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Are you doing the same old thing expecting a different outcome?

The first time I heard that the definition of insanity was repeating the same behavior, over and over again, expecting different results; I knew my name had been called.  I simply had never known I could make an entirely new choice in how I interpreted what others were doing or […]

We are where we're supposed to be. . .

I find great relief in this idea.  I guess it’s because I have had many experiences throughout my early life that made little sense at times.  Simply putting my “unbelief” in the idea aside, as was suggested to me by a woman much wiser than myself a few years ago, […]

The joy of unexpected outcomes. . .

My family has been here visiting all week.  There was a time in my life that I’d have been overwhelmed by anxiety over what could go wrong; how discussions could go awry; how to control the always uncontrollable when it comes to other people, the weather, the news cycles that […]

Detaching with love seems like an oxymoron to some. . .

When I first heard the suggestion to detach from another person, I interpreted it to mean to sever all ties, all communication.  Considering it was a relationship partner I was supposed to detach from, I found the suggestion out of the question.  What I had failed to understand at that […]

Speaking of peace. . .

I was in Seattle at a conference when I heard that Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize.  I was thrilled for him and our country.  And then I began to hear a lot of grumbling from politicos on all sides.  I was struck, once again, by the lack of […]

By October 12, 2009 12 comments Karen's Musings

A new day, a new opportunity. . .

Letting yesterday go, whether it was a wonderful day or one that tripped us up, is the only way we can experience the joys that await us today.  This is not an easy transition for many of us.  For decades I lived in the past, feeling sorry for myself and […]