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Monday Musings & Motivations – Part Fifty-Nine – Finding My Zen

Due to Monday being a holiday and as a follow-up to my wildly popular (not) Unraveling My Zen post, I thought I’d post my Monday Musings today. It’s about ways in which I try to find, capture, and hold on to my elusive Zen. Zen is kind of like Wi-Fi. You know it’s there but … Continue reading

Say What Now?

“Let it bleed and we’ll cut it,” the man said. When you read those words, what is your initial reaction? Do graphic images come to mind? As I’m exploring more ways in which to move characters through a setting or place, argot (rhymes with target) or jargon comes into play so that the scene and … Continue reading

Monday Musings and Motivations – Part Fifty-Seven – Grace

As I’m valiantly trying to get back into the rhythm of regular blogging, I thought I’d give the open, ruffle and point method a shot for inspiration. I have The Random House Thesaurus College Edition on my bookshelf. Archaic, huh? I know, Google can give me a thesaurus anytime I want. But since, I’ve carted … Continue reading

Hail to the V

No, I don’t mean that V, but what a genius idea that ad campaign was, huh? A marketing team came up with a catchy tagline, albeit controversial, to describe a product that just gets it all out there, paying homage to that. I’m raising my fist in the air with a small pumping action to … Continue reading

My Good and How My Mind Got Me Here. And There. And…

I trade emails from time to time with a very dear and wise friend. We commiserate about life and its ups and downs. We’ll check in to see how the other is doing. We remind each other how fortunate we are. When one of us is feeling down, the other will have some words of … Continue reading

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Contemplation of one's essential nature to achieve pure enlightenment.

Enlightenment by means of meditation and direct, intuitive insights.

A way of being. A state of mind. Dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts.

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