Contemplating Seneca #68

Storms come and go. Like everything else, they have their seasons. What was good yesterday could be bad tomorrow. And the bad times, they won’t last forever. On the good days, make your preparations. Do the work. Ensure that your ship is tight and in top shape. Of course you should enjoy the sunshine and […]

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Contemplating Seneca #36

Maybe we can’t enjoy our friends and family the way we want to now. Maybe the best we can hope for is a text or a phone/video call. Make the most of it. We are fortunate to live in a time when this is possible. And when we get back to normal, let us not […]

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Towards the Sun

When we retire to our beds at night, we take it on faith that the sun will rise again in the morning. Of course science will tell you that there will be another morning, but our faith is in believing in the things we can’t see, like the sun on the other side of the […]

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Contemplating Seneca #12

Ice Ages. Volcanic Eruptions. Earthquakes. Plagues. Famine. The Fury of Mother Nature. The Cosmic Forces of the Universe. As humans, what can we control? We can remember the past and learn how to possibly cope with the unavoidable. We can be present in the moment monitoring our perceptions, controlling our emotions, and acting with intention. […]

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Do It Now, Not Tomorrow

What are the things we put off? You know, the things we know we should do just not right now. Exercise Eat better Read Study Clean up If you think about it, this list for some of us could go on forever. So many things that we should do and can do, but we put […]

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A Word with the Wise

One of my closest friends told me once to break down the barriers that are preventing me from walking my path. A boss, who I despised and thought incompetent, once told me to control only what is in my control. The rest is out of my hands. A dear aunt stated that a person’s energy […]

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Stretching to New Limits

As children, we are naturally flexible. But as we age, we tend to lose that flexibility. In death, we become totally stiff, otherwise known as rigor mortis. A way to offset this stiffness is through stretching. We can push ourselves slightly past our comfort zones. Do this often enough, and we can regain some of […]

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Only Forward

This morning I listened to a guided meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh. It was a simple 15 minute practice into mindfulness. Being mindful is being in the present. When you concentrate on your breathing, you are being mindful. When your mind wanders, the concentration is no longer on the breathing. I struggle with being fully […]

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Still Moving Forward

What a week! It has been a little chaotic both at home and at work. Home renovations continue. Our “study” now has a ceiling and a floor. Any week now and we will even have a kitchen. It seems like I am working longer and harder hours on my days off of work. Request from […]

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The Challenge of Big Goals

Sometimes I will watch my son Alec play a game. The game is way too easy, and he wins every time. I will ask him why he plays it. He simply responds that it is something he enjoys. If a game is too challenging, he will get frustrated and stop playing. If it is too […]

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