reality straight in the eye, you end up a lot less confused.”—Nell Zink So I gave myself an incredible gift over the holidays. It did not feel like a gift at the time. But it so powerfully reinforced everything I believe […]

Wishing you a ridiculously awesome winter holiday

 “This life is a brief, ecstatic spark. Darling, fling yourself into the stars.”—Chelan Harkin The headline for this post is a paraphrase of my new Consuela purse. My bestest friend, Mary, made a valiant effort to walk away when she first spotted it. But when she discovered that every single Consuela product bears the motto […]

This year’s Nobel Prize proves our minds render reality

“Our willingness to place unjustified faith in immediate perception leads us to an inaccurate and starkly limited vision of reality.”—Brian Greene I was super jazzed to learn that the main tenet of my long-time spiritual squeeze (A Course in Miracles) was just awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize for Physics. The three physicists who landed the […]

Taz Grout 222 Foundation: spreading love and giving money away

“In these temporary human forms, we’re here to be used in service to the undivided, to the flow of life, to how love wants to move.”—Gail Brenner By the time life’s biggest blessing landed in my womb, I had already accumulated a couple degrees, three decades of experience and some notable, if sporadic, accomplishments.   […]

Let me invite you to a different kind of party

“Happiness, when done right, is a kind of holiness, palpable and redemptive.”—Mary Oliver It occurs to me that my blog posts all say the same thing. I wrap them up, of course, in different packages. But basically, they assert some variation of this theme: 1.) That our natural state is peace and happiness and that […]

The freaky math of gratitude

“I will give thanks to you forever and with my whole heart.”—Book of Psalms Between the above quote and the story I’m about to tell, you can probably surmise that I went to church yesterday. A dear friend joined the Unity church here in town so, of course, I went to cheer her on. That’s […]

A tale of two miracles

“Writing music is my second career. My first career is to be happy.”—Jewel I have never had what’s considered a normal career, the kind with insurance benefits and retirement packages. Instead, I spent the years people typically use to “climb the career ladder” pursuing interesting adventures and, like Jewel, investigating practices that encourage peace, wonder […]

Love or above

“This whole experiment in pretending to be a human was intended as a light comedy, a stroll in the garden, a cheeky knock-knock joke.”–Matt Cornwall What I’m about to say is so simple that I know for a fact that a lot of you will dismiss it, write it off, roll your eyes and think […]