The Inter-Galactically Spectacular Story of Me – A Brief Autobiography

My Little Life - a Brief Autobiography by Michael DoneeOnce upon a time, on a small-ish planet named Earth, my little life began. I was born a human being, which is bigger than a porcupine, smaller than a cow, faster than a caterpillar and slower than a horse. Continue reading

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Dance?

Dance!I’m ready to live a life that others will be uncomfortable with, to be bold, radical, and thoroughly uncooperative with anything and anyone who tries to tone me down or make me settle for a diluted version of myself. Continue reading

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“And God saw that it was good”

And God saw that it was good

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good (Genesis 1:31).
I don’t think so!

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Doorways into the Present

DoorwaysHere’s a little collection of things I do that help sustain my happiness. They offer me doorways into the present – generally a very good place to be. They’re not rules, they’re guidelines. It can take some discernment to apply them properly. They’re not fancy but they make a big difference to me. I hope they can make a difference to you too.

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Seeker Beware!

Seeker BewareSeeker beware!
Beware the True Self.
Beware the question: “Who am I?”

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Peaches and Cream

I Like You - a song by Michael Done

For all the other shy boys I grew up with.
Yep, we all wanted to ask her to dance … but we just couldn’t!

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Not Interested

Not Interested - a Reflection by Michael Done
A 2-week retreat in Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh’s acclaimed Zen practice centre in France, has helped me see more clearly what I’m really interested in. It has also revealed many things I’m really not interested in. If, like me, you are uninterested in many things, this diary entry may interest you. 🙂

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Ello

'Ello - A song by Michael Done“I did not crêpe up
To say goodnight …
I just crêped up to say: Ello!”

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The God I Love

The God I Love - a Reflection by Michael Done
God and I have a beautiful relationship.

I ask nothing of Her,
She asks nothing of me.  Nothing!
We want nothing, expect nothing and demand nothing from one another.

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Flying Away

Flying Away - a song by Michael Done“Out of our hungry hearts a journey starts, we ache for more.
Out of this endless night begins a timeless flight we’ve never taken before.
We’re flying away … destination unclear.”

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I Like You

I Like You - a song by Michael Done

One thing all us boys know is that girls are really, really nice.
One thing all us shy boys know is that girls are also really, really scary!

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Advice to my 14-Year-Old Self

Michael Done at 14A dear friend invited me recently to share what I’d say if I could go back and give some advice to my 14-year-old self. I thought about it for a while, then realised that the advice I would offer my 14-year-old back then is the same advice I offer myself now, fifty years later …

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Who Am I?

"Who Am I?" - an article by Michael Done

Here’s a little light-hearted meditation I’ve been playing with lately.  It peels back some layers of what might be called the “circumstantial me”.  As each layer peels away, I look around smilingly to see what’s left of me, and I ask the question afresh … “Who Am I?”

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Life Manifesto

Life Manifesto - Michael Done“At peace with myself and in deep friendship with my own soul
I step back into the world,
my heart humbly yet keenly receptive
to the beauty, mystery and fullness of life.”

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Prayer to Self

Prayer to Self - a poem by Michael DoneCome, beloved one, let us speak tenderly with one another.
Sit up close to me where you can hear me breathing.
See, I am vulnerable and undefended too.
Like you, I have no protection from the pains and fears of being alive and being me.

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The Perfect Offering

The Perfect Offering - an article by Michael DoneI awoke this morning acutely aware of my physical frailties and deep personal imperfections.  My first and familiar reaction was disappointment. Then an idea came to me, harvested from a little crop of patience I’ve been cultivating, and I remembered that this frail, imperfect me is in fact the perfect offering!

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Congruence

Congruence - article by Michael DoneThe endless raging debate ends, the constant uphill struggle ends, the inner hostility of a lifetime ends only when I achieve a true and enduring congruence within myself.  Congruence is a simple enough idea – just not such a simple gig.

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