Wrapped Around the Axle

Today has been a ‘wrapped around the axle’ kind of day. If you’re not familiar with the term, I’ll give you a quick visual that I’m sure you’re familiar with. Driving on the highway, you’re behind a car that has a plastic bag flapping underneath it. That bag is wrapped around the axle (or some other part,) flying along at a high rate of speed but not doing anything obviously useful or productive. Yes, today was one of those days. I am committed to seeing the positive in everything. It …

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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.

Another Step Closer

Equality

There is a Peace within me today. As a nation, we have moved another step closer to knowing we are one. Marriage between religions was once unacceptable. Then some brave souls began to think about what they were believing, and that challenged the beliefs of those around them. Interracial marriage was once unacceptable. Then some brave souls began to examine what they were believing, and that challenged the beliefs of those around them. Same-sex marriage was once unacceptable. Then some brave souls examined their own beliefs, and that caused others …

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When Momentum Scares Me

Connection

A friend asked me this question yesterday: “Have you ever been absolutely certain of an action to take (feeling inspired to take it, etc) and once the initial step is taken have a sudden feeling of nervousness?” My response was, “Did you see my last Facebook post?” We had a good laugh because we were both facing the same thing. It took me until today to know that it’s not just the two of us; there are many who are questioning themselves. If you’re one of them, I hope you’ll …

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When Eagles Fly

Eagle

The symbolism of the Eagle is inspiring. That awesome creature who soars to the highest heights with such great vision is breathtaking. The eagle embodies strength, tenacity, solitary power, stamina and grace. But did you know that the eagle, the very icon of freedom and independence, positively will not fly until it is pushed from the nest? Fledgling eagles will stay in the nest, begging for food, as long as the adult eagles allow them to. Eagles only fly when pushed.