Egos Everywhere

It’s hard to listen to the news without being aware of leaders with rampant egos running amuck. I think this sums up a significant part of the problem:

The ego is set up to

defend, protect,

and attack.

Defend and protect

one’s fabricated identity,

and attack anyone

who would question the authenticity

of this fabrication.

It’s tiring. All this puffing up and positioning. And constant lying. It’s shocking that more people don’t see through it.

“Us” against “Them” can never make lasting progress or achieve any kind of real resolution. Only “We “can do that.

Aren’t you tired of the slamming see-saw?  I know I am.

By |2020-01-15T16:16:02-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Life|1 Comment

With all of the Holiday Love Going Around – Food for Thought

white paper cut out pine treesIn this season of giving and thinking of others, I came across this quote (can’t find the original author). It brought me up short.

“And if I asked you to name all of the people that you love, how long would it take you to name yourself?”

My holiday wish for you is that not only do you make it onto your list but that you decide to land at the top.

By |2019-12-10T16:44:08-05:00December 10th, 2019|Life|0 Comments

Got a Global Warming Skeptic in Your Midst? Share This

Yes, I know.  I’m on a “save the planet” jag. But it is the only one we have and we’re killing it to a point of no return.

text with planet earth

How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: Responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming

This is an excerpt of a complete listing of the articles in “How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic,” a series by Coby Beck containing responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming. There are four common argument groups:

Get even more fully […]

By |2019-08-01T12:11:32-04:00August 24th, 2019|Life|0 Comments

Li ZiQi and Ikigai = Peace in the Present

I’ve been intensely struggling with the hectic way of the western world. Which is not normal for me once I can get my hands in the dirt and grow things.

So, as I tend to do when I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed, I slow myself down and remember to pay attention. Because I know the way through will appear when I do.

I always get a chuckle out of the synchronicity of what does show up.

Li Ziqi was one of the recommended videos I saw while uploading videos to a client’s website. I’m totally smitten. I want to live on her farm.

In this one, she whips out a living room furniture set in bamboo. Many of her others are about growing and […]

By |2019-06-04T09:40:05-04:00July 1st, 2019|Life|0 Comments

“A Good Sailing Day”

The winds, they are a blowin’ today. Skies are blue. Clouds are billowing. Air is crisp. And I LOVE it!

From early childhood and my first sailing days, these kinds of windy days have always made me feel excited and alive.

I guess I’ve passed this onto Cait. Not the love of sailing part, necessarily, but with assigning the description of windy days to “good sailing” days.

So when she, likewise, shares with me that it’s a good sailing day where she is, there is no need for further explanation. Message sent and received. Joy shared.

By |2019-06-07T21:34:42-04:00June 3rd, 2019|.Cait and Me, Happiness is..., Life|0 Comments
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