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We don’t have to work any harder, to be happy

We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. Carlos castaneda (via pam grout’s The course in miracles experiment) I don’t need to gear up to act on getting happier. It doesn’t take more effort to be hopeful than to be despairing. I can see where it […]

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What is it we really desire?

Our possessions don’t define us. We know this, but there’s nothing like letting go of stuff to really feel it. Sometimes we choose to release our things: having a yard sale, donating to thrift stores, giving to friends in need. (Yay!) Other times our items are taken from us: lost or misplaced pieces, our home […]

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Winter Is Coming

I am deeply grateful for the help and support. I can surrender and trust in the big picture — as well as in the little snapshots. I do not have to figure everything out myself. I do not have to figure everything out myself. I do not have to figure everything out myself. It will […]

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Joy happens

Okay, if practicing joy is how I become joyful, then how can I do more of that? I get the idea of giving joy before waiting to receive it, and that’s working pretty well for me. Giving joy to others, to the world, gives me joy as well. (Have you been trying it too?!?) I’d […]

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Practice joy

It’s easy to respond with joy when something amazingly awesome happens to me. The sun is out today! The package I’ve been waiting for arrived! The bears are back! A great catch-up visit with a dearest friend! I totally rocked it with my work project today! A Sessions concert of my favorite band, right in […]

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