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Jennifer Pastiloff's picture

Mastering The Art Of Losing After Elizabeth Bishop


The art of losing isn't hard to master;

so many things seem filled with the intent

to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster

of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.

The art of losing isn't hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:

places, and names, and where it was you meant 

to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

 ~Elizabeth Bishop from One Art

I read this poem in my yoga class tonight. It's been calling me so I went and picked it up.

So many things lost. My friend’s baby is dying and tonight when I asked her what I could do for her she simply said curse the fucking world that would do this to a baby.

Stacey Curnow's picture

How To Turn A Relationship “Mistake” Into A Strength

As Joko Beck, an American Buddhist nun, writes in Everyday Zen:

So a relationship is a great gift, not because it makes us happy—it often doesn’t—but because any intimate relationship, if we view it as practice, is the clearest mirror we can find.

Amanda Berlin's picture

Super-Size Your Swoon

Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Did it live up to your expectations? I am not going to hate on the day of love. I celebrate any day that gives us permission to super-size our swoon and get extra-cheesy, bathing the ones we love, or even kinda like, in our special sweet sauce of love. (Did I take the fast food theme too far?) However, the day is rife with expectation. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, if you aren’t totally in alignment in the love department, Valentine’s Day is a reminder of how out-of-sync things really are. If you are pining for more connection, or for the love of your life to finally walk through your door, the way to get what you want is simple. Create an internal environment of love. 

Ashley Ryan's picture

13 Proven Ways To Balance Work & Family With Ease & Grace

If you're a mom that not only has fabulous children but also a thriving career, you may be referred to as the mom that has it all.

Having a beautiful family and successful career, you most likely know that having it all can also mean doing it all.

Sheena LaShay's picture

The Second Step Towards Getting Exactly What You Want

I’m going to skip over the enlightenment of step one. The given is that the first step to getting what you want is knowing what you want. I acknowledge some people need to work through articulating what they want without the expectations of others and their own self imposed fears and etc……but really, that’s a post for another day. Today, I’m skipping right to step two because that’s where I sometimes get caught up.

Michael Eisen's picture

You Are “The One” You Have Been Looking For

For the past couple of months I was blessed with the experience of being in the most amazing, intimate and heart expanding relationship I have ever been in.  Every moment we spent together was more fulfilling in so many ways than I had ever experienced with anyone else in my life. We were so compatible in most of the areas of our lives, and even our differences complimented each other so gracefully. I couldn’t help but think…maybe she was “the one”.

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The 5 Stages Of Female Friendship

When it comes to romance, we know that there is a lot of ground between being interested in someone and getting married to them.  We have terms like “going on a date” which we know is different than “dating.”  We implicitly acknowledge that it takes time before we can both simply assume that we’re hanging out this weekend without asking each other.

Maggie Lyon's picture

Giving Attention

I’ve been thinking a lot about giving recently. In other words, I’ve been experiencing how the simple giving of our attention—not of gifts or any other highly coveted thing, but of our own undivided open-eared presence—is perhaps THE ultimate act of generosity. Our attention is indeed a powerful show of selflessness, whether we’ve given it wholly to a pet, a loved one, a colleague, or someone we barely know.

Christine Arylo's picture

Are You Blocking Love? 3 Ways To Increase Your Love Quotient & Receive More Love

When I first met my now husband Noah, who I affectionately refer to as “Walking Love” for his great ability to give love fully and freely, my love quotient - my capacity for receiving love - was the size of a pea. Which meant that although I had finally manifested a man into my life that could offer the love that I had yearned for in other relationships, I was unable to let all the love in. At times, he and his love were so much to take in, that my stunted capacity to receive love would become completely overloaded.

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