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  1. Dead Drunk Poets

  2. Dream: Stargazer November 14 2022

  3. "The Train"

  4. The Death of Vladimir Mayakovski

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

  6. Stargazer August 17 2022

  7. My Fellow Democrats

  8. Godzilla and Rodan

  9. Some notes about The Battle of Gettysburg:

  10. Dream : Stargazer June 22 2022

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

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

  13. Stuck in the Middle....

  14. Dream : Stargazer May 22 2022

  15. Ethics

  16. Writing Practice: Sea Turtles

  17. Dream : Stargazer April 11 2022

  18. Dream : Stargazer March 12 2022

  19. The faith of an ancient pagan

  20. Gawain and the Green Knight


  22. Auden In Love

  23. Dream : Stargazer December 26 2021

  24. Dream : Stargazer December 20 2021

  25. Dream : Stargazer December 17 2021

  26. Dreams :Stargazer October 21 2021

  27. DREAMS : Stargazer October 10 2021

  28. Dream : Stargazer September 23 2021

  29. Confessions Of An Old Fashioned Democrat

  30. September 2 2021

  31. Jesus and Buddha: Two Roads Same Mountain....

  32. Dream : Stargazer August 21 2021

  33. Dream : July 23 2021 Stargazer

  34. What I think About Leviticus

  35. Taking A Break July 7 2021

  36. Dreams : Stargazer June 29 to 30 2021

  37. Dreams : Stargazer June 26 to 28 2021

  38. Dreams : Stargazer June 23 to 25 2021

  39. Dreams : Stargazer June 20 to 22 2021

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 rework 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. It just means letting the events be what they were—don’t try to change them. 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 practice, 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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