Living thoughts

July 19th, 2018 in Living thoughts, Turning Points and New Beginnings

Free the Imagination

The imagination is the pioneer of the soul. When all is said and done, the soul asks us to make everything new. To do this, we take one step at a time, be it giant step or baby step, towards an expanded consciousness for ourselves and others. This cis the consciousness that enables us to […] Read more »

December 17th, 2014 in Christmas cheer -- or not, Living thoughts

The Chanukah Season

When I told the late Sue Townsend that she must be Jewish, since her mother and mother’s mother were Jewish, which is the clincher by Jewish law, she was pleased. “I always wanted to be part of a discriminated against minority.” She never wanted to be the insider; I think she knew her job was […] Read more »

April 15th, 2014 in Living thoughts

Laughing with Sue Townsend

One of the funniest anecdotes that Sue told me was about the time she was mugged. Some young man pointed something at her, which she thought was a knife, and wanted her money.  In her large leather bag, she was carrying her only copy of a manuscript of her latest Adrian Mole book. She desperately […] Read more »

April 12th, 2014 in Living thoughts

Sue Townsend, an Aristocrat of the Spirit

Sue Townsend, a very great woman and a very great writer, passed away on Thursday night. She would never have thought of herself as spiritual, yet she was a true aristocrat of the spirit. She would laugh when I told her that, as she always did when hearing compliments. This story about Sue will not […] Read more »

November 21st, 2012 in Consider this, Joy of burnout, Living thoughts

Isn’t the middle way boring?

Do you veer between highs and lows and secretly think the middle way is boring? People who burn out certainly do this a lot. But try this Imagework exercise to find another way. Read more »

November 11th, 2012 in Joy of burnout, Living thoughts

Illness speaks

Not only can our mind makes us ill, and stop us from healing, by blocking the awareness we need, but illness itself can mess up our thinking. This mind/body business never gets boring! Read more »

October 31st, 2012 in Living thoughts

Eat what you like but don’t eat yourself up

This sentence "Eat what you like, but don't eat yourself up" came to me unbidden when I was falling asleep. It has been nourishing me ever since. Read more »

September 10th, 2012 in Living thoughts

What’s in a name?

Changing my name, back to my real birth name, proved difficult for my friends, impossible for my family, and a big challenge for me too. Who am I now? Read more »

September 1st, 2012 in Living thoughts

Filling the mind with old nutshells

Maybe those self attacking thoughts in the mind are like old nutshells? Here's what I discovered. Read more »

August 13th, 2012 in Living thoughts

Peace and the spiritual gym

What does my peace of mind depend on? Read more »