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Unraveling My Zen

I’m a big believer in Zen in the western world way of being it, living it, finding balance. As in: “An approach to an activity, skill, or subject that emphasizes simplicity and intuition rather than conventional thinking or fixation on goals.” After all, our intuitions have guided us since we’ve walked the Earth. We sometimes … Continue reading

Monday Musings and Motivations — Part Fifty-Three — This Condition of Being Human

We all have baggage.  Some we carry around for decades—a snarky, hurtful comment is like an old tube of travel toothpaste that we find when we dig out a suitcase to go somewhere.  We look at it and think, I’ll just keep this in case I need it again.  Despite that its freshness is gone … Continue reading

Monday Musings and Motivations – Part Fifty-One – Balance

I can’t believe I’ve written fifty posts within the “musings” section of my blog and not written about balance.  Maybe it’s because I didn’t feel the need.  Maybe I needed to have more balance in my life before doing so.  Or maybe I just didn’t think about it until now. It’s Popular, This Balance Idea … Continue reading

Navel Gazing

According to Webster’s Dictionary, navel gazing means this:  Useless or excessive self-contemplation. It’s part of our dialect and culture now (obvious from all those “reality” shows on nearly every channel) or as Wikipedia says, we use it in “jocular fashion, to refer to self-absorbed pursuits.” It comes from the word, Omphaloskepsis, “the contemplation of one’s … Continue reading

Monday Musings and Motivations – Part Thirty-Four – Sacred Space

All of us have a place, a space, whether it’s within ourselves or outside of ourselves that we go to again and again to get a sense of who we are. Joseph Campbell said:  Your sacred space is where you find yourself time and time again.   I loved that quote so much the first … Continue reading

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harmony
noun har·mo·ny \ˈhär-mə-nē\

the combination of simultaneous musical notes in a chord

the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords

the science of the structure, relation, and progression of chords

pleasing arrangement of parts : congruence

agreement, accord

internal calm : tranquility

an interweaving of different accounts into a single narrative

a systematic arrangement of parallel literary passages (as of the Gospels) for the purpose of showing agreement or harmony

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