Forgiveness. Such a tough gig. My sense of vengeance and desire for fairness and justice, make getting to forgiveness difficult. I don’t want to cross that river. I want to be right. And angry. And right. The trouble is, there’s no peace in being right. Even if I am on the side of truth, justice, … More Grace Notes: Forgiveness
“Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands … More Lancing Our Wounds. Loving Our Scars.
“May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.” ~ Mother Teresa With all the saber-rattling and war talk, the horror of gassing women and small children, the multiple shooting deaths that have become as commonplace as dandelions, the news stories of dead rivers and dying towns, the burning of Yosemite, … More Like a Prayer
I am in the most hermetic phase of the summer now. The temperatures in Phoenix are in the triple digits, tempers flare, cars overheat, dust storms roll through. My tendency at this time of year is to curl up in bed with a good book and an iced coffee, and wait out the heat. I … More Focusing on what you want
Visual Art Bill Brouard- @ Visual Alchemy “The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.” ~ Albert Einstein A couple of nights ago I couldn’t sleep. Finally around 4 AM, I gave up and got out of bed, walked through the dark womb of my house trailing four confused, but nonetheless hungry, … More Sacred Geometry: Transcending Duality
“That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered … More A Summer of Letting Go
I bought a copy of Desiderata by Max Ehrmann at The Old Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle while I was still in high school. I have no idea what happened to that small piece of parchment with the handwritten calligraphy. I am sure it got lost along with much of the detritus of my childhood. Still, the … More Desiderata Unraveled
You don’t have to justify the good that flows to you; it is a given. You are of more value in the joy of your cross-stitching than in the struggle of your ironing. ~ Abraham Hicks We Live in a Benevolent Universe. I believe we are surrounded by a benevolent universe, not a hostile one. I … More Choosing Peace