Posts by shasongs

A Trip Through the Heart

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

A Trip Through the Heart

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” — Kahlil Gibran The heart is a very perplexing phenomenon. I say phenomenon because throughout history the heart has been seen as the gateway to our emotions, a purveyor of magnetism, the administrator of love, a muse of artistic endeavor, just that old ticker that pumps blood around, and many more interpretations which are often plagued by paradox and confusion. But, when another human being speaks of a broken heart, most of us know exactly what he or she...

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Tempering Steel

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Tempering Steel

The second heating process reduces the hardness a little but toughens the steel. It also significantly reduces brittleness of the steel so that it does not break easily. Tempering: Taking something very hard and treating it with heat but just the right amount of heat in order to make it stronger or more durable. Tempering in itself brings in a type of fluidity and allowance for endurance that otherwise is not attainable with brittle hardness. I have realized recently that all things, even our physical hardships arise in order to bring heightened awareness to the surface. The “state,” the...

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Cetacean Paradise

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Cetacean Paradise

The sturdy catamaran named Dolphin Quest heaved forward kissing the waves as it rocked up and down in the delicious Bahamian sunshine. Glancing down my eyes laughed at the sight of legs and feet splashing the ocean as the boat sank into the troughs of the waves. Those very same eyes watching with childlike anticipation for one of our new friends to come charging forward from beneath the sailboat tempting and teasing us with delight like the young one with the agile body darting back and forth or the larger male with the broken fin turning his head so he could make eye contact. I am sure they...

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Vulnerability

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Vulnerability

Sometimes it is challenging to know when a relationship is healthy and when it has crossed that line into the unhealthy stage. The element of trust is a sacred bond, isn’t it? I know for me, I often shy away from initiating such a bond.  Because when I do move forward and make the commitment to open my heart, I know that I have made myself vulnerable. Vulnerability. Now there’s a word of monumental proportions. Some might say it’s very meaning is steeped in weakness but I have learned, to the contrary, that to allow vulnerability is one of the bravest acts anyone can undertake. It is a...

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Lost in the Magical Moment

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Lost in the Magical Moment

There really are no words for the joy that I feel when I listen to the birds. What miraculous creatures they are. Yesterday I was off on an Audobon trail and decided to indulge myself on one of those paths. You know “those paths,” the ones that meander off into Neverland and as you wander, you completely lose yourself. This particular path was magical indeed for not only did I happen upon a delightful vernal pool that precipitated an amphibian choral display of grand proportions but somewhere hidden among the oaks, maples, birches and pines was this angelic sound that I had never heard...

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