Category: Monday Musings

Monday Musings Part Eighteen: Life before Death

  Life before Death   If you’ve read my previous musings, you will have seen that I spent far too many years in a dead zone. I got so busy worrying about coping in general, and judging myself as unworthy,

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Monday Musings Part Seventeen: Own It

  Own It   Last week we looked at knowing what’s yours. Today, I’d like to talk about owning what’s yours. More specifically, facing up to the things you’d rather bury in a deep, dark hole. We all make mistakes.

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Monday Musings Part Sixteen: Knowing what’s Yours

  Knowing what’s Yours   On from Monday Musings Fourteen, on patience and knowing when not to act, this week we take a look at knowing what’s yours. What do I mean by this? The simplest way to approach this

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Monday Musings Part Fifteen: I think, therefore I am

I think, therefore I am.   The mind is everything. What you think, you become. We make our own world, and then we live in it. As with the Monday Musings on Gratitude and Patience, perception is key. Train your

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Monday Musings Part Fourteen: Patient Perseverance

Patient Perseverance   Whenever things go wrong, we respond. Often, in our annoyance or hurt, none too skilfully. Sometimes, it’s not actually any of our business, and still, we meddle. Do we have to try and solve everything, though? When

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Monday Musings Part Thirteen: The Great and the Small

The Great and the Small   A close friend made a comment the other day, which set me to thinking. He noted that we stop noticing. We go through our daily lives oblivious to much that surrounds us that we

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Monday Musings Part Twelve: Dying to Live

Dying to Live   How happy we are with ourselves, directly influences how happy we are with the world around us. If we dislike ourselves, then we will be equally dissatisfied with the things and folks in our lives. Without

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Monday Musings Part Eleven: Reining in Rage

  Reining in Rage   Each of us has ground rules for living. And when those rules get broken, we become angry. The level of our anger depends wholly upon our perception of how unreasonable the rule breakage is; or,

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Monday Musings Part Ten: First, Breathe

First, Breathe   Last week, in Monday Musings Nine, we looked at grounding ourselves and using quiet reflection. Right up there in importance to our wellbeing is something we do every day without giving it even one thought, never mind

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Monday Musings Part Nine: The Teaching of Trees

The Teaching of Trees   Have you ever studied a tree? Ever thought about the fact that its underground roots mirror its sky-reaching canopy? Without digging deep beneath the mud and embracing the utter blackness, it could never thrive and

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Monday Musings Part Eight: The Jewel in the Mud

Jewel in the Mud   Bad things happen. It’s part of life, no matter how much we might resist it. Like you, I don’t want the hard stuff. I want my life to be easy and run smoothly, but we

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Monday Musings Part Seven: No Strings

No Strings   Today, I’d like to take a closer look at giving. At first glance, it seems simple enough. Right? Erm … not quite. Have you ever given a gift to someone—a loved one, perhaps—and felt disappointed at their

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Monday Musings Part Six: Don’t Just do Something

  Don’t just do something   How many times have you done something, or said something, only to wish later that you hadn’t? How often have you wished that you could bottle hindsight and sell it as foresight? I have,

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Monday Musings Part Five: Nobility of Silence

  Nobility of Silence   Modern life is full of noise and busyness. For many of us, this is just how we want it, because it helps us to avoid being with what is. We use it as a distraction.

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Monday Musings Part Four: Mirror of Our Lives

  Mirror of Our Lives   When I first came across the teaching that if somebody judges me, it is their problem not mine, I thought: What on Earth? In some indignation, I spluttered, ‘Of course, it’s my problem!!’ After

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Monday Musings Part Three: Let it Go

  Let it Go   When we hold onto things, we suffer. This includes our beliefs and wants. Sometimes, the way things are match the way we want things to be. Most of the time, though, that doesn’t happen. It’s

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Monday Musings Part Two: Be a Nobody

    Be a Nobody   What do I mean by ‘be a nobody’? Everyone wants to be a someone, right? Isn’t that a good thing? I’m not talking about being without drive or purpose. What I’m talking about is

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Monday Musings Part One: Right Here, Right Now

  Right Here, Right Now.   Have you got that Monday feeling? The one where the whole rest of the week looms ahead, and you wish that Friday would get a move on and get here already. Perhaps you felt

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