But still

Today is one of those days. Sitting here in this sanctuary, looking out through the double doors, the sky is dark and overcast as we wait for the possibility of our first snow - just flurries perhaps. But still. There is a chant very quietly playing and I am overcome by a sense of deep … Continue reading But still

UNMASK THE SOUL

It's Halloween but I have an idea. Instead of putting on a mask and costume, let's take them off. Let's take off the frowns and grimaces. Let's stop being so adult. Let's become child-like. Let's return to our innocent and hopeful true self and greet each other with deep joy and gratitude. May you be … Continue reading UNMASK THE SOUL

Keep Going

May the contemplations in this book bring you encouragement to stay the course. May this small offering bring you the inspiration to continue your own pilgrimage to your heart. May this be a reminder that it is possible to break through the barriers you believe stifle and block you and find deep and lasting peace … Continue reading Keep Going

out of the woods

You have not lost your way. You only think you have. Listen to the Voice of your Heart. It is always kind and it leads you to the peace you are seeking outside of yourself. In the meantime, find thoughts that are loving to yourself. Forgive yourself everything in this very moment. You can start … Continue reading out of the woods

Smile Practice

 “ Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa. This has been my practice lately.  Smiling.  Just that. I have reasons to frown! Who doesn't? But who needs it! So, I sit and when I meditate or listen to a chant, I breathe deeply and bring … Continue reading Smile Practice

A PILGRIM’S JOURNAL

WRITING IS THE PROCESS IN WHICH I AM ABLE TO WATCH MY MIND AND TO DISCERN WHAT TO KEEP AND WHAT TO RELEASE. IT IS A HEALING GIFT THAT I OFFER TO EACH OF YOU TODAY IN THIS JUST PUBLISHED BOOK THAT WENT LIVE TODAY ON AMAZON. MY WISH IS THAT IT INSPIRE EACH OF … Continue reading A PILGRIM’S JOURNAL

The Heights of Human Achievement

Reach for the heights you came to achieve. Love, compassion and mercy. These are our greatest attributes. Stop yelling and shouting. Stop and listen. To yourself. Stop and ask yourself if this is who you really want to be. Do not give up on the deepest wish in your heart for peace and happiness.  Do … Continue reading The Heights of Human Achievement

CHANT FOR PEACE

Preparing for these gatherings is amazing. Days of contemplation. Listening to the sound of mantra and chant. Meditation. Teaching. For those who will be there, and for those of you who will join us in your hearts, it is always with the intention to bring peace - to all beings, without exception. This leads, naturally, … Continue reading CHANT FOR PEACE

Because I pray

I just finished a book today and decided that I wanted a Denny's breakfast. I didn't really set out to go there, but on Riva Road, there it was and I made that turn into the parking lot not knowing what to expect. It'd been years since I had been there. This morning, writing this … Continue reading Because I pray

study me

  Study me as much as you like,  you will not know me,  for I differ in a  hundred ways from what  you see me to be.    Put yourself behind my eyes  and see me as I see myself,  for I have chosen to dwell  in a place you  cannot see."   ― Rumi