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Never explain yourself to anyone

October 31, 2008 by  
Filed under Release

“Never explain yourself to anyone. The person who likes you doesn’t need it; and the person who dislikes you won’t believe it” These words of wisdom came from a Facebook friend. How wise I thought, particularly as I had spent over an hour earlier that day with another friend who was sounding off uncontrollably about […]

The Playshop!

October 26, 2008 by  
Filed under Practice

Many readers of my book and blog have said to me: “Marguerite, I love the book. I agree with everything (or most things), but my problem is how to practice being free and laughing” In recent weeks, there has also been a heaviness that has settled upon many people as they ponder a world of […]

Honouring those who give

October 20, 2008 by  
Filed under Love

Yesterday I watched the television broadcast of the conferral of National Awards to outstanding Jamaicans. I must admit that it brought tears to my eyes, as I looked at these people who gave because it was the right thing to do. It is such a beautiful sentiment, to honour those who have given years of […]

Doing Nothing

October 20, 2008 by  
Filed under Be Present

Today is a public holiday in Jamaica. My children were invited to spend the long weekend with friends in the country. Bliss of all bliss – I have been home alone for two whole days! Last Thursday as I looked forward to the weekend, I shared with my sister that I had a long list […]

My how we’ve grown

October 16, 2008 by  
Filed under Observe

In a do-or-die World Cup soccer clincher, Jamaica played Honduras last night at the National Stadium in Kingston. Buoyed by our somewhat unexpected win over Mexico last Saturday, it seemed like every Jamaican (yes, all 2.6 million of us) was headed to this match. Kick-off time was scheduled for 7.00 p.m. so my sister Carole […]

Releasing the puppies

October 12, 2008 by  
Filed under Release

For the past 7 weeks, my family has been absorbed by the sweetest litter of puppies produced by my sister’s dog, Britney. Born on August 18, they have been the subject of many a telephone call, Facebook entry, photo op, video shoot and visit simply to romp with them. Clefty, the little one that passed […]

Free and laughing in times of crisis

October 7, 2008 by  
Filed under Practice

I awoke this morning to the news that a financial advisor in California had murdered his family, and then himself, seemingly distraught at the effect of the financial meltdown on his life. I wondered what in the world could merit such an extreme response. Last week, a friend called me in a panic, wondering if […]

Pray to be open

October 5, 2008 by  
Filed under Accept

It is a common belief that in prayer we are to ask God for something. We ask God to bless our food; to keep us safe; to protect and guide our children; to provide us with house, food and other material things. Many of us, when we feel that our prayers are not being answered, […]