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  1. Still Around : September 23 2023

  2. The Titanic and the Titan.....

  3. Dunkirk 2017...

  4. The New Circles of Hell

  5. The World Is Full of Violence

  6. The Little Self vs. The Bigger Self

  7. Stargazer Dreams May 2023

  8. Still Here

  9. اردو کا موسم

  10. اردو کا موسم

  11. Dream April 11 2023 Stargazer

  12. Passover/Easter

  13. Grendle

  14. "On The Road" 50 years later

  15. St. Valentine's Day

  16. Stargazer January 6 Dream 2023

  17. Stuck in the Middle....


  19. Dreams : Stargazer Dec 8 2022

  20. Dead Drunk Poets

  21. Dream: Stargazer November 14 2022

  22. "The Train"

  23. The Death of Vladimir Mayakovski

  24. Charles the Third: What’s in a name?

  25. Stargazer August 17 2022

  26. My Fellow Democrats

  27. Godzilla and Rodan

  28. Some notes about The Battle of Gettysburg:

  29. Dream : Stargazer June 22 2022

  30. A Short History of Race in the Americas: Part two

  31. A Short History Of Race in the Americas: Part one...

  32. Dream : Stargazer May 22 2022

  33. Ethics

  34. Writing Practice: Sea Turtles

  35. Dream : Stargazer April 11 2022

  36. Dream : Stargazer March 12 2022

  37. The faith of an ancient pagan

  38. Gawain and the Green Knight

  39. Auden In Love

Stuck in the Middle....

Stuck in the middle. We are all stuck in the middle. Not a comfortable place to be. We are stuck between our past with all its baggage and our future with all its unknowns. We live in the middle. We spend our time rehashing the past and worrying about the future. Most of us don’t know how to be in the “moment.” But the “in between” can become a place of spirit and soul where a future free of the baggage of the past can become a future we never imagined. To own your past is to accept the life you have lived and to stop trying to fix it. In the words of the Serenity Prayer, “accept the things I cannot change.” It doesn’t mean accepting the emotional damage. That you can heal with love and patience. It just means letting the events be what they were. The emotional pain is something that can be healed with the courage to “change the things I can” and “the wisdom to know the difference.” Most of us can’t do this without help. Spiritual practices, meditation. and contemplative prayer offer ways to create this space “in between.” Twelve step programs are very valuable. Analysis can be valuable as long as it doesn’t fall into the trap of “fixing” the past. Forgiveness, both for yourself and others is essential. The past is over. The future is not yet. Finding the empty space in the middle is the path. But it must be empty: free of rehashing the past and worrying about the future. In that space, you might just meet your spirit and soul. The past is done. The future is not yet.

Be still.

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