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Killing Ants

From Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness & Open Your Heart by Patricia Donegan. Donegan assesses this in light of the topic of honesty. How can you be honest with yourself today?  Gently, slowly, so that you won’t break into a thousand pieces? [Post image: Spring work by xvost on stock.xchng]

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Truth-Telling

Have you seen The Help yet?  Marvelous.  It’s one of the first times in my reading and movie-going experience I thought the book (The Help by Kathryn Stockett) and movie were both superb.  Yes, I know they’ve received quite a lot of criticism, but I think the critics have been focusing on all the wrong things. […]

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Holding Yourself in Kindness

I’m reading Jack Kornfield’s book on Buddhist psychology, The Wise Heart.  It’s come at a good time for me, because I’ve been ignoring physical signs that all is not well.  You know when you want something really badly, and you rationalize and theorize about how it’s going to work out and how it’s going to […]

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Is It Ever Right To Lie?

Years ago, when I was still teaching high schoolers, the movie Life is Beautiful came out, and it was the topic of much discussion as my students entered and exited my room during passing periods.  “Go see it, Elliott,” they’d say.  [They always knocked off the “Mrs.”  I think it was their way of including […]

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