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Commitment

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Missed Connections: When a Dream Portends Reality

In a world where talk is cheap and fast, to feel listened to is a precious gift. That is why I have practiced reflective listening for several years via Living Compassion. It’s created a structured program, with clear and precise guidelines for how to participate. Each quarter it assigns reflective listening “buddies”. Last night I … Continue reading

Thoughts on My 200th Post

While I haven’t been counting, WordPress recently notified me that this will be my 200th post. It’s a large enough number to warrant acknowledgment and reflection. This figure does not include dozens of posts I began, to capture an idea or a thought, that I either chose not to develop or incorporated into other pieces of writing. Much of … Continue reading

Commitment: to Process or Outcome?

A few days ago I attended a women’s group focused on the theme of commitment.  The word itself elicited various reactions, from excitement to a sense of burden or duty.  One woman even referred to it as a curse.  I smiled and nodded.  Despite having written about this subject, hearing the word can still create … Continue reading

The Vagina Monologues as Spiritual Bootcamp

In December, I heeded an inner Yes! and auditioned for The Vagina Monologues (VM) at Boulder’s Naropa University. I wasn’t sure what, exactly, my Yes! had been about until I received my lines. That I wasn’t assigned very many caused my big fat Yes! to shrink to a more flaccid “Hmm…OK.”  Perhaps the Yes! had … Continue reading

Commitment: Choice or Coercion?

Life has, again, presented me with an opportunity to write about commitment. Towards the end of June an acquaintance invited me to an event in Denver whose venue was capping the number of guests.  It was unclear what the cap was and at what point it would be reached.  If I wanted to attend, I … Continue reading

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