Don’t Compete with a Goddess!
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by Galen Pearl
4d ago
In Greek mythology, Arachne was a highly skilled weaver. So confident was she of her talent that she bragged her weaving was more beautiful than that of the goddess Athena. Athena did not take kindly to the comparison. She approached Arachne disguised as an old woman and issued this warning: “I have had much experience ..read more
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Living Off Topic
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by Galen Pearl
1w ago
Recently I invited a friend to join me in an activity I had planned for the two of us. I had an idea of how this would all go, but when my friend showed up, she had a very different idea. Taken a bit by surprise, and thrown off balance for a moment, I did ..read more
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Life Pressure Reducing Valve
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by Galen Pearl
2w ago
I recently had some plumbing replaced in my forest cabin. As part of that process, the county inspector required the installation of a water pressure reducing valve on the main water line. Apparently, the incoming pressure from the main water line was too much for the cabin plumbing. A pressure reducing valve lowers stress on ..read more
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Dewdrops
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by Galen Pearl
3w ago
A dewdrop twinkles on the branch  A tiny bright star hidden in the pine needles    Revealed by the rising sun  A gift from the universe  Saying good morning!   ..read more
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Knowing beyond Not Knowing
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by Galen Pearl
1M ago
Start with “I don’t know.” Why not start with where you’ll end up anyway? ~Adyashanti This quote inspired the second chapter of my book Your Breath Is Your Guru. It refers to thinking that we can know or understand truth with our thinking minds. When we begin to question what we think we know, we ..read more
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Living as a Perfect Human Being
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by Galen Pearl
1M ago
Not once but twice in recent weeks I caught myself being judgmental in a way that surprised me. Both times, my judgment was based on a narrative, a story I was telling myself about things I had observed. At its inception an observation is neutral, but then we quickly start embellishing it with interpretations and ..read more
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Asking for Help
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by Galen Pearl
2M ago
It’s hard to ask for help. We like to be self-sufficient and not have to depend on anyone else. Our culture values independence. Asking for help is seen as weak, not fully in control. And you know we all like to be in control! Being in control is seen as strong. But let’s think about ..read more
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The Trap of Self-Improvement
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by Galen Pearl
2M ago
Self-improvement is big business. It permeates our culture and our psyches. We are bombarded by messages of not-quite-good-enoughness from every direction, as well as promises of how to be better in every imaginable way. And it’s hard to argue that being healthier, happier, smarter, kinder, holier, and so on, would be a bad thing. There ..read more
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Always Lead with Love
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by Galen Pearl
3M ago
Always lead with love  You will never falter  You will never make a mistake  For love navigates true and unerring  Along paths of infinite connection  Revealing the wondrous web of all creation   ..read more
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A Gift Horse
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by Galen Pearl
3M ago
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Sometimes life brings us a gift of such overwhelming magnitude that it’s hard to resist trying to make sense of it in our rational minds. Our minds are dedicated in their mission to label, categorize, explain, and construct narrative, to fit everything neatly into an organized system ..read more
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