Is Gratitude or Sadness in the Driver’s Seat?

    Everyone experiences periods when the “rougher” emotions take over. It’s OK to feel and experience them, but at some point, you have to let love, joy and gratitude take back the wheel.

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Volunteering is Selfish

Yesterday I gave four hours of my time to a local kitchen that serves the needy and homeless. During that time, I found myself standing at a counter, de-boning pieces of previously-cooked chicken (these kitchens know that NO FOOD SHOULD GO TO WASTE), preparing enormous cuts of donated corned beef, and…

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Forgiveness is for the Forgiver

When I participated in Deepak Chopra’s meditation for compassion this past week, he said several things which really resonated with me. I think one of the most important for people to hear was his response to a question about forgiveness: “Forgive not because the other person deserves it, but because…

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Connect to Silence… or Don’t be a D*ck… or Gratitude for Lessons Learned

Yesterday, I had a couple of experiences which really helped me to grow as a person. They were rather trivial, but both experiences reminded me of something very important I learned as a child: If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. In the first situation, I…

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Socrates: Go With the Flow

July 3, 2015 Flow is when you move through your day with everything falling into place: the right parking spot or a great seat on the train, breakfast and coffee on time, interactions with others going smoothly, allowing yourself to smile just because it’s a (simple) good day. Living in…

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Socrates: Notes on a State of Grace

This post is not a direct pull from my regular Socrates automatic writing sessions. I have included information culled from my daily life. I began a gratitude jar in mid-January thanks to a friend who posted the idea on social media. It’s almost full, and it’s only June! Once I…

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Worried or Angry? Be Grateful!

If you are ever worried or angry, and you don’t wish to wallow or even drown in those feelings, be grateful. Find something to be thankful for. Focus on the area in the middle of your forehead, slightly above your brow line, and send gratitude from that place, out into the…

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Thoughts Are Electromagnetic Realities

The science is there. Everything in the universe is energy vibrating at similar (or very different) speeds. This includes everything around us, both man and nature-made. It includes our bodies and even our thoughts. Your thoughts are electromagnetic realities. MAGNETIC. That means, the more you think a certain thing, the…

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Witness and be Thankful

Gratitude is feeling joy for something. Feeling joy for something should compel you to be grateful for that which brings you joy, but it’s important to remember that joy is not only in the big things. It is also found in the smallest of things like a smile, or hug…

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