Lisa's Blog, Writing on TRUE BEAUTY

The Unity Paradox

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There have been many analogies and descriptions of the concept of oneness, or the many that make up the one.  A few that come to mind: the cells of the body, the water molecules of the ocean, the individuals of a species, the citizens of a society. At our current cultural awareness level, it is easy for us as humans to sense our individual uniqueness; it makes us feel special, our self. […]

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Imagine Your Solstice Day…

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The longest day of 2017 is here.  How will each of us spend it?  Along with Albert Einstein, I believe imagination to be the most important and powerful faculty we humans possess.  So I imagine… …Since it is a work-a-day Wednesday, I imagine many going off to work as usual.  Yet when they come home  there will all those hours of light still left to garden, play baseball, go downtown, grill, […]

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Teachers

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Teachers show up in our lives in the most unexpected forms. Today I want to talk about one kind of teacher that has popped up repeatedly for me: The Adversary. Sometimes this adversary is obvious: an open competitor in a structured scenario, or someone in conversation with a declared opposing position about whatever, from politics to child-raising or best ice cream makers. While these are often situations that might provide […]

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A Credo of True Beauty

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Diarmuid O’Murchu, a fascinating Irish scholar and social psychologist,  puts forth one of the best descriptions/explanations of Bohmian of dialogue* in his excellent book, “Quantum Theology.” I had always thought of this process (though I had no name for it) more as a way of being, really. When I thought consciously along these lines, it was in terms of “nonattachment,” or “objectivity.” In my best moments, I strive to live […]

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Matter vs. Consciousness as the Chicken & the Egg

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In our current age of the almighty Reason and Logic, everything has been about matter. You know, stuff — the physical world. If you can see, touch, measure it – then it is real. Our reality is made up of atoms and photons, wavicles and quarks that form earth and stars and plastic, music and lipstick. Matter is primary…Right? Not so much anymore. This is currently under debate. Consciousness is […]

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Skill Building? Snow Shovels & A/C Filters

artwork by Lisa Z Lindahl

There is always something new to learn. A new horizon to befriend…especially for the homeowner.  And where I live, in just the past week, both my heat AND my air-conditioning have gone on.  Fickle spring weather?  Climate change?  Doesn’t matter…I still have to cope. After over 40 years in Vermont, I know about cold weather. I know, for instance, how to shovel snow. I don’t particularly like to, but I […]

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Here We Go Again!

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I admit it:  I’ve been absent from this platform for awhile.  A creative hiatus, a pause, and yet a whirlwind of activity behind the proverbial cyber scene.   So, now I am back!  With a new look and lots of new topics and their attendant fun and informative (!) digressions. So…here we go again.  I hope you enjoy.  Please let me know — love your comments. Some of the things […]

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The Curiousity Asset

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“Curiousity killed the cat!” so begins an old sing-songed taunt tossed about when I was a child.  It was meant to shame or deter someone who had poked their nose where it wasn’t — according to someone or something — supposed to be.  The usual retort was “Satisfaction brought him back!” often accompanied by a final “Hmph!” and perhaps an appropriate sound effect. I find it interesting that curiousity was […]

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Aging: Knees, trees, 30’s…

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I’m at the forefront of the baby boomers.  Bet you couldn’t tell by my previous posts… But for those of us who chanted “Don’t trust anyone over thirty!” we are now more than twice that and many of us no longer have the luxury(?) of a roadmap of how this aging thing goes.  Granted, my situation is a little different, in that my parents were older when they had me, […]

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