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A whiff of the ineffable

When you know there’s something you know but you don’t know what it is, at least not in any way you can put into words: the ineffable, the unknowable, uncertainty, mystery What it feels like: freedom, a fresh breeze, longing, … Continue reading

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Now and Then and Beyond: To Forgive

To forgive (in the most technical sense) = to let go of holding someone responsible for owing you something from a past transaction, as in “to forgive a debt.” = to not be mad about or afraid of the past.   … Continue reading

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The heart-stuff

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in,” or, more accurately maybe, how it gets OUT. To see — literally — where I find myself with this famous lyric, check out this video of Leonard Cohen live and … Continue reading

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The 12-Second Rule (yes, this might truly change everything)

It’s not that I disagree when people say “Be happy now — don’t wait for some circumstance to change.” I just don’t find it to be a helpful instruction, especially in the midst of a dark night of the soul. But last week … Continue reading

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One kind of fun isn’t…

… but good writers know what to do with it. PS — One of the innumerable little delights on my 4,000-miles-in-2-weeks odyssey was learning about these four kinds of fun relative to time from my son’s camping leader Fiona and my daughter’s friend … Continue reading

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How it is that everything can be so beautiful

Beauty is “an invitation to further experiences, a way that things invite us in… to explore, interpret… (not to be regarded as an instantaneously apprehensible feature)… Beautiful things don’t stand aloof but direct our attention and our desire to everything else … Continue reading

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Strangely freeing ponderings about your success. And mine.

From one of my favorite, most accessible, Myers-Briggs resources, I learned that — depending on your nature — your idea of success may depend on: Your ability to improve situations — using common sense to make the most of situations; The … Continue reading

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