Focusing Self-compassion on Limitations

St v

I admit it: I’ve not bought a single Christmas gift yet. My husband, God bless him, has ordered a few things.  My guess is that Amazon is going to become my best friend over these next few weeks. My work schedule has been full as well as continuing to make doctor and physical therapy appointments and block off several whole days for injections. Oh, and my husband had some minor surgery this month, too.There are only 15 more days until Christmas (all of them shopping days online!)As I fa … [Read more...]

Focusing curiosity on ruts

chagall

"So many factors work against our visionary initiative.It is a human tendency to become stuck and to build ruts." Isn’t it funny how we tend to sit in the same place every time within a classroom or at church or sometimes even in our own dining room?I am just finishing up my first semester of teaching as an adjunct professor at the Seminary of the Southwest .  I’ve had a great time with a small group of nine amazingly brilliant, exceptionally open, motivated learners.  Interestingly, for … [Read more...]

Focusing Curiosity on Integrity

sunflower

“Gentle curiosity has a mysterious way of opening hearts; alternatively, harsh judgment tends to close them. “   I describe myself as a person who loves to garden. And there’s lots of evidence from my past that supports that statement.At the same time, curiously, when we moved to Austin, we elected to live in a condominium with only patio space for gardening.Also curious is the fact that presently most of my plants are dying.As Alice says, “Curiouser and curiouser.”Years ago, w … [Read more...]


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