Tag Archives: critical thinking

What’s in a Title?

Carol A. Hand What deeper messages do titles convey? That’s a question that arises as I contemplate a powerful poignant book I just finished reading, Beyond Two Worlds: A Taiwanese-American Adoptee’s Memoir & Search for Identity by Marijane Huang. I … Continue reading

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The Challenge of “Getting Real”

Carol A. Hand “The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets.” (John Lennon) *** *** Working on a book manuscript that is in part a memoir presents unique opportunities and challenges. In the editing process, I often … Continue reading

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Reflections – Early June, 2017

Carol A. Hand A cool morning breeze touches my feverish forehead while I watch the dawning struggling to breathe What is important in this moment? Loving thoughts of the next generation Gratitude for healers and visionaries who stand together in … Continue reading

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Reflections about Invented Traditions

Carol A. Hand All of the sacred lifeways of the past that we now revere as traditions were once newly created, seen as divine messages passed on through seers and bodhisattvas around the world throughout human time Visions were given meaning … Continue reading

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Reflections about Learning and Vision

Carol A. Hand Last night before I fell asleep, I did what I usually do. Solved a cryptogram puzzle or two. Often the quotes in the puzzle books are silly, but on rare occasions they inspire deeper reflection like the … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Just Don’t Understand

Carol A. Hand Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever understand why people in power seem to care so little about the suffering and destruction they leave in their (una)wake(ning) *** *** Robin wings and bloodied backbone lying in the grass … Continue reading

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Learning and Celebratory Joy

Carol A. Hand In the bleakest of times with the most mundane tasks transformation is possible It’s what life sometimes asks us to do *** *** Holding focus on celebratory joy opens up sacred heart spaces where deeper lessons are … Continue reading

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Time Travel?

Carol A. Hand One moment, I’m reliving memories of the past, driving through a snowstorm on an October night. After eating, I go to the small gas station next door to ask directions to the address Ward Wright gave me … Continue reading

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Celebrating Possibilities

Carol A. Hand Who would believe it’s possible to witness lives transformed in the span of a mere 2 years by working together on a vision of what could be? Skills, knowledge and lasting bonds are built when everyone shows … Continue reading

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History Keeps Repeating

Carol A. Hand I wonder how many have experienced being a sensitive child born into a world of chaos and abuse. Perhaps your first memories are similar to the ones described in a post I wrote years ago for a … Continue reading

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