Author Archives: Joanne McLain

Doing more only to do less – do we glorify busy?

Doing more only to do less – do we glorify busy?.

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Heart of the Moment

Heart of the Moment     I become mindful of my present self Here in the present moment Of all that is. I am not all of one being— Not soft and sure of all I do, Not wrapped in … Continue reading

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Re-Inspiration

I had meant to conscientiously blog each week for the whole year.  It was a noble resolution and, as most resolutions are, it was doomed to fail.  Or, maybe not fail, but falter.  It has been only a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Haiku for 2/1/13

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Spiral Persistence

This past week I have been meditating on the topic of persistence.  Given that I had planned to write and post a blog about it over the weekend, but it is now Monday and I am just getting to that … Continue reading

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Sparrows in Snow

Here I sit Inside a warm house, complaining about the cold While outside my window I watch Barefoot sparrows hopping through the snow, With no concerns beyond searching For a hidden seed.

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Fertilizing the Gardens in my Head

If I say I am surrounded by community, what does that mean?  It’s not like being surrounded by air, or miles of country roads, or a forest.  There is no substance called “community” that I can see (or taste or … Continue reading

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Speaking Truth to Life

So what does it mean to be honest?  The word is used in a variety of ways, meaning truthful, genuine, real, marked by integrity, fair, straightforward, sincere, upright.  It can be used to describe something that is humble and plain, … Continue reading

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My New Year’s (and onward) Resolution

I am setting out on a year-long practice of blogging, week by week, on a variety of topics that interest me.  I’m not sure what the range of topics will be, but generally they are, for various reasons, either elusive … Continue reading

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Yesterday Morning’s meditations on the world…

This is a House of Peace Come in here, come in. The table is spread for you, waiting. This is a House of Peace. When do the signals rise upon the hills? Sounding loud into the valleys of hope: Peace … Continue reading

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