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September 2017

tale weaver # 139: tergiversation

mlmm & SOC: doubly unconscious

mlmm wordle 173: lingerie longings

Mindfulness Monday – to Hear

The Harper Lee quote is very appropriate. Don’t we all just hear what we want to hear, unless we truly try to listen . . .

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“The quieter you become
the more you can hear.”

~ Ram Dass

“Usually when we hear or read something new,
we just compare it to our own ideas.
If it is the same,
we accept it and say that it is correct.
If it is not, we say it is incorrect.
In either case, we learn nothing.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“People generally see what they look for,
and hear what they listen for.”

~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

* photo by W. Holcombe.  all rights reserved.  please do not use without permission.

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mlmm elfje: fall[ing] into leaf peeping


Wendy, of Mindfulness Mondays, is planning on participating in this years Walk4Hearing — an important cause. Give her a shout out — even better, make a donation, big or small, to help those with hearing loss.
Yeah, Wendy!

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20170920_131922 How I hear. Bilateral cochlear implants. Cool Huh?

The Hearing Loss Association of America‘s Walk4Hearing in North Carolina is coming up soon on October 15th, and I’ll be walking.  (fates willing)

Did you know that approximately 48 million people in the United States have a hearing loss? The goal of the Walk4Hearing is to increase awareness about the causes and consequences of hearing loss and to raise funds to provide information and support for people with hearing loss.

This is my first year participating in the Walk4Hearing and I’m excited and nervous.  I’m excited to be surrounded by people who live with hearing loss, like me; our friends and family who support us, audiologists, and advocates…everyone coming together to make a difference.  I’m nervous because ….well golly, this is one place I’m not nervous because I can’t hear.  That’s pretty amazing.  I will be using my walker for balance…

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Mindfulness Monday – Meditation

Wise words, gorgeous photograph, and David Lynch too!🙌

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lily close up

“Meditation practice isn’t about
trying to throw ourselves away and
become something better.
It’s about befriending
who we are already.”

~ Pema Chödrön

“Meditation brings wisdom;
lack of meditation leaves ignorance.
Know what leads you forward
and what holds you back
and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”

~ The Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 282)

“The thing about meditation is:
you become more and more you.”

~ David Lynch

*photo by W. Holcombe.  All rights reserved.  Please do not use without permission.

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mlmm wordle-172: spiteful

mlmm opposing forces (Saturday Mix): oppositional friends?

tale-weaver-137 opening: the shower

d’verse poets quadrille 40: mudpuddle exuberance

mlmm wordle171 experimentation

Mindfulness Monday – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wendy again shares wisdom. Thanks for your Mindfulness Mondays.

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“It’s not a matter of letting go –
you would if you could.
Instead of “Let it go,”
we should probably say
“Let it be.”

~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

“As long as you are breathing,
there is more right with you
than there is wrong,
no matter how ill or
how hopeless you may feel.”

~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

*photo by w. holcombe at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.  all rights reserved.

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mlmm adjust to space of self: patchworked passions

Tommy, Super Star

night soundtracks

Mindfulness Monday ~ Love

Happy Anniversary. “All you need is love … All you need is love.” Thanks for the timeless reminder.

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Do not be afraid to love.
Without love, life is impossible.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Happy Anniversary to my amazing husband.  I love you.

*photo taken at Tumacacori State Park, Sept. 4th, 2004.  all rights reserved

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