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Survival of the Responsive!

Survival of the Responsive!

I recently came across this quote by Leon C. Megginson who summed up Charles Darwin’s theories thus: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” And it occurred to me that the way for us to move forward in these challenging times… Continue Reading

Finding Stability Through Change

Finding Stability Through Change

“In life we cannot avoid change, we cannot avoid loss. Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change.”   Jack Kornfield, Buddha’s Little Instruction Book The one thing in this world of which we can be certain is that all things are in a state of constant change.… Continue Reading

Attachment vs. Detachment: Not an Either Or

Attachment vs. Detachment: Not an Either Or

A number of years ago, I was consulting with a wonderful gentleman, (Dr. B.) at Kaiser for some mental and spiritual support. He was the personification of the ideal wise and delighted and delightful uncle archetype one would desire. During one of our discussions, I told him I was wrestling with the concepts of Attachment… Continue Reading

Deliverance

Deliverance

Sometimes all it takes is a change in attitude to deliver us from difficulties. Some years ago, I found myself in an internal conflict over a situation with one of my  clients. Although I cannot remember what it was about, at that time it was of such importance that it was holding my attention and… Continue Reading

Rx: For General Malaise

Sometimes there are days when we simply don’t feel well. When we are restless, tired, depressed. When we are suffering from undefined, random discontent. Here are lists of some of my remedies. Different approaches work at different times. When I am in a funk, I look them over and choose, not what I think I need,… Continue Reading

Rx: When You are in Emotional Distress

There are times in our lives when we fall into emotional distress. We lose our footing and slip into a whirlpool of feeling. Our capacity for clear thinking and perspective diminishes and we are immersed in suffering. When this happens, it is helpful to have a practice to use to help restore our equilibrium. Here are… Continue Reading

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