This year my newsletter of weekly wisdom Seeds is 21 years old. It was inspired by the prodigious work of metaphysician Emmet Fox. I wanted to send a weekly inspirational gift that was a quickie — to cause a deepening of spiritual thought, word, and deed. It seems to be working; I still have some of the charter subscribers.  Sign Up Here to receive the latest Seed each Friday by email.

The current Seed is below. 

Seeds XXI, 29 Seed: Almost Everything


The dog days of summer are heating up in the northeastern United States. My computer is too hot much of the time. That’s why I liked these words of essayist Anne Lamott. 

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes ... including you. 

But we don’t unplug much anymore, do we? We treat ourselves and just about everything else like energizer bunnies, and we just keep going. Let’s get real about this, shall we? 

We all need to unplug every once in a while. All. No exceptions. We are not machines. We can’t just keep going and going—what happens then is breakdown. And the longer we’ve kept going, the larger the breakdown. 

It’s summer, Beloved. Or, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s winter, Beloved. Either way. Call in unplugged for a day. No screens. No talk. No input. Just quiet communion with your own best self. You’ll be amazed at how well everything will work again.

Be happy,