Tag Archives: BlogElul

#blogElul 2017 – Day 8: Hear

                  It starts in my ears the slow rush of waves gentle and softly soothing lulling me into pseudo-safety. Sound begins to pound expropriating attention crashing into consciousness alerting the amygdala. The … Continue reading

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#blogElul 2017 – Day 7: Understand

I understand. I get it. I do.  Rage is my default emotion. A comfortable landing zone. An old friend. Recognizing isn’t enough. I can spot my sidekick in a nanosecond. Acceptance isn’t enough. My friend and I have shaken hands … Continue reading

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#blogElul 2017 – Day 5: Accept

I would accept, except rejection is easier than reflection, deflection simpler than direction… I am the architect of neglect, though it’s dejecting that I’m electing to be disrespecting… I expect someday to subject my unchecked defects to introspection, an injection … Continue reading

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#blogElul 2017 – Day 4: Choose

                    When I was a kid, the grand issues of the day were easily resolved: Stick ball or ringolevio? One, two, three…shoot! Who’s up first – my team or yours? One … Continue reading

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#blogElul 2017 – Day 3: Prepare

OK – I messed up – looked at an old #BlogElul list and posted Day 3 (Prepare) as Day 1. Will post the real Day 1 (Act) in a few. And practice some mindfulness when I post the remaining days. … Continue reading

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Day 6: Believe (still running behind…)

Did you ever listen to the NPR five-minute broadcast called This I Believe? A different piece ran every Monday for four years, sadly ending in 2009. NPR re-instituted the concept, which was the brainchild of celebrated journalist Edward R. Murrow, … Continue reading

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Day 5: Accept (Better late than never)

I’m pretty good at accepting others, warts and all. My strong belief is that it’s best to meet people where they are. That nobody’s perfect. Any expectation that a person “should” be is ludicrous. Except, of course, when it comes … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 4: Understand

When I saw today’s theme, I was tempted to write: “See Day 3.” Because I kinda sorta wrote about understanding yesterday. (Silly me…didn’t look ahead.) But that would be the easy way out. And I’m not really known for that … Continue reading

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