Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Martha Graham, dancer and choreographer Deutsc...
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The body is a sacred garment.
            -- Martha Graham
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Sad, But True . . . .

Okay, Okay - 
here it is common to hear someone respond to a compliment
"It's just a reflection of you."
"I am just a mirror, you only see yourself."

most of us agree to this belief/concept

Rarely do we remember the reverse.

Today Yehuda Berg reminds us:

"Everything you don’t like in others
is your unseen faults being reflected back onto you." 

yep . . when I want to kvetch . . 
I'd better be looking at ME

here's hoping that doesn't happen too often
here's hoping I "get it"
and grow up.

I bet there's something astonishing in "next steps"
if we are willing to take them.

what do you think?

love & love,

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Each person has a specific mission in the world,
but all human beings serve like cells in a single body,
working together in the realization of a common goal. 
                                                      -- Yehuda Berg 

I like knowing we each have something specific to do that blesses the whole.
We don;t have to be in each others way - 
We are unique - and, if we aren't doing our own part -
there's a kind of hole in the tapestry of life.

In this time of LIGHT
It's fun for me to consider
Each of us helping the Other to Reach Higher
Reach heaven and bring it closer, 
like a Blanket of Light
we could all stand on                                                                         
and be flung into the One,
like children in a blanket toss game . . . 

love & love,

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Morning Stroll

Osa Magillicutty Happy Pants
took me on a morning stroll 
in Oak Knoll Park.

We had a lovely time.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

love & love,

From A Lodge Brother, John Peter Guinta:

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"It is difficult to say anything about Sufism as this Sufi story from Hazrat Inayat Khan explains:

"There is a well known Eastern legend giving the idea of a soul who had found truth. There was a wall of laughter and of smiles. This wall existed for ages and many tried to climb it, but few succeeded.  Those who had climbed upon it saw something beyond, and so interested were they that they smiled, climbed over the wall and never returned. The people of the town began to wonder what magic could there be and what attraction, that whoever climbed the wall never returned. So they called it the wall of mystery. Then they said, 'We must make an enquiry and send someone who can reach the top, but we must tie him with a rope to hold him back.' When the man they had thus sent reached the top of the wall, he smiled and tried to jump over it, but they pulled him back. Still he smiled, and when the people eagerly asked, 'what did you see there?' he did not answer, he only smiled.
This is the condition of the seer. The man who in the shrine of his heart has seen the vision of God, the one who has the realization of truth, can only smile, for words can never really explain what truth means".
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Have more than thou showest;
Speak less than thou knowest.
            -- William Shakespeare,
                'King Lear,' Act I, Scene iv

I Finally read
"Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire"

The book is filled with tips
and inspiration

AND, reason why Shakespeare
in school is a Great Gift.

If you teach,
or parent,
or mentor
young people
It's a fast, gentle read
filled with
Good Stuff.



What Have You Come to Teach Me?

Friday, November 18, 2011

And when it rains on your parade, 
look up rather than down. 
Without the rain, 
there would be no rainbow.
            -- Jerry Chin

I know it's simple
But, i believe it's True

I'm swamped
But, there's a Universe of possibility ahead of me

I choose to see Good
Be Happy
I'm finding
this is honored
and my reward is
More Happiness
Unbounded Good
which is a lot of words
just to agree with the simple, true
thought at the top of this post.


love & love,

What Have You Come to Teach Me?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
           -- Lewis Mumford
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A little comfort early in the morning.

Fiddler On The Roof
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I read this: 

"Appreciation is the highest form of receiving. 
Say “thank you” into the thin air 
and notice any positive feelings of gratitude. 
Can you take them in?"

 it's from Yehuda Berg

How nice to know I'm part of a group of people who talk to the sky.
Francis of Asissi, Tevye from "Fiddler on the Roof," Yehuda Berg, your maggid - speak to The One in many ways - including up towards the sky.

How about you?  Talk to (or towards) the sky?  In your heart?  Silently in prayer?
Have a special way you want to share?

Happiest Day to You!
love & love,

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My whole schedule has turned itself inside out.
I'm thinkin' it's a good thing
Just busy.

I'm doing lots

One of the exciting things is an Ethics Class -
every Tuesday Morning this school term.
I'm enjoying every bit of it
Although, I bet you can see smoke coming off the top of my head
lots & lots of thinking going on

sending you love & love,

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
           -- Thomas A. Edison

Got my "overalls" on
am almost out the door
to teach this morning.

I saw this quote
and wanted to share - 

Sending Love to All Of You!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

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Resolve to be thyself: and know, 
that he who finds himself, 
loses his misery.
            -- Matthew Arnold, 

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Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. 
Hold this picture tenaciously. 
Never permit it to fade. 
Your mind will seek to develop the picture..
.Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
          -- Norman Vincent Peale

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Sunday, November 06, 2011

from Yehuda Berg:

words to guide me:

"There are people in your life who really need you now, 
and are counting on you to be there for them, 
open-minded and no questions asked." 

deep breath,
do my best


Education Fair

Glastonbury in the year 2000Image by Walt Jabsco via Flickr
I apologize it's taking me time to find a new, workable schedule.  It keeps me from sharing with you as much as I'd like. 

Today I attended our "Ed Fair."  It happens once a year.  the last two years I have been able to participate with the planning, which makes it even more fun.  This year my friend and i both won awards.  It's pretty good to be acknowledged in a room full of your peers . . . yep, a good feeling.  Of course, it encourages everyone else, too - Because - If I can do it . . Anyone can, and i bet that's what a lot of my fellow teachers were thinking.

I got to attend two excellent classes, got to pick a free book to bring home, got to facilitate a lunchtime discussion . . and, still had time to shop, visit with a friend, pet my creatures, dance around, get chores done, AND - hear that services at The Center - made everyone happy.

Now, that's because my friend, Jeannie Breeze was speaking . . .

All In All, I Must report that things are "Good and Very Good."

Just gotta get my schedule ironed out - and return to share with you more often.

love & love,
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