Balance

The Art of Noticing

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“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice.” ---Joseph Campbell Our multi-tasking/sound bite/microwave/remote-control culture encourages Noise instead of Noticing; Entertainment, not Engagement.  We have instant everything, from messages...

A Different Perspective

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I recently attended a work conference for web professionals and had the pleasure of meeting a blind man. He was there to educate people about web tools to enhance the user experience for the...

Just One Thing – Accept Dependence

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What makes your life? The Practice: Accept dependence. Why? Want to try a little experiment? Stop breathing. Really. For a few seconds, maybe a few dozen seconds, and see how it feels. For me, this experiment is an intimate way...

Writing from Enlightened Consciousness: an Example

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I came across an article this morning that summarized everything I've been trying to articulate about the connection between writing and enlightened consciousness. It's an excerpt from Andre Dubus III's memoir, TOWNIE. When he...

Spirals and (the) Rest

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I want to write about the balance, and the equilibrium, and the delicate grace of the sun, the tensegrity, the tension of the body that moves with soft integrity, and the soreness of my...

Creating Spaciousness

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I am daydreaming again. Having stumbled upon the description of God’s breath hovering on the waters, my imagination has transformed me into a hummingbird. I am sitting still but my mind is buzzing. Daydreaming is both...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Ten

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NOTE: This content is from my blog, Bareback Alchemy. If links here aren't working, please try there: http://melissastuddard.blogspot.com/2012/05/mnemosyne-weekly-poem-ten.html W. B. Yeats The Lake Isle of Innisfree Photo by Kenneth Allen This week, thanks to the recommendation of Robert...

Lighten Up by Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

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LIGHTEN UP What’s weighing you down? The Practice: Lighten up. Why? On the path of life, most of us are hauling way too much weight. What’s in your own backpack? If you’re like most of us, you’ve got too many...

Just One Thing. Rick Hanson Ph.D.

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Home > Blog > Fear > Embrace Fragility Could it crack? The Practice: Embrace fragility. Why? The truth of anything is like a mosaic with many tiles, many parts. One part of the truth of things is that they are...

Meditating on the Colorado Fires

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Wildfire after wildfire has been raging here in Colorado over the last few days.   First I learned of the fire outside Fort Collins,  90 minutes from Denver.   Although far enough away to be out...