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

the one I don’t want to post!

I don’t want to write about my anger. It isn’t pretty. It isn’t nice. It is messy. Anger has really showed its ugly head lately and it is devastating. Emotionally and physically, I have crashed and I am trying not to give up. First of all, there is physical pain. I can’t get surgery scheduled … Continue reading the one I don’t want to post!

You’ve seen my descent. Now watch my rising.

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. 

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