Weekdays

Anxiety

   
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Intolerance


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Extremism


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Being Well-Grounded

This is a catch-up week, with no single theme. The main theme is a broad overview of personal development, from the foundations (being grounded) to their scope (being well-rounded), and across the three domains of Being. A secondary theme is the alleviation of suffering and an acknowledgment that in that
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Remembrance

We may never pass this way again. [Title of a song by Seals and Crofts] Only a special work of art can avoid becoming cliche with overuse. The song “Auld Lang Syne” meets this test as well as any. The lyrics are those of a poem by the great Scottish
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Anticipation

We can never know about the days to come but we think about them anyway. [from the Carly Simon song “Anticipation“] Only a few weeks ago, we celebrated living in the here and now, experiencing every moment as eternity’s sunrise. That is excellent and it does not prevent us from
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Preparation

Every end marks a beginning. The end of the year is not the end of life. We are about to start over. Prepare for another go-round on the journey.
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Interlude

An interlude is a brief rest, a brief time of calming or reflection. Take a breath: a new year is just around the corner.
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Triumph

Here, triumph refers to a way of looking at things. It is a way of continuing your celebration, and you can do it alone.
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Ritual

Paul Gauguin, Fire Dance (1891) Ritual is to values, ideals, practices and the like as roots are to a tree. When people participate in rituals that engage their bodies, emotions, thoughts and sensations, their brains store memories of those experiences. Over time, as the rituals are practiced repeatedly, they mold
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