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New To You?

Welcome to another edition of The Bloom. I don't know about you, but I am constantly re-evaluating where I am in life, what I'm doing, how can I do better, what else do I need to learn, and other questions related to daily living. I've often been heard saying, "I love learning something new every day.". It might not be every day, but it's amazing how often I realize I'm getting some new information ... or is it? It's simply facts that I didn't receive until now because,

"Nothing is said that has not been said before."


"There is nothing truly novel in existence;

every new idea has some sort of precedent or echo

from the past."

As infants we are born with a blank slate. We pretty much have to learn everything. This should be a wonderful opportunity, yet sometimes we feel dumb because we don't know something. At least, I used to. I truly thought I was already supposed to know ... what I didn't know. Also, because we all learn different things at different times, it sets us up to be able to mock someone because they don't know something, yet, and we do (or they can make fun of us if we lack knowledge they have). Our innocent ignorance is sometimes held against us -- as in, "Really?!? You didn't know that?!" It's a perfect example of our Ego rising up with a misguided attempt to protect us. Unfortunately, it gets in the way of getting along with others. It's actually a perfect chance to have compassion for others and ourselves.

There's another thing about all this. I used to hold back in sharing lessons I experienced because I falsely thought everyone must already know that. It's taken me a long time to understand that we all learn from each other and there is a nearly endless amount of data, advice, or guidance that we can benefit from and share with each other. One thing I find interesting and fun is that most intelligence has come down through countless generations with each one having to learn all over again what the one before them did. As this week's Seed stated:

"Nothing is new.

Everything is new."

It all depends on your perspective. I suggest you live your life with a sense of curiosity and if you hear a bit of information or someone tries to give you some data you already have, be grateful, thank them, and make a note that maybe you needed to be reminded of something. This is what I wish for you.

Since we all have something we can learn from someone else, why not save yourself the trial and error, and take a short cut? Investing in a few months with a mentor can save you time and help you get where you want to go, Contact me for a complementary, exploratory, no-obligation chat, especially if you want to explore your health and general wellness.

Sparkles and Love,


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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN

the Mindful Maven and Mistress of Meditation, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with everyday life support. 

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