Let Go or Be Dragged

From its inception, life is about letting go. In order to be born, we must forego the cozy, wet, warm womb that is our first, most primordial home. We must eventually leave our family’s home and build our own lives. We must become comfortable with the uncomfortable truth that nothing is permanent. Life builds us up, only to strip us down to beggar’s bones in the end. We spend the first half of our lives accumulating material possessions, only to spend the last half figuring out what do with them when we are gone. … More Let Go or Be Dragged

When Women Were Birds

“Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.” – Terry Tempest Williams from “When Women Were Birds” … More When Women Were Birds

Building The Buddha Land

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. ~ Buddha For Lisa Faye: ¬†Thanks for blessing my life with your kick-ass friendship. This week I got hooked. Appearances — the way things seem — speared my flesh and wrecked my peace of mind … More Building The Buddha Land