I was in K-5, sitting hunched up under the great big pine tree on the recess field reading my science book. It was an ache and burning feeling. That aching and burning have become a constant companion over the past thirty five years.
Tag Archives: Kindness
Life Without Guile
Guile. Charm. Slyness. Hidden Agenda. Cunning. Trickery. Deception. Call it what you will, it’s all around us. It erodes trust and simple, straight forward communication. What is the opposite of guile? Frankness. Trust. Openness. Sincerity. Honor. Honest relationships. I am surrounded by guileless people. It is incredible freeing to have simple, straightforward conversations. I neverContinue reading “Life Without Guile”
Monday’s Musings: Should
Everytime the word should slides out of our mouths we undermind our own personal authority in our lives and give that athourity to insecurity.
Monday’s Musings: The Ethics of the Ripple Effect
A small action can cause chaos over time without the intention of anything malicious.
Monday’s Musings: Silence
I don’t know if it’s because I had hearing issues as a child or because I’ve experienced the deep, unyielding silence of the desert that even the wind refused to disturb, but lately silence is the one thing I crave.
Monday’s Musings: The Illusion of Control
Today (Sunday) was one of those days. I overslept, and while stumbling from my camper up to the main house I discovered the cattle were out. Cash had “the calves” out front and upon seeing me directed them towards to logging road leading up to the woods – and eventually Kentucky. I hollered at momContinue reading “Monday’s Musings: The Illusion of Control”
Monday’s Musings: Saying “NO”
I’m finally over my back injury, thankfully. Spring is here almost and the yearly push to do is starting. In years past I’ve taken on more than I should. It’s easy to learn boundaries and saying “no” to other people’s demands. But that’s not so easy to say to yourself sometimes. For severalContinue reading “Monday’s Musings: Saying “NO””
Monday’s Musings: Intention and Failure
The key is leave our hesitation and self doubt behind.
Monday’s Musings: Quiet Time and Balance
My family has a wonderful tradition of easing into the morning. We get up, lounge in our house clothes, drink coffee, plan the day, pray, meditate, read, and linger in the stillness. Of course, this necessitates early rising, but it’s well worth it. Four a.m. is a wonderful time. We also have a tradition ofContinue reading “Monday’s Musings: Quiet Time and Balance”
Monday’s Musings: Self Speech
It’s been a busy Christmas day, and things are finally quiet enough to get today’s post done. Since it’s been so busy, today’s post is a quick video. I’ll be expanding on this topic of how we talk to ourselves over the next few weeks. Happy Christmas, Moriah