“…before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream.” ~from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Perhaps […]
He loved Pumpkin Bread. He loved a lot of specific things. He knew what he liked because after much living and much thinking about living he made a point to extract the wheat from the chaff. He knew by practical experimentation which things worked best and he held tight to those things. So I always […]
“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~thich nhat hahn Ahhhhhh – to be in non-judgmental awareness is a lovely vacation of sorts. It is a getaway from the push and pull of things. When I am here all that crosses my “virtual desk of life” […]
Everything starts with awareness. You can choose to be aware in any moment. Every moment is a new beginning. There are a myriad of moments and new beginnings in every day. This is one recipe for unlimited possibilities. On your mark. Get set. GO! What is your first reaction to these ideas? Tag You’re It!
Life is beginning to make itself fuller with more activities to choose from. I am told this is how ABUNDANCE shows up! With these happenings I begin to wade back into the stream of life. But I want to be mindful as the waters rise. Dog paddling through meaningless minutia is NOT part of this girl’s […]
Asking the Mask a Few Questions
Where did you come from – this mask of mine? Are you planning on staying long? What purpose do you serve? Can I see underneath? How many others do I allow to peek? When you showed up was I aware of your coming or did you slide slowly onto my face as lichen attaches to […]
Get Busy Livin’
“Life presses upon us, forever challenging us with new forms of vitality that threaten the status quo which feels so good with its stability and peace. Religions seem to hate Pan and his vitality. Often, they prefer the death principle. Let things be as they always have been. No intrusions of vitality, please. I think […]
“Beauvoir lent Maheu a recent English novel she had enjoyed, The Green Hat, by Michael Arlen. She admired its independent heroine, Iris Storm. Maheu did not. ‘I have no liking for women of easy virtue,’ he told her. ‘Much as I like a woman to please me, I find it impossible to respect any woman […]
Allowing the Now
Was it courageous for Michael to choose not to seek treatment? Was it courageous for me to be by his side and help him as his illness ran the table? Not knowing if we had 6 weeks or 6 months – it was a time of uber conscious living in the Now.After making his choice, […]
Love, onesize fits all…BIG!
When I was younger, before I found Love, I only knew the empty space where Love was not. I walked around throwing everything at the empty space. Some things made it in, some did not. I came close a few times, a few boys, a few men, even a career temporarily filled me up. But […]
Fabricating a Life
When I was sick, before Michael died, he would make me a cup of tea if I asked him to. Not anymore. And when I was sick and he came to bed, if he saw I had scarfed one of his pillows he would say plainly, “Come on – give it up.” And he would […]