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January 30, 2021

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Walking With George

A dog can never tell you what she knows from the
smells of the world, but you know, watching her,
that you know almost nothing.

– Mary Oliver –

Walking With George

“I had never been good at practicing mindfulness, or being mindful–period–until I got a dog. Observing your breath, extolled as the surefire way to become present, left me in such a deep state of hyperventilation I quickly wanted a break from taking a break. I was in constant, anxious movement, starting projects but never finishing them, leaving things halfway done, forgetting items, moving from one thing to the next, constantly apprehensive. But then I got George Lucas: a miniature schnauzer that was the doppelganger of the Star Wars director, down to the salt-and-pepper beard and pensive dark eyes.” This lovely piece from Parabola magazine shares a story of mindfulness, connection and a canine teacher. { read more }

Be The Change

As a special gift to readers in these challenging times, Parabola has made a PDF of “The Search For Meaning” issue available for download. You can check it out here. { more }

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