dancing in the still point on the spiral journey of life

Posts Tagged ‘self-discovery’

Old age is not a disease.

It’s all relative.   According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the average life span in ancient Rome and medieval Europe was between 20 and 30 years. Our life expectancy in 1900 was around 65. It has increased now 25 years in the last century. So, God willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we can make it to…

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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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What is the heart of the matter?

    The knowledge of the past stays with us.  To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and the fears, the clingings and the disappointments of the past that bind our spirits.  ~Jack Kornfield   You are the center from which your life flows in ever changing cycles.   Where…

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Golden Wings

  Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? You are in truth the soul, of the soul, of the soul. ~Rumi   I worry.  I research.  I write like a grad…

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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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Secrets of the Morning Breeze

  I’m fortunate and grateful to live in spacious country with lots of sky. This morning I took a walk with my dogs and my camera. I listened to the breeze and heard the whisper of a secret yearning.   Some new ideas are emerging from my heart and soul.  I have a vision of community. …

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Hush Now

  My mind was spinning.   I started a collage and went outside to apply fixative because it’s so toxic.   I returned indoors to get my camera.   I finished the collage and the message arrived:   Only in silence is it possible to dream.    

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Metaphysical Thoughts

The prefix meta- means going beyond.  Metaphysical considerations, going beyond the physical, leads us into abstract thought.  Abstractions of a spiritual nature cannot be proven.  And yet, often, we believe these abstractions to be true.  As humans will do, we argue about the abstractions. Some start wars and ultimately kill over these abstractions.  I find…

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