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#Metoo Why I’m escaping the abusive relationship of my ego and its pernicious henchmen

“Your story doesn’t hold a candle to who you really are?”—John O’Donohue I’ve heard all the stories: Weinstein, CK, yada, yada! And here’s what I know. There’s not a misogynist alive that’s half as bad as the abuser in my brain. Perhaps you know him? The voice that tells me and everybody else that’s living […]

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The mysterious case of top-secret collusion

“Nobody’s ego or belief systems are of any value to society at all. The world is neither good nor bad nor defective, nor is it in need of help or modification. Its appearance is only a projection of one’s own mind. No such world exists.”–David R. Hawkins My mom was a pianist and church organist […]

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A new and different time zone. Why I refuse to be bullied by time

“Forget the to-do list. Create a to-be list.”—Kelly Sullivan Ruta Here in the United States, we just ended Daylight Savings Time. If nothing else, this tinkering with the clocks is a potent reminder that time is a construct we made up, a construct we all agree upon and a construct we can change at any […]

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I need do nothing.

“We are making hay when we should be making whoopee; we are raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain.”—Annie Dillard I recently heard an interview with Kenya Barris. He’s the creator of Black-ish, a wildly popular, Emmy-winning TV comedy. He talked about a spiritual realization that rocked his world. Like most of us, he […]

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Defy the lie: why the “F word” and I roll deep

“Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.” ― C. JoyBell C. According to the Course in Miracles, forgiveness (the F word) is the answer to everything. But like God, love and other important concepts, forgiveness comes with a cargo-hold full of baggage and is not well understood. Forgiveness doesn’t suggest overlooking something […]

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Dissolving blocks with the old gratitude 1-2

“We need radical curiosity and reverent pranks, voracious listening and ferocious thanks.”–Rob Brezsny I’m the kind of person that replies to comments on my blog with exclamation points. I get unreasonably excited about silly things. Like my recent stare-down with a blue heron or my front yard’s crepe myrtles that are really showing off right […]

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“My mind is a bad neighborhood I try not to go into alone.”–Anne Lamott

“Thinking the physical world is all that matters is like shutting oneself up in a small closet and imagining there is nothing beyond it.”—Eben Alexander One of the great joys in my life is knowing the universe is so much bigger than anything I can conceive, in knowing that miracles (or what we call miracles) […]

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Life without perceptual distortion is bliss, joy and continuing miracles

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”― Carlos Castaneda Harper’s magazine recently listed mistaken reports of animals in distress compiled by an animal rescue shelter on the island of Guernsey. A sick seal on a beach ended up being a duvet. A dead cat was […]

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Why I believe in singing to the choir

“Let no sorrow abate your joy today, no fear disturb your peace. Bring happiness to everyone who looks on you and sees your happy face.”—A Course in Miracles First, a hearty shout out to all of you who kindly objected to Adam Grant’s reporting that the average Joe believes Pollyannas are 14 percent less intelligent […]

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What marvelous thing might I create today?

“What is the most important thing we can think about in this most extraordinary moment?”–Buckminster Fuller I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again. The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the questions you ask. The universe will always match you question for question. Sadly, most of the questions […]

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