Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hold Your Center

What is the purpose of meditation? It is to create a space between stimulus and response. It is to enable me to sit amidst the swirling waters of change and upheaval… …and hold my center. (© Karen Opp. All rights … Continue reading

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Die Kinder

  I have a friend who refers to my cats as “the children”. This is Isabella, also known as (depending on who is speaking and upon the particular circumstances) as Bells, Izzy and Beelzebub…           …and … Continue reading

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Perspective

I watched the Robin Williams film “Dead Poets Society” for the first time this week. One of my favorite moments was when Mr. Keating climbed up on his desk to demonstrate the power of perspective to his students. “I stand … Continue reading

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Love People. Cook Them Tasty Food.

“Love people. Cook them tasty food.” This bumper sticker pops up on a regular basis in my world. It speaks to me powerfully from my past, my present and our future. One memory all of my six kids share is … Continue reading

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Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace

Do you want to help? Step away from the 24/7 cable orgy of “news”. Check it once a day (not before you go to bed). Then turn off the television, the radio, put away the paper and the “news” magazines…and … Continue reading

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Fairy Dust

Fairy dust. Sometimes you have to look really, really close to see it… (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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The Magic of Beauty

The Delmar Divide. One street in the City of St. Louis, Missouri, that serves as a symbol of the gulf between rich and poor, ostentatious affluence and abject poverty. South of Delmar there are mansions, gates and restricted access measures … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Value, Part 3

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” ~ Aaron Rose       (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)  

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Structure & Space: Observation and Creativity

Nurturing the art and skill of observation can have a powerful effect on how we move through our lives. Learning to observe what is without believing in our thoughts and judgments about those observations is part of learning to become … Continue reading

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