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Thankful for… Yes, AND

I’m thankful for: The air I breathe ANDThe humbling reminder we don’t live forever. The people who care ANDThe people–whether harsh or vulnerable–who remind us we need to be more empathetic. The opportunity to pause, look inward, and work out my issues ANDThe opportunity to recognize and embrace others are either acting out or working … Continue reading

How Do We Get Back to Being ONE?
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How Do We Get Back to Being ONE?

On top of the usual tears and lump in my throat that catch me each year around 9/11, I also feel a different kind of deep sadness, the same I’ve felt for the past several years, the same I’ve felt ever since politically incorrect, brash, aggressive, separatist words and actions have overthrown common decency in … Continue reading

First Deep Meditation, Part I: Whales, Dolphins, Auras
Being present / Breathing exercises / Changing my ways / Creativity / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Imagination / meditation / Playing in the Mud

First Deep Meditation, Part I: Whales, Dolphins, Auras

I don’t usually make time for meditating. Sitting in silence for an extended period of time with my eyes closed usually grates my nerves, but recently I was successful in quieting my mind while sitting in a 6-foot wide, 2-foot deep pool in my backyard. I started with a breathing exercise I recently learned where … Continue reading

Negative Creativity vs. Positive Creativity: Choose Wisely
Adaptability / Adversity / Being present / Challenge / Change / Changing my ways / Creativity / Escapism / Fear / Playing in the Mud / Staying Positive

Negative Creativity vs. Positive Creativity: Choose Wisely

  So many of us ache for a life of creativity. We’re convinced lots of people have magic access to it and we’re just the unlucky losers that burped at the wrong time at birth and missed out on the special formula for personal satisfaction and success. When we think that way, we’re in an … Continue reading

“X” Marks the Spot, But Can You See It?
Adaptability / Change / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Freedom / Imagination / Playing in the Mud

“X” Marks the Spot, But Can You See It?

What if the treasure isn’t BELOW you? What if it’s ABOVE you? What if it’s simply IN you? Is your perspective so ingrained that you would miss the sign, even an obvious one? What if DOWN is really UP? And UP is really DOWN? What if there is no UP or DOWN, only HERE and … Continue reading

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Guidance — the_tovarysh_connection

Healing words from a dear fellow blogger, The Tovarysh Connection . . . You are not alone You have not been forgotten or forsaken The guidance continues to be here for you And for all who seek it. Dear Ones, in times of great distress and turmoil there continues to be a safe haven from … Continue reading

Fortune Cookie Wisdom No. 1: The Panda Speaks, and I Listen
Adversity / Challenge / Change / Doubt / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Fear / FORTUNE COOKIE WISDOM

Fortune Cookie Wisdom No. 1: The Panda Speaks, and I Listen

“YOU ARE HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.”– Panda Express / Panda Inn Comforting words to read while I’m fairly uncertain about the direction I’m heading. It’s 6 p.m. on a Tuesday night in Southern California. We’d been packing a 26-foot moving truck for two days. We’d thought it would take one day. How naive. We’d … Continue reading