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Small joys, chosen

Happiness isn’t a reward, an endpoint that has been earned. Happiness is a way of being, a chosen path. Honestly, lately this is something I’ve kind of forgotten. And so, I am making a choice to bring in more happiness. Here’s a simple practice that I am adopting, to celebrate the small joys: Make three […]

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Hey there! What’s good?

A few weeks ago I surprisingly ran into a really great person that I haven’t seen in a long while. (Adult son of dear friends, he lives in a different state.) What do you say as a way of common greeting? Here are some of my, and many people’s, reach-outs for connection: Hey there, what’s […]

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We are constantly supported. Always.

Yesterday evening I was struggling. I was tired, my spouse was tired, and as we were outside together we were gently getting on each other’s last nerve just by breathing. It happens occassionally, because we are human. The question is less “do you know what I mean” and more “how recently have you experienced this.” […]

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The practice of being agreeable

There’s a practice I’ve heard of, where you are simply agreeable for a day. Okay, okay — maybe that’s better described as a challenge. (I’ll bet someone in your life popped into your head there. Maybe it’s your own self. I see you.) Either way, the idea is that we purposefully, mindfully, and consciously choose […]

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Breaking our spell of delusion

A human being is part of the whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves , our thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of our consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to […]

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