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Your Own Outrageousness

Good relationships require that we show up as our best self. For a while Nasrudin worried about each little mistake he had made in his life. Sometimes he would fret out loud over some minor characteristic flaw he had noticed in himself. His wife tried to console him. “Don’t worry so much. After all, nobody’s[…]

Birth and Death By Sharon

Birth and Death — A Christmas Story (This Fresh Views was first published 8 years ago. The baby described is now 8-year-old Fianna, a magical child.) “We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.” —Madame de Stael “Every child begins the world again.” —Henry David Thoreau[…]

Friendship by Sharon

Friendship “A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” — Elbert Hubbard Friends are Good for Us Who would I be without my friends? Certainly a far less happy creature. Here’s a partial list of all the things friends are good for. Health – research is clear – people who have[…]

Limitlessness by Nancy

Today I’m sharing another post from my blog originally posted on July 10th, 2014. Enjoy! Nakagawa Soen (1907-1984)  Mujinzo (Limitlessness) Isn’t this scroll absolutely beautiful? It is a little mesmerizing for me; it swirls through me like ribbons flowing in the wind. And then just to ponder the concept “limitlessness” draws me inside as if the word[…]


Have you ever felt yourself in an exhausting groove of things not working in a relationship? For me, it feels as if the other person and I have gone round and round endlessly in this unsatisfying dynamic with each other. I want it to stop and my solution is that the other person needs to[…]