Greetings from the
Sixty Isnít What It Used to Be
Celebrate with me. I am 60 years young on
Sept 7. I have always loved my birthday and continue to feel
excited each year on my special day. When viewing old photos
of my grandparents at this age, I feel very lucky to be living
in this day and time. I feel young compared to how they looked
at my age.
Life was difficult for them and I honor
each for all they went through and the times in which they
grew up (all four of my grandparents were hardworking
immigrants who went through both world wars and the Great
Depression). They each offered new hope for a better life for
their children and grandchildren, which has come true. I am
grateful for the fullness and abundance of my life today and
each day as I age gracefully.
By Suzanne E. Harrill
Who among us doesnít need a reminder here
and there on how to live peacefully in our families, and
specifically in our primary love relationships? I know my weak
points when it comes to good communication -- I donít listen
well when my partner is expressing something I donít want to
hear, I am good at finishing sentences, and have been known to
interrupt. Recently, when I picked up a copy of my book, Inner
Fitness for Creating a Better You; I landed on page
49. It gives guidelines for resolving conflict and fighting
fairly. I thought to myself, "This is a great reminder to
help me grow in my communication skills." Here are eight
points as a reminder...
by Swami Beyonananda
It's a mad, mad, mad world all right. And
what seems to keep the madness in place is this: Just because
we keep doing the same crazy things over and over, we begin to
imagine those things are "sane." Take war. Please!
Especially that most oxymoronic one, the holy war in the Holy
Land. Holy cow-pie, that's wholly insane.
I guess someone must have modified the Ten
Commandments while we weren't looking: "Thou shalt
not kill, except in extremely large groups."I've
said it before, but maybe it bears repeating....