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Mindful Monday–Find a Place for Contemplation

I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  Each week I try to self discover new things about myself.  This week, I thought I would address more on… Continue reading

I Choose Compassion

One of the highest teachings of the Buddha is that of compassion. What exactly is compassion?  John Makransky, PhD in his book entitled, “Compassion in Buddhist Psychology,” says compassion is a companion to empathy.  We as humans sense others pain, and we look for ways to alleviate this pain.  When… Continue reading

Stream of Consciousness Saturday–“Transcendence”

I love the energy that Linda’s SoCS brings to my writing.  I am always amazed at what flows from me during this stream of consciousness writing time period.  The prompt for this week was “t.” Linda said to think of a word that starts with it or includes it, and… Continue reading

Peace & Joy

Peace & Joy: My year in Review VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Thank you for taking this journey with me.  Merry Christmas to everyone.  ~Colleen, from Silver Threading~ I will be taking a few days off for the holiday.  See you Saturday, December 27, 2014. Continue reading

No Mud–No Lotus

Have you ever wondered about the pain that you have endured in your life?  Why do some people suffer more than others?  Many people stumble blindly through their life without a glance at anyone else’s pain or sorrow.  They are self consumed and blinded with only their own pain.  Other… Continue reading