The Trap of Lack

The Trap of Lack

Appreciate! Appreciate! Appreciate! Whistle about or even belt out your gratitude for your great good fortune. Free yourself from feelings of lack. Live with contentment.  On the contrary, falling into the trap of lack will happen when comparing our booty with others, our talent with others, our recognition with others. Backpack shows us how comparisons[…]

There’s No Need to Limit Joy

There’s No Need to Limit Joy

Summer’s winding down … children and adults are eking out every last bit of summer fun which is even harder than getting the last little bit of toothpaste out of the tube. There is no need to limit joy to moments that break away from routine. You don’t have to wait until the weekend, or[…]

Your Own Outrageousness

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 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[…]