Date archive: December 2012

and that was 2012… far out!!!

TweetRemember this feeling a year ago:   I’m wondering now if 2011 got the better deal after all. Let’s not recount the many local, national and global dramas and their horrific impacts.  But I so want to speak to the suffering of so many individuals, not least in their wondering “Why?!”  (Or as some of…

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First in the World

TweetThere are certain times of the year, the decade, the century, the millennium… when being at the start of the international date line gives one certain privileges. It’s an honour that belongs only to a few Pacific Island nations and the far reaches of the Russian continent.  New Zealanders like to make a fuss about…

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Crossing into Wonderland

TweetCrossing into Wonderland Loving this new blog from special friends, Michelle and Cindy.  

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I don’t often rant…

Tweet… well not apart from “at” my children.  They could tell you a thing or two about my ranting, that’s for sure. But bloody hell!   Too many (one is too many) mass shootings of children this year. Too much violence period. But I tell ya what!  Isn’t the gun lobby SO successful!  They’re so…

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Dilemmas, Contradictions and Dichotomies – Living in a Complex Universe

Tweet  Me, I love a good dichotomy. It’s when I’m surest of all, that I’ve likely stumbled on something useful.  I think of a dichotomy as a kind of mind-bending contradiction; a higher order of contradiction that involves points of particular value. In the pursuit of our Vision and Purpose, we will especially find early on in that…

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Courage and Change

TweetGod, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr; it’s tempting to finish right there.  I mean really, what else is there? With thanks to Jenn Manning & Random Thoughts n’…

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Meditation as a Path to Peace, Part II

TweetPart I of this post is here. A definition of meditation, for which I insert Wikipedia’s introduction (ref): Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind and/or induces a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit, although it can be argued meditation is a goal in and of itself. The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices…

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There’s nothing wrong with money – except your attitude to it.

TweetWow!!  I know how challenging this will be for the ‘type’ of person that regularly reads my blog.  That ‘type’ being largely liberal, socially-minded, wanting to change the world, and probably more than a little miffed at the behaviour of the archetypal corrupt corporation, of which we seem to have many. Many of us have,…

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The Amazing You!

TweetWhen we start letting go of the negative thoughts and judgments we have about ourselves (and others), not only can we have more energy to focus on the positive, but in fact we must fill up this new space.  A void created by departing negative thoughts will quickly refill with new ones – not to mention…

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Global Citizenship

TweetA word in favour of contribution. Whether or not you think in terms of your vision being global or local, designed to impact the lives of others or just your own, everything you do does impact globally, and does impact the lives of others. I love the theory of the butterfly effect, which you can…

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