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[trying to do this practice while juggling other issues]: finding yourself getting side-tracked by cell phone & don’t like it. can’t imagine being ‘on’ like this all of the time. horrible, scattered way to live.

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you’ve become ‘Miss Betty’ to children [and many adults!] in the hood. you enjoy answering questions about its history & inhabitants & keep a watchful eye. just thought of Miss Marple & the neighborhood being your St. Mary Mead — murderless, as far you know!

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read article in paper about resurgence of phone calls & smiled. have been preaching the importance of talking for weeks. simple & nurturing, & much more intimate than texting. again: brevity isn’t the goal. depth & context, understanding rather than knowing. seems so obvious.

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letter writing’s truly a dying art. it’s seen as hilariously outdated now because brevity is goal. tied to lack of context & depth of understanding: life lived on the surface. all you can do is hold on to substance & nurture it when you can.

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told him the last job got you health care, stabilized income & was a lesson in humility. but it damaged spirit & was extremely stressful. instincts say to give yourself ample time to mend.

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After successfully finishing a creative project:

from paucity to bounty because of perseverance. there’s a lesson there. choose hope & trust instincts & self-knowledge. let lovely results shower you in gratitude.

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have always felt [the greeting cards I make] talk to you & have been disappointed not to hear anything lately. childlike cards are always noisiest!

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trust your instincts, dear one.

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fear is based on past experience. doesn’t mean it’ll have to happen again. focus on rising above the inevitable curves to come. trust instincts and Loving Kindness for guidance.

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[Writing about calling someone who’s been helpful in the past] no expectations! those only work with Loving Kindness.

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