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”

I’m getting there

Liberated from my self-interest, discovering the best and worst in myself, reentering reality and society, as a being, with something valuable to offer without consideration of what, I am to get out of it, only, that I know now that by being generous and grateful with others, we’re all better for it. Bill W. andContinue reading “I’m getting there”

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”

Out of the mouth’s of babes

How I treasure the newcomer and hearing and reading about the stories of those still struggling with addiction. Way back when almost before I could remember, I was told don’t give up before the miracle happens. Bah! I thought, I’ll never get over wanting to be impaired..ALL THE TIME! Until the pain of staying the sameContinue reading “Out of the mouth’s of babes”

And acceptance is the answer

via Daily Prompt: Acceptance I know this has probably been posted thousands of times, it is the one paragraph from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous that saved me from picking up more times than I can count. And for this prompt, in my humble opinion, it bears repeating. And acceptance is the answer to all ofContinue reading “And acceptance is the answer”

But for the Grace of…

The stark contrast of what I have become aware of as my natural self, ruled by ego and my earthly desires, and my true inner self, untouched by this mortal existence, is exasperating to observe. If I am left to my own decision making without cooperation with something beyond myself, I nearly extinguished this miracle of livingContinue reading “But for the Grace of…”

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!”

Books by Patricia Furstenberg

Travel, History, Fiction and Dogs

11thofsummer Blogs!

Asian. Awkward. Introvert. Shhh!

Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Ursus Art

Artworks by artist Eva Mout

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