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Thoughts at a 45 degree angle

When two rays intersect at a common endpoint, they form an angle. In a right angle, the two arms are perpendicular to each other. When the right angle is divided into two equal parts each angle measures 45°.

So here are my thoughts at 45°:
Ray 1 – My environment, surroundings, community and life that I come in touch with.

Ray 2 – My inner self, the pulsing, feeling, thinking that I’m learning to be in touch with.

Twenty-Twenty-One

2021 has been the year that I’ve been intentionally conscious of my days and experiences. The year started with an elation that as a family, we not only survived but thrived despite the pandemic. It was, however, hard to see the varying levels of social and economic degradation evident in different communities - serves as a wake-up call and it is like Groundhog Day for many.  Despite all that awareness of time, the days flew by and we’re now at the tail end of 2021.

Common Sense, Civic Consciousness and Compassion

2020 seems to have flown by in a blink of an eye and they say “time flies when we’re having fun”…. and even more when we’re under high emotional and mental stress it seems.

How to Win any blame game

Oh the blame game… keeping us alive and ticking when something doesn’t go our way. How the drama unfolds with different backdrops, props and cast involved. The director in us framing it just how we want it because we can, because it’s all in our head.
 
There, I said it “It’s all in our head.” Our perception is our reality and how we choose to react or act then often becomes THE reality.
 

Average Age 20

A Wise Old Owl

A wise old owl sat in an oak,
The more he heard, the less he spoke;
The less he spoke, the more he heard;
Why aren't we all like that wise old bird?

We came across this classic nursery rhyme recently and I found it very apt. The rhyme teaches children the virtues of being quiet - i.e. to be seen and not heard. Just like an owl's behaviour of watching and patiently waiting when hunting its prey in the darkness of the night.

The Impact of Words - Dr. Seuss

Sharing a great infographic of 30 life quotes by Dr Seuss. Words put together simply and beautifully can have such profound impact.

Just surprised it doesn't have my favorite: 

When you are in love you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. 
                                                                                                                   ~ Dr. Seuss

(infographic via mamiverse.com).

Graceful Transitions

The theme for March’s collaborative article is about our personal experience in “Managing Transitions”. I really like this topic for 2 reasons:- 1) this is a topic that is very relevant to everyone in all life stages since constant change is the way of life, 2) this is a subject which is close to my heart, having lived 43 years from a young adult to working adult…from singlehood to married life…from a woman to a mother…from a corporate executive to a social entrepreneur… from being lost in life to finally finding my own space…from being disconnected from the Source to rediscovering the Source. I’ve lived many minds just with this one body, these major transitions enriched my life and expanded my consciousness. This is an on-going process until the self realisation happens.

Digitally Ours

2012 is the year we go CD-less, suggested my husband a week ago. I agreed, not realizing that the days counting up to 2012 will ensue filled with ripping our hundreds of CDs. I discovered to my dismay that much of my music from Latin America and Asia are not available on FreeDB, leaving me with the choice of manually inserting information song by song or going for the easy way out – define the artist name and genre; then don’t sweat the details. Giving up my attachment for various favorite albums and cool artwork was another hurdle to cross.

"Shine" by Joni Mitchell

Oh let your little light shine
Let your little light shine
Shine on Wall Street and Vegas
Place your bets
Shine on the fishermen
With nothing in their nets
Shine on rising oceans and evaporating seas
Shine on our Frankenstein technologies
Shine on science
With its tunnel vision
Shine on fertile farmland
Buried under subdivisions

Let your little light shine
Let your little light shine
Shine on the dazzling darkness
That restores us in deep sleep
Shine on what we throw away
And what we keep

Shine on Reverend Pearson

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