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The Best Thing About Getting Lost

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in awareness, birds, delight, gratitude, maps, nature, paying attention, present moment, seeing | 2 comments

When people ask us what we like most about RVing, we both answer, “being in nature.” And the freedom to explore places outside of the big and busy cities. Even when we have flown somewhere and stayed in a hotel, we’ve always sought out the quiet, open places, usually where Marika can watch birds. Today’s article, first published in...

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Seeing Through the Heart

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in abundance, awareness, creativity, mindsets, personal growth, seeing | 2 comments

“Seeing Through the Heart” by Colorful Blac Recently, a coaching client was having trouble seeing the amazing shifts in her life. She could only see that she is still at the same job, her house is not remodeled, the yard is still not planted. I asked her to look with her heart, instead of her eyes. Suddenly she could see so many changes in...

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Beginner’s Mind

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in awareness, present moment, purpose, risk, seeing, spirituality | 0 comments

  In Zen Buddhism, Beginner’s Mind refers to “having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would.” (Wikipedia) Children are a perfect example of living in Beginner’s Mind. They approach every new experience with curiosity and...

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Seeing What Is Unseen

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in seeing | 8 comments

A thick layer of fog fills the folds in the hills behind me, like blankets rolled up to keep out the draft. Morro Rock is gone from my view, though I know it is standing somewhere behind the stretch of gray that rises higher than the Los Osos hills. Across the creek, the fog settles over the buildings on Ocean Avenue like the puffy white clouds you see out...

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Seeing With New Eyes

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in awareness, creativity, exercise, possibility, seeing, writing | 11 comments

So many of us live a life of routine. We drive the same way to work everyday, sit in the same chair with our morning coffee, listen to our favorite, familiar music. If creativity is how you express what you see, what you feel, how you interpret the world around you, then, if you see something new, you might think about it in a new way and often, that will...

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