“Anything that involves knowing involves pain.”
Painter and teacher Javier Tapia dropped that line over Christmas Eve dinner
as we spoke about the inherent pleasures and challenges that come with with learning and teaching.
That true learning comes from pushing out of ones comfort zones.
And how the discomfort should be fought for and celebrated.
A concept that is in opposition to so many of our inherent efforts for comfort and ease.
I hope this holiday season is providing balance… and that you are able to find sweet retreat in the moments inbetween… where you can integrate the growth, you can gather yourself,
your family and friends… and your ideals and your visions for the future as we step towards 2017.
Your Life Affirming Green Gift Idea
(Chanukah is still happening!)
THE RING PROJECT
Getting married? Getting Divorced? There is an epic win in here for you.
This genius idea is the brainchild of Amanda Ann
The Ring Project is a non-profit organization that creates a new purpose for
diamond engagement rings- they use the proceeds from the sale of donated.
Getting divorced? Dedicate your love and give your ring to a great cause.
Wondering what is happening here? You just found yourself in my Advent Holiday
Newsletter where I deliver one life affirming green gift idea, one golden nugget every
other day or so until the end of the year. Don't worry~ I'll return to sending out
newsletters about once every month or so in 2017! Everything mentioned is
because I think it is a great thing that is happening in the world and for no other purpose.
Your Golden Nugget For The Day:
The Astounding Eyes Of Rita
Brahem's bio states that he is a master at bringing out the acoustic magic which this age-old traditional Oriental lute carries inside its calabash: the musical heritage of the Arab and Islamic worlds.Brahem is a phenomenon, a concentrated mix of prolific paradoxes: he is a supremely subversive classicist; a solitary soloist, resolutely open to the world; and a "culture smuggler", a man ever inclined to venture beyond his own limits and push back musical frontiers…
How to Bring More Story Into Your Life
2016 was a hum dinger of a year. Filled with change and transformation on so many levels. On the final day of this year we will come together to call in the Soul Story of 2016, and together we will examine the magic, meaning, and lessons; but most importantly, the mythological context for the times we are living in.
REGISTER FOR THIS FREE ONLINE EVENT HERE:
(and receive an audio copy when it is complete)
Signing off from Manchester by The Sea, MA
PS: the image at the top is from www.morningaltars.com