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sophrosyne – a meditation

  sophrosyne – (n.) a healthy state of mind, characterized by self-control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one’s true self, and resulting in true happiness.   I think this meditation is pretty self-explanatory, but the one thing I loved that I wanted to draw attention to about this is that it does not specify…

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choice – a meditation

  Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. Zen Proverb I have an amazing Sponsor. When I converse with her, I never feel judged, I feel safe, and I feel heard. But, most importantly, I never feel that she gives me advice or tells me what to do.  She does, however, share…

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feelings– a meditation

  Most of the good work in this world was done by people who weren’t feeling all that well the day they  did it. Eleanor Roosevelt I have some extremely black-and-white thinking when left to my own devices;I think that I can either acknowledge, and therefore must submit to, my feelings or I think I…

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working through grief – a meditation

  Awareness. Acceptance. Action.   I have been thinking about how I “work the steps” on my grieving. The “3 A’s” of awareness, acceptance, and action give me the key. As I begin to become aware of my grief, I admit my powerlessness, and believe that my higher power can help me to move through…

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listen – a meditation

  Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. Stephen Convey Every time that I listen to someone speak about his/her feelings and start forming a reply before this person has finished talking, I realize I am not allowing the person the right or dignity of…

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