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Mindful Monday: Rococo thoughts

Mindful Monday: Rococo thoughts

awareness, mindfulness, simplicity
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. ~ Henry David Thoreau What are you noticing about the degree and kind of detail in your ordinary thoughts? ... for Mindful Monday ... Source: Thoreau, Henry David. Walden, or, Life in the Woods. London: J.M. Dent, 1908. Photo credit: "Ehemalige Kloster Stitfskirche Rottenbuch im Allgäu - Langschiff," Polybert49, 2013. (Apologies to fans of a conglomeration of Rococo, Gothic, and Romance styles!)
Daily Practice for 2016.01.24

Daily Practice for 2016.01.24

Word I am focusing on using people's vision words for 2016 for a few daily prayers. Today, I am using "simplify" from Angie to guide my selections. If you share your word, I will use it over the next few days! Simplify, to me, means to remove non-essentials. Simplify, in mathematical terms, means to reduce to the smallest common denominator. So we have 2/3 rather than 10/15. What would life be like if we reduced our activities to the smallest human common denominators? What if we have an equation that is: What does it mean to simplify and reduce so that the quotient of your life is love? Onward! Opening Let my heart rise up to meet mercy, my voice to meet compassion, my hands to meet action. BIBO: Breath In, Breath Out--sigh Music Simplify, by Marina and the Diamonds...
Mindful Monday: This “Fourth of July World”

Mindful Monday: This “Fourth of July World”

awareness, Buddhism, mindfulness, Poetry
Imagine This by Freya Manfred When you’re young, and in good health, you can imagine living in New York City, or Nepal, or in a tree beyond the moon, and who knows who you’ll marry: a millionaire, a monkey, a sea captain, a clown. But the best imaginers are the old and wounded, who swim through ever narrowing choices, dedicating their hearts to peace, a stray cat, a bowl of homemade vegetable soup, or red Mountain Ash berries in the snow. Imagine this: only one leg and lucky to have it, a jig-jagged jaunt with a cane along the shore, leaning on a walker to get from grocery to car, smoothing down the sidewalk on a magic moving chair, teaching every child you meet the true story of this sad, sweet, tragic, Fourth of July world. What are you noticing about what you attend to? ...