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Flying Free

A dear friend gifted me with the wonder of a Monarch butterfly chrysalis – exquisite in its own right; blue green, studded with gold. But the gist of his gift was the opportunity to witness the process of transformation. Continue reading

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Can knowledge amplify joy?

Walking in snow-like-sand, entranced by each grain’s iridescent glitter.  Does the knowledge of the unseen, the microscopic beauty of the crystal structures, increase my sense of wonder, of joy? I have always perceived joy as being fed by wisdom rather … Continue reading

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The joys of Spring . . .

It struck me today just how many Spring flowers bloom golden, as if welcoming back the sun! And when it arrives, here the sun always seems so strong that, even with the freshness of departing winter, as soon as it … Continue reading

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The place of passion (2)

Passion, meaning, engagement, flow, now . . . These were some of the themes I highlighted in my last post. I wonder if all or any of these are part of the essential stuff of joy? Passion – I think … Continue reading

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Joy and meaning – first thoughts

How often is reference made to the search for meaning in modern life? In the last few years, I have increasingly felt that we have inadvertently turned this on its head. Rather than searching for meaning in our lives, should … Continue reading

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