The “river” ….the wise old boatman’s “shrine”…. wherever we might be…. in this very moment

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A selection from one of Anthony DeMello’s books,  “Walking on Water”

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The idea of  “the shrine”  has been resonating deeply within me
Opening my mind to a very simple, but huge, shift of perspective…
“where” might that “shrine” be….????
“where” might I have thought it was?
“where” might I have been looking?
“where” might it be?

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Boatman Anthony DeMello my perspective Opening our minds

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a lovely  “shrine” where I’ll have the privilege of “being”
throughout  the next several months
…….moments……..moments…….moments…….

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the river as a “shrine”…. a “teacher”… a “companion”…. an “inspiration”
offering an abundance of…..peace and wisdom
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“River…take me along”  Learning…living….being….while at one “shrine” that is the river….  River, take me along Pemi River NH Bill Staine

“Watching the river run”  Learning from…with…through… the river

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“In the classroom of the teacher that is my life”  .… my daily life…. where a  “shrine” might be…. wherever I might be in any moment….

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each moment… no matter “where” I might be… a shrine….

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……….no matter where we might be……….

Boatman Anthony deMello Perhaps THIS is it right here right now

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Becoming…being….living…… “As if…………..”

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I’ve been pondering some ideas and creating visual “pages,”
with the positive intention of “guiding myself along…”
Created after reading some amazing ideas,
originally from Confucius and other great Chinese thinkers,
in a very thought-provoking blog entry:
“The Importance of Breaking Free….of Yourself”
by Michael Puet, a Harvard professor, and Christine Gross-Loh

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As if I is shifting potential of a flexible sense of I

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As if potentials and possibilities aligned with meaning values purpose

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As if choosing based on identifying values purposes

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The ideas above evolved out of ideas I was exploring and feeling astounded by, after reading this amazing blog entry, by Micheal Puett, a professor at Harvard  and Christine Gross-Leh:

“The Importance of Breaking Free of…. Yourself”

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Their book:  “The Path”

As if The Path by Michael Puet and Christine Gross-Loh

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A few copy/past excerpts from their  blog entry,
The Importance of Breaking Free…of Yourself”

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Continuing thoughts…….hmmmmm………???? 

How about…. “as if……..”     becoming…….. a verb????

Instead of ….
“being….”   “becoming….”   “living…..”

Instead of….
“I’m”  being….   “I’m”  becoming…”    “I am …….”

How about……
I’m “as if-ing………….”


Or perhaps…
since the perceived sense of
a fixed, permanent “I” is being disputed,
how about….????
…..simply…..

“as if-ing………………………………………………”

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Surprise myself….consider NOT choosing “my ordinary…”

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Sometimes, I seem to get a bit stuck in a “rut”….
Choosing the routine…. choosing my  “ordinary”

Perhaps NOT expanding or exploring…
NOT trying out new ideas, activities or perspectives

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Perhaps instead, I might try…
shifting gears,
becoming increasingly curious…

surprise myself be curious
surprising myself…
by NOT choosing my ordinary

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I seem to benefit from continually reminding myself…..
to “surprise myself”
to get out of those repetitive habits or limitations.

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There are so many places, activities, classes, people and opportunities
to choose to explore, reach out, expand, experiment…
to consider not choosing
“my ordinary”

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Surprising myself…a bit like my own version of a protein boost
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accessing my own “energy boost”

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tapping into
my own positive inspirations, possibilities,  motivations, energy, initiative…

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Perhaps, there’s someone who might benefit
from a boost of energy, ideas and support?
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Tapping into and using positive energies…
Becoming increasingly curious about possibilities and potentials….

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Creating new opportunities and perspectives….
Waking up…
Surprising myself….
Surprising ourselves….
by not choosing……. the “ordinary”

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Ohhhhh….how wonderful it might be….if we could…….

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…….Ohhhhhhhh……..
….how wonderful it might be….


if you could………
if I could……………….
if we could……………………….

Whatever “it” might be
…..that each of us might want to…..
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Ohhhhhh….how wonderful it might be!

 

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Hmmmmm….. I wonder if I could………????
Yes……. I think maybe I can……

Nurture….curiosity
Imagine……possibility
Engage…………intention
Set……………….motivation
Create……………..opportunity
Initiate…………………….actively
Pursue………………………..patiently
Persist………………………………steadily

Ohhhhhhhh………..how wonderful that might be!

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Part of “Nurturing Thursday”  hosted at Becca Given’s site, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.  Please link to Becca’s site to access her Nurturing Thursday post and the posts of other Nurturing Thursday bloggers.

“Bookmarks”  I created and use for reminders:  Ohhhh……how wonderful that might be….
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Making an abundance of….. “Cheerful Choices…..”

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Cheerful choices based upon my values purpose meaning well being

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Cheerful choices what are my deeper purposes values meaning ethics

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Cheerful choices personal growth

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Bringing joy and happiness into our lives……..

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One step at a time….balanced, steady, calm…patience, persistence and perseverance…

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some helpful encouragement  I received from a friend…
one day at a time….
one step at a time…
one moment at a time….
remaining balanced, steady and calm

one day at a time, one step at a time

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One step at a time…
coming back again and again,
to that quiet, steady sense of patience, persistence and perseverance

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Part of Nurturing Thursday, hosted by Becca Givens, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. Please link to Becca’s blog to link to her Nurturing Thursday post and posts by other Nurturing Thursday bloggers.

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