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

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

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

Transformation and Friendship

This little waterfall is a sanctuary in a corner of a friend's property where mountain runoff was transformed into a peaceful sanctuary.  During a visit, I was walking around a corner of their land, when I found this sweet place and was astonished.  Created by someone who works for them, Charly transformed a muddy old … Continue reading Transformation and Friendship

BLOOMING

  Just for this moment, let go and completely accept where you are, as you are. Just now. In this moment. Let go of the expectation that someone else need change for you to find peace. Just for this moment, let go of all the preferences -letting your arms gently drop to your side, sigh. … Continue reading BLOOMING