dancing in the still point on the spiral journey of life

Posts Tagged ‘change’

Reflections on Curiosity

Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul. ~ Meg Rosoff   My words are mirrors of…

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The Edges of Time

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. ~ Rabindranath Tagore   For a long time now, I’ve wanted to understand time. Yes, I can read a clock or consult the calendar, but that’s not the experience of time that I’m trying to understand. The passing…

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Your everlasting summer, you can see it fading fast

  Are you reelin’ in the years Stowin’ away the time ~ Steely Dan   Recently, Anne Lamott wrote a post on turning 61. She says her “inside self doesn’t have an age.” I don’t think mine does either but I sure have a lot of memories, some are more clear than others. Anyway, I…

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The I-Feel-Fat-Ugly-Old Guide to Spiritual Well-Being

Yes, I’ve been around the block a time or two, maybe three. I know what my self-talk patterns are really about. Cycles of despair. Neural ruts. They sound like this. I feel fat. I hate myself. If I eat, I’ll feel better. No, really. If I eat too much then I can obsess over my…

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On being 61

I am 61 years old. Sometimes I squirm in my chair, feeling awkward in my changing body. I wonder if I’ve made valid decisions about life, work and children. I’ve made mistakes. I have a few regrets. I wonder how things might have been different.   Driving down the road, looking in the rear view…

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The Wheel of Life

I wrote the post below for Roots of She during Fall Equinox in 2013. Now it’s Spring 2014. The Wheel of Life has turned my life upside down and Roots of She has vanished.   There have been many changes during the last six months; health challenges, major loss and now we are moving to…

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Dancing in the Still Point

at the still point, there the dance is  ~ T. S. Elliott   These photos were taken over a period of time.  Each photo represents a threshold of change.  There is a natural flow and rhythm to the seasons, a quiet serenity I experience every time I step outside my door.   Photography helps me…

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Musings on the Fear of Getting Old

  On October 23, 2013, Scott Dinsmore from Live Your Legend, wrote a post on Painful Authenticity.  He listed 35 stories, fears and facts about himself.   #30.  I’m really scared of getting old. I turned 31 this year, and it’s been kind of tough realizing that I’m not a total beginner anymore. That adds…

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A short story told in rose petals

  Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again ~Sounds of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel   I could tell you a long story about the threads of shame in my life.  It’s not what’s important, though.  Suffice it to say that recently I made a stupid mistake that triggered deep feelings…

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The Portals of Aging

  Recently I was asked to write both about my experience of being in my fifties and my menopausal experiences.  It’s difficult for me to write in my authentic voice about this.  My first reaction is to start doing research and then educate you, my dear reader.  If I approach the question academically, then it…

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