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  • Gail shared from Hidden Blessings: Midlife Crisis As a Spiritual Awakening by Jett Psaris PhD
    Far too many people die in their fifties but are not buried until their eighties; their bodies may keep going, but, because they do not take the full journey possible at midlife, their potential for self-realization withers. Some of these people manage to avoid the inevitable process of midlife disintegration; others are caught in earlier life stages, unable to move forward. In either case, the outcome is similar. We’ve all met these people. In their old age, they cannot cover up their misery, resentment, and bitterness. They
    Note: Will I be one of these individuals?
  • Gail shared from Hidden Blessings: Midlife Crisis As a Spiritual Awakening by Jett Psaris PhD
    The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things. —Rainer Maria Rilke
    Note: the surprise that is midlife
  • Gail shared from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
    “Don’t let your family see what’s here. If at all possible, take the bags out yourself. There’s no need to let your family know the details of what you throw out or donate.”
    Note: The key to successful clutter purging
  • Gail shared from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
    Marathon tidying produces a heap of garbage.
    Note: My goal for today's leaning activity:
  • Gail shared from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
    You can even categorize more loosely than that. Instead of dividing your things by detailed type, use broad similarities in material, such as “cloth-like,” “paper-like,” and “things that are electrical,” as your criteria and choose one place for each of these. This is much easier than trying to visualize where you might use an object or the frequency with which you use it. With my method, you will be able to categorize your things more accurately.
    Note: My dad once had a small plastic box marked, "little things": genius.
  • Gail shared from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
    my storage method is extremely simple. I have only two rules: store all items of the same type in the same place and don’t scatter storage space.
    Note: Store like with like
  • Gail shared from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
    round shapes take up too much room and create wasted space, which makes them unsuitable for storage.
    Note: How true
  • Gail shared from a Personal Document
  • Gail shared from Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels by Thomas Moore
    The point of Jesus' mission is not to draw attention to himself but to transform the way human beings live.Breaking free of reasonable, standard, but unconscious patterns of thought is what Jesus was about.
    Note: Ah ha! This is a revelation to me.
  • Gail shared from Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels by Thomas Moore
    understanding of Jesus than see Christ themes in the film. The point of Jesus' mission is not to draw attention to himself but to transform the way human beings live.Breaking free of reasonable, standard, but unconscious patterns of thought is what Jesus was about.
    Note: Ah ha! This is a revelation to me.
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Gail C. Hernandez