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Another One On Words (a mini-post) December 17, 2022

Posted by ajoyfulpractice in Books, Healing Stories, Life, Music, Philosophy, Wisdom, Women, Yoga.
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“Composition is a discipline; it forces us to think. If you want to ‘get in touch with your feelings,’ fine—talk to yourself; we all do. But, if you want to communicate with another thinking human being, get in touch with your thoughts. Put them in order; give them a purpose; use them to persuade, to instruct, to discover, to seduce. The secret way to do this is to write it down and then cut out the confusing parts.”

– William Safire 

Since William Safire was born today in 1929, this is a day when I like to focus on words and the power of words. Also, around this time every year, the major (English) dictionaries reveal the words that have made up our zeitgeist. I was going to write a sentence featuring the 2022 words of the year, but the results were disturbing. Comment below if you come up with a Spelling Bee worthy sentence that’s not disturbing. Meanwhile, you can click here to check out a recent post that references one of the words.

“gaslighting” “goblin mode” “woman”


– 2022 Word of the Year from Merriam-Webster, Oxford, and dictionary.com, respectively 

Please join me for a 90-minute virtual yoga practice on Zoom today (Saturday, December 17th) at 12:00 PM. Use the link from the “Class Schedules” calendar if you run into any problems checking into the class. You can request an audio recording of this practice via a comment below or by emailing myra (at) ajoyfulpractice.com.

Saturday’s playlist is available on YouTube and Spotify. [Look for “07112020 An Introduction”]


In the spirit of generosity (“dana”), the Zoom classes, recordings, and blog posts are freely given and freely received. If you are able to support these teachings, please do so as your heart moves you. (NOTE: You can donate even if you are “attending” a practice that is not designated as a “Common Ground Meditation Center” practice, or you can purchase class(es). Donations are tax deductible; class purchases are not necessarily deductible.)

Please note that this is the last Saturday practice of 2022. Check the “Class Schedules” calendar for special events on New Year’s Day 2023!


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