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stepping towards deliberate change

Last night I was at choir practice...my OutLoud Womyn's Voices Tuesday night group. We had performed for Flood Relief in Minden on Saturday night and were feeling pretty pleased with ourselves. Our director suggested we learn new songs...madrigals with parts and layers of notes...I felt resistance. Generally we love singing the old songs, the songs we know without the books, the songs that give us comfort. That's when I saw what was happening.

That deliberate stepping forth into the new brings up the comfort of the old. We just don't have the neural pathways for new learnings, but we can still go there...through the discomfort...and carve them out. I recognize in myself now, in a way I didn't a few years ago, the resistance and the need to delibertaely step beyond it. Bring on new music and new other things! I need to keep expanding, not shutting down and staying with the old and familiar!

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28.11 | 07:46

Now into a second reading of INK and HONEY, I am finding it much richer and it's pulling me ever deeper into contemplation of my daily life.

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28.11 | 07:35

Perusing your musings about these books are a great help for me so I can choose my next book.. one that resonates at this time in my life. Thanks Brenda.

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22.11 | 20:53

Welcomed reading recommendations !

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and you have gifted me with cards that were like visits!!

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