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LTMP Podcast Episode 11: An Autumn Waltz

#12An Autumn waltz

It’s been a while and it’s good to be back!

In this episode we talk about the beauty and the metaphors that can be found in the season of Autumn that is upon us.

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Find out more about the band, The War On Drugs, on this episode by clicking here. You can also purchase their record, Lost in the Dream, by clicking here in iTunes. Spotify users can find them by clicking here. Please support the artists you love…their work helps us make sense of it all!


Lastly, we discuss three great books in this episode. They can all be found below in the Amazon Store.

Falling Upward – Richard Rohr.

Rising Strong – Brene Brown.

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better – Pema Chodron.


Autumn – By Ashton Gustafson

Ego of the trees burning away,

green to gold to bourbon fade.

Night stays long – the candle’s friend,

a majestic unwind curls spring’s next grin.

So now we may waltz with what sheds in the fall

for there’s no other way to rise through it all.

Grounded  in love and making room for the bloom,

Autumn, the first verse of what’s ‘to be continued’.

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Getting to 100

…is when something special happens.

100 calls and you’ll overcome the fear of rejection.

100 ‘hello’s’ later, you’ll forget the thought of ever avoiding self introductions.

100 workouts and the burn is welcomed (I recall from memory, not current experience).

100 speeches from now the stage turns comfy.

1 is good.

99 more and they will call you ‘Lucky’.

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The Soil & The Gardener = The Garden

Making notes tonight in preparation for a message I get to share in the transitioning colors of Vermont next week.

Here are some….

This life finds us hovering above the soil that holds the potential for gardens of growth, lessons learned, attention to detail, awareness, and appreciation of beauty. For some reason I can’t rid my thoughts of the law of the harvest and the law of compensation these days.

You can’t separate the soil and gardener from of the garden itself. Without each other, the garden doesn’t exist.

How does your garden grow and grow well? It begins with a gardener that is fully present and fully aware of his responsibility and duty to be gardening in the first place.  

Weeds are synonymous with noise and SPAM.

Beauty is produced. Beauty is bloomed. Beauty bursts through the dirt after a seed is sown.

To be in continued…

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