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Monday Musings Thirty-nine: The Blame Game

The Blame Game   From early childhood, we receive conditioning that teaches us to look to others to see how we’re doing. To gauge how good or bad a person we are. While this has its place and uses, we

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Everything And A Happy Ending

Hi folks!  Today, I am delighted to host author Tia Shurina on her Everything And A Happy Ending blog tour with 4Wills Publishing! I can’t tell you how much pleasure it gives me to host this brave and delightful lady, so

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Monday Musings Thirty-eight: Two Loves

Two Loves   Today being right before Valentine’s Day, I wanted to talk a bit about love. In my experience, two kinds of love exist: selfish love and selfless love. The selfish kind grasps and demands and tries to force

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Monday Musings Thirty-seven: No Regrets

No Regrets   How many times in your life have you done or said something that you regret? On the flip side, how many times have you regretted avoiding needed action or speech? Even the bad days have something to

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Monday Musings Thirty-six: Shut up. Just … shut up

  Shut up. Just … shut up.   Often, when going through a tough time, all we need is to talk it out. To share with someone. What we don’t need—much of the time—is advice, and certainly not judgement. The

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Monday Musings Thirty-five: The Tangled Webs We Weave

The Tangled Webs We Weave   Quite often, we are our own worst enemy and harshest critic, especially when things go wrong. To add insult to injury, it would be a rare thing for us to judge others in the

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Monday Musings Thirty-four: Be the First

Be the First   Any spiritual practice worth its salt will advise us to choose the path of humility. Why, then, have I entitled today’s musing ‘Be the First’? It is more than possible to take the lead without taking

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Monday Musings Thirty-three: Remember Me

  Remember Me How many times have you read somewhere that it’s good to give? Good to listen. Good to trust. While I wouldn’t go against any of that, I would put in a ‘but’. I would insert a cautionary

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Monday Musings Thirty-two: Let the Adventure Begin

Let the Adventure Begin   Hello, everyone. Happy New Year! What does the start of a new year mean to you? What are your hopes and wishes? This year, I hope that you make mistakes. Now, why would I wish

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Monday Musings Thirty-one: Lighting A Lamp

Lighting a Lamp   Well, today is Boxing Day, and Christmas is done for another year. I hope you all had a peaceful day yesterday with not too much drama. If not, then my thoughts and best wishes are with

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Monday Musings Thirty: The Best Gifts Cannot be Bought

The Best Gifts Cannot be Bought   As today’s post will be the last one before Christmas, what better time to talk about giving? For many of us, frenzied Christmas shopping and wrapping have filled recent days and weeks. For

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Monday Musings Twenty-nine: Your Life Purpose

Your Life Purpose Have you ever found yourself wondering what it’s all about? Asking why you’re alive? What your purpose is? Well, the good news is that you’re far from alone. Most of us have found ourselves in this exact

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Monday Musings Twenty-eight: As Easy As 1-2-3

As easy as 1—2—3 Each morning, we are born again. We can’t start the next chapter in our lives if we keep re-reading the last one. What matters most is what we do today. For certain, worrying about what has

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Monday Musings Twenty-seven: Keep it Simple

Keep it Simple   I don’t know about you, but for me, life has all-too-frequently felt like an uphill struggle. In my younger years, I took things far too seriously. And, while I had big ambition, I had small confidence.

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Monday Musings Part Twenty-six: Ten Things to Forget

Ten Things to Forget   Today’s Monday Musings marks half a year. Wow—where’d the time go? For those of you who’ve been with me from the beginning, thank you. For all of you who have just joined in the fun,

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Monday Musings Part Twenty-five: Boomerang

Boomerang Most of us desire a happy, smooth existence, right? Some of us, of course, chase the thrill, but even that is on our terms. We might go and climb Everest or swim the English channel in deepest, darkest, iciest

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Monday Musings Part Twenty-four: One Step

One Step   In our previous Musings, we have looked at many topics. What they all come down to is letting go and moving on from a place of acceptance and stillness. A place of not putting ourselves (our conditioning)

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Monday Musings Part Twenty-three: Forgiveness Isn’t What You Think

Forgiveness Isn’t What You Think   In my younger days, I used to believe that forgiving a person helped them more than it helped me. Not so. When we hold onto anger and blame, we hurt ourselves far more than

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Monday Musings Part Twenty-two: Herd Animal

Herd Animal  Human beings are herd animals and, for this reason, can find it difficult to go against the crowd. To step out on your own can feel daunting at best. It can also liberate you. Today’s musing also ties

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Monday Musings Part Twenty-one: Painting Pain

Painting Pain   All of us tell ourselves stories about what confronts us. We paint pictures in our heads of how we think things are. Then we compare this to the picture we’ve already painted about how we think it’s

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Monday Musings Part Twenty: It’s Never too Late

It’s Never too Late   Recently, I came across a quote by George Elliot that resonated with me. ‘It is never too late to be who you might have been.’   For me, this single sentence contains a book full

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Monday Musings Part Nineteen: It’s Okay to Have a Meltdown

  It’s Okay to Have a Meltdown   While we’re on our life journey, it’s important to remember that we’re only human. And not a one of us is a saint (most probably). And, I’m sure that each of those

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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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