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Articles in Category: Mindfulness

If I Can't Do Just One Thing...

weaning away from multitasking

If I Can't Do Just One Thing...

Happy Monday!

Moon day: today's moon is waxing gibbous 89% visible. "waxing"=increaing in size; "gibbous"=convex, protuberant (i.e. more than half full)

I feel it's a good idea to know what the moon's doing, and Monday being moon day being start-the-week day it's a good reminder to invoke that lunar energy into the flow of work and life.

Synchronicity of the Week

harnessing confirmation bias

Synchronicity of the Week

I have an intention to be open to synchronicity. It happens all the time anyway, so why not ask for it? Yes, I'm aware of the objection that I'm autosuggesting it, that we see what we want to see to some extent--but why on earth not? If I whisper a prayer to see a message about peace and then find a message about peace on my way to the grocery store, my prayer is looking for peace, and finding it! 

Sometimes I make specific requests, sometimes I just put an idea out there in a more general way. Lately, I've been thinking about doing a parasite cleanse, probably a couple weeks from now when I finish the current diet (which is a red-orange-yellow-white-spectrum-focusing diet whereby I don't eat any green/blue/brown/black food; I have eleven days left of 45). I'd been assembling the herbs that speak to me for such a cleanse. Then I found myself at a park, totally by chance, looking at what I thought were black walnut trees! 

Exploring the Sufi Message

"in tune with the Infinite, in rhythm with the Finite"

Exploring the Sufi Message
  • A cool thing about this website: check out my calendar page, where can be found Sufi events in Tucson and online, literary events, and more.

It's natural, almost cliche', for a writer to be drawn to Sufism. For most of us in the West, "Sufism" means Rumi and Hafiz, two poets of ecstasy and beauty. I've loved those poets since my childhood too, but I was also lucky enough to grow up in a house with books by Idries Shah and Hazrat Inayat Khan among other Sufi thinkers. And I'm a Greek geek of all things etymological, so I was quite young when I recognized that "sufi" is a Semitic pronunciation of "sophia" and allied words--that this is a wisdom religion, forged at a time when there was crosss-pollination with the Greek-speaking world.

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