Month: March 2016

How much time is there?

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Acceptance / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Mindfulness

There are 168 hours in one week. Do you know what you do with them all? Does it match what you would like to be doing? Even when we can see a mismatch it is hard to change our habits. On another level, how much time do we have (in total)? Unless we have an appointment for voluntary euthanasia we would have to admit that we don’t know. We also don’t know how much time […]

First attempt at a video

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Australia

One of my goals for 2016 was to learn how to edit videos. Today I sat down and had a go at it with some short videos I took in February 2016 when we did the circuit from home to Perth, Kalgoorlie, Esperance and home again. It starts off with the Super Pit at Kalgoorlie Gold MIne. I know I have a long way to go but it felt good to learn the basics  :). […]

Something to think about …

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Meaning of life and that stuff / Philosophy

I was taken by a reading in my online philosophy class. It is as follows: I have now reigned about fifty years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honours, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting for my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and […]

A thank you for the creative ideas

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Blogging / creativity

IDEAS FOR EXPLORING CREATIVITY Recently I asked for some suggestions to assist me in leading a small group of retirees into exploring the creative process. I am very grateful for the great suggestions I received from fellow bloggers: Awakening to Awareness Zero Creativity Learnings Ruths Arc Mind Journeys Ouch My Back Hurts Spirit Lights the Way Many thanks for your excellent ideas. The session went well and we all enjoyed it :). It is great […]

Looking for creative ideas …

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creativity / Uncategorized

I am working with a small group of recently retired people to help them (and me) explore the transition to retirement in a positive and affirming way. I want to explore creativity in an upcoming session and I want to present it in a creative way. I want people to be able to see that creativity does not just belong to talented people who are artistic or gifted in such ways – that it is […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony

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harmony / Uncategorized / Weekly Photo Challenge

For more information about this week’s Photo Challenge click HERE harmony (noun) =a ​situation in which ​people are ​peaceful and ​agree with each other, or when things ​seem ​right or ​suitable together: ​Racial harmony = good ​feelings between different ​races. This photo was taken in Numbulwar in the Northern Territory of Australia in 1980. We lived in the remote Aboriginal community for 12 months while employed to assist the local Aboriginal people in running the […]

The mind journey to work …

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Acceptance / beautiful / love

I am startled awake by the alarm I get up and methodically eat and get ready for work I don’t want to go – not really – don’t feel up to it. I must go – just deal with getting to work Then deal with getting started Drive to my next location – notice the colours of the cars Be in the moment Be friendly and do what I have to do Remember that life […]