Synchronicity and Silence

  Have you ever experienced a time when you’ve been thinking about a friend, and then they call you “out of the blue?”  Perhaps you find yourself somewhere you’ve never been before and realize that this location has been presented multiple times (e.g. you overheard it described; your best friend mentioned it; or perhaps you had a very detailed dream …

Be Your Best Friend

“Oh, you’re my best friend…”  The lyrics of that song by Queen have been running through my mind lately.  Which is a much better choice than what usually cycles and recycles through my monkey mind at times.  I heard the song a few days ago, and it caused me to ponder: what if we truly were a best friend to …

The Wisdom of the Body

“Stop taking your life so personally!”  I read that sentence and felt a strong current run across my scalp, as it I had just stuck my head under a waterfall in Alaska.  I noticed my heart began to beat just a little faster and my breathing changed.  At first, I thought I’d had too much tea that morning.  Then I realized …

Assumptions to Mindsets…..What are your Assumptions?

Someone asked me a few weeks ago, “Were you a cheerleader in high school, someone who was popular?”  “No” I replied.  “Well, I just can’t figure you out” she said. That exchange keeps wafting through my mind.  At the time, I was astounded that someone could think I was a cheerleader or one of the “in crowd.”  Upon reflection, the …

A Hacked Computer Unmasks the Ego

My computer was hacked!   Being hacked brought back those anxious thoughts that sat in the back of my mind and would come wriggling to the surface like those huge worms after a rainstorm.  “Will I get hacked?  How does it happen?   How will I know I’ve been hacked?  How do you deal with it?” Well, my wriggling worries, came to pass.  Luckily, …

Turning Limitations Upside Down

Turning Limitations Upside Down I’ve been doing some self-reflection lately (like I don’t do that all the time!).  The latest effort has been to investigate aspects of my “story.”  In this case, I’m defining “story” as the beliefs, unspoken rules, assumptions by which I operate each day, pulling them apart as if they were threads in a weaving.  Curiosity without …