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

ENOUGH

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

One Breath

Take a moment and just sit and listen to the waves coming in, going out. Let it match your own breath. Coming in, going out. Just that.  Sit until you find stillness and calm again. Don't be so frantic, what does it resolve? Instead, reset your mind on calm and abide in That. You are … Continue reading One Breath

MESSAGE OF LOVE

Looking closely at the red letters at the bottom of the message board at Naval Bagels in Annapolis this morning, I found the message was for me!  It reads, "A VERY BITTERSWEET GOOD LOVE TO OUR FRIEND NELLIE. WE LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU. HAVE A SAFE AND AMAZING JOURNEY.  I was so moved … Continue reading MESSAGE OF LOVE

FULLNESS

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