The Season of Now
The Hard Way
What life lesson did you learn the hard way?

hard wayby Jonathan Hilton

In life there are really only two ways to learn things, the easy way and the hard way.

I envy the people who can master learning the easy way, for I can only read about these types of accomplishments. My talent in that area is clearly lacking.

There are many lasting lessons that I have had to learn  the hard way.  That is the only…

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Authentically You

by Jonathan Hilton

Do you know your authentic self? Do You Know?

Do You Know?

I have had pause to ask myself that question for a long time now.  Let me tell you what I think.  Each one of us is born with a unique and amazing talent or skill that is ours and ours alone.  It is given to us at birth and we need only to follow it to find our purpose in life.

Life isn’t ever that easy though.  From the moment we…

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Hold Your Gold

It is astonishing to me that the older I get the more I seem to be able to perceive. I don’t know the value of my perceptions but they seem to be teaching me something each day. Today it is that all people are born with gifts and talents and most people do not hold on to these gifts or develop them as they get older.  These talents are unique to us and if we don’t do something with them they are…

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What Goes Around
Much of what I learn from other bloggers.

Much of what I learn from other bloggers.

by Jonathan Hilton

One of my favorite methods for developing topics to write about is to take a lesson or two from the other blogs that I  read throughout the day and expound upon their ideas. I make a list of thought-provoking messages and try to apply them to my own experience and Write about it. Living in Maine there are a lot of inspirations; natural…

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One Second
My wonderful friend Rara wrote this and it is my pleasure to publish it.

My wonderful friend Rara wrote this and it is my pleasure to publish it.

My friend wrote this, and asked me to publish it, which I have gladly done. It is with great pleasure that I share this writing by the one and only Rarasaur!!

by Rarasaur

Stop and listen-for one second.

You just experienced 9,192,671,770 periods of oscillation of an undisturbed cesium atom.

There’s a real science-y…

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Autumn’s Song

Autumn’s Song

Fall really has it all, bright colors over a melancholy heart.

Fall really has it all, bright colors over a melancholy heart.

There are few things that make me feel as great inside and out as the autumn of the year. Living in a legitimate four seasons area, a person is fortunate to see all of the positives and negatives that each time of year provides.  Each has a list of positives and negatives but the one that makes me happiest is fall.

The nostalgia that…

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Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

By Jonathan Hilton

One thing I know for sure is that you can be a whole lot more productive in life,  if you can manage to avoid the two most consistent robbers of your time and effort: the past and the future.  I have spent a lot of time considering the merits of each of these entities because each provide some value to your life, but they can also provide a lot of misery  if you are not…

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Ripples
Each rock makes a unique ripple in the water, as you do in the world.

Each rock makes a unique ripple in the water, as you do in the world.

Moving around through a day, most people never stop and consider the influence their meer presence has on those around you. Your mood and the way the you interact with those encountered on your journey, will have an effect on all even if you don’t realize it.

When I was young, I would often throw stones into the lake we lived…

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Prisons
Many of us exist in prisons of our own making that stop us from expeiencing life fully

Many of us exist in prisons of our own making that stop us from expeiencing life fully

Yesterday I was writing to a friend of mine who is currently incarcerated in prison. I don’t know any of the details, but I know that she is one of the kindest, most gentle and caring souls I have ever come across in life.  Through the course of my writing I had the occasion to consider how much I would dislike…

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Out of Character

real meFor the entirety of my life I think that too much time has been spent thinking about who I am or what I am going to become tomorrow.  How is that identity even established? What difference does it make?  So much of my time is spent on developing this persona, which when it is examined closely isn’t even real.  If it isn’t time to let go of that now, then it never will be.

False Me

Each day there…

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