It’s been a couple of years now, but we still miss them, the long walks they insisted on taking, their wet noses, even their bad breath..
The good thing is that the land where we live at Manzanita Village, where we had dogs since we first came, is now filled with all [...]
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Every day we challenge the rational mind with our dreams. Every night we turn reason, time, and conventional meaning upside down. But dreams are more than the places we visit when we are asleep. When we speak of our dreams we [...]
.. and a Request
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This morning I woke after a night of deep sleep. For a moment I wondered where I was. Then I remember that I am in my own bed, in my own house, in the place in the mountains of Southern California that we [...]
Be receptive towards the heavens, and active towards the earth. — Chinese proverb.
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The great thing about negative self-talk is that when you really pay attention it can teach you a lot about yourself. Unfortunately, if you’re swamped by negative emotions or if [...]
“.. the world is not set up against you ..” Rilke
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In monasteries across South Asia food is left out as an offering for wild animals and for the spirits and ancestors of the land. A wise teacher from Sri Lanka, who had been a monk [...]
5 Ways to Change Your Mind
When it feels like the world is stacked against you. . When you are completely out of sync. . When there’s something you’re simply NOT getting . . You don’t usually think of yourself as a victim, but right now it seems like everything is just too hard. [...]
.. if you don’t have a destination or a goal how will you ever arrive there? And, if you are so focused on your goals that you forget where you are, how will you know where to begin? To pursue your dreams, and to live fully in the present, that is the key .. [...]
Neurolinguistics (NLP) is based on studying how we make change, internally and externally, and how we make, and can change, the meanings we make of things. It’s not a religion, or a cult, or a sales technique. Originally it was developed by modeling such luminaries as Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, Milton Erickson, and Gregory Bateson. [...]
Change happens in one of two ways. Either you make it happen, or it happens to you. Either you live a life of your own choosing, or others choose for you.
Perhaps you are one of those rare people who fully accept their power to effect positive change — in their own life, and [...]