Our beloved pet, Bolivia the Wonder Cat, died over the weekend. She’d been on a gradual decline for many months, and suddenly the gradual decline became steep. She got very, very wobbly and then, on Sunday, she went to sleep and didn’t wake up.
In the wake of Bolivia’s passing it is bittersweet to encounter the many ways we adapted our lives to suit her. For years I kept the door between my office and the hallway open a crack so that Bolivia could come and go at will, despite the fact that it let the heat out. It feels odd now to close it. Continue reading
I’ve been reflecting recently on the fine art of second guessing. Also known as the crazy making practice of stopping yourself before you’ve fully started to see if you’re on the right track.
We all know it’s crazy making, yet we all do it.
This time, rather than asking myself why we second guess ourselves (as far as I can tell, it’s human nature), I’ve been asking, “Self, if I wasn’t arguing with you, what would I hear?”
I’m having fun with that question, and I thought I would pass it on to you. Think about it, then share your musings in the comments on my blog.
Have a great week.
Die photo credit by: boris drenec via Flickr.
Some years back I attended The School for The Work of Byron Katie. When I got home, a therapist friend asked me how I was doing. I told him that mainly I was aware of a hum.
It was a good hum. A hum of simple beingness, and I told him that when I was in touch with the hum, being and wellbeing were one and the same. Continue reading
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On the first of October I turned 60. At first I wasn’t inclined to mark the occasion apart from enjoying a (very special) family party with our kids and grandkids.
Still, 60 is a milestone, and I wondered if something more might be called for. Continue reading
Change is in the wind here at Shaboom. You may have noticed a shift in emphasis in my writing as I move away from teaching the tools and techniques of successful self-employment to an exploration of the underlying principles that create our human experience.
In a sense this is nothing new. Even when teaching the nuts and bolts of business, I’ve helped my clients and students work with the way belief and perception shape what is possible. I’ve brought in transformative teachings from diverse traditions including The Work of Byron Katie and Integral Theory.
It’s always been about waking up in one fashion or another.
And now I want to work even closer to the bone. Continue reading
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