“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh Be here now. Such a simple message. Yet, for most of us, we spend a great deal of the precious water of our lives thinking about the future or ruminating about the past (or both). Neither … More Life as Art: Becoming Present
I admit it is one of those down-in-the-dumps days. If I let myself cry, I fear I’ll never stop. Health stuff: a suspicious sighting on my mammogram, in both breasts. The need to have my weeping uterus scraped and checked for cancer. Finding myself heading in and out of doctor’s offices. Answering phone call after … More Litany: Now What?
Let the Water Take You The theme this week seems to be loss and letting go, which have been the overarching themes of the past several years, if you’ve been paying attention. At. All. We’re back in our hip boots, standing in a fast moving current, nearing the point where the water will sweep us off … More Let the Water Take You
Be Here Now You may not believe me, but experience has taught me that the more we focus on our circumstances and make note of what’s wrong, what’s less than, what’s not up to par – the more the universe delivers more of the same. By talking incessantly about how awful it all is, you … More There’s Gold Beneath Your Feet
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” ~ Henry David Thoreau Getting lost is not a waste of time. After a long week of busyness, yesterday I needed a breather. I’ve been systematically bulldozing my way through a long ‘to do’ list, checking off each item as I take care of … More Getting Lost