Category Archives: Contemplation

Act Happy?

The piped music at the supermarket where I was shopping yesterday included Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy”.  Just hearing the tune triggered memories of 1988 when I was going through a very rough time, romantically. McFerrin’s song was topping … Continue reading

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Metta

This past weekend I received a snail-mail letter from Lobsang, one of the Tibetan monks I sponsor in India.  He usually informs me about his studies at the university at the monastery where he lives.  Lobsang also likes to include … Continue reading

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Dependence

Have you given much thought to dependence?  I’m not thinking about the contemporary problem of substance abuse.  A lot of thought by a great many people has gone into that type of dependence.  I mean dependence in the larger sense. … Continue reading

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Brain Awareness

I take a sip of coffee and glance down at Random Kitty.  He is puzzled that I’m not sharing something with him. Random jumps onto the sofa, sniffs at my cup, then leaps onto the floor at my feet to … Continue reading

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It’s Hard To Be Humble

During your silent time, have you ever thought to yourself, “Whatever has become of simple humility?”  This may come from a hunger to live in a culture that doesn’t value superiority and superlatives nearly as much as ours does. I … Continue reading

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Time Passages

I start today by solving an arithmetic story problem. It is one that was triggered by a comment on Facebook that said, “Do you realize that on March 11, 1986 it had been a million days since the founding of … Continue reading

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Catnapping?

Yesterday was a pretty laid-back day for me.  My mood was mellow, and I had a mild desire to take a nap. My thoughts were soon drawn to my sister’s cat, Random Kitty.  I sometimes wonder if he has a … Continue reading

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