Some days I thrive and some days I just survive — Blessed with a Star on the Forehead

“It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.” ― Leon C. Megginson Leon Megginson was talking about business on the …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #129 — addiction and the hero’s journey

Addiction and a hero’s journey …. by Jade Li/Lisa

Tao Talk

359px-Gustave_Dore_Inferno1Gustave Doré’s engravings illustrated the Divine Comedy (1861–1868). Here, Dante is lost in Canto I of the Inferno

Addiction and habit are shades cut from the same cloth. The brain in my brain is like a malleable lump of grey clay and thoughts form depressions in the clay that makes it easier for the same thoughts to roll along. When there is a habit, of thought or deed, it easily rolls along those grooves. What happens with addiction is when whatever that habit is gets disrupted and throws things out of balance.

Functionality and how functionality is affected by the imbalance is the state to be assessed, regardless of origin of it. Think of a ship where all of the weight is put on one side. The ship might still sail but it will be leaning. If a strong wind knocks up against it, it might keel over. Will you…

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Never before

Never before has the country been so sharply and so vociferously divided into two camps. Social media is vitriolic. At the same time, people love getting doped with inane challenges- wear this, tag that person… And now comes the mega Challenge from the political leadership – Switch off all lights at 9 pm for 9 …

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Life Is Off

Life is off… by Susi Bocks

I Write Her

UntitledK. Mitch Hodge – Unsplash

moving purposefully
in this small space
idle productivity

and everyone
standing still
while the world shifts

close contact
feels extinguished
but not
the craving

a need for warmth
in a world
that seems to
have gone cold

a temporary situation
they say
this depression is too

May you all have enough distance to be safe and
connected with sufficient love to remain sane.

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #129

I hope and pray that all of you are safe and fine, wherever you are. I’ve been doing fine, loving the private space it gives me without ringing doorbells. We live in a gated community, which is isolated in its own way, but further restrictions have been imposed. Domestic help has stopped coming. If someone …

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