Category Archives: Personal growth

“If you want to climb a mountain, begin at the top” …. a Zen saying … ideas for working toward goals

~ I saw the quote, “If you want to climb a mountain, begin at the top” in a post titled  “Begin at the Top,”  on Thomas Craig’s blog Zen Revolution. I highly recommend linking to that post and reading the … Continue reading

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A tribute to “Sweet Denali” ….comfort: “shhhhhhhhhhhh….it’s going to be okay… with time, it will be okay…”

Ahhhh… (a photo taken a few years ago) sweet,  sleepy, snugly Denali ~ ….a bit of comfort… “shhhhhhhhhhh… with time, it will be okay….” thank goodness for the love, kindness, support and reassurance of old friends… (photo from slipper box … Continue reading

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Letting it go….I just don’t have time to worry about what people think about me anymore…shifting to positive

~ I’ve had this page taped up on the wall for several years..and in my car, above the bed, on the refrigerator…lots of places…a continuing reminder for  me to not worry about, or limit myself by, what I perceive others … Continue reading

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“If you want to climb a mountain, begin at the top”…. a Zen saying… ideas and materials for setting motivation

I saw this quote, “If you want to climb a mountain, begin at the top” in a post titled  “Begin at the Top,”  on Thomas Craig’s blog Zen Revolution…I highly recommend linking to that post and reading those ideas…. here … Continue reading

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Flying on the wings of wisdom and compassion

A bird needs two wings to fly. Like the bird, we also benefit from using two wings… the wings of “wisdom” and “compassion.” * One wing can be represented by “wisdom”: the perspectives and deep insights  about the nature of  … Continue reading

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Time is “suspicious”….

This comment, “time is suspicious”,  was made by a 9 year old boy who came into my classroom one day. He had just learned the word “suspicious” in his regular classroom, and apparently tied it in with how “odd”  time … Continue reading

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Stillness: A Quiet Mind

larger pdf image of this page: Still and Quiet.  Uncropped photo: Stillness (really beautiful) Oh my…the idea of having a “still and quiet mind”… ahhh, that sounds soooo good. Well, I’m working on that, but certainly have a way to … Continue reading

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