January 2020

life-lessons

Life lessons

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters By Portia Nelson, American singer, songwriter, actress and author (1920-2001) Chapter II walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in. I am lost… I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes me forever to find a way out. Chapter III walk down …

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What are we carrying?

Do you remember doing the arm muscle experiment as a child? The one where you push your arm outwards against a fixed surface for 30 seconds, and when the object is removed, your arm keeps levitating by itself? This is the Kohnstamm phenomenon (who knew!) The point is, what are we pushing against or carrying …

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Creative wisdom…

Celebrates the place of unknowing as good space for cultivating gentle curiosity… Delights in constraints, not as that which defines, but that which liberates… Believes in hopeful relationships – that people together have more eyes to see and ears to hear than when apart… Rejects the need to be right and replaces it with the …

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The wisdom of questions

We are still in an age and culture that obsesses about having the right answer. I suspect this originates in the dawn of the Enlightenment where the world view was that everything could be known and understood. This was the age of reason and if we thought about things in the right, scientific way, there …

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Where is wisdom?

It’s an important question. Especially at this time both personally and collectively. Where is wisdom? How would we know if we saw or heard it? Sure, we hear lots of opinions. And the challenge with the immediacy of social media and reporting is that we only judge in the moment. So where is wisdom? Just …

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Welcoming the New Year

2020 – start where you are and be intentional about who you want to become… by stepping into a New Year blessing from John O’Donohue

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