Category Archives: Thankfulness

Gratitude and thanks for the experiences of living

Happiness is…

Happiness is found in simple things — a refreshing glass of water, a friendly smile… or the fortunate state of being aware of these things. Share

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The reality of interbeing

“To be is to inter-be. You cannot just be by yourself alone. You have to inter-be with every other thing. This sheet of paper is, because everything else is.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Share

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Thinking about thinking

Happiness involves a kind of “meta-awareness” — a consciousness of consciousness. That is, being aware of what we’re thinking enables us to let go of negative thoughts that produce feelings of unhappiness within us. Through awareness of our thoughts, we … Continue reading

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Happiness is…

Happiness is what’s left after we strip away cluttery thoughts of ego and attachment. Ironically, our own thinking is the stumbling block we must overcome to be content and happy. Like anything that’s real and true, happiness is with us all … Continue reading

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Don’t worry. Be happy.

Admittedly, I never really thought about the lyrical wisdom expressed in Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 hit song. Sure, the catchy, upbeat tune makes you want to smile and whistle along — which, funnily enough, takes your mind off worries and engenders … Continue reading

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Becoming free

That about says it all.  🙂 This post is dedicated to Krista Murphy, a longtime friend, compatriot and genuine seeker of wisdom and truth. She’s also someone who likes to share a good laugh — undoubtedly one of friendship’s greatest gifts. … Continue reading

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Purging emotional clutter

Forgiveness — letting things go — is the key to healing and inner peace. External clutter often mirrors internal disarray — it’s usually a visible sign of inner turmoil or distress in our lives. Effectively purging external “crap” is only … Continue reading

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Motto for today… and always

Simplicity isn’t about deprivation; it’s about freedom from encumbrances. By eliminating what we don’t need and focusing only on the essential, we reject distractions that keep us from living happy and purposeful lives. In achieving this balance, we become our … Continue reading

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Making connections

Life is all about relationships — and making connections that bridge gaps. This core principle has been on my mind a lot lately… an awareness of how we’re all interconnected and interrelated in profound ways. And given the intricacies of … Continue reading

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