Balance

Peace is all thee is

HaTikvah – by Aviva Derenowski

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The Israeli national hymn is called “Hatikvah” which translates as “The Hope.” It expresses the hope of the Jewish people to settle in Israel, and make it their home, after an exile of two...

Windsurfing as Zen Practice

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We are going to do one thing at a time.  My tanned Colorado windsurfing instructor uttered those words on the shore of Big Soda Lake, but they could have also come out of the mouth...

Moving Forward to My New Self

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There is a saying when we are sick or going through an emotional time that we'll be back to our old selves in no time. I am learning now that what is really happening is...

The Space Between

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Some days I’m going along and I’m in that flow we all search for. Everything just clicks, synchronistic events occur to bring me exactly what I’ve asked for.  I feel so connected; like I’m...

Performance Improves When You Take the Pressure Off Yourself

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Have you ever felt completely drained? Exhausted even? Apparently we require seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Fair enough, but there have been many occasions when I've gotten six hours of sleep...

Chakra Khan (aka Jill Leigh)

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It’s a big name to live up to, I have to tell you!  It’s my favorite nickname of all time, and I’ve had a few.  Most of them made me squirrely under my skin. ...

Anger, from the “JuBuSto” Perspective

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  Psychologists and psychiatrists are familiar with intense, pathological anger in the context of several types of personality disorder; for example, patients with Narcissistic Personality Disorder may exhibit so-called “humiliation rage” when their already fragile...

Letting Love Out

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As I held the heart shaped crystal in my hand, all you could see was a tiny sliver. The rest was covered by my fingers. I didn’t think much of it, that’s how I...

Harnessing the Power of Time

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One day about five years ago, when Barak Obama was running for president the first time, I heard him talking on the radio about wind power.  He said that the wind is a cheap,...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Twenty-One (Lorca)

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  Federico García Lorca "Farewell" Translated by W. S. Merwin Here's a gorgeous little poem by Federico García Lorca. What hunger for life he conveys, even in death! And so much is said with just a few simple images. It's...