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Thanksgiving, eh?

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Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving a month earlier than their American cousins. Sitting at the computer screen realizing I hadn’t posted anything for a couple of days, I figured I better find something to say. Being single, the holidays don’t mean that much to me and they sort of sneak up unnoticed, and thankfully, will often slip past unnoticed as well. I keep myself busy in many other ways. As I recalled Thanksgiving, I wondered about the […]

Lose Yourself to Feel Good

Denial: I have to wonder what this is really all about. Over the decades, as psychology has gone more mainstream, it has infiltrated every aspect of our lives culturally and socially. It’s in our health coverage plans, employee benefits, in the movies, sitcoms, and even more in the advertisements. I’d say they’re having an influence upon our self and group consciousness. Earlier, I caught myself asking a question to seek the opinion of someone else […]

Leave a Legacy | An Exercise in Retrospect

February 2005 I sat down at my computer and wrote my own Eulogy. It was an exercise from the Career Counselling days, to draw upon the imagination and inner spirit to describe the life well-lived we want to be remembered. I stumbled upon it today and went, “Wow!” One Man Can make a difference was a deep belief that propelled Lee through the arduous journey to creating a powerful future for himself and those whose […]

Watzit

Hey Dood… It’s just past midnight My brother said, “Later” As he walked out the door Finally, the night silence greets my space and I sit at my throned interface to my online world Innovate the click of the eye Weaving the web divine To experience possibilities In the surreal Internet mind © 2008 Lee Down

Who is Driving? Rock Solid Faith | Shaken Face

Reflecting upon experiences recently, I wondered at my steadiness. I didn’t feel it. I felt shaken, maybe even stirred. I just wasn’t sure. So you see? I wasn’t rock solid, and I’d have to confess that I may not yet be rock solid. I certainly don’t feel it. And yet… The other week I was speaking with an old friend of mine and he reminded me of sage advice I’d meted out to him a […]

Black, not the colour, just the sound

Sometimes there is so much to say that the stories jumble into a colourful paint-splatter that is meaningless, though beautiful with vibrant life. Focus, focus, focus. This has been the theme for a time now, and in tandem I’m tackling many other areas of my life. Don’t you just hate the stop-go-wait-trip-go-stop cycle of making positive changes in your life? It’s exasperating at times! It’s quite remarkable how many areas of life are impacted as […]

Life in the Desert | Shaping the Spirit Within

From the archives April 27, 2006 The journey through life, full of many twists and turns, can at times leave you breathless, wondering where you went wrong. It appears that going wrong is the only obvious explanation for the turmoil that you face. With the soul parched, struggling to find meaning and purpose, the desolate landscape of a desert saps the life out of each step. With the heel dragging, the footfall landing on cacti, […]

Consciousness | Awareness | Knowing

Note: I’m playing with language a bit in order to get to the essence of the experience. Monday, October 30th, 2006 at approximately 7:45am, I found myself being launched over the handlebars of my bicycle in downtown traffic. Pure awareness was present and time stood still. Even before launch, as the front wheel jammed, awareness saw the inevitable and acted fully. Listening to the body and awareness, I was compelled to commit to the forward […]

You know… No, really – You Know

Okay, so you might think I’ve got my act together with all the wonderful advice that seems to come from what I write. Why, how, where, what… ugh… Sometimes, I wonder where it comes from, why I have to share it, who really cares, does it really matter, and so on. Oops… Did I just admit that out loud on my blog? For all the great words of wisdom that seem to spout from lips […]

She is Wonderful Beyond Expression

Sometimes we meet people who have a profound impact upon our heart. Two women friends came by for a visit and to take some flour off my hands; good intentions that long ago went awry. They stayed to chat for a couple of hours and somehow the conversation went into intimate and authentic territory without any effort. As experiences, observations, and insights are shared, a recognition of such magnitude arose that cracked the rumbling walls […]

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