“What you are, and who you are should provide greater clarity about where you have been and where you are headed. Although one distinguishes spiritual from physical nature, the ultimate unification of the two is the consequence of the struggle for internal, external and eternal – peace.” ~t.f. hodge Clarity really messes up everything I […]
Viva Les Questions!
“It can’t just be about others because it’s too depleting. It can’t just be about ourselves because it’s too lonely.” ~Jason Garner Everywhere everyday opportunities arise to help ourselves and to help others but where is the balance? How can we next make the right decision to help ourselves or to help others? What kind […]
Homecoming & My Practice
I just got back from a delightful trip to Baltimore. And after four straight days of loving, embracing and renewing connections with family and friends I dearly cherish and being equally embraced and loved by them – I am having a tough time being at home again. A vast difference has been shown to me and it […]
McGee, Keats & Chödrön on Transformation
“What hurts us can cripple us, but it can also shape us into something more powerful. But this requires presence. It requires having a different perspective about what it means to hurt and what it means to experience emotional trauma. One way to change our perspective is to look at our wounds as sacred things. […]
“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” ~Mark Twain It is real – the root of the thing. But is made distant by the everything else. I am creative and powerful Yet I cannot shun the weight of it It is cornered – me and it together Win […]
I Love You Universe!
I am having a real tough realization today. It is rather embarrassing and I feel really raw but the TRUTH does that to us – doesn’t it?! Found out last nite that ‘my crush’ has happily found a sweetheart of his own. He has never responded to me in any way other than as a […]
“The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it.” ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj “A time comes in your life when you finally get it…when, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out…enough! Enough fighting and crying and blaming and […]
Darkness, Play, Joy
“What if this is what it looks like while my dream of the end of Apartheid is happening? What if my being in this very situation is… part of… my overcoming?”~Nelson Mandela about his imprisonment“Just how do we deal with agitations of the dark? How do we make our way through the tangle of being […]
Good Work and Wonder
Woke up concerned with everyday life. The unperturbed flow of living. The feed the dog, pour milk on the cereal, kiss goodbye, go to work life. I love this life. I miss this life. I have gotten too used to living lopsided. Shoved side to side by wide capriciously swaying emotions, I am ready to […]