on consumption and mindfulness

On my retreat last summer, a fellow attendee (hey Alex!) taught us about mindful eating: Mindful eating (i.e., paying attention to our food, on purpose, moment by moment, without judgment) is an approach to food that focuses on individuals’ sensual awareness of the food and their experience of the food. It has little to do […]

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week fifty-two: There is No Such Thing as Fear – There is Only the Known and Unknown (a repost)

Another piggyback post! Some writers just convey my thoughts better than I can.

Last Wednesday, I spoke on how unlearning some things we were taught and stepping out of your own way can pave a new path; I know some folks will never try because they’re scared—scared of failing. Scared of what others may think. Scared of success. I’m speaking to myself here, too.

 What kind of life are we living if fear pulls the strings? What kind of life awaits if we go after what we want?

Fear is a fragment of the imagination. It’s fictitious and resides in the imaginary binary synapses of the creative, right side of the brain. Fear doesn’t exist, there is only the known and the unknown. The unknown is frightening because we label it as such – how we label a perceived experience is how we […]

Such a truthful read!: There is No Such Thing as Fear – There is Only the Known and Unknown — How to Defeat a Narcissist




P.S. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to those who celebrate! Best wishes for 2020!

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week fifty-one

One major thing I’ve unlearned as an adult is that the career path you take after high school or college commencement does not have to be the only path. Yes, for some that path is very neat and clear and they do that one thing forever. But for the rest of us? It’s a no, […]

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week forty-eight

Things to Remember About Arguing: You are not always right. The point of arguing is not to win. You don’t know everything. It’s ok to stop when you see things escalating. Some people will not get it. Focus on solutions instead of going in circles about the issue. Saying the same thing over and over […]

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week forty-six: beware (a repost)

Be careful of individuals who say that they have all of the answers. A teacher who brags of their expertise is only fooling themselves. You will find that many people, who have suffered much, will be humble, and understand what life is really about. Finally, look deep inside of yourself and you will […]

via CCCXIX — Edge of Humanity Magazine

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week forty-three

My mentor called me lazy and complacent.  And …he’s right. Kinda. Even though he favors Obama, Omar is not a yes we can! kinda man. He is kind and well-meaning and has been in my shoes, yes, but he’s also a straight shooter—the perfect combo to push me through the slumps. And before meeting him, […]

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