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The nature of change

Yin and Yang. The concept of change, so it seems, came from simple observations about nature, made in ancient China. The farmers noticed how the slopes of a mountain, slowly transform from light into shade, as the sun makes its … Continue reading

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The upside of suffering

I do not seek suffering. Absolutely not. No siree. In fact, show me a path of sorrows and I will likely take the other fork in the road. Yet… When I was fifteen, my father prematurely passed away. My older … Continue reading

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Who’s to blame?

I do not blame the Kardashians, nor Kanye West and Miley Cyrus; not even Donald Trump. It is foolish to expect a peacock or a pig, a snake or a fox to behave other than their inborn nature. I do not blame … Continue reading

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Because this is how I was taught

Practicing my Short Yang (Tai Chi form) this morning, I was struck by the many modifications, some subtle, some not, that my form had gone through over the years. Those changes had become even more apparent several years ago, when … Continue reading

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Validation and Those Emperor’s New Clothes

I was born in Israel. At age twenty five I migrated to the USA and have lived here ever since; more than half my life. Raised Jewish, Judaism remains my ancestral heritage, even if I, myself, after years of experiencing … Continue reading

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If the lid fits

What is the difference between feeling exhilarated and just being content? Between experiencing overjoy and settling for satisfied? Someone, (was it me?) once said that having more does not make one as happy as being content with less. Please note that … Continue reading

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Acknowledging happiness

On a recent trip to Israel, I suddenly realized something I have been doing wrong all these years. Like many others, I occasionally bitch and whine about misfortunes. Granted, not too often anymore, and, even when I do, it is performed … Continue reading

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