Category Archives: Interesting link

Process of Understanding What I’m up Against

This is what I wrote in my journal this morning.  It shows how I actually use writing to understand myself better.  This process began with a realization that “I’ve had the sense that reading thrillers addictively was in an attempt … Continue reading

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Issue of Control

July 10 Fear came up.  The cold vibration in my diaphragm.  It didn’t fade so I stayed with it.  Tried to meditate — actually maybe I did finally hold on to the lovingkindness prayer for myself.  Somewhere along the way … Continue reading

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Spirituality

“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion.  Practicing … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Ease with my Life…. Really?

Excerpts from journal written during the week at the end of February: Sunday: Woke up not sure where I was.  I think from a very intense dream.  Feeling very lost. Monday:   Had that strange isolated feeling when I woke … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Empathy and Compassion

Notes from my talk with Erica on March 9: Difference between compassion and empathy Empathy [feel what the person feels] —> empathy fatigue: feel tired and guilty Compassion —> holding space for their story witness—> lets them know their experience … Continue reading

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END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK

Quote from the fundraising page for a documentary being made by Shannon Kring. As you can see, they have already got the amount they asked for. “It’s very simple. We have to have water for life. And so we’re petitioning … Continue reading

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THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

I saw the film “This Changes Everything” and it gave me hope for the first time in a long time.  It’s about the marginalized people: indigenous, poor, living on the fringe, who are staking their lives to stop the destruction … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Importance of Community

Enduring Grace is a book by Carol Lee Flinders about seven women mystics of the Middle Ages.  I have found a lot in this book that is helpful to my spiritual practice.  The last woman she writes about is Therese … Continue reading

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Depression and Suicide

I watched two TED talks today, one about depression and one about suicide.  Both spoke about how our culture has placed a stigma on both depression and suicide, which leaves people dealing with these things horribly isolated. Here are the … Continue reading

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Kindred Spirits One-on-One

I went down to my friend (and Kindred Spirit) Teresa on Friday night.  We were intending to go on Saturday to a gathering which had had to be cancelled.  We found out at 10:00 after a lazy breakfast.   What … Continue reading

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