Category Archives: Philosophy

Happiness as your identity

Like many women, I like to talk my problems out.  I don’t think it solves anything, but it usually makes me feel better.  Recently, though, I have been trying a new strategy.  When I feel totally wretched about my life … Continue reading

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plan B: a personal manifesto

the conversation with an older male close friend: Me: “I’m not giving up, I’m just accepting that plan A doesn’t seem to be working for me, for whatever reason.  It’s time for something new.  Here’s the plan B:  I finish … Continue reading

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The guest house

The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of … Continue reading

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I am working toward a time when everything gives me joy. Invite joy, anticipate joy, plan for joy, delight in joy. Try to find joy, whatever the situation. ~Maya Angelou~ Mr. Faraway and I still ‘talk’ every day, in some form.  I … Continue reading

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Be thirsty heart

Today’s mantra.  All of this longing and storminess clearly has a purpose. Be thirsty heart, seek forever without a rest. Let this soundless longing hidden deep inside you be the source of every word you say. -Rumi I find it … Continue reading

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Love and affection

Originally posted on Dr Bill Wooten:
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as…

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Without suffering, we do not have the opportunity to cultivate compassion and understanding.  And without understanding, there is no true love.  … Happiness is a function of compassion.

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Cupid’s paradox

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” -Rumi A scenario: You find a person who seems like they might be a great … Continue reading

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on relinquishing control

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”  ― Steve Maraboli I’m reading ‘Stumbling Over Happiness’.  The first chapter is about … Continue reading

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sad lonely damaged people

The loneliest people are the kindest.  The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do. -Anonymous Is this true? I think … Continue reading

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