Thoughts That Hurt To Think #011 – Everybody Lives in a Bubble! Bubble!

Last week, I mentioned my dad and Katy Perry in the same breath. For those of you that missed it, let’s recap.

When I was a kid, my dad made it clear in many ways that being a broad-minded person has a lot of benefits. Mostly, it was by setting an example that I didn’t appreciate until I got older; but sometimes he made a real effort to hammer a lesson he had learned into my thick skull, and there’s really only one way to do that. You’ve got to remind a person, over and over, that certain things are not to be taken for granted…even if the person you are reminding is yourself.

My dad used to say it, whenever the occasion called for it; and over the years I’ve made it a practice to keep pointing it out to myself.

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What It Means to Me… Living In the Moment

“What It Means To Me… Living In The Moment”

    We’ve all experienced it to some degree…in doing something we love, or something we are good at; in a satisfying meditation practice; in a quiet moment by the crashing ocean; or in a lover’s embrace…there you are, neither tilting your mind into the future nor levering your energy into the past…and the moment opens up its sweet fullness to you…ahhh…

     Then the phone yells at you and your spouse rings to pick it up and…the moment is racing by and you’ve fallen behind again.

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