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As we move into the final weeks before an election that has no possibility of uniting a divided nation, where in the world do we turn?
How did we even get here, this place where fear and anger are clogging the media, where good people are beginning to give up on living in a nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all?
I’m writing this on a day that serves as a reminder that life can be fleeting and what-matters can shift in a moment.
Not that we need the reminder this year, when the whole world is getting a wake up call to tune into the essential. Still, some things bear repeating.
It takes intention & persistence to focus on the beautiful and the good, and to grow a simple life in a world that seems to be only getting more complex. It isn’t simple to stay simple,
It’s not easy to be happy when so many people are facing difficult times. Sometimes it’s even difficult to admit to being happily thriving when you know others are barely surviving.
But one thing the world needs right now is for us to hold a Frequency of Love, which partly means being willing to share our happiness, even in the midst of sadness, despair, anger, worry, fear.
Have you lost your spark of inspiration? The world needs our light more than ever, but it can be overwhelming and confusing to find joy and passion in the midst of so much world trauma.
There is a treasure in you…a deep quiet that surrounds
all the shiny objects stored in the crevices of your life.
Here, in this still center is where the adventure begins
…revealing the diamond that is the essence of You.
One thing is certain. Things are not as they were. Normal is taking on a new definition, and life is moving in ways we barely recognize. Fear can still be felt in the air, but also hope and the blossoming of the earth. Here, in this new normal, we are given a choice....
I've been a bit silent on the corona conversation, watching and integrating, sifting through facts and opinions, sharing some of the more meaningful perspectives while I continue to cultivate what I want to say. Honestly, it seems like most everything has been said,...
When Happy People Get Depressed, Part 3 Another inner-conversation from last month’s dip into depression...& an antidote for just about everything! When Elizabeth Gilbert went on her epic journey to three countries to rediscover her passion, she began from a place...
When Happy People Get Depressed, Part Two This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,who...
When Happy People Get Depressed, Part One I woke this morning to a wet pillow, an ache in my chest, and tears falling silently from eyes not yet opened to the new day. My first thought is: Ahhhh. What a relief! For awhile, I just lay there, allowing the emotions to...
“The page awaits, pretending to be blank.” It’s the beginning of a new month, and I’m sitting with a blank page and so many ideas that my brain has gone into overload. The ideas are circling and layering on top of one another so fast that I’m losing any thread of...