Monthly Archives: March 2014

One Path, Many Truths

People often quote the Hindu saying “One truth, many paths” when talking about religious tolerance. I’m not sure what the saying originally meant, but I do know it has been transformed by Westerners into meaning “respect the rights of others … Continue reading

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Only Love is Real

I’ve spent a lot of time in my life chasing after accomplishments. I finished a PhD when I was still in my 20s, and I thought when I went to work in the 2-year-college system that I had a pretty … Continue reading

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On Miracles and Cats

Jack Cat and Stella Calico and I have been apartment dwellers through this school year, and it has been an adjustment for all of us. I love my apartment. I am eternally grateful for it. I am eternally grateful for … Continue reading

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Emotional Toddlers

I’ve recently diagnosed myself as a “feeler” with a little help from an online personality test. I’m an INFP, and as far as I’ve been able to understand this means that my feelings are usually so close to the surface … Continue reading

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Always trust your cape

A few days ago, my little Stella Calico Kitty climbed up on top of a cabinet and convinced herself she couldn’t get down on her own. She cried for me to come rescue her. This is a regular occurrence in … Continue reading

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Things I’ve learned from being a mixed up person in a mixed up world

1. Whatever the problem is, the root of the problem is fear. So you think someone has been insulting, mean, inconsiderate, egotistical, disrespectful, or dismissive? The problem is none of the above. The problem is fear. The person you have … Continue reading

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On Shame and Vulnerability

This Ted Talk from Brené Brown really had an impact on me. I ran across it a few months ago, and I’ve now read most of her books. I’m now a huge fan of vulnerability. Willingness to be vulnerable is … Continue reading

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You can’t blame a goat for eating grass

“When people show you who they are, believe them.” Maya Angelou I saw this quote on Facebook a couple of times this week, and it stuck with me. I even went so far as to look up the Oprah segment … Continue reading

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The Idealistic Personality

Here’s a video about the INFP personality (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving). This is my personality type, and I’ve been trying to learn more about it (and myself) lately. The INFP is one of the personality types labeled as “Idealist.” Here … Continue reading

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Go with the flow

Tao Te Ching, Chapter 78 remember to be at your best pattern yourself after water nothing in all the world is softer or more powerful nothing in all the world can substitute for it nothing in all the world can … Continue reading

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