Archive for August, 2013

I believe that happiness is based, not on material things, but on liberation, peace and wisdom. 

When I think of liberation, I know that I need to free myself from self-limiting inner dialog.  At this point in my life, I am aware of my limitations, and I am also aware of my capability.  I will not spend time lamenting about what I cannot do.  I will spend time using my talents and strengths to enhance my life and the lives of others.

When I think about liberation, I know I need to free myself from guilt and concern regarding what others might think.  I cannot control their thinking, I can only control my own.   I will choose as my companions, people who are kind, gentle and not quick to judge.

When I think of liberation, I know that time spent in meditation or in nature is valuable time for me to replenish my spirit.  It is not time frittered away, but time with an unanticipated value from the dawning realization of a solution to a nagging problem, or the sweet moment when a melodious birdsong leaks into my head.

When I think of liberation, I know it means that I can design my life!!!


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When I walk into my kitchen today, I am not alone. 

Whether we know it or not, none of us is.

We bring fathers and mothers and kitchen tables, and every meal we have ever eaten.

Food is never just food.

It’s also a way of getting at something else:

Who we are, who we have been and who we want to be.


Molly Wizenberg from a Homemade Life


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