All posts tagged: eternal questions

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 […]

Being ‘in the flow’

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Flow / Gratitude / Health / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Mindfulness / Wisdom

I recently discovered an interesting book titled Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It was first published in 1990 by Harper and Row. Here is a description of the book I copied from (where I purchased the book). Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, […]

What do you like to talk about?

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Acceptance / I believe that... / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / politics / Values

The idea for this post came from some questions raised by Eric Tonningsen‘s blog Awakening to Awareness. So, what do you like to talk about? I don’t mean the casual exchanges and polite conversations with people who pass through our lives. I have a real desire for deep and meaningful conversations – usually in a one on one situation. I like to think about possibilities for our shared future. I search for answers to the […]

NaPoWriMo 2014

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Art / emotions / I feel... / Passion / Poetry / Writing

I read about NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) 2014 in the WordPress News email and here is a link for more information. April is Poetry Month I decided to set up a blog specifically for April intending to write a poem a day. You may ask “What makes up a poem?” and I would not be able to give a good answer. I used to write poems many years ago and found it to be […]

Torn …

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Acceptance / Friends and family / I believe that... / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Values

Today I was thinking about the times when we are torn between two people, two job options, a parent and child, to diet or not, two roads … The more I thought about it I realised that just about every moment we are having to choose which way to go. It is in navigating these choices that makes our journey what it is. It can be a pretty uncomfortable place to be if our loyalties […]

The Third Age

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Acceptance / Baby Boomers / creativity / Friends and family / Meaning of life and that stuff / Study / Wisdom too late

How does one gracefully move from one stage of life to the next? Transitions can be hard work! I never really bought into the capitalist idea of working extremely hard to gain a lot of money so that I could keep working hard to gain more money and possessions. I worked primarily to: provide a home for me and my three sons pay the mortgage, the utility bills and food and clothing meet some good […]

Be who you are – you don’t need fixing!

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Acceptance / beautiful / forgiveness / Friends and family / I believe that... / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Mindfulness / Philosophy / Self acceptance

For as long as I can remember I have tried to fix myself and make myself a better person. Even in my first ten years I collected sayings and quotes about life and how to live. I was a bit of a rebel in my teens and tended to listen to the wisdom of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin 🙂 In my 20s I was overwhelmed with life and sought wisdom […]


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Acceptance / I believe that... / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Self acceptance / Wisdom

There was a time when I had a really strong faith in God. I went to a Catholic school as a child but, as an adult, I changed over to the Anglican Church. It was a powerful, spiritual experience and a very important part of my life. Many years have gone by and my faith has gradually disappeared. I try to keep an open mind, especially in times of difficulty when I want help from […]