Hairballs, Happiness and Mantras

September 18, 2014 3:14 PM

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There are days when you feel like you're a majestic Siamese cat prancing around in a beautiful shiny coat, and there are others that leave you feeling like a coughed-up hairball lying on the edge of the carpet. No doubt about it -- life can be messy, and it can throw you a curveball when you least expect it. In the words of the immortal Gilda Radner, "I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next."

Once solely the purview of the Birkenstock-wearing, granola-loving ashram devotees, mediation and mindfulness have now entered the mainstream. And with this desire to "be present", yet envision a more "authentic you," comes the need for the language to project that self-fulfilling visualization. Kno...

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