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Category: joy

Saturday selects ...

A brief thought or poem for the weekend, friends ... "There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end. It is so self-conscious, so apparently moral, simply to step aside from the gaps where the creeks and winds pour […]

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Free ...

A short thought or poem for the weekend, friends ... A few lines from David Whyte's beautiful poem Sweet Darkness: You must learn one thing.The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worldsexcept the one to which you belong. Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweetconfinement of your alonenessto learn […]

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Joy

I read this short essay last weekend and it is still rolling around in my heart.

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A tip ...

Here's an idea: If you are invited to a wedding that you don't feel good about for whatever reason, let's say you don't agree with it, my most sincere tip is to stay home. Don't show up with a scowl on your face, assuming that it is better to be present at the celebration, all […]

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The laughter of the Trinity ...

Ancient mystic Meister Eckhart (1260-1328) said that humanity was created out of the laughter of the Trinity. Isn't that a fabulous thought? The sacred community at the center of all creation - Father, Son, Spirit - is a community of love, self-sacrifice and JOY. The kind of joy that bubbles up into laughter. Remember how […]

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Enemy of joy ...

“The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.” (Herman Hesse, 1877 - 1962) Thus, the joyless country we seem to be living in right now. All of our hurry-hurry has left us bereft of the […]

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