Hopeful

Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength. G.K. Chesterton What is my hope? I wish for your happiness. I hope you … Continue reading Hopeful

As complete as His name

I have been in retreat. First in an ashram this summer and now, in this simple cave, this basement apartment, quiet and serene, on this winter day. The snow falling creates a blanket that muffles sound as a meditation muffles the distracting thoughts that constantly demand our attention and that distract us from our hearts. … Continue reading As complete as His name

JOYFUL JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE

  there are people in the world that only know joy they can only smile and bring joy for that is their nature they are also recognized for their incredible self-effacing humility this is one of them; Charlie I have had the privilege of meeting him and I wrote about him back in May when … Continue reading JOYFUL JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE

In Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here!  A time to overindulge and to meet with old friends and family. You know; a time to stress out and relive those embarrassing moments that your family reminds you of!!  But, really. It is a mixed bag for most of us. And, sometimes, what comes to the table is self consciousness and … Continue reading In Thanksgiving

Sitting with myself

I think it's easy to look outside myself and find a reason to be upset or angry or sad. I think it's easy to think someone else is the cause of my suffering. I think it's far more difficult and courageous to stop and turn around, to turn inward, and face that the darkness I … Continue reading Sitting with myself

Superheroes

The other day I was in the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Annapolis, close to the children’s section, when I spotted him - a superhero. I whispered, “Hi Spidey” and this little guy looked up and said to me very seriously,  “I’m Superman.” “Well,” said I, “I’m Superwoman,” His eyes became super big and he … Continue reading Superheroes