Author Archives: Pippa Hirst

Creativity, Integrity, and Living in the Moment

Have you ever been struck by an idea but unable to write it down? Found yourself saying one thing but doing another? Become inspired by some unknown force? Read something you wrote years before and suddenly gone, “Aaah. Now I … Continue reading

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A Pile of Dry Shit: A Buddhist Story

One day a famous government officer met a highly respected elderly master. Being conceited, he wanted to prove that he was the superior person. As their conversation drew on, he asked the master, “Old monk, do you know what I … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Mr. Tall, a Man Named Gary, and Cab No. 549

I was sitting on a patio at a pub in Toronto the other night. It was nearly 1 am. I’d just been babysitting a friend’s kids and afterwards hopped in a cab with some other friends and headed to the … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Love, Let Go, and Never Say Never

Have you ever thought someone was making a poor decision? Projected your own beliefs onto them? Passed judgment on them saying something to the extent of, “I could or would never do that!” I have learned some valuable lessons about … Continue reading

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Notes On An Unhurried Journey

When I worked as the Guest & Events Coordinator at the Film Festival in Victoria a number of years ago, I had the opportunity to spend some time with screenwriter, Peter Bellwood. Peter wrote the screenplay for the film Highlander. … Continue reading

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With Friends of All Ages, Life Can Be Sweet

I spent the day with my 5-year old friend, Luella, yesterday. We did all kinds of fun stuff. First I got a very special manicure, complete with “clown abstract” and “rainbow” designs. Then we played animal shadow games on the … Continue reading

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Addictions as Allies

We’ve all got addictions but according to Rob Brezsny who writes an astrology column called Free Will Astrology and has a book called Pronoia, even when these addictions obstruct our path we can still view them as our friend: “Your … Continue reading

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Waking Up

Have you ever asked for a sign? Some indication that you were on the right path, making the right choice, doing the right thing? Or have you ever been struck by an idea or inspired by something you come across … Continue reading

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Letting Go of the Problem

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Je Suis Libre – by Vince Vaccaro

This is the link to a beautiful song called “I Am Free” by the very talented, Vince Vaccaro. Oddly enough, he posted this the same week I posted my rant about “Breaking Free”. Click on the link and take a … Continue reading

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