Category Archives: Contemplation

Keep Your Wits About You

During these stressful times it’s easy to allow oneself to feel anxious. We are tempted to just “tune out” and escape. While it’s healthy and refreshing to chill out, this is a poor strategy for coping and thriving. The intelligent … Continue reading

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Leaving It Alone

As I go about doing chores, my mental radio often loops songs. I think the DJ is a scatterbrain, but that’s just how the music fragments are played. This morning, DJ Monkey Mind kept looping the ending moments of the … Continue reading

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Such Folly

“True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.”–theĀ ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton If we judge the modern world … Continue reading

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More Thoughts About Forgiveness

I saw the reminder that today is “Global Forgiveness Day” and wondered about the peculiarity of such a concept. Do people come together in their churches, mosques, and temples and listen to homilies and sermons about the value of forgiveness? … Continue reading

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Feel The Synergy

When I hear somebody say she can feel the energy, I think she is noticing the people and environment around her are harmonious. Sometimes I pick up on that harmony. Then I voicelessly say to myself, “Feel the synergy”. That’s … Continue reading

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Compliment Your Mirror

We live in a competitive society. People compete in organized sports, we want the most prestigious career, the biggest SUV, the fanciest house, the most desirable spouse, and the most popularity andĀ fame. I know, this is not big news because … Continue reading

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The Second Half

A big calendar hanging on the wall in the den delineates elapsed days and days left in the year in small font. Yesterday, July 1st shows 182/183 and today shows 183/182. This means we’ve gone over the middle hump and … Continue reading

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