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Euthymia – Of Peace of Mind


Somehow I got on the mailing list for someone who runs one of those series of self–help courses, the first step of which is to help the presenter by buying into his philosophy, i.e., his book or online course(s). But … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis and Sadness


I promise a more thorough accounting of my shoulder injury: what happened and what’s wrong. Suffice it to say that yesterday I received some very bad news, and that I appear to be in this for the long haul.…

There are two things that I would share right now, a selection from Thomas Merton’s The Way of Chuang Tzu (New York: New Directions, 1965), and an excerpt from Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet.” Continue reading

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Yoga and Emotions


A key to the yogic use of emotions is therefore to experience the changing waves of surface emotions yet not be caught in them. Here is another way to say this: We can enjoy the dance of life without getting … Continue reading

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Unwritten


I have written about my first yoga teacher in the post “A Splendid Awakening,” the post about my decision to learn how to teach yoga. She was a big fan of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten,” which was popular back when I … Continue reading

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An Older Unity


The Dalai Lama visits Thomas Merton’s grave in 1997 at the Abbey of Gethsemani “And the deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless. It is beyond words, and it is beyond speech,and it is beyond … Continue reading

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February ground by Marge Piercy | The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor


Here is my vote for today’s quote, which finds the transcendent in the everyday. Everything revealed is magical, splendid in its ordinary shining. via February ground by Marge Piercy | The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. It’s worth reading the … Continue reading

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Emotional Chaos Remembered in Tranquility


Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. James Thurber, via The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. for December 8, 2011 This morning in an Anusara-Inspired class, a teacher shared a fortune, from a cookie, that aptly described what she learned in … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Prayer


For several reasons I like to hear about the Iroquois. Chiefly, I think it is because I grew up in New York State, and in elementary school, learned all about their way of life. I spent teenage summers close to … Continue reading

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Aligning with Grace: All Shall Be Well


“All shall be well. And all shall be well. And all manner of things shall be well!” ~ Julian of Norwich via Aligning with Grace: All Shall Be Well. I love that Olga Rasmussen, “Theologian and educator for 25 years, … Continue reading

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Carried Away Headlong


“I cannot tell if what the world considers ‘happiness’ is happiness or not. All I know is that when I consider the way they go about attaining it, I see them carried away headlong, grim and obsessed, in the general … Continue reading

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