Tag Archives: Joy

Gratitude

We must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast Making space for new, clearing away what no longer serves us is always a valuable action, however, in … Continue reading

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Simple Joy

We commit ourselves to many things in life, our families, work, education, love, and more. Sharing our universal truth allows for the emergence of our light as well as our darkness to be known to those we embrace. What happens … Continue reading

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Touching Grief with Love

Lately I notice a lot of my widow friends reaching out because they feel alone.  They are sad, wounded and hurting as they meet their new life without their significant other, a life they would never have chosen ~ if … Continue reading

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Kia Ora

Having been out of the country traveling for the last couple of weeks and as so often happens when one travels, you appreciate even more what you have in your life.  In addition to appreciating all the magnificent joy and … Continue reading

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To Risk Delight

The poet Jack Gilbert in his poem A Brief for the Defense says we must risk delight.  In nature, there is astonishing beauty that coexists with ravenous pain; it is the way of the universe.  Buddha has said that suffering … Continue reading

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Mindfulness of Words

Words, they are very powerful tools in our toolbox and we should pause and breathe before we utter or write them.  Take for example the statement, “I lost my husband in 2004 due to an aortic dissection.” Did I really … Continue reading

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Just Do It!

The universe speaks to us if we only take the time to listen.  Listening is one key of many to unlocking our inner doors, but we are all to often otherwise engaged.  This morning while doing my daily readings I … Continue reading

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