Monthly Archives: October 2014

October review

Well, I’ve practiced and reflected for a whole month on letting go. Has my load gotten any lighter? (I did lose a couple of pounds.) Truthfully, I did not get rid of all the useless junk around my house. I … Continue reading

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the joys of weather

The winter rains have begun and I’m spending more time inside. In a way it’s nice. I get to do indoor stuff—like sewing, knitting, organizing, writing, or reading. But I miss being outdoors, and unfortunately (or fortunately) I still have … Continue reading

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detachment

I don’t really think detachment means that I don’t care about things. I do care, passionately. It’s one thing to embrace life’s experiences with gusto and thoroughly enjoy what is offered each day, and an entirely different thing to be … Continue reading

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the real me

Approaching the end of October, I am relieved to be ending the focus on letting go of attachments. It is freeing, but sometimes painful. I thought of my mother this morning and remembered how lost I felt when she died, … Continue reading

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books

Books: I have thousands. How can I let them go? Some are so dear to me I would read them over and over—if I had the time. Others, I mean to get around to, but on starting them, I find … Continue reading

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under the weather

I have been under the weather the past few days. (That’s a great expression, especially here in western Washington. I looked up the origin of the expression and found it has nautical origins. The most common explanation is that a … Continue reading

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mistakes

There is much freedom in admitting mistakes. The perfectionist in me still lurks close to the surface, though. It takes humility to say, “I’m sorry, I did wrong,” and ask for forgiveness. But the relief it provides is liberating. One … Continue reading

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