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As I’ve noted in my last posts, I’m studying the ancient and timeless wisdom found in the book of Ecclesiastes from the Bible, starting with the passage I wrote about here.
Each line of this passage describes life’s unchanging and changing natures by showing opposites that aren’t in contradiction, but rather part of a spiral or [...]

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Passions and fears tend to run high in an election year. I’ve even seen hate elevated as part of normal discussions. Amid the clamoring and finger-pointing, my Auntie M sent me this wonderful except from J. Ruth Gendler’s Notes on the Need for Beauty:
The Navaho word hozho, translated into English as “beauty,” also means harmony, [...]

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Math used to be a four-letter word for me. In seventh grade I developed a mental block to basic addition, subtraction, etc. I managed to take algebra as a freshman in high school, but never took another math class for the next seven years — all the way to my Bachelor’s Degree.
Fortunately life’s experiences [...]

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As a seeker of wisdom, I have found all those pearls of insight come in a variety of ways.
Some insights are sneaky.
These crafty ones like to slip up behind you and whack you on the head with a burst of sudden understanding. Waylaid by wisdom, you might say. You didn’t want it, didn’t really know [...]

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I am going through a big change in my life at this sage age of 48, and you are invited to take the journey with me via this blog.
Until now, I led a life of pushing myself by sheer will power; by driving myself with the urgings of perfectionism and my family’s culture of [...]

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