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Even More Quotes from the Common Bowl

All I know is that my life is better when I assume that people are doing their best. It keeps me out of judgment and lets me focus on what is, and not what should or could be.”
~Brené Brown

Conscious change is brought about by the … read more.

More Quotes from the Common Bowl

Cat: Where are you going?
Alice: Which way should I go?
Cat: That depends on where you are going.
Alice: I don’t know.
Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to … read more.

Quotes from the Common Bowl

Word Roots: 

From Latin intentus: “to stretch out, lean toward” and Latin intendere: ‘intend, extend, direct’, from in- ‘towards’ + tendere ‘stretch, tend’.

This is usually understood as reaching for and pursuing a goal, but it can equally refer to stretching towards something within us. Intention can be about moving closer … read more.

Pondering Questions

Don’t treat the following questions like “homework”, or try to answer every single one. Instead, make time to meditate on the list and then pick the one question that speaks to you right now. The goal is to figure out which question is yours, or … read more.

Thematic Thoughts

The poet Carol Casey writes in her poem “Joy”

…. A brief jewel, yes, but one that
stores itself in some hidden, oddly
sunlit region. All you can do 
is not wait for it. 

As you think about the idea of being open to joy consider how joy might inspire … read more.

Musical Notes

There are two different playlists for each of our monthly themes: one in Spotify and another in YouTube. They are organized as a journey of sorts, so consider listening from beginning to end and using the playlists as musical meditations. 

Click here for the … read more.

More Quotes from the Common Bowl

Twinkle lights are the perfect metaphor for joy. Joy is not a constant. It comes to us in moments – often ordinary moments. Sometimes we miss out on the bursts of joy because we’re too busy chasing down extraordinary moments. Other times we’re so afraid … read more.

Quotes from the Common Bowl

Word Roots: 

The origins of the word joy can be traced through Middle English back to Old French “joie,” then to Latin “gaudium.” And before that the word is traced back to the Latin “gaudere” meaning rejoice. The meaning is a feeling of happiness, delight, and great pleasure. And it can also … read more.

Pondering Questions

Don’t treat the following questions like “homework”, or try to answer every single one. Instead, make time to meditate on the list and then pick the one question that speaks to you right now. The goal is to figure out which question is yours, or … read more.