Meditate More, Hurry Less

“Meditate every day for 20 minutes. If you do not have time, meditate for one hour.” ~Zen expression This recommendation confounded me from the beginning. I couldn’t even find 20 minutes to meditate! How could I possibly find an hour??? It seemed so counterintuitive. Perhaps that was what made it so irresistible to me. Things do not survive for centuries if they do not work. Curiosity got the better of me, and I determined to give it a go.

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It is Always Spring Again

I’m in Arizona this week; quite a change from Florida, where I have lived since 1989. Nonetheless, the landscape is comfortably familiar to me, as I am a native of the high desert in California. I am visiting during monsoon season. It is marked by torrential downpours, flash floods, and the most amazing thing that happens in the desert. As my mother pointed out, “It is always Spring again after the rain.” This phenomenon provides a beautiful glimpse into the human spirit.

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God is Celebrating

I’ve read much and had several conversations lately on the topic of God’s attitudes toward humans. Each person is entitled to their own experience and opinion, even me. In the spirit of that, I thought I would share mine with you and invite you to share what works for you. Remember, my life purpose involves facilitating awareness. So, here we go, attitudes of “God,” according to Joanna. Backstory I was raised in a very strict “Christian” church. My experience went something like this: “Go to church on Sunday, beat your…

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