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MAY 31, 2020

An Interruption

Please excuse this interruption to our regularly scheduled series on The Fifth Agreement; we’ll return to that next week. I saw this poem and it spoke to me about what is happening in Minneapolis and so many other places around...

MAY 24, 2020

It’s Not About Me

  Don’t take anything personally. —Don  Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz from The Fifth Agreement   A self-limiting belief many of us have is that we’re the center of the universe. Everything that happens to us is somehow

MAY 17, 2020

A Truthful Story

  Be impeccable with your word really means never use the power of the word against yourself. —Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz from The Fifth Agreement   I have been rereading The Fifth Agreement, a book about replacing...

MAY 10, 2020

What’s Outside Your...

  May the sun bring you new energy by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the...

MAY 3, 2020

If Not Now, When?

  If not now, when? Care a little more. Show up. Embrace possibility. Tell the truth. Dive deeper. Seek the truth behind the story. Ask the difficult question. Lend a hand. Dance with fear. Play the long game. Say ‘no’ to...

APRIL 26, 2020

Spring Growing Pains

  along with spring leaves my child’s teeth are coming in —Kusatao Nakamura   When I was growing up, my father would tie a thread around my tooth when it was very loose, and tie the other end to a...

APRIL 19, 2020

The Guest House

  This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent  as a guide...

APRIL 12, 2020

Eat More Chocolate

   Joy is not made to be a crumb. —Mary Oliver   No, joy is meant to be a big chocolate cake you share with your family and friends. For those of you who aren’t chocoholics, please substitute a treat...

APRIL 5, 2020

Let It Go

  Let go of the ways you thought life would unfold: the holding of plans or dreams or expectations—let it all go. Save your strength to swim with the tide. —Danna Faulds   Jobs, school, graduations, weddings, spring break…all...

MARCH 29, 2020

Let’s Do This Right

…if we do this right— and by that I mean with grace and compassion— perhaps we’ll see ourselves in strangers. Really see ourselves for the global family that we are. And wrap our hearts and our mighty intellect around protecting,...

MARCH 22, 2020

Say YES

Our wounded world can be healed If we look to where the YES is revealed It’s in the flight of the flock that’s turning In desire that keeps on burning It’s in the running rivers flow It’s in the bud...

MARCH 15, 2020

Losing Things

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go...

MARCH 8, 2020

Chop Wood, Draw Water

  I sleep. Then awake. Still it is now. —anonymous   Happy Daylight Savings Time! Do you ever wonder what happens to that hour that disappears while you’re sleeping? Where does it go? Do people on the opposite side of...

MARCH 1, 2020

The Transforming Power of...

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. —Marianne Williamson   This quote used to confuse me. I...

FEBRUARY 23, 2020

Time Travel: Are You Going...

It’s no use to go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. ~ Lewis Carroll from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland   Ignorance is bliss. When I read a book about the many benefits of becoming vegan for...

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