Category Archives: authenticity

Bits and Pieces

Every so often, I become conscious of a new “theme” in my life, growing out of recurring nuances that come out of my meanderings through prayer and meditation, social media memes and conversations, nature and various issues/concerns that need processing and … Continue reading

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Filling in the Blanks

A few weeks ago, this came to me in prayer. It’s been mulling around in my head ever since, and I decided to share it as a New Year’s Day “food for thought”. “You have in your mind an image of … Continue reading

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Make Yourself At Home

Evening Prayer “Lord, my mind is scattery today. Toxic. I don’t like it and have been trying to ‘think a better thought’ but not getting very far.” I manage to quiet my scattered brain and stay centred in the silence for … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

Lately I’ve been pondering about and grappling with Time. Today’s rumination… “I’m wasting Time.” “If you enjoy what you’re doing, it’s not a waste of Time.” “What if what I’m doing isn’t what I want to be doing?” “Why are … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

As 2015 comes to a close, I cannot lie, I’m glad to see the end of this year. 2015 turned out to be one of my most difficult years to get through. It was a constant struggle to stay afloat against the … Continue reading

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Aversion To Ambiguity

My first conscious encounter with ambiguity came about 20 years ago when I was trying to have a conversation with the two teenage sons of one of my best friends. We wanted to take them out for supper (a rare … Continue reading

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Cluttered Connections to "Home"

We just returned home after spending the weekend in the area where I graduated from high school in 1974, and where my parents lived from 1972 until my Dad died in 1999. While I’ve never really felt enough of a … Continue reading

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Happiness…Connecting the Dots

After many (many) years of searching, reading, asking, listening, praying and pondering, I’ve come to a decision…it was one of those things that slowly (painfully slowly at times) evolved itself into what turned out to be a rather quiet, uneventful … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Jottings

I was going to blog about Father’s Day, but it’s still difficult. Too sad. I still miss my Dad so much and when I delve too deeply into those wondrous memories, they just make me cry too much. I cry … Continue reading

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12 O’Clock Authenticity and Chameleonic Fumblings

Several years ago, I had an ongoing discussion with someone about “12 O’Clock Authenticity”. The discussion arose out of my fumbling my way through a loss of identity after my Dad and Mom died. Mom’s death was especially catalytic, because … Continue reading

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