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Realize deeply…

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“Realize deeply that the
present moment is all you have.”
Eckhart Tolle




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Tuesday Chatter at the Cafe


Ergophobia is an abnormal fear of work or an aversion to work.
I learned this today at’s Word of the Day.

I can’t say I have this phobia, at least not an abnormal fear of work.  Sometimes there is work to do that seems a bit more than I can handle or something that is outside of my comfort zone, and there are times when I think I will not do a good job or won’t be able to finish the task.  But it is not really a fear, certainly not an abnormal fear, just a nagging feeling that I have been given more than I can deal with.

However, I may have a slight aversion to work.  Not to the point of not doing something that needs to be done but I have been known to procrastinate. In fact, I can make procrastination into a fine art of avoidance.

Ergophobia may be a new word for me but definitely one I will remember. Somehow it sounds more acceptable to say I have ergophobia than to say I am too lazy or just don’t want to do something. People are usually understanding of folks with phobias not so much for those of us who are avoiding work because we don’t want to do it.

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Quotes & Questions 2018 #9

watchingq“In whomever we see a spark of love,
we are their servant.”
Kabir Helminski

In the world today it seems that to be called a servant is a bad thing.  There are those who think a servant tends to be someone who is inferior, of lower stature or importance, menial. Perhaps those who have such a low opinion of servants don’t understand that to serve is not always just a job or duty it can also be an act of compassion and love, a privilege.

Is it not true that when you love someone
you want to do things for them
to make their life easier, more pleasant?

Would the world not be a better place if we saw
the humanity, the hearts, and hurts of all people
and served them some respect and love?


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Quotes & Questions 2018 #8


“Always remember that you are absolutely unique.
Just like everyone else.”
Margaret Mead



When I was a kid I hated that I was different. I had a hard time fitting in. I just didn’t think about or like all the things the other kids did. I thought there was something wrong with me.  I wanted to be like everyone else.  Then I did this thing called growing up. Like everyone, I did the expected, worked, paid bills and behaved myself.  Being like everyone else and fitting in was so boring! I didn’t like it. I was happier being different…being me.

As an adult, I am a lot like everyone else but I have learned it’s okay to be the different me, too.  Took awhile and a few missteps before I found my place.  My way of life works for me though many may think I am a bit odd. For the most part, I follow the rules but if  I think they are dumb rules I ignore them and do my own thing. I may not be happier than a lot of people but I think I am more content than most. Works for me.

Are you uniquely you and who you want to be?
Is it important that you fit in?