Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Originally posted on Writing Your Destiny:
Mawlānā’s tomb. “Konya”,Turkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Cease looking for flowers! There blooms a garden in your own home. While you look for trinkets The treasure house awaits in your own being. Rumi I came across this beautiful quote last night and thought it was a great follow-up contemplation after…

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Originally posted on Hands-of-Faith Holistic Healing Centers® Blog:
We frequently refer to life as a game. As with any game, rules prevail. Yet in life, we’re not given a rule book. Each of us plays with our own unwritten game book, made up of our own rules, as well as those that have been imparted…

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Originally posted on Writing Your Destiny:
Crossed wires shorting out, Troy, Illinois. After a few minutes of sporadic arcing, the transformer down the street burned out. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Every so often the universe seems to send me a message that at first seems inexplicable. This morning the electricity to my house went off with a loud…

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Sheryl WuDunn: Our Century’s Greatest Injustice

Sheryl WuDunn‘s book Half the Sky investigates the oppression of women globally and the need for equal access to education and economic opportunity. Related articles Amazon.com: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Vintage) (9780307387097): Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn: Books (camacher.typepad.com) Meet The League Of Extraordinary Women: 60 Influencers Who Are …

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“Dirtying Up Our Diets” by Jeff Leach (New York Times)

竹叶眉 Bamboo Leaf Vegetable CNY15 (Photo credit: avlxyz) OVER 7,000 strong and growing, community farmers’ markets are being heralded as a panacea for what ails our sick nation. The smell of fresh, earthy goodness is the reason environmentalists approve of them, locavores can’t live without them, and the first lady has hitched her vegetable cart …

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Originally posted on Bright, shiny objects!:
Melody Beattie writes: Let yourself feel the good feelings too. Yes, sometimes, good feelings can be as distracting as the painful, more difficult ones. Yes, good feelings can be anxiety producing to those of us unaccustomed to them. But go ahead and feel the good feelings anyway. Feel and…

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Originally posted on Bright, shiny objects!:
Melody Beattie writes: Try harder. Do better. Be perfect. These messages are tricks that people have played on us. No matter how hard we try, we think we have to do better. Perfection always eludes us and keeps us unhappy with the good we’ve done. Messages of perfectionism are…

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Originally posted on Bright, shiny objects!:
Melody Beattie shares this: We feel safe around direct, honest people. They speak their minds, and we know where we stand with them. Indirect people, people who are afraid to say who they are, what they want, and what they’re feeling, cannot be trusted. They will somehow act out…

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Originally posted on Bright, shiny objects!:
My cat has taught me a great deal about ‘healthy detachment’… Melody Beattie writes: Detachment doesn’t come naturally for many of us. But once we realize the value of this recovery principle, we understand how vital detachment is. The following story illustrates how a woman came to understand detachment.…

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