I Am What You Say I Am Today!

Dear All: As the Christmas season and cheer set in, I continually check myself when I see the power of others and their "own reality." We have different life experiences, so surely we have different realities, right? Why do we believe others should have a similar view point to our own and even better, when we become unhappy about it?...more

No Ego Tonight!

Dear All: They say, I'm like Jack Kerouac set loose in the Long Island suburb of Amityville which can be entertaining and exhausting for friends and family to watch. I don’t know though. ...more

Accepting Apologies Without Forgiveness

Dear All:As the late summer gets its "sunset" on, I am surprised how we accept apologies, but without forgiveness. It is such a nutty ego thing! If we are without forgiveness, and we can not let go, what does it say about us? Do we like to be in a state of continual resentment? Is that how we get our rocks off?...more

The Relief of Getting Over Myself

Dear All:With the garden as happy as can be this Summer, is there any way to control our emotions when our loved ones may not be loving and kind towards us? I am the nicest person in the world when things are going my way. If we can lose our self importance (ego) with everybody & everything, we may just get some relief from ourselves. Yahoo!...more

Listening Wihout Judgment

Dear All: While gaining strength from the sun light today and always, I am amazed how distracted I can be and judgmental while listening to just about everyone, whether I agree or disagree. I think we all do it. Toddy does with me. He "booms" at me with his perspective or opinions and I just get so reactive crazy (this is a new one for the record, reactive crazy)....more

Attaching to Others Actions

Dear All: As the lilac trees blush with violet and the tulips sit attentively in the garden, I see how attaching to people/events can be exhilarating or not, however we choose, right?...more

How Is Your SIncerity Working for You?

Dear All:As the rainbow's path begins and the "baby girl pink" flowers smile to themselves, I question the depths of sincerity and the ramifications we place on ourselves.What is the point of anything if we are not sincere? Because if I am sincere then, 1) I am truthful 2) I am sorry 3) I love you 4) I forgive you 5) I meant what I said 6) I apologize for the misunderstanding 7) thank you 8) my thoughts mirror my actions 9) I was wrong and 10) you were right!Tweet...more

Where The Birds Sing, There is Light

Dear All: Summer's hot yellow blaze has arrived. The leaves are still peaking green and the shrubs and bushes are happy.  June's peonies are a "pink" good enough to drink and the season's flower show is ready to begin!   As the sunshine ignites the backyard and the baby Cardinals chirp and beep from their nests in the magnificent clatter today (6/21/12), I am thankful for nature's suggestion of-- where the birds sing, there is light....more
Yes!  Thank you for your reflection and these fruitful ...more

Everybody Has Their Own Reality

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Is Letting Go--A Way of Emotional Control?

Dear All: As the rainbow hydrangeas and blushing peonies laugh & party in the garden, I am continually reminded how important it is for me to let go of all things that are emotionally unproductive for me....more