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Time Does Not Heal

Photo Credit: Caleb George on Unsplash.com By Sharon Swing The old adage, ‘time will heal’ is not really true. One thing is for sure, grieving loss and hurt does take time – but how that time is spent makes a marked difference in people’s lives.  Time simply allows for experiences to be accumulated with evidence that either supply hope or evidence that reinforce feelings of hopelessness. Moments of remembering the past with joy [...]

By | 2017-08-31T14:47:21+00:00 September 5, 2017|Categories: Valley Experiences|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Pain Avoidance vs. Purpose

Photo Credit: Rhonda K Native Florida Folk Artist There is a tension I want to bring to your attention. Discomfort Avoidance <-----------------------> Joyful, Meaningful Life When we avoid pain or various forms of discomfort, we seldom have the joy of living with a satisfying sense of meaning and purpose. It seems we live in a society that attempts to have it both ways, saying, ‘I’ll enjoy living with a joyful sense of meaning [...]

By | 2017-07-31T14:41:32+00:00 August 8, 2017|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Thinking About How We Think

Photo Credit: Christopher Sardegna Our past experiences shape how we react to our present, and how we predict our futures.  We tend to live on auto-pilot, using 'if-this-then-that' logic that our past has programed into our brain – especially when we are triggered by an unpleasant event. Options become limited – or left unconsidered.  We react to current circumstances without considering that there may be another way to choose to respond. That is, [...]

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