Feb2019: Problems Are Invitations, Not Threats

January 31, 2019

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people and assign them tasks, but rather teach them to long for the immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry It seems we’re consumed with the idea of getting things done, “making life happen.” (I was … for years.) Underlying this view is the […]

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17 Years of Purposeful Wanderings

January 14, 2019

This is simply a reminder (or information, if you didn’t already know) that all of my collected newsletters are available for purchase from my website … 17 years of monthly Purposeful Wanderings … as a single pdf file. True, many back issues are available at no charge on the website, but if you’d like a […]

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Jan2019: Waking to Our True Nature

January 1, 2019

  “Nothing in the universe ever grew from the outside in.” – Richard Wagamese, in Embers, One Ojibway’s Meditations. Life is difficult. Just ask people; they’ll tell you. Or don’t ask them; they’ll probably tell you anyway. Then they might tell you they’re making New Year’s resolutions, perhaps as a way to regain hope … in life, […]

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Dec2018: I Thought I WAS Thinking

November 30, 2018

“We keep our island in our mind, and when it’s time to find home, we know the way.” – from the movie Moana  The Zen card I drew this morning was “Right Thought.” It read, “You are what you think. Think it today, become it tomorrow. Nothing can help you or hurt you as much as […]

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Nov2018: Life Is Uncertain; Why Aren’t We?

October 28, 2018

“We are so intimidated by other people’s emotions, and so convinced by our own, that we lose sight of the underlying reality.”   – Deepak Chopra   Everywhere we look, we see how uncertain things are: hurricanes, earthquakes, disease, relationships, jobs, even a truck around the next curve. On the surface, we seem to accept this is […]

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Oct2018: Self-Care is not Self-ish

October 1, 2018

“When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.” – Anaïs Nin   You matter. Your life matters. You are here for a reason. You can’t be that reason if you’re being someone else’s. If you are to manifest your own potential, you need to build a foundation strong enough […]

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A Guide to the Practice of Self-Care

October 1, 2018

  (This collection of practices is intended as a companion to my October 2018 Newsletter: “Self-Care is not Self-ish”) ©2018 Bradford L. Glass  •  www.RoadNotTaken.com    October 2018 Below is a large collection of practices from which you can choose as a way to care more fully for the true self you are. A practice is an […]

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Sep2018: A Life in Balance

August 28, 2018

“It may be that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”   ― Wendell Berry When we think about the idea of balance in our lives, it’s often in the context of work vs. […]

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This I Believe

August 23, 2018

I’ve long been a subscriber to NPR’s “This I Believe” podcast. It’s a program modeled after the radio series of the same name, done by Edward R. Murrow in the 1950s. (I remember that one.) In its daily postings, people from all walks of life speak to a powerfully-held personal belief, and offer a story […]

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Aug2018: Living Like You Matter: You DO

August 1, 2018

“We all continually move on the edges of eternity, and are sometimes granted vistas through the fabric of illusion.”             – Ansel Adams, Autobiography   At the end of this month, I will have lived on this planet for 72 years. While there are many who would think of me as old, I am not among […]

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