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Joy

Joy

Taylor Swift sings about it but it does not exist.

At least not in the periphery of our minds.

We close our eyes and stem the tide but much as we try, images will begin to crowd our consciousness. Light filters in, a faint filtering of a prism, like waves breaking over mounds of hewn rock, and then a sound or two – voices that seem to belong to us but not – edging each other out until one or two take center stage and we are caught up in a story, much like a spider in its web.

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Do You Sabotage Your Life?

The Darkness That Lurks Within

The Darkness That Lurks Within

We are masters of our fates.  But sometimes, we forget.  We only see the choices that were made for us by others – usually by our families – choices that led us to experience physical and emotional scarcity and destitution, that continue to lead us to a lifetime of want.

Yes, unbeknownst to us, our outcomes are forever colored by those memories and those experiences.  Most do not want to cross over to the other side, most tenaciously embrace their past.  It is the familiar, it is what they know, it is what they learned to live with.

So they sabotage their lives, sometimes in small thrusts of the blade, and sometimes in the grandest of manners.

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