Great, so Now What?

I am continuing my series on principles I aspire to integrate into to my being. So here I am having been reduced to the point of Surrender. I have arrived at the crossroad and the resulting option is killing myself, being locked up or Honesty. Having decided I want to live a free life and am in a positionContinue reading “Great, so Now What?”

What is wrong with this picture?

What was I thinking? I’m talking about the blatant disregard for my own and others safety. In the description of what it was like, in my last post, It’s Payday! Ah the mind of a budding addict. I was craving a feeling of connection. I had a vast hole, or it felt like one, in my being. SomethingContinue reading “What is wrong with this picture?”

Honesty

Continuing my endeavor into principles that I somehow failed to integrate as I grew up. If any have any questions about that, just start from my first post and that should explain a lot. My guess though is that most get it. So I’ve subjected myself to enough emotional anguish and despair that I haveContinue reading “Honesty”

Surrender

Hello, freaks! With my tongue planted firmly, where it belongs. When I hold on, I’m left with nothing. If I let go everything is possible On this glorious Palm Sunday morning, I am embarking on a trek through some principles I have embraced, due mostly, to the idea I was in control and knew exactly whatContinue reading “Surrender”

When you can’t look on the bright side, I’ll sit with you in the dark -Alice in Wonderland

This week a theme has been percolating within me since my last post and the one before that. Things that I’ve read, things I have been thinking about, I know that is a dangerous endeavor, given my thinking problem. I have uncovered something that seems universal.  There is no way I can be of any help ifContinue reading “When you can’t look on the bright side, I’ll sit with you in the dark -Alice in Wonderland”

Unplug, disconnect. Shutting down, now. It’s time.

I have, in the past, shut down, as I like to call it. Every so often I will disable interactive apps on my phone, turn off the computer and live the way many did before the rise of the internet. Days of hand-written letters and cards. Having conversations face to face. Using more primitive ways of findingContinue reading “Unplug, disconnect. Shutting down, now. It’s time.”

I should know better

Smothered with doubt of what shall come what morbid value can I find,  wallowing in my fear. It’s grip is firm and relentless There must be a sick reward in being trapped there Do I miss that misery? I know better, though, that is not where I belong I am not bound there, for IContinue reading “I should know better”

Don’t go in there!

I have recently become aware of how repulsed by or completely comfortable some are with dwelling in the darkness of their spirit. Poets write of bathing happily in it, however, seemingly missing the opportunity there. Mystics, sages, religious and spiritual writers, describe it as the residence of the true self. Thomas Merton writes “At theContinue reading “Don’t go in there!”

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Ursus Art

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Wishing Tree

healing - connecting - empowering - thriving

I Know I Made You Smile

cartoons/humor/fiction/nonfiction

Happily Lover

Happily Ever After

Humoring the Goddess

Croning My Way Through Life

Kingdom Pastor

Living Freely In God's Kingdom