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The Hidden Meaning Behind Neglect and Vandalism

We see (and hear, and feel) a lot of what many might call 'ugliness' and acting out these days. While that's far from a new phenomenon, there are also spikes, or "Monstah Muck Waves," of it. Here's an interesting way... Continue Reading →

1000 Things Went Right Today

"A thousand things went right today." ~ Ilan Shamir, Storyteller & Artist Even slight shifts in wording and perception can make a huge difference. "A thousand things went right today" is from one of Ilan Shamir's poems (find more on... Continue Reading →

Burning Bushes All Around – #Blesstival-2016

"We live in a world of theophanies. Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbs... Continue Reading →

I’m not complaining: Rudy Francisco

Woburn_England_SPR07_Churchyard_FloralsInconveniences aren’t tragedies (there’s a difference).

A bad hair day (or month) does not a Dark Night make.

Here’s an evocative and passionate spoken-word challenge from Rudy Francisco, via Arlene Summerton Smith (Thanks Arlene!) on just this topic.

Have a look at Rudy’s youtube video (shared by Arlene … follow the link below) and see what it stirs for you.

Big Love,
Jamie

Science and Story

I have a bit of a headache this morning—a rare event for me. But I’m not complaining.

My house is overdue for a good scrub, and I really don’t like cleaning. But I’m not complaining.

Yesterday I had to pick my son up early from his school alpine ski team practice. The timing of the pick-up put us in rush-hour traffic. We snailed from one end of the city of Ottawa to the other at the paint-drying-watching speed of 20 kilometers per hour. But I’m not complaining.

Rudy Francisco set me straight. His poetry slam performance gives all of us first-world, privileged, spoiled folks a timely tongue lashing. I won’t complain because my inconveniences are not even tragedies. I don’t even need the tip of my tongue to accommodate them.

He fired me up for my day. I hope he does the same for you. Few, if any, of us…

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The Magic of Gratitude

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a... Continue Reading →

Freyja Day Musing: Authenticity and Magic Words

"When we use language that fits into the established framework of the culture, when we try to make our ideas respectable, we limit what we can say and think." "But when we use a term like "magic," when we leap... Continue Reading →

Doctor, you say there are no haloes?

This gem about seeing with our other eyes arrived in my email inbox this morning from Transfiguration Monastery, a contemplative Benedictine community not far from where I currently dwell. This poem by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Lisel Mueller (b. February 8, 1924),... Continue Reading →

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