Modalities

New Directions: Simple Pleasures

When I think about joy, I always think about my mother.  While she was a complex person and we had many disagreements throughout our life together, the one thing I always think of first is her laughter and her pleasure in the simplest of things.  That is also…

Both Sides of Joy

Happiness, joy and bliss hold very unique perspectives. Though interchangeable, each carries a significant attribute. It can be ascertained that there exists a hierarchy—levels of sensation—within rapture, namely: happiness, joy and bliss. Respectively, they are sequential, practically speaking. Though, if you meet God somewhere, I trust you’d go…

Starrdust: Lose the Tube, Gain Your Life

Almost four months – that’s how long it has been since we gave up television. I’m going to tell you what that action has done for our home, but first, some background. The realization of how many hours I have spent in front of a television, mostly watching…

“You Have Permission to Walk Out”

  By Caroline McGraw, published exclusively at A Wish Come Clear   I’m not proud of this, but here’s the truth: I waste a lot of time gripped by false guilt. Last month, for example, I felt guilty that my husband Jonathan and I spent $11 on ornaments…

New Directions: How Do We Change!

Change – now there is a word that has fueled my life.  Since I am an early baby boomer,  I won’t start at the very beginning but change – really what makes people tick – has always held my interest like nothing else.  I have an undergraduate degree…

Change as to Change

Change is one of the highest ingredients of Life. It’s up there with honesty, trust and detachment. It is the essence of Divinity. Change, for better or for worse, is an obvious spectrum that defines change itself. Change is subject to one’s perception and application. The thief changed…

New Directions: Uncovering Uniqueness

Strength – yet another word that brings to mind a number of possibilities – but I didn’t have an ounce of inspiration about exactly what to express – my thoughts were scattered and fruitless. Then, the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri that has once again reinforced the polar opposite…

Building Confidence

My first professional position after college was in the human resource department of a construction engineering company.  I did a good job covering up the fact that I lacked confidence in some of the responsibilities I was assigned, mostly because the experience was new to me.  The company…

Relaxation

“And when you try too hard, it doesn’t work. Try grabbing something quickly and precisely with a tensed-up arm; then relax and try it again. Try doing something with a tense mind. The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries…

Beyond the Light Within Your DNA

Beyond the bonds of Consciousness, Light exists. It communicates. Light creates a new beginning. Light holds a most powerful psychological phenomenon: it shape-shifts the Universe and your DNA as well. Light empowers astrophysicists to interpret the cosmos and entertains the masses who are drawn like moths to watch…