Tag: perspective

experience is a teacher

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. – Andre Gide As a recovering over-thinker and over-planner, I cannot help but wonder about the active over-thinkers and over-planners and whether they are… Continue Reading “experience is a teacher”

moving at the speed of life

There is so much to see. Really, there is!   Our obsession with speed, with cramming more and more into every minute, means that we race through life instead of actually living it. Our health, diet and relationships suffer. We make mistakes at work.… Continue Reading “moving at the speed of life”

fault lines

A fault line is defined as: a line on a rock surface or the ground that traces a geological fault. a divisive issue or difference of opinion that is likely to have serious consequences. Perhaps we are all familiar with the divisions in the… Continue Reading “fault lines”

tending our gardens

Mary, Mary, quite contrary How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockleshells And pretty maids all in a row.  – Mother Goose The world is changing. Our communities are changing. Our individual lives are changing. How are we tending our gardens in… Continue Reading “tending our gardens”

leading ourselves

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained. – Helen Keller Each of us is responsible – individually – for ourselves. We lead ourselves, whether or not… Continue Reading “leading ourselves”

what we cannot see

Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. – Elizabeth Gilbert It can be said, that some among us fear that which we cannot see. It can also be said, that… Continue Reading “what we cannot see”

upside down

Dear Readers… I feel sure that many of you are watching the news…and are keeping a safe distance from it. A steady diet of it is not what any of us need. This is a time when our ability to observe the world, our… Continue Reading “upside down”

unmoored

“The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.” ― Andre Gide It may seem odd that I would begin a post with this quote. However, where we are, collectively in this part of our… Continue Reading “unmoored”

small things

On my desk sits a quote on a piece of pottery that is cradled on a small stand. Made by a local beloved potter, it is a special piece. I am a lover of quotes and when I saw this one years ago, it… Continue Reading “small things”

one step, then another

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.  – Thomas Merton… Continue Reading “one step, then another”

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