Category Archives: Frustration

Your Attention, please…

“There is not a single instance in history where hate has brought joy to human beings. Hate destroys those who hold it in their minds and bodies. If humanity released all hate, fear, and resentment, then no dictator could ever … Continue reading

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Life on Life’s Terms

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ~ John Lennon The theme at the BeZine this month is Hope: Great Expectations and Secret Desires. I had plans for this post to be something extra special … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness, Buddhism, Food For Thought, Frustration, Life, Past Present and Future, Peace, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Zen | 2 Comments

Campaigning for Compassion…

The focus of this month’s BeZine is “All God’s Creatures”. Try closing your eyes for a moment and imagining a world without animals. No gentle bird song to wake you in the morning, no coyotes or owls to sing you … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Rights, Animals, Awareness, Food For Thought, Frustration, Loneliness, Social Media, Stories, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

~ The Zen of Writer’s Block ~

The white screen: blank, empty, pregnant with Nothingness, ready to be filled. The monkey-mind of racing thoughts, ideas, each quickly considered, and just as quickly discarded, in the search for “perfection”; The exact antithesis of the stillness, calm and peace, … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Frustration, Peace, Perfection, Philosophical Ponderings, Poetry, Uncategorized, Writer's Block, Writing, Zen | 5 Comments

Conducive to Peace

I wanted to write something else for October’s theme of Peace over at Begin Again, and my inspiration came last week. I was reminded of how easy it can be to get sucked into things like fear and anger, even … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness, Environment, Food For Thought, Friendship, Frustration, Inspiration, Life, Media, Past Present and Future, Peace, Social Media, Tech, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Perfection and Creation

We have a saying in my family, “Nothing to it, but to do it.” It’s meant to be a motivator, a call to action, and can be applied in many different situations.  When it comes to the craft of creating, … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Creativity, Family, Food For Thought, Frustration, Inspiration, Life, Perfection, Poetry, Prose, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Warm Hearts Make the Cold More Bearable

The recent bitterly cold weather has gotten me thinking more lately about those stuck out in the elements, without a warm place to go. I wonder, as I am driving home from work at two o’clock in the morning, “How … Continue reading

Posted in Food For Thought, Frustration, Homelessness, Human Rights, Hunger, Life, Poverty, Sympathy, Uncategorized | 8 Comments