There is a gift in withdrawing from life. The gift of retreat. It is permission to stop and rest and to reassess your life. And, it is an opportunity to be released from the constant anxiety that might be driving you and that seems to motivate so many of us.
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” — Marcus Aurelius
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
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
Have you had enough yet? It's not necessarily what is happening to you or around you that is bothering you. It is your interpretation of what is happening that leads you to believe you are undeserving and have to pay your dues - more dues - in this seemingly never-ending cycle of proving your self … Continue reading ENOUGH
My heart is full now. I have read about this. I have taught this. I have contemplated the Sanskrit word for this; purnah. I have worked hard to remove the obstacles to the awareness of this. Fullness. Full heart. And then, it arose. It was just there. A fullness that I have never before known. As … Continue reading FULLNESS
May the tempest of thoughts be quieted now and may you find a deep and lasting peace. May you see the signs of hope and find the courage to take on the challenges you face with joyful expectation. May you know your self-worth and how precious you are. May you find love. May you make … Continue reading A Wish for You