Posted in May 2012

The Gift of Time, Delivered in an Unusual Way

While progressing through Reiki attunements, my technical writing work became less of a focus for me, but in an interesting and supportive way. Last October, just after Reiki level II, I was made redundant from a permanent position in a process tha was so protracted that I was basically paid to stay home and look for … Continue reading

Graduation Day

Just for today, I will be grateful. I have a three year old son who is full of beans. He’s on top of me the moment I walk in the door and we’re inseparable until I finally get him down for the night. Recently, we found a photograph in a drawer. The boy in the … Continue reading

The Monthly Cash Drought

Just for today I will not worry. Just for today I will be grateful. Between my monthly pay cheque and my partner’s bi-weekly one, there is a lean time of the month for us. We are in that period right now. Assembling all my change this morning, I had just enough for the commute in … Continue reading

An Exercise in Selfless Futility

Disclaimer: I do not mean to imply that we should all be completely selfish, but I do think a bit of selfishness is a good thing, just as I believe that “selflessness” can actually be selfishness in disguise. Also, it might not work out the way you intended. In today’s anecdote, an attempt is made … Continue reading

A Few Thoughts on Selfishness

To a lot of people, selfishness is a four-letter word masquerading as an eleven-letter word. But the ability to be selfish, to think of yourself first, is an important part of having a happy, healthy life. I mean in moderation, of course. There is a delicate balance within a group dynamic (i.e. more than just … Continue reading

Five Blind Men and an Elephant

There is an old story about five blind men and an elephant. Each man tries to determine what an elephant is like by sense of touch, but since each man is standing in a different position, they each feel a different part of the elephant. One man feels the trunk and declares that the elephant … Continue reading