“Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.” Miyamoto Musashi Asking The Right Question I've been a bit amused/horrified to see, even with my attempts to avoid social media, posts by parents who have … Continue reading Asking The Right Question
Each month, two friends and I share a haiku we have written with each other. We each write a narrative about each of the three haikus, and then we meet to read what we've written. This is such an enjoyable and meaningful process. And above all, it is a learning process, played out individually and … Continue reading Haiku Narratives: Monthly Discussion
Savoring... "More than anything savoring is about gratitude. We often remind each other not to take things for granted. Gratitude is more than just a simple 'thank you' when you receive a git. It is about keeping in mind that you live right now, allowing yourself to focus on the moment and appreciate the life … Continue reading Savoring
“The Romans called the Christians atheists. Why? Well, the Christians had a god of sorts, but it wasn’t a real god. They didn’t believe in the divinity of apotheosized emperors or Olympian gods. They had a peculiar, different kind of god. So it was very easy to call people who believed in a different kind … Continue reading Reverence and Irreverence
For my 100th blog post, I wanted to do something a little bit different to celebrate! I got this idea from my friends over at Raven About the Parks and decided to put my little spin on it. I hope you enjoy!
Some of you have been following me since the beginning and I just want to THANK YOU for sticking around and helping me grow. And to all of my newer followers, thank you for finding me and liking me enough to stay!
I want to share with you my top ten posts of all time. Maybe you missed them or maybe you’re just tuning in, but these are the posts that have gotten the most likes so maybe they’re some of my best! Which one is your favorite?
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In March, I wrote and posted several "blessings" here on The Profound Bartender. I summarized them for the folks who follow Profound Living, and thought it might be useful to see in one posting. Perhaps also they might be useful to forward to others who are looking for solace, or meaning, comfort, or even joy … Continue reading Counting Your Blessings
The size of a home or how it looks, matters not what's inside's what counts. Source Of All Blessings You bless us with care in times of worry, support in times of fear, comfort when comforts flee. May we care, support, and comfort Those who need these most, In times of worry, … Continue reading Comfort, When Comforts Flee
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I am too prideful Monday I lost seven pounds Tuesday I found them Source Of All Blessings You bless us With humor - ours and others'. Laughter at ourselves, our predicaments, Our foibles. Laughter at our situation, its dangers, Its ludicrousness, With guffaws, chuckles, winces We physically relax and let go. Our worries … Continue reading We Are Blessed With Humor