dancing in the still point on the spiral journey of life

Archive for September 2011

How to Be Fully Awake Instead of Living on Autopilot

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.”  ~Pema Chodron It’s tempting. Staying in the nest means life feels safe and we are protected. If we get thrown out of the nest we either stretch our new wings and fly or plummet to the ground.…

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Do-Be-Do-Be-Do

  No, this isn’t a post about Frank Sinatra.   I’m talking about starting a new business.  My own business.  It’s been an adventure filled with enormous life changes.  I’m creating a roller coaster of emotions and activities.  I actually resigned from my paying job to create my own company.  It’s not as secure but…

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Perfectly Imperfect

  What do you see what you look at this flower?  Does it bother you that a petal is missing or do you still see its beauty?  Do you want to tell the flower that it’s a terrible flower and if it knew anything about being a flower it wouldn’t show its face?  Would you…

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Awaken

  Did you know that Monday was named after the Moon?  Can you see it where you live? Are you aware of its cycles?  Do you feel affected by its energy?   On September 12, it was a full moon Monday and I couldn’t sleep.  Earlier I went outside and counted 100 breaths barefoot in…

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