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So, I was talking with my friend John the other day, and I mentioned that I tend not to like to have long phone conversations. His reply: “Yeah, I noticed…”

Food for thought.

I think that tendency comes from a few sources.

The first would be phone conversations with “boyfriend” in high school… You know the kind: “So, what are you doing?” “Oh, nothing.” “Yeah? And what are you doing now?” “Oh, just listening to you…”

The second source could be years of studying and practicing Buddhism, 4-1/2 of which I spent as a nun, while much emphasis was placed on avoiding “meaningless activity” and “meaningless speech”… I generally didn’t watch TV (which is why I still think of buildings first, when I hear the word “House” – I was an architect, too) or spend time on the internet (which is why I feel like a real dinosaur as I jump into this postaday thingy).

The third source comes from spending years as a workaholic single mom of a child with special needs – I often just didn’t have the time.

Now that I’m back “in the world”, I’ve got a lot to learn about it (especially as others experience it), and I’m learning the value of friendships and connecting with others.

Several of my new blogging buddies write about getting pissed off, the mind, and  dreams (one of my favorite topics and a new category to add!). I’m finding there are more people out there of like minds than I imagined.

So I’m getting back on the “phone”.


First post. √.

I’ve been writing in earnest since spring 2010… Mostly in secret!

This link takes you to a PDF booklet that sums up what has become most important to me.

Hurtling Towards Enlightenment

(It takes a moment to download, but will appear as a series of 16 images, 5.5″ x 8.5″)

The images and words in the Booklet (and that you’ll see on this blog) are mine, although I’ve received a lot of help to get to this point. My Best Friend told me to get this online tonight, and I have learned that if I do what He says, I’m in good shape. Maybe I’ll blog about my Best Friend soon.

This year holds the record in my life for upheaval, change, challenge, reward, and outrageously unbelievable stories, many of which have not been told – yet. Materially speaking, I have a much lighter load now than I did 9 months ago. I didn’t give birth to a child, I gave birth to a deeper understanding that one has to follow one’s heart if one really wants to live fully. That understanding still only sleeps a few hours at a time, but every week brings greater appreciation, just like with a child.

The Universe speaks in countless languages, through countless spokespersons, and the voices are whispering to everyone to listen. Quietly, we will all get where we want to go. Loudly, we will get there too, but with a few scratches.

The world is ours to create. Let’s get moving!

I hope YOU will join me, because we are all connected, and if you are reading this, we have a lot to share!

“Namaste”  almost expresses how much I appreciate everyone in my life. Thank you all.

(I just got told: “This has no negative words in it… What will people even ask you?” Please help me disprove the theory that anger and sarcasm make for the best reading and ratings… Thank you again.)