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Echoes on Wildness

Tame the unruly horse of your mind. Basho The Sound of Water Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:11 The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. Henry David … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Wild

Quick Look Some of the folks I love the most seem to live for the weekend. The first half of their workweek, they spend their coffee breaks sharing stories from last Saturday night; the second half they plan the one that’s … Continue reading

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Partying

Quick Look Fast talk, excitement, clichés, no pauses, no controversy, lots of smiles. “Hey, check this out!” If this buzz defines “alive,” then the rest of my life may seem boring. The Tale Last year on Labor Day, he went to … Continue reading

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Practicing a Calm-down

Next time you’re battered by restlessness or boredom, don’t act it out: just sit with it, and wait for the insight. Notice closely what you want (or want to avoid). Grab the reins for a minute and get curious instead. … Continue reading

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Practice: Un-buzzing

On your commute home this evening, pass up the evening news. Or, tonight, just don’t turn on the TV. These “parties” will do fine without you, and you’ll do fine without the parties. Stay home. Pet the cat slowly. Let … Continue reading

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Echoes on Partying

Drunks fear the police, but the police are drunk, too. People in this town love them both, like different chess pieces. Rumi,  The Soul of Rumi Unformed people delight in the gaudy and in novelty. Cooked people delight in the … Continue reading

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